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KU's Lokedi and Al Hizam defend Big 12 titles

Two days after securing her third 10,000-meter conference title in a row, Kansas senior Sharon Lokedi had another repeat gold-medal performance left in her legs.

KU freshman thrower Emilianov sets program, Big 12 championship records

When Kansas freshman Alexandra Emilianov released her fifth and final discus throw of the night Saturday at Baylor’s Clyde Hart Track and Field Stadium, it set program, stadium and Big 12 Track and Field Championship records.

KU's Lokedi and Dudarev successfully defend Big 12 track and field titles

Kansas senior Sharon Lokedi’s final journey to the Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championship looked a lot like her previous two when the distance runner from Kenya captured her third consecutive league title in the 10,000 meters race on Friday.

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Tom Keegan: Competing in third language doesn't keep KU scholar-athlete from winning award

When an athlete takes up track and field at the age of 17 and within four months becomes the national junior champion of Moldova, word has a way of spreading to college coaches in the United States.

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'They're blessed': Diamond Dixon, Kyle Clemons among four inducted into KU Athletics Hall of Fame

If an athlete could be inducted into a collegiate Hall of Fame twice, Diamond Dixon would have as good a shot of any: Once for her athletic achievements. Once more for what her name has meant to the program.

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Dudarev delivers record-breaking performance for KU in men's hammer throw

Kansas sophomore Gleb Dudarev put together a record-breaking performance in he men's hammer throw at the Kansas Relays on Friday at Rock Chalk Park, as he won the competition with a throw of 256 feet (78.04 meters). Dudarev’s personal-best throw broke a 35-year-old Kansas Relays record, the KU school record and Rock Chalk Park record. The throw not only etched Dudarev’s name all over the Kansas record books, but it gave him the top mark in the NCAA and fifth best in the world this year.

Sharon Lokedi breaks records at KU Relays

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.

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Tom Keegan: Downtown Shot Put was great while it lasted

The posters were printed. The field of nine professional athletes, including two 2016 Olympic medal winners and two other competitors in the Rio Games, was set.

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Tom Keegan: Kansas men, women preparing for competitive Kansas Relays field

Suspenseful college quadrangular meets that have been known to come down to the final race have softened the blow of the Kansas Relays no longer attracting big-name professional athletes to the event.

Sharon Lokedi breaks KU's 10K record

Another day, another record for Kansas junior distance runner Sharon Lokedi.

KU track teams place 17th at Indoor Championships, pole vaulter wins national title

Both of the Kansas men’s and women’s track and field teams placed 17th at the NCAA Indoor Championships this weekend and KU junior Hussain Al Hizam won a national title in the men’s pole vault Friday at Gilliam Indoor Stadium in College Station, Texas.

Sharon Lokedi breaks school record in Ames

Kansas junior standout runner Sharon Lokedi broke her second school record of the indoor track season Friday, running a time of 8:59.69 in the 3,000-meter run at the Iowa State Classic.

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Rock Chalk Park draws rave reviews after Junior Olympics

After hosting events such as the NCAA West Preliminaries in 2016 and the Big 12 Championships in May, Kansas track and field coach Stanley Redwine was looking forward to see how Rock Chalk Park would be able to accommodate the USATF National Junior Olympics. By Chris Duderstadt

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Junior Olympics help fulfill Rock Chalk Park 'dream'

With thousands of athletes in attendance at Rock Chalk Park on Tuesday night, Olympic gold medalists Carl Lewis and Ashton Eaton sat on a podium ready to offer words of advice.

Two KU athletes qualify for track and field world championships

Hurdler Michael Stigler and discus thrower Mason Finley, a pair of former University of Kansas athletes, will represent Team USA at the track and field world championships to be held in London, Aug. 5 to Aug. 13.

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