Kansas Jayhawks

Lona Latema

Position Distance
Height 5'6"
Class Sophomore
Hometown Eldoret, Kenya
High School Eldoret
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2020 INDOOR (Fr.)
Did not compete.

2019 CROSS COUNTRY (Fr.)
Opened the season with a 13th-place finish at the Rim Rock Collegiate Classic with a time of 24:14.2 for her 6K … At the Pre-National Invitational (10/19), crossed the finish line in 22:38.6 to place 219th among a field of 252 of some of the best runners in the nation in the Women’s 6K Blue Race … The Jayhawks’ second runner to cross the finish line at the Big 12 Championship (11/2) … Her 6K time of 21:54.7 placed her 35th individually, while the women’s team ran to a sixth-place finish … Crossed the finish line first for the Kansas women at the NCAA Division I Midwest Region Cross Country Championships (11/15), running the 6K course in 22:00.5 … Her time placed her just outside of the top-50 runners, coming in 54th overall … The women’s team finished in 17th place in a field of 33 teams.

PERSONAL
Daughter of Joseph Latema and Alice Chepkoech … Has six siblings, three brothers and three sisters … Plans to major in accounting.