Tuesday, October 6, 2015

KU athletes earn Big 12 honors


Kansas University cross country runners Evan Landes and Sharon Lokedi respectively earned the Big 12 Men’s and Women’s Runner of the Week awards for their performances Saturday at the Rim Rock Classic.

Landes kicked off the meet by winning the men’s 8K with a time of 23:55.6. It was Landes’ first cross country race since 2013 after he missed the entire 2014 season due to injury.

Lokedi followed up Landes by running away with the women’s 6K title with a time of 20:42.4. The KU freshman won her first collegiate race by more than six seconds, beating out junior Cali Rope of Rice.

KU senior soccer player Liana Salazar joined in on the fall sports success, as she was named the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week. Salazar racked up a goal and two assists in KU’s 4-0 win Sunday over Iowa State, and added another assist in the Jayhawks’ 2-1 loss Friday to Texas.


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