By JACK ROSSI
Live Results: http://www.mtsacrelays.com/results18.html – Mt. SAC Relays
http://royalresults.com/liveresults/ – Beach Invite
TORRANCE, California — The University of Iowa track and field team capped off a three-meet weekend with another school record at the Mt. SAC Relays on Saturday afternoon in California.
After competing in Bryan Clay Invitational earlier this week where senior Will Dougherty reset the decathlon school record, the Hawkeyes wrapped up competition at the 60th Mt. SAC Relays and Beach Invitational with new season bests, career bests, and top finishes.
BRITTANY BROWN DOING BRITTANY BROWN THINGS
Senior Brittany Brown highlighted the final day of the Mt. SAC Relays with a new school record. Brown ran 11.28 in the 100 meters to win her heat and break the tie with teammate Briana Guillory since last season (11.35).
Brown now holds the second spot in the Big Ten in the 100 meters.
After her record-setting performance in the 100 meters, Brown came back in the 200 meters with a time of 23.00 to finish in third place.
HAWKEYE FLYING OBJECTS
At the Beach Invite, the field events shined with a pair of top finishes in the shot put and discus. Sophomore Laulauga Tausaga continued to dominate with a third place finish in the discus. Tausaga threw two inches off her personal best and school record with a best mark of 196-feet 2-inches.
Junior Reno Tuufuli finished as the top collegian (4th place) in the shot put with a mark of 60-feet 9.5-inches. Tuufuli remains fifth in the Big Ten.
Iowa ran four relays on Saturday with all finishing inside the top-10.
The men’s 1,600-meter relay notched the team’s highest finish with a third place finish in the invitational division. The Hawkeyes ran 3:07.45.
The women’s 1,600-meter relay placed sixth overall with a time of 3:41.45.
In the 400-meter relay, Iowa grabbed a pair of eighth place finishes with the women recording a time of 45.06 and the men running in 40 seconds.
FIGHT FOR IOWA
Sophomore Tia Saunders ran 2:11.14 at the Beach Invite to place 17th overall.
Junior Mar’yea Harris ran .01 off his season best in the 400 meter invite division with a 45.72. The conference leader in the event finished eighth.
Freshman Jay Hunt tied his career-best in the high jump at the Beach Invite. Hunt cleared 6-feet 8.75-inches to finish in 10th. Hunt was one of only two freshman to place inside the top 14.
The Hawkeyes head back to Iowa for the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa, from April 25-28, where the team will look to defend their 2017 team title.