Sharon Lokedi

Position Distance
Height 5'6''
Class Senior
Hometown Eldoret, Kenya
High School Kapkenda Girls' HS

CAREER RESULTS

Career Highlights
2019 Indoor Second Team All-American (5,000 Meters)
2019 Women’s Indoor Track & Field Performer of the Year
2019 Women’s Big 12 Indoor High Point Award
2019 Indoor Big 12 Champion (5,000 Meters)
2019 Indoor Big 12 Champion (3,000 Meters)
Indoor School Record (Distance Medley Relay) – 10:58.31
Indoor School Record (5,000 Meters) – 15:15.47
No. 6 time in NCAA History – Indoor 5,000 Meters – 15:15.47
2018 Cross Country All-Midwest Region
2018 Cross Country All-Big 12 Team
Big 12 Cross Country Female Runner of the Week – 10/2/18
2018 Rock Chalk Choice Awards Female Athlete of the Year
2018 Outdoor National Champion (10,000 Meters)
2018 Outdoor First Team All-American (10,000 Meters)
Outdoor School Record (10,000 Meters) – 32:21.19
NCAA Outdoor Championships Meet Record (10,000 Meters) – 32:09.20
2018 Outdoor Second Team All-American (5,000 Meters)
Outdoor School Record (5,000 Meters) – 15:27.09
2018 Outdoor Big 12 Champion (10,000 Meters)
2018 Outdoor Big 12 Champion (5,000 Meters)
Kansas Relays Meet Record (5,000 Meters) – 15:42.76
Rock Chalk Park Facility Record (5,000 Meters) – 15:42.76
2018 Big 12 Women’s Indoor Track & Field Performer of the Year
2018 Indoor First Team All-American (5,000 Meters)
2018 Indoor First Team All-American (3,000 Meters)
2018 Indoor Big 12 Champion (5,000 Meters)
2018 Indoor Big 12 Champion (3,000 Meters)
Indoor School Record (Distance Medley Relay) – 11:01.19
Indoor School Record (3,000 Meters) – 8:59.69
2017 Big 12 Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Year
2017 NCAA Cross Country All-Midwest Region
2017 Big 12 Cross Country Champion
2017 Cross Country All-Big 12 Team
Big 12 Cross Country Female Runner of the Week – 10/17/17
2017 Rock Chalk Choice Awards Female Athlete of the Year
2017 Big 12 Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Performer of the Year
2017 Outdoor First Team All-American (10,000 Meters)
2017 Outdoor Big 12 Champion (10,000 Meters)
Rock Chalk Park Facility Record (10,000 Meters) – 33:43.28
2017 Outdoor Big 12 Champion (5,000 Meters)
2016 Big 12 Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Year
2016 Cross Country First Team All-American
2016 NCAA Cross Country All-Midwest Region
2016 Big 12 Cross Country Champion
2016 Cross Country All-Big 12 Team
2016 Outdoor First Team All-American (10,000 Meters)
2016 Outdoor Big 12 Champion (10,000 Meters)
2016 Indoor First Team All-American (5,000 Meters)
2016 Indoor Big 12 Champion (5,000 Meters)
Big 12 Track & Field Women’s Athlete of the Week – 2/3/16
Anschutz Pavilion Facility Record (5,000 Meters) – 9:29.24
2015 Cross Country First Team All-American
2015 Cross Country All-Midwest Region
2015 Cross Country All-Big 12 Team

 

2019 INDOOR (Sr.)
Broke her own school record and recorded the No. 6 time in NCAA Indoor history (on a 200-meter track) by clocking in at 15:15.47 in the 5,000-meter run at the Sharon Colyear-Danville Season Opener (12/1) … Finished second in the 3,000-meter run (invitational) at the ISU Classic (2/8-2/9), running a time of 9:06.65 for the No. 3 performance in KU history … A member of the distance medley relay team that finished third with a combined time of 10:58.31, posting the school record and the No. 7 time in the NCAA this season at the Alex Wilson Invitational (2/16) … Won the 3,000-meter run with a time of 9:20.71 for the No. 7 performance in KU history and won the 5,000-meter run with a time of 16:11.50 for the No. 7 performance in KU history at the Big 12 Indoor Championship (2/22-2/23) … Closed out her Kansas career with an 11th-place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships (3/8-9) in the 5,000-meter run to earn Second Team All-America honors, clocking in at 16:06.21, which was the No. 7 time in school history.

