It was a successful meet for the 21-year-old who also finished 10th in the women’s 1,500m.
In finishing fourth in the 1,000m, Lockett matches her previous best result of the season, a result she achieved in 2012 at Shanghai.
The spate of good results is a sign that Lockett’s plans are on track for PyeongChang and this month’s 2017 Asian Winter Games in Sapporo (JPN).
“I now have a clearer picture of the areas to work on in the lead up to the Asian Winter Games, but the signs are good and I am on target for my goals in PyeongChang,” Lockett said.
In the 1,000m Lockett crossed the finish line in 1:30.679. Race winner, Marianne St-Gelais of Canada finished in a time of 1:29.496.
Earlier in the day a restart of her quarterfinal was triggered after two competitors fell on the way to the finish-line but the 21-year-old maintained composure to win the restaged race.
“Having to re-skate the quarterfinal really hurt my legs,” Lockett said. “But without the rerun I may not have advanced through.”
“I just need to work at getting off the line better in the shorter distances to improve my tactical positions when racing, but overall I am really happy with my results (in the 1,000m)," she said.
Lockett won her heat and finished fourth in the semi-final to progress to the 1,500m B final.
“I think I raced well but I need to think more tactically to gain a better position for when the pace picks up,” Lockett said.
The 2017 Asian Winter Games begin on 19 February in Sapporo, Japan.
With OWIA athletes Alex Bryant, Pierre Boda and Andy Jung not competing in Dresden, a number of Australian Ice Racing development athletes received World Cup starts.
500m - Skyler Kah 50th, Joshua Kah 51st, Keanu Blunden 54th
1000m - Liam O'Brien 45th, Denali Blunden 52nd, Keanu Blunden 57th
1500m (1) - Joshua Kah 42nd, Skyler Kah 48th
1500m (2) - Liam O'Brien 38th, Denali Blunden 42nd