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IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa senior Mar’yea Harris and junior Laulauga Tausaga were named Big Ten Track and Co-Field Athletes of the Week, respectively, the conference announced on Wednesday.
Harris won the 400 (46.02) and 600 meters (1:16.60) at the Meyo Invitational over the weekend. His times in both events are leading the Big Ten this season, and ranks fifth on the NCAA performance list in the 400 meters.
Tausaga was recognized for her performances at the Frank Sevigne Invitational over the weekend. In the weight throw competition, she threw a school record 23.26 meters (76-03 3/4) to win the event, a mark that leads the NCAA this season. She also won the shot put competition, throwing 16.25 meters (53-03 3/4). The two wins earned her Most Valuable Female Performer of the meet.
This week’s honor is Tausaga’s second of her career, Harris’ first, and Iowa’s second and third of the indoor season. Jenny Kimbro earned the award on December 12.
The Hawkeyes head to the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and the Iowa State Classic in Ames, Iowa, on Friday and Saturday.