RCW: Inside Cross Country 3.7

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With Chris Melgares’ sixth-place finish at the Rim Rock Classic Saturday, the Kansas men have now placed at least one Jayhawk in the overall top-10 at their home meet in each of the last five years.

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  • Last Saturday, the Kansas cross country teams competed in their second meet of the season at the Rim Rock Classic.
  • The men’s team placed second overall (42 points) for the second year in a row and the women’s team finished third (46 points).
  • Indiana swept the team titles. The Hoosier men are currently ranked No. 14 in the nation.
  • Sophomore All-American Sharon Lokedi made her season debut by running to an individual fourth-place finish, completing the 6K with a time of 20:37.7.
  • Lokedi has now been the top Kansas finisher in each of her six career races in the Crimson and Blue.
  • Two other Jayhawk women finished in the top 10: senior Malika Baker (7th place, 21:20.1) and senior Nashia Baker (10th place, 21:40.3).
  • Junior Chris Melgares was the first KU runner to cross the finish line on the men’s side, placing sixth overall with an 8K time of 24:19.0.
  • Sophomore Dylan Hodgson also placed in the top 10, finishing the 8K race in a time of 24:29.9, good enough for a ninth-place finish.
  • The men’s team saw its top-five finishers place among the top-15 overall.
  • Former Kansas runner Evan Landes ran unattached and clinched second place overall (23:50.4).
  • Both teams will now shift their focus to the Pre-National Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 15 in Terre Haute, Indiana. The women’s 6K race will start at 10 a.m. (CT) with the men beginning their 8K race at 10:35 a.m. (CT).


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