Brown Punches Ticket to Paris Olympics

EUGENE, Ore. – Former Hawkeye Brittany Brown qualified for the Paris Olympics with a 21.90 personal record in the 200 meters on Saturday night at Hayward Field.Β 

Brown started in lane nine and finished second overall. Lanes seven, eight and nine produced the qualifiers, with Gabby Thomas (21.81) winning from lane seven. McKenzie