RCW: Faces in the Crowd 4.19
Each week in Rock Chalk Weekly, the top Kansas Jayhawk performances are recognized as Faces in the Crowd. Get to know last week’s stars, including information on their latest accomplishments and a link to their full bio.
Junior | Eldoret, Kenya
Junior Sharon Lokedi moved into No. 7 on the Kansas women’s indoor all-time performers list with her career-best time of 4:45.84 in the mile at the Mark Colligan Memorial meet Saturday in Lincoln, Nebraska. Lokedi shaved 11 seconds off her previous-best time to record the fastest mile in the Big 12 this season and the 17th-fastest in the NCAA in 2018.
Junior | Las Vegas, Nevada
Junior guard Brianna Osorio led all scorers in Wednesday’s 68-56 loss to Texas Tech. Osorio netted a career-best 28 points, her first 20-point game of the season and the most scored by a Jayhawk in a single game this season. After scoring 14 points at TCU Saturday, Osorio averaged 21 points for the week, including 3.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists and steals. She shot 16-for-32 (.500) from the field and 8-for-9 on free throws.
Sophomore | Midland, Texas
Sophomore Bryce Hoppel picked up two victories at the Mark Colligan Memorial meet Saturday in Lincoln, Nebraska, crossing the line first in both the 800-meter and mile runs. Hoppel notched a personal record in the mile, clocking in at 4:09.95 for the win. The Midland, Texas native later went on to win the 800 meters with a time of 1:52.13 to become the only Jayhawk to win two events on the day.
Redshirt Sophomore | Jackson, Mississippi
For the second-straight week, redshirt sophomore Malik Newman guided the then No. 10 Jayhawks to a pair of Big 12 victories, as Kansas won 71-66 at No. 6 West Virginia last Monday and earned a 70-67 home win over Baylor Saturday. Newman averaged a team-best 16.5 points per game and added 6.5 rebounds per contest, which ranked second on the squad. He shot 9-for-20 (.450) from the floor, including 4-for-8 (.500) on threes. He was also 11-for-13 (.846) at the charity stripe and added a pair of assists and steals.