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Friday, May 12, 2017

Lokedi, Dudarev win Big 12 track and field titles for Kansas at Rock Chalk Park

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Kansas junior Sharon Lokedi won her second Big 12 10,000-meter title Friday night and freshman Gleb Dudarev set a school record in the hammer throw to win that event in the first day of the Big 12 track and field championships at Rock Chalk Park.

One-third of the way into the meet, the Kansas men are in first place in the team standings and the women are in third.

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Sharon Lokedi

Lokedi’s 33:43.28 time in the 10,000 meters would have been good enough to win the conference title in nine of the past 10 Big 12 meets.

Lokedi will try to add a title in the 5,000 meters Sunday night.

Dudarev entered the meet as this season’s NCAA leader in the hammer throw and with a throw of 243-5 (74.2 meters) added nearly five feet to his school record.

Kansas has won the Big 12 hammer throw eight times in the 21-year history of the meet.

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