In the 5,000m run, Schweizer shattered her previous school record with her fourth-place finish, crossing the finish line with a time of 15:18.69. The three-time national champion stayed near the top-five for the first 2,000m of the race, but then slipped down to seventh place in the middle of the race before again using her signature kick to surpass three runners on the last lap to grab fourth place, finishing just under five seconds behind the winner, Shelby Houlihan (Nike/Bowerman TC). Schweizer’s 5K time of 15:18.69 was a 20-second improvement from her time of 15:38.93, which she clocked on June 10 to capture the NCAA 5,000m outdoor title. If any of the top-three finishers choose to not compete at the World Championships, Schweizer would be an alternate on the national team.
Three other Tigers or former Tigers competed at the meet, with redshirt sophomore Gabi Jacobs (Bloomington, Ill.) throwing in the senior discus, freshman Emily Stauffer (Reinholds, Pa.) competing in the junior shot put and former Tiger Tony Carodine jumping in the senior triple jump. Jacobs failed to place after fouling on each of her three attempts, while Stauffer finished 12th with a mark of 14.34m (47-0.75) and Carodine finished ninth with a jump of 16.01m (52-6.5).