Karissa Schweizer runs in the second heat

Karissa Schweizer, right, runs in the second heat of the women’s 5000-meter run at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials on Friday in Eugene, Ore. Schweizer advanced to the finals Monday.

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Former Missouri track standout Karissa Schweizer was among three current or former Tigers to advance to the finals in their respective events of the Olympic trials Friday in Eugene, Oregon.

Schweizer, who competed for MU from 2014 to 2018, placed second in her heat and ran the sixth-fastest time overall in the women’s 5000-meter race at 15 minutes, 32.63 seconds. She’ll race in the final Monday night.

Fresh off of completing her sophomore season, Arianna Fisher was 11th in the triple jump. Gabi Jacobs was fifth in discus and advanced to Saturday night’s final.

Former Missouri thrower Avery Carter failed to advance in men’s hammer throw.

This article originally ran on columbiamissourian.com.