Karissa Schweizer hasn’t let the delay of the Tokyo Olympics slow her down.

The former Missouri runner broke a world record Saturday as part of the 4x1,500-meter relay that ran in the Portland Intrasquad Meet IV. St. Louis native Colleen Quigley was also a part of the Bowerman Track Club relay team that shaved six seconds off the record — which is pending ratification — finishing in 16 minutes, 27.02 seconds.

Schweizer had been preparing for Olympic qualifiers before the coronavirus pandemic shut down 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.

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