June 9, 2017
San Francisco's Charlotte Taylor, left, Kansas' Sharon Lokedi, center, and New Mexico's Alice Wright, right, embrace after finishing the women's 10,000 meters on the second day of the NCAA outdoor college track and field championships in Eugene, Ore., Thursday, June 8, 2017. Taylor won the race in 32 minutes, 38.57 seconds. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)
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.
University of Kansas track standouts Sharon Lokedi and Sydney Conley helped the Jayhawks capture a pair of bronze medals late Thursday at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.