Kimbro, Tausaga Break Hawkeye Records

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AZUSA, Calif. — University of Iowa juniors Jenny Kimbro and Laulauga Tausaga moved up in the Hawkeyes’ all-time rankings, setting new school records at the Bryan Clay Invitational and Mount SAC Relays on Thursday.

Kimbro accumulated 5,679 points in the heptathlon to break the school record, previously set by Tammilee Kerr in 2008. The two-day event consisted of three additional personal bests for Kimbro, including the 100-meter hurdles (13.30), 200 meters (24.31), and 800 meters (2:14.04).
Tausaga added the hammer throw school record to her repertoire, making it her third outdoor school record. She threw the hammer 61.34 meters (201-3) to win the open section, adding to her shot put (17.34 meters, 56-10 3/4) and discus (61.74 meters, 202-7) school records.
Freshman Peyton Haack and broke onto the top-10 list in his first collegiate decathlon, ranking third all-time with 7,129 points, and senior Tria Simmons improved her third all-time mark in the heptathlon with 5,577 points.
Simmons also recorded her personal best 800 meters, shaving five seconds off her time and finishing in 2:12.45.
Senior Daniel Soto improved his fourth ranked all-time mark in the 10,000 meters, running 29:31.88.
The Hawkeyes compete at the Bryan Clay Invitational, Mt. SAC Relays, and Beach Invitational on Friday. Full events schedules are linked on