KU’s Lokedi sixth in 10,000

Friday, June 10, 2016

— A career best, school record and All-America honors were just a few of the many historic accolades Kansas sophomore Sharon Lokedi attained by way of her sixth-place finish in the 10,000 meters Thursday evening at the NCAA Outdoor Championships inside Hayward Field. Lokedi posted a school-record time of 32:49.43 and became the first Jayhawk — male or female — in Kansas track and field history to earn All-America status in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track in the same academic year.

“I’m so happy and so grateful,” said Lokedi following the race. “I ended my season exactly the way I wanted and I couldn’t be more thankful for everyone who helped me and motivated me this year.”