June 11, 2015
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EUGENE, Oregon — University of Iowa sophomores Brittany Brown and Elexis Guster wrapped their respective seasons with All-America honors Thursday at the 2015 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
Brown placed 17th in the 200 meters to earn All-America honors for the second straight season. Iowa’s school record holder placed 11th in 2014 to earn second team honors, and finished in 23.19 on Thursday to earn honorable mention All-America accolades.
Guster finished her sophomore season as an honorable mention All-American after placing 21st in the 400 meters (53.70). She advanced to the NCAA semifinals for the first time in her career and will return for her junior season as the two-time reigning Big Ten champion.
“I know Coach (Clive) Roberts and both Elexis and Brittany had higher goals for this meet, so there is some disappointment there,” said UI director of track and field Joey Woody. “But both women accomplished great things this year with school records and Big Ten championships. This experience will definitely motivate them both as they prepare for next season.”
The NCAA Championships continue Friday when sophomore Aaron Mallett and senior Babatunde Amosu compete for national titles in the NCAA finals. Mallett is the No. 5 seed in the 110-meter hurdles at 7:15 p.m. Amosu is the No. 16 seed in the triple jump at 8 p.m.