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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Sharon Lokedi breaks records at KU Relays

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Kansas junior standout runner Sharon Lokedi continued her record-setting season Thursday, shattering a few records in the 5,000-meter run at the Kansas Relays at Rock Chalk Park.

Lokedi, from Eldoret, Kenya, broke her own school record in 15:42.76, smashing a facility record set in 2016 by Oklahoma State's Aurora Dybedokken (16:08.16) and a meet record set by Patty Murray of Western Illinois (16:02.27 in 1986). Lokedi's time ranks No. 2 in the NCAA this season and in the top-20 in the world this year.

KU senior Hannah Dimmick won the unseeded section of the 800-meter run in 2:09.18 while junior Teri Huslig, a product of Veritas Christian, placed third in the women's heptathlon. Among heptathletes, Huslig won the 800-meter run and was fourth in the long jump.

Comments

David Kelley-Wood 5 months ago

"Lokedi, from Eldoret, Kenya, broke her own school record in 15:42.76, smashing a facility record set in 2016 by Oklahoma State's Aurora Dybedokken (16:08.16) and a meet record set by Patty Murray of Western Illinois (16:02.27 in 1986)."

So, she knocked 26 seconds off the facilities record, and 20 seconds off the meet record which had stood for 32 years. And, she's still only a junior. Dang!!!

Brett McCabe 5 months ago

Cannot wait for the NCAA championships!

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