RCW: Bird's Eye View 4.10

Each week the Bird’s Eye View captures some of the best moments for Kansas Athletics. From the playing field, practice gym or behind the scenes, don’t miss this exclusive perspective into the Kansas Jayhawks.

SHAKEOUT – Shortly after arriving at the team hotel in downtown Austin, Texas, the KU women’s cross country team went for a shakeout run along the Lady Bird Lake Trail on Thursday, October 26. Both the women’s and men’s teams competed in the Big 12 Cross Country Championships two days later in Round Rock, Texas.
 Photo by Laura Jacobsen 

Blue Streak

BLUE STREAK – Defending champion Sharon Lokedi streaked away from the starting line and went on to run away from the field over the 6K course in Round Rock, Texas, to win her second-consecutive Big 12 Cross Country Championship on Saturday, October 28.
 Photo by Laura Jacobsen 


CONGRATULATIONS – Big 12 Cross Country champion Sharon Lokedi was congratulated by KU teammate Alaina Schroeder near the finish line of the Championship in Round Rock, Texas. The two Jayhawk juniors raced over the 6K course with Lokedi winning for the second-consecutive year, while Schroeder finished 11th to earn All-Big 12 honors.
 Photo by Laura Jacobsen 

Proper Golf Attire?

PROPER GOLF ATTIRE? – Freshmen Sera Tadokoro and Aritelle Acuff, along with senior Kallie Gonzales, arrived at Eagle Bend Golf Course in Lawrence, Kansas, costumed like a cowgirl, gorilla and the Star Wars’ character Rey as the KU women’s golf team enjoyed a Halloween celebration of skill challenges, games and treats on Friday, October 27.
 Photo by Jeff Jacobsen 

Sister Blood

SISTER BLOOD – On Halloween, KU rower Bailey Blood wore a nun’s habit as the junior warmed up on a stationary bicycle inside the Kansas Boathouse in Burcham Park on Tuesday, October 31.
 Photo by Jeff Jacobsen 

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Cruella and the Eight Dalmations

CRUELLA AND THE EIGHT DALMATIONS – Freshman coxswain Heidi Burns played the role of the evil Cruella to eight Dalmatian rowers in a takeoff of Disney’s “101 Dalmatians” during KU rowing’s celebration of Halloween at the Kansas Boathouse in Burcham Park on Tuesday, October 31.
 Photo by Jeff Jacobsen 


FACES – Fans at Rock Chalk Park waited for the introduction of the four KU soccer seniors with the enlarged faces of Hannah Lukinac, Lois Heuchan, Maddie Dobyns and Kayla Morrison on Friday, October 27.
 Photo by Jeff Jacobsen 


SM-A-A-SH – An Anastasia Rychagova return was captured in a multi-exposure during the junior’s doubles match with partner Nina Khmelnitckaia during the Kansas Invitational at the Jayhawk Tennis Center on Friday, October 27.
 Photo by Jeff Jacobsen 

Rolling Along

ROLLING ALONG – KU juniors Anastasia Rychagova and Nina Khmeinitckaia kept an eye on their teammates’ matches at the Jayhawk Tennis Center while using rollers to loosen tight muscles following their Kansas Invitational doubles match on Friday, October 27.
 Photo by Jeff Jacobsen 


SUNSHINE – A clapping KU football coach David Beaty and senior tight end Ben Johnson led the team’s “Hawk Walk” from the Campanile to the Anderson Family Football Complex two hours before the kickoff against Kansas State in the Dillons Sunflower Showdown on Saturday, October 28.
 Photo by Jeff Jacobsen