COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The University of Iowa track and field team punched two tickets to Eugene, Oregon, and set a school record on Day 2 of the NCAA West Regionals.
Laulauga Tausaga brought home the gold medal in the shot put with a throw of 17.97 meters and Kat Moody finished 12th with a career-best 16.65 meters. Tausaga and Moody punched their tickets to Eugene to compete at the NCAA Championships final site.
Myreanna Bebe broke the school record in the 100 hurdles with a career best of 13.12. Bebe placed 15th and qualified for the quarterfinals on Saturday. Jenny Kimbro and Paige Magee finished 40th and 44th with times of 13.57 and 13.68, respectively.
Mallory King placed second in her heat with a time of 2:07.64 to punch her ticket to Saturday’s 800-meter quarterfinal.
Cortney Strohman placed 34th in the 400 meters with a time of 54.28. Mariel Bruxvoort placed 30th in the 400 hurdles with a time of 60.03.
LaSarah Hargrove closed the night for the Hawkeyes with a 27th-place finish in the 200 meters with a time of 23.66.
QUOTING JOEY WOODY
“We had a great day in the women’s shot put with Lagi leading the way with a season’s best performance to take the win and Kat Moody punching her first ticket to Eugene. I thought Myréanna competed very well in the women’s 100 hurdles and had to fight back after a bad reaction and start. She will be ready for the next round on Saturday. Mallory set her race up perfectly to qualify to the next round on Saturday in the 800.”
The University of Iowa track and field team returns to the track Friday for Day 3 of the NCAA West Regionals. A complete schedule of events and links to live streaming and results can be found at hawkeyesports.com/tracklive.
19. Amanda Howe / 60.42 meters
28. Allison Wahrman / 57.79 meters
31. Nia Britt / 57.45 meters
Women’s Shot Put
1. Laulauga Tausaga / 17.97 meters
12. Kat Moody / 16.65 meters (PR)
34. Nia Britt / 15.52 meters
Women’s 100 Hurdles
15. Myreann Bebe / 13.12 (PR) SR, Q
40. Jenny Kimbro / 13.57
44. Paige Magee / 13.68
Women’s 400 Meters
34. Cortney Strohman / 54.28
Women’s 800 Meters
22. Mallory King / 2:07.64 Q
Women’s 400 Hurdles
30. Mariel Bruxvoort / 60.03
Women’s 200 Meters
27. LaSarah Hargrove / 23.66