Cross Country

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Former Jayhawk Sharon Lokedi wins NYC Marathon

NEW YORK (AP) — Kenyans Evans Chebet and Sharon Lokedi, a former star distance runner at the University of Kansas, made huge splashes in their New York City Marathon debuts on Sunday.

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Kansas Athletics announces "To the Stars" strategy, which outlines big, long-range goals for entire department

The University of Kansas athletic department is tapping into the state’s motto — Ad Astra per Aspera — as a guide for its long-term strategic plan for all of KU’s sports and student-athletes. By Matt Tait

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Lawrence's Tanner Newkirk caps high school career in historic fashion, ready to run down even bigger goals at KU

Lawrence native Tanner Newkirk capped off his high school career by sweeping three distance runs at the state track meet and participating in a Midwest showcase a few days later. Now, the former Hayden High standout is ready to run down even bigger goals as a Jayhawk. By Matt Tait

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Kansas Athletics sets school record for graduation rate

Kansas Athletics recently announced that student-athletes at KU set a school record with a combined 90% Graduation Success Rate for student-athletes who began their full-time collegiate careers in the fall of 2014.

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Kansas Athletics announces hiring of new head team physician

Kansas Team Health is turning to a member of the United States Olympic Training Center to replace retiring head team physician Larry Magee at the end of the year. By Matt Tait

KU cross country runners Butler, Latema earn All-Big 12 in season finale

The Iowa State women won the 2020 Big 12 Conference Cross Country Championship and the Oklahoma State men needed a tiebreaker to beat out the Cyclones for the league title Friday at Rim Rock Farm.

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Kansas Athletics reports zero positive results in latest round of COVID-19 testing

Kansas Athletics on Tuesday night released the results of its most recent round of COVID-19 testing, which yielded zero positives in 156 tests. By Matt Tait

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KU adopts NCAA's plan to designate Election Day 2020 as an off day for all student-athletes

There's a new date to circle on the college athletics calendar for the 2020-21 academic year — Nov. 3, 2020. By Matt Tait

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Self, some other Kansas coaches returning to offices in limited capacity and with precautions

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self and some of the school's other coaches were back in their offices this week — albeit with a host of COVID-19-related precautions and new routines. By Matt Tait

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Kansas Athletics survey aims to find out how ready fans are to return

Kansas Athletics Inc. is conducting an online survey to gauge fan interest in attending KU sporting events in the fall and beyond. By Matt Tait

KU men's cross-country claims 4th at Big 12 Championship

The Kansas men’s and women’s cross country teams began the postseason portion of its 2019 season Saturday morning in the 24th annual Big 12 Cross Country Championship at the Cottonwood Creek Golf Club in Waco, Texas.

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There's a $1.5M difference between average head coaching salaries for men's, women's teams at KU, report shows

According to KU's annual Equity in Athletics report, at the University of Kansas the average salary of head coaching positions of men’s teams is over $1.5 million more than that of the head coaches of women’s teams. The report, which was due Oct. 15 to the NCAA, was recently requested and acquired by the Journal-World. The report also notes that women's teams, in contrast to men's, lose millions of dollars a year.

Jayhawks compete at Pre-National Invitational

At the midway point of the 2019 cross country season, the Kansas men's and women's team took to the LaVern Gibson XC Course Saturday morning, where the Jayhawks went up against some of top individuals, and teams, from across the nation.

Kansas cross country men, women sweep team titles at Rim Rock meet

The Kansas men’s and women’s cross country teams both won group titles at Rim Rock Collegiate Challenge on a wet and rainy Saturday outside of Lawrence.

Jayhawks sweep Bob Timmons Classic

The Kansas cross-country teams made a clean sweep of team titles Saturday afternoon at Rim Rock Farm, as the men won the annual meet for the fourth-straight season.