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DES MOINES, Iowa — University of Iowa track and field junior Laulauga Tausaga and former Hawkeye Brittany Brown qualified for the World Championships at the USATF Outdoor Championships on Sunday after finishing in the top three of their respective events.
Tausaga finished the first round of the discus competition in fourth place with a 61.51-meter(201-9) mark and followed up in the finals with a 62.08-meter (203-8) mark for her fourth throw, edging her into third place and ultimately earning her the last spot on Team USA.
Brown qualified for the World Championships in the 200 meters, finishing in 22.61 and earning second place.
The pair will head with to Doha, Qatar for their first World Championships. In the Joey Woody era, Tausaga is the first collegiate athlete and Brown is only the second post-collegiate athlete with Hawkeye ties to compete for Team USA at the event. Former Hawkeye Erik Sowinski qualified in 2015, following his 2012 graduation.
More information on the World Championships can be found on iaaf.org.