Karissa Schweizer hasn't let the delay of the Tokyo Olympics slow her down.
The former Missouri runner set another world record Saturday as part of the 4x1500 relay that ran in the Portland Intrasquad Meet IV. St. Louis-native Colleen Quigley was also a part of the Bowerman Track Club relay that shaved six seconds off the record, finishing in 16:27.02.
WORLD RECORD HOLDERS! Now that has a nice ring to it😏🌎16:27.02 for the 4x1500 shaving 7 seconds off the previous record! So proud of these ladies @steeple_squigs @elisecranny13 @shelbo800 Teamwork truly does make the dream work⚡️#bowermanbabes #BTCrelays #worldrecordholder pic.twitter.com/LHxdO2w1O3— Karissa Schweizer (@KarissaSchweiz4) August 1, 2020
Schweizer had been preparing for Olympic qualifiers before the coronavirus pandemic shutdown the sports world. Now with a world record relay under her belt, she'll keep working toward the 2021 Olympics with trials set for June 18-27, 2021.