In honor of Black History Month, Kansas Athletics is recognizing the notable achievements and accomplishments of our African-American Jayhawks through the continuance of the Marian E. Washington Trailblazer Series.
The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced the 2021 cross country individual and team academic awards Thursday, with both of the Kansas men’s and women’s teams earning All-Academic team honors and Lona Latema earning All-Academic individual honors.
In just her first career appearance at the NCAA Cross Country Championships, Kansas sophomore Lona Latema ran a personal best 20:31.2 to place 101st at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee, Florida on Saturday.
Kansas cross country sophomore Lona Latema was one of 38 individuals selected to compete at the 2021 NCAA Cross Country Championships, the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Track and Field and Cross Country Committee announced on Saturday.
Sophomore Lona Latema finished 13th overall with a time of 21:01.17 at the NCAA Midwest Regional in Iowa City, Iowa on Friday, as the KU women finished 12th overall as a team, while the men placed 14th.
The Kansas men’s and women’s cross country teams will travel to Iowa City, Iowa to compete in the NCAA Midwest Regional on Friday, November 12. Races are scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. CT with the women’s 6k, followed by the men’s 10k at 12 p.m.
The Kansas men's and women's cross country teams competed in the Big 12 Championship in Stillwater, Oklahoma on Friday at the Greiner Family Cross Country Course, where the Kansas men finished fifth and the women finished sixth.