May 14, 2017
Kansas senior Mitch Cooper holds up the No. 1 after winning the discus throw at the Big 12 Championships on Sunday at Rock Chalk Park. Cooper won the event with a Big 12 record throw of 209 feet, 11 inches. Kansas junior Nicolai Ceban was the runner-up.
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.
Mitch Cooper (discus), Strymar Livingston (800 meters) and Hussain Al Hizam (pole vault) won their respective events on Sunday at Rock Chalk Park to help the Kansas men's track and field team to a second-place finish at the Big 12 Championships. Sharon Lokedi won the 5,000-meter run to cap a fifth-place finish for the KU women'