IOWA CITY, Iowa — Three University of Iowa track and field athletes – Brittany Brown, Reno Tuufuli, and Antonio Woodard – were named Big Ten Athletes of the Week, the conference announced Wednesday.
The three honors are the most won by Iowa during a single week in program history.
Brown was named the Big Ten Women’s Co-Track Athlete of the Week. The Upland, California, native won the 100 and 200 meters at the Willie Williams Classic, clocking the fastest time in the country in the 200 meters (22.83) and second-fastest time in the 100 meters (11.44). Brown earns her second Big Ten weekly honor of her career. She was previously named the Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week on April 12, 2017.
Woodard was awarded the Big Ten men’s Track Athlete of the Week. Woodard won the men’s 200 meters with an NCAA-leading time of 20.61, which ranks sixth in school history, and ran the third leg of the winning 400-meter relay, ranking fifth in the NCAA and first in the Big Ten (39.69). This is the first conference honor of his career.
Tuufuli was named the Big Ten Men’s Field Athlete of the Week for the third time in his career and first since April 12, 2017. Tuufuli posted the top discus mark in the country with a throw of 58.95 meters (193-5) and 12th-best mark in the shot put (17.92m, 58-9.50) for a first and second place finish, respectively. Tuufuli went undefeated to collegiate competition over the weekend.
Since the Big Ten started weekly conference honors, 14 of Iowa’s 36 weekly Big Ten honors have been under Director of Track and Field Joey Woody.
Iowa returns to the track March 29-31 for the Stanford Invitational, Florida Relays, and Texas Relays.