Competing in Montreal, Canada, the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia (OWIA) athlete won her 1000 heat in a controlled time of one minute 39.866 seconds, beating skaters from China, Japan and Italy to book her place in the next round, the quarterfinals, on Saturday (Canadian time).
In the 1500 metre heat, Lockett took second place behind China’s Yutong Han to secure a spot in the final on Sunday (Canadian time).
Australia’s men skaters will be forced to try to progress through the repechage rounds after failing to take the direct route through to the finals.
The program had two separate 500 metre races. In the first, OWIA athletes Andy Jung and Nathaniel Henry missed a qualifying spot in the heats and will now be in action Saturday morning (Canadian time) in the repechage.
The pair also took part in the 1000 metre World Cup race, but also missed the direct passage to the next round and will need to progress through the repechage.
In the second 500 meters, Pierre Boda was in action, but he will now have to wait until the repechage on Sunday to see if he can work his way back in to the main draw. The same challenge awaits the 2014 Olympian in the 1500 metres.