KU runner wins NCAA 10K



  • Good news from Eugene, Oregon…KU runner Sharon Lokedi just won the 10,000 meter race at the NCAA Championships.

    Not only did she set a new school record, she broke a 30-year-old meet record to boot !

    ESPN2’s been carrying the meet live. It was cool to watch her race at Hayward Field, a neat old venue I visited a few years ago. It’s sort of track & field’s version of Allen Field House. This is last major meet there before they tear up the track and rebuild the facility.

    She’s got a chance to double when she runs the 5000 meters on Saturday.

    Rock Chalk Jayhawk !



  • Dang I missed it! She’s awesome!



  • @Crimsonorblue22 Check the ESPN website. They have a replay of the race.

    Click on “Watch,” then “Schedule & Replays.” Look for NCAA Men’s & Women’s Track & Field. Scroll ahead on the video to about the 1:58 mark The race runs for a little over half an hour.



  • Saw the last lap on Twitter. She’s such a gracious young lady. Flo track was not picking her to be up there, even sweeter. I believe our 800 guy has the best time too.



  • @nwhawkfan thx!



  • @Crimsonorblue22 You’ll REALLY love who it is that she passes to take the lead !



  • @nwhawkfan just watched it. I did love it! Thx for helping me out, I usually follow track. This is the first year I didn’t work the relays in awhile.



  • @nwhawkfan

    Big time impressive accomplishment.

    Anyone know if she has a high ceiling, or has she pretty much reached her potential.

    Pretty exciting either way, but I just wondered what to expect.

    Rock Chalk!





  • I’m guessing since she broke a 30 yr old record, she’s just beginning to reach her ceiling. She has cross country and indoor season left.



  • @jaybate-1.0 this was her last race for the outdoor awesome ending



  • Crimsonorblue22 said:

    I’m guessing since she broke a 30 yr old record, she’s just beginning to reach her ceiling. She has cross country and indoor season left.

    Ya she shattered the old 30 yr record she had a time of 32:09.2 - -the old record was 32:28.57 - -not even close. They did say that all top 5 runners broke the old time,. - - The best thing about this was with 600 meters left she over took and said GOODBYE to our lovely little Mizzery runner lmao - -ROCK CHALK BABY ALL DAY LONG



  • Looking forward to the rematch with Mizzou’s Schweitzer in the 5000 meters on Saturday.

    The NCAA website has the race scheduled for 5:25 PM. I think that’s Pacific Time, which would make it 7:25 Central, on ESPN.


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