RCW: Sport Spotlight 4.29 (Track & Field)
She does it again! Sharon Lokedi breaks her own school record in the 10,000 meters, clocking in at 32:21.19 at the Stanford Invitational! That’s 25 seconds faster than her previous best! #KUtrack pic.twitter.com/5Va1JHMGjd
— Kansas Track & Field (@KUTrack) March 31, 2018
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Kansas track & field is fully entrenched in the 2018 outdoor season with the conclusion of one of the biggest weekends of the year, which had the Jayhawks competing in all parts of the country.
Seven distance runners traveled the longest distance of the three groups, flying to the California Bay Area for two different meets. In the Golden State, senior Sharon Lokedi competed at the Stanford Invitational and did there what she has been known to do – break a school record.
Lokedi competed in the 10,000-meter run at Cobb Track in Stanford, California, clocking a personal-best time of 32:21.19, breaking her own school record set last year at the NCAA Championships by 25 seconds.
The school record marks the fourth that Lokedi has been a part of this academic/athletic year, after breaking the school records in the 3,000 and 5,000 meters and helping the distance medley relay team set a program-best time, all in the indoor season.
Lokedi’s time should hold up to qualify for the NCAA West Preliminary Round in Sacramento, California, May 24-26, but she is likely going to try to win her third-straight Big 12 Conference title in the event prior to the West Prelims, when the Jayhawks travel to Waco, Texas, for the Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Championship, May 11-13.
Kansas continues its 2018 outdoor campaign this weekend at the Sun Angel Classic in Tempe, Arizona, hosted by Arizona State University at Sun Angel Stadium, April 6-7.