Moody Heads to Finals at U.S. Olympic Trials

EUGENE, Ore. – Senior Kat Moody advanced to the finals of the discus with a 58.66-meter throw at the U.S. Olympic Trials on Monday night. 

Heading into her final throw, Moody was outside of the top 12 and needing improvement to qualify. Her final attempt produced her best throw by over three meters, ultimately pushing Moody to an eighth-place finish.

Moody heads back to the circle for the finals on Thursday night at approximately 6:55 p.m.

Former Hawkeye Jamal Britt clinched a spot in the semifinals of the 110-meter hurdles with a personal-best 13.07 on Monday night at Hayward Field.

Britt finished second overall in the first round, just behind Grant Holloway’s 12.92. Britt ran in heat four, which saw four of its qualifiers post top eight times. 

Britt, a native of Las Vegas, was a three-time All-American at Iowa, competing in 2020 and 2021. 

Senior Gratt Reed placed 30th with a 13.95 in the opening round, missing qualification by three spots. 

Reed concludes his decorated Hawkeye career as a six-time All-American and part of Iowa’s school-record 4×100-meter relay team.

“I am so happy for Kat today. She’s had a tough few weeks and didn’t quite reach her goals for the NCAA Championships. This was a terrific way to bounce back and qualify for the finals later this week. Gratt had a tough outing today, but I am extremely proud of him and everything he’s accomplished as a Hawkeye. From an Atlantic, Iowa, kid who not many recruited to becoming a Big Ten Champion, multiple NCAA qualifier, and NCAA All-American. He has done a lot for this program throughout his career.”

UP NEXT: The U.S. Olympic Trials resume on Thursday, June 27. Moody and Britt will compete in the next rounds of their respective events. Tionna Tobias begins the long jump on Thursday, while former Hawkeyes Brittany Brown (200 meters), Reno Tuufuli (discus), and Erin Dowd (400-meter hurdles) get underway in Eugene.

Kat Moody (Discus)
Qualifier Round
8. 58.66 meters (192’ 5”), q

Laulauga Tausaga (Discus)
Qualifier Round

Jamal Britt (110-Meter Hurdles)
Qualifier Round
2. 13.07, Q, PR

Gratt Reed (110-Meter Hurdles)
Qualifier Round
30. 13.95