RCW: Faces in the Crowd 4.29
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.
Freshman | D’Hanis, Texas
Freshman shortstop Shelby Gayre was responsible for driving home nearly a third of the Jayhawks’ 22 runs last week, as she posted seven RBIs over the four games. Gayre also added a .462 batting average with six hits in 13 at bats in a single home game against Southern Illinois-Edwardsville and a home three-game series versus Colorado State. Of the six hits, three were for extra bases, as Gayre knocked a pair of doubles and her sixth home run of the season.
Senior | Eldoret, Kenya
Kansas senior Sharon Lokedi broke her own school record in the 10,000-meter run at the Stanford Invitational last Friday, clocking in at 32:21.19 to record the No. 3 time in the NCAA this season. The time was 25 seconds faster than her previous best, which was set last season at the NCAA Championships. Lokedi now holds the top-seven fastest times ever recorded by a KU women’s runner in the event, and has eight of the top-10.
HUSSAIN AL HIZAM
Junior | Jubail, Saudi Arabia
Kansas junior Hussain Al Hizam opened his 2018 outdoor campaign at the 91st Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays over the weekend, tying for fourth place in the University Elite men’s pole vault section, clearing 5.60 meters (18-4.5 ft.). The clearance tied a personal record for Al Hizam, which ranks him No. 6 on the KU all-time charts, and currently places him fourth in the NCAA and second in the West region.
Sophomore | Topeka, Kansas
Sophomore righty Ryan Zeferjahn‘s career-high eight scoreless innings propelled the Kansas baseball team to another series victory Saturday afternoon. Zeferjahn, who improved to 5-1 on the season, faced 31 Morehead State batters and struck out five while allowing just nine base runners – four hits, four walks and a hit-by-pitch. His eight innings on the bump bested his previous high by two frames, as he averaged just 12.5 pitches per inning against in the 12-0 win.