Ames Burton Earns Spot on Team USA

COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Athletics Ames Burton earned a spot on the U.S. team for the U20 World Championships in August.

Competing at the U20 U.S. Athletics Championships, she threw a 54.08m / 177-5 discus on Friday in Eugene, Oregon – good for the No. 4 all-time performance in Mizzou. She will represent Team USA at the U20 World Championships (Cali, Columbia) in August. Burton spent his first year redshirted in 2022 and still has four seasons of Black & Gold eligibility.

In Thursday’s national championship action, Christopher Conrad ran a 1:50.29 to finish 25e in the 800m preliminaries. In the 1500m preliminaries, Karissa Schweizer finished second in her heat and 15e in total (4:14.80) to qualify for Saturday’s event final. Taylor Ciccolini finished fifth in the U20 javelin (45.05m / 147-9).

Saturday June 25

Open – Ava CurryJavelin, 1:30 p.m. CT

– PR: 51.28m / 168-3

Open – Avery Carterhammer throw, 2:15 p.m. CT

– PR: 71.81m / 235-7

Open – Arianna Fishertriple jump, 2:30 p.m. CT

– PR: 13.43m / 44-0.75

Open – Karissa Schweizer, 1,500m final, 3:40 p.m. CT

– PR: 4:00.02

Sunday June 26

Open – Karissa Schweizer, 5,000m, 3:18 p.m. CT

– PR: 14:26.34

Also on Saturday, June 25, Atina Kamasi will participate in the javelin at the national championships of Serbia. She holds a personal best of 49.76m / 163-3. Volunteer Assistant Coach Jillian Weir will compete in the hammer throw preliminary round on Friday at the Canadian National Championships. She holds a personal best of 72.64m.

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