Tausaga and Brown take on World Championships

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UPDATED OCT. 4, 2019

DOHA, Qatar — Former Hawkeye Brittany Brown took home silver in the women’s 200 meters. She ran a personal bets of 22.22 and was the first Hawkeye to medal at the World Championship since Eric Sowinski in 2016. 
Senior Laulauga Tausaga faulted on three attempts in the women’s discus finals at the World Championships on Oct. 4. 


UPDATED Oct. 2, 2019

DOHA, Qatar — University of Iowa senior Laulauga Tausaga has advanced to the World Championship women’s discus finals. With a new personal best and school record 63.94m (209-9), Tausaga will compete for the world title Oct.4 at 1 p.m. (CT).


UPDATED Oct. 1, 2019

DOHA, Qatar — Former University of Iowa All-American Brittany Brown won her heat in the semifinals of the 2019 World Championships and will compete for a world title in the 200 meters on Wednesday in Doha, Qatar.

Brown won her heat in 22.46. She heads to the women’s 200 meters finals on Oct. 2 at 2:35 p.m. (CT). Brown advanced to the semifinal on Monday, running a personal-best 22.33. 

Brown’s former teammate and current Hawkeye Laulauga Tausaga will make her Worlds debut on Oct. 2 at 10 a.m. (CT). She is competing in the dicus. 

More information on the World Championships can be found on iaaf.org.


IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa track and field senior Laulauga Tausaga and former Hawkeye Brittany Brown will head to Doha, Qatar to compete in their first World Championships from Sept. 27-Oct. 6.

On July 28 at the USATF Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, Tausaga finished third in the discus finals with a 62.08-meter (203-8) mark on her fourth throw to earn a spot on Team USA.

Brown qualified for the World Championships in the 200 meters, finishing in second place in 22.61.

Tausaga competes in the qualifying round Oct. 2. The finals for the event are Oct. 4. Brown opens the championships Sept. 30. The semfinals are Oct. 1, and the finals are Oct. 2. 

More information on the World Championships can be found on iaaf.org.