Lokedi sets school record at BU Season Opener
BOSTON, Mass. – Kansas junior distance runner Sharon Lokedi set a school record in the 5,000-meter run at the BU Season Opener in Boston, Massachusetts. Lokedi’s time beat her own school record set two seasons ago by 19 seconds.
Lokedi clocked in with a time of 15:39.05, besting her previous school record of 15:57.95 set at the Iowa State Classic in 2016. The record-breaking time was good for a fourth-place finish in the event, finishing behind Missouri’s Karissa Schweizer (15:17.31) and New Mexico’s Ednah Kurgat (15:19.03) and Weini Kelati (15:37.03).
Senior Courtney Coppinger also competed in the 5,000 meters at the BU Season Opener, but did not finish the race.
While Lokedi and Coppinger were running in Boston, the rest of the Kansas men’s and women’s track & field team opened the indoor season with a home meet, the Bob Timmons Challenge at Anschutz Sports Pavilion in Lawrence, Kansas.