Tausaga Wins Hammer Throw at Sun Angel Classic

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TEMPE, Ariz. — University of Iowa junior Laulauga (LAU-long-uh) Tausaga threw 60.32 meters (197-10) to win the women’s hammer throw at the 40th Sun Angel Classic on Friday.

Tausaga’s new personal best ranks second on Iowa’s all-time top-10 list. Her teammates, junior Nia Britt and freshman Amanda Howe, placed second and fourth, respectfully, also ranking on the top-10 list at seventh and eighth. Britt threw 57.65 meters (189-1), and Howe threw 57.33 meters (188-1).
On the track, senior Tria Simmons and junior Jaylan McConico ran their fastest collegiate 200 meters in 24.62 and 21.87, respectively.
Junior Collin Hofacker and sophomore Josh Braverman competed in the long jump competition for the first time in their collegiate careers, jumping 6.57 meters (21-6 3/4) and 6.41 meters (21-0 1/2).
The Hawkeyes continue the weekend at the Sun Angel Classic on Saturday. The field events start at 11 a.m. (CT) with the women’s high jump, and running events start at 3:20 p.m. (CT) with the women’s 100-meter hurdles. A full schedule of event is linked on hawkeyesports.com/trackschedule.