In a tight quarter final, Lockett fell just short of reaching the B-Final, eventually settling for 15th place overall.
Lockett was the best performed of the Australian contingent, which included fellow OWIA athletes Pierre Boda and Andy Jung.
In the Men’s 1500 metres, Jung finished in 36th position, with Boda 39th.
In the 1000 metres event, Lockett finished 25th, while in the Men’s Boda finished fourth in his heat, settling for 24th place overall, while Jung finished 28th.
The 500 metres saw Lockett place 25th, after crossing the line first in her ranking heat in a time of 45.506 seconds.
Andy Jung qualified for the heats after winning his opening preliminary heat.
Jung then crossed the line in third place in his heat, eventually finishing in 21st position, while Boda was in action in the ranking heats, after finishing fourth in his preliminary. Boda finished in 38th place overall.
At the conclusion of the World Championships, coach Anthony Barthell said there was plenty of experience gained.
“There were some ups and downs this weekend, but I feel that lessons were learned and experience gained, and the team is heading in the right direction,” Barthell said.
It was a terrific weekend for Canadian Marianne St-Gelais in the ladies section, after winning the 1500 metres, she backed that up with a second place in the 500 metres.
In the Men’s, 18 year-old Shaoang Liu of Hungary had a consistent weekend with a second placing in the 1500 metres and finishing third in the 500, while his brother Shaolin Sandor Liu was crowned World Champion in the 500 metres.
the right direction,” Barthell said.
IMAGE: Pierre Boda in action racing at the World Championships © Pierre Boda Instagram