SACRAMENTO, Calif., — University of Iowa thrower Laulauga Tausaga added national champion to her list of accomplishments from her freshman year with a discus title at the United States Track & Field Junior Outdoor Championships in Sacramento, California, on Thursday.
Tausaga, a 2017 Big Ten Champion and first-team All-American in discus, recorded her furthest mark of 54.04 meters (177-3) on her first throw to lead and win the Junior women’s discus competition from beginning to end.
With her victory, Tausaga qualifies for the Pan American Junior Championships in Trujillo, Peru, July 21-23.
The 2017 US Outdoor Championships continue tomorrow with Luke Sampson and Erika Hammond set to compete in the Junior divisions in the men’s 5,000 meters and women’s shot put. Live results of the meet are available on hawkeyesports.com/tracklive. The meet will also air live on NBCSN.