Lockett has not competed at a World Cup event for twelve months due to illness, with her last race being, coincidently, at the same venue in Germany.
Lockett competed in both the 1500m events in Dresden, reaching the B-Final of both races, where she placed twelfth overall on both occasions; an excellent result following such a lengthy layoff.
Following her opening event, Lockett was pleased to be back competing as she looks forward to the remainder of the season.
“I am just getting back into it again,” Lockett said.
“These two competitions are more about getting the feeling for racing again, and being ready for the World Championships,” she added.
In the Men’s, valuable World Cup race experience was in order for newcomers Keanu Blunden, Michael Pickup and Liam O’Brian.
Andy Jung was the best performed OWIA athlete in the 500m, finishing 22nd overall after being eliminated in the Rep. semi-finals, with Blunden finishing 36th and O’Brian 41st.
Jung also raced in the 1000m but was unable to progress from the Rep. heats while Pierre Boda finished 32nd, bowing out in the Rep. quarter finals.
In the 1500m, there were two events across the weekend, with Pierre Boda the best placed in 33rd position in race two, with Keanu Blunden the next best in 35th in the first of the two events.
The Men’s 5000m relay team finished third in their heat behind Italy and Canada, therefore missing out on progressing to the next round.
Alex Bryant missed the event due to a fall on Tuesday.
“Unfortunately Alex took a fall on Tuesday and suffered a mild concussion, but he should be ready to go to the final World Cup event of the season in Dordrecht, The Netherlands next weekend,” coach Anthony Barthell said.