RCW: Faces in the Crowd 4.32
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.
Sophomore | Chanhassen, Minnesota
Sophomore Jedah Caldwell played a major role in Jayhawks’ victory in the women’s quadrangular at the 91st Kansas Relays Presented by RCB Bank Saturday as the top-individual scorer. The Chanhassen, Minnesota product earned nine points with her victory in the 200-meter dash, running a wind-aided 24.05 seconds and six points in the 100-meter dash with a third-place finish and time of 11.86 seconds. Caldwell also joined forces with freshmen Morganne Mukes and Chloe Akin-Otiko, and senior Zainab Sanniin the 4×100-meter relay to win the event with a combined time of 45.61 seconds.
Senior | Eldoret, Kenya
In her second race of the 2018 outdoor campaign, Sharon Lokedi broke her second school record of the season Thursday night at the 91st Kansas Relays Presented by RCB Bank. Not only did the Kansas senior break the program record in the 5,000-meter run, but she shattered the meet record and the Rock Chalk Park facility record clocking in at 15:42.76 to win the event. Lokedi’s clocking ranks No. 2 in the NCAA this season, behind only Oregon’s Lilli Burdon, who finished in 15:42.65 at the Stanford Invitational on March 30. The time also ranks in the top-20 of the world this year.
Senior | West Orange, New Jersey
The Kansas men, who finished second in the quadrangular standings at the 91st Kansas Relays Presented by RCB Bank Saturday, were led by senior Barden Adams in individual points. The West Orange, New Jersey native scored 18 on his own, winning both the long jump and triple jump. Adams posted a mark of 7.49 meters (24-7 ft.) to claim the long jump crown, while registering a distance of 16.08 meters (52-9.25 ft.) in the triple jump.
Sophomore | Vitebsk, Belarus
Kansas sophomore Gleb Dudarev highlighted the Jayhawk action Friday at the 91st Kansas Relays Presented by RCB Bank, becoming the No. 1 performer in NCAA Division I this season in the hammer throw, all the while breaking the KU school record, the KU Relays meet record and the Rock Chalk Park facility record. Dudarev also became the No. 5 performer in the world this year and the No. 5 performer in collegiate history with his winning mark of 78.04 meters (256-0 ft.), which was the best collegiate throw since Georgia’s Andras Haklits hit 78.63 meters (257-11 ft.) in 2002.