2018 CROSS COUNTRY (Sr.)
Opened her season with a win in the women’s 6K at the Rim Rock Classic (9/29) with a time of 19:49.4, which was just one second off the Rim Rock Farm course record … Awarded Big 12 Cross Country Female Runner of the Week on Oct. 2 for her efforts at the Rim Rock Classic … Led the Jayhawks with a sixth-place finish at the Pre-National Invitational (10/13) with a time of 20:11.87 … KU’s top performer at the Big 12 Championship (10/26), placing fifth overall with a time of 20:17.4 … Earned her fourth-consecutive trip to the NCAA Championships with a runner-up finish at the Midwest Regional (11/9), clocking in with a time of 20:23.0 … Finished 45th at the 2018 NCAA Championships (11/17), just five spots shy of earning All-America status with a time of 20:40.8.

2018 OUTDOOR (Sr.)
Opened her outdoor campaign by breaking her own school record in the 10,000-meter run at the Stanford Invitational (3/30), clocking in at 32:21.19 to finish fifth overall … Broke her own school record, the meet record and Rock Chalk Park facility record in the 5,000-meter run at the Kansas Relays (4/18-21), winning the open section of the event with a time of 15:42.76 … Finished sixth in the 1,500 meters at the National Relay Championships (4/27-28) with a personal-best time of 4:25.94 … Won the 10,000-meter run and 5,000-meter run at the Big 12 Championship (5/11-13), posting the No. 4 time in KU history in the 5,000 meters … Posted the No. 2 time in school history (32:21.55) in the 10,000-meter run at the NCAA West Preliminary (5/24-26) to place fourth and earn her third trip to the NCAA Championships in the event and qualified for NCAAs in the 5,000-meter run for the first time in her career by placing third at the West Prelims with a time of 15:27.09, breaking her own school record by 15 seconds … Broke a 30-year-old meet record and her own school record in the 10,000-meter run at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (6/6-9) to win her first-career national championship with a time of 32:09.20 and earned Second Team All-America honors in the 5,000 meters with a 12th-place finish, clocking in at 15:51.29.

2018 INDOOR (R-Jr.)
Broke her own school record in the 5,000-meter run at the BU Season Opener (12/2), clocking a time of 15:39.05 … Finished first in the mile at the Mark Colligan Memorial (1/20) with a time of 4:45.84 to become the No. 7 performer in KU women’s indoor history … Improve her No. 7 performance in the mile by 28-hundredths of a second (4:45.56) to win the event at the Rod McCravy Memorial (2/3) … Became the school record holder in the 3,000-meter run at the ISU Classic (2/9-10), clocking in at 8:59.69 to win the event, set a meet record, and break the previous school record by 17 seconds … Helped break the KU women’s indoor distance medley relay record at the Alex Wilson Invitational (2/17), where the team clocked a time of 11:01.19 … Won the Big 12 Indoor Championship (2/23-24) 5,000 and 3,000 crowns, clocking in at 16:26.57 and 9:19.97, respectively … Earned two First Team All-America nods at the NCAA Indoor Championships (3/9-10), finishing third in the 5,000 meters with a time of 15:52.95 and sixth in the 3,000 meters with a time of 9:03.68.

2017 CROSS COUNTRY (Jr.)
Named Big 12 Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Year for the second-straight season … Became just the fourth female in Big 12 history to win multiple individual conference titles with her first place finish at the Big 12 Championship (10/28), completing the 6K loop in 20:00.5 … Earned All-Region honors and a trip to the NCAA Championships with a runner-up finish at the NCAA Midwest Regional (11/10) with a time of 20:12 in the 6K race … Placed 44th at the NCAA Championships (11/18) with a time of 20:15.14 … Led the Jayhawks at the Pre-National Invitational (10/14), her first race of the year, with an eighth-place finish, clocking in at 20:00.9.

2017 OUTDOOR (Jr.)
Set the Kansas school record in the 10,000 meters at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (6/7-10) with a time of 32:46.10, finishing third to earn All-America honors … Qualified for the NCAA Championships with a second-place finish in the 10,000 meters at the NCAA Division I West Preliminary Round (5/25-27) with a time of 34:08.02 … Won the Big 12 title in the 10,000 meters and 5,000 meters with times of 33:43.28 and 16:15.26, respectively … Set the school record in the 5,000-meter run at the Stanford Cardinal Classic (4/21-22) with a time of 16:00.60 to finish second … Later broke her own school record in the 5,000 meters at the Stumptown Twilight (6/16) with a time of 15:44.51 … Won the 1,500-meter run at the Rock Chalk Classic (4/28) with a time of 4:29.88.

2017 INDOOR (Jr.)
Utilized redshirt season.

2016 CROSS COUNTRY (So.)
Turned in the best performance by a KU runner at the NCAA Championships (11/19) in over 50 years with her fifth-place finish after she clocked a personal-best 6K time of 19:52.2 … First female to win the Big 12 Championship (10/29) with a time of 20:18.5 … Runner-up at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships (11/11) after clocking a 6K time of 20:00.7 … Took fourth with her time of 20:37.7 at the Rim Rock Classic (10/1) … Claimed 10th at the Pre-National Invitational (10/15) when she finished the 6K loop in 20:26.2.

2016 OUTDOOR (So.)
Placed sixth in the 10,000 meters at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (6/11) after clocking a personal-best time of 32:49.43 … Claimed 10th at the NCAA West Preliminary Round (5/28) with a 10,000-meter time of 34:31.38 … Won the 10,000 meters in 34:59.58 at the Big 12 Outdoor Championship (5/15) … Took seventh in the 5,000 meters at the Big 12 Outdoor Championship with a time of 15:47.97 … Runner-up in the 5,000 meters after a clocking of 16:51.17 at the Kansas Relays (4/23) … Finished 14th in the 10,000 meters at the Stanford Invitational (4/2) with her time of 33:10.06.

2016 INDOOR (So.)
Took sixth in the 5,000 meters at the NCAA Indoor Championships (3/12) with a time of 15:58.61 … Won the 5,000 meters in 16:05.54 at the Big 12 Indoor Championship (2/27) … Placed fifth at the Big 12 Indoor Championship after a personal-best 3,000-meter clocking of 9:26.89 … Claimed the 3,000-meter title with a time of 9:29.24 at the Jayhawk Classic (1/29) … Finished third in the 5,000 meters at the Iowa State Classic (2/13) with a personal-best clocking of 15:57.95 … Won the mile at the KU-KSU-WSU Triangular (1/15) with a time of 4:56.39 … Aided the distance medley relay team to a victory at the Jayhawk Classic with a time of 12:22.26.

2015 CROSS COUNTRY (Fr.)
Produced one of the best individual seasons in program history during her first season at KU … The Jayhawks’ top finisher in each of the five races she competed in … Became the second All-American in program history by way of her 10th-place finish at the NCAA Championships (11/21) in a 6K time of 20:04.9 … Her 10th-place finish was the highest ever by a Jayhawk female at the national meet … Ran to All-Region honors after finishing third overall at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships (11/13) after traversing the 6K course in 20:14.9 … Named to the All-Big 12 Team after tallying an 11th-place finish in 21:09.5 at the Big 12 Championship (10/31) … Claimed victory at the Rim Rock Classic (10/3), after completing the 6K course in 20:42.4 … Posted a 6K clocking of 20:08.3 to secure a fourth-place finish at the Pre-National Invitational (10/17).

2015 OUTDOOR (Fr.)
Turned in a scoring performance at her first Big 12 Championship (5/17), taking seventh in the 10,000 meters by way of her 35:21.97 clocking … Her 10,000-meter time at the league meet ranked as the sixth-fastest in school history … Became the ninth female in school history to break the 17-minute barrier in the 5,000 meters, winning the event at the Rock Chalk Classic (5/2) with a time of 16:59.76 … Also tallied a 5,000-meter win at the Kansas Relays (4/17), completing her race in a time of 17:20.47 … Opened her first outdoor campaign with a 13th-place finish in the 5,000 meters at the Texas Relays (3/28) after clocking in at 17:31.38.

2015 INDOOR (Fr.)
Ran to a sixth-place finish in her first collegiate race, clocking in at 10:06.11 in the 3,000 meters at the Husker Invitational (2/7) … Fastest 3,000 meters of the season came at the Big 12 Championship (2/28), where she finished 15th in 9:48.10, making her the No. 8 performer in KU history … Also turned in a 13th-place finish in the 5,000 meters at the Big 12 Championship, crossing the finish in 17:31.38.

HIGH SCHOOL
Won four letters in track at Kapkenda Girls’ School … School record holder in the 3,000-meter and 5,000-meter runs … Named Best Athlete of the Year in 2013.

PERSONAL
Daughter of Jonathan and Rose Lokedi … Has three younger siblings; Ceddellah Chelimo, Lince Cheptoo and Mercy Chemutai … Majoring in nursing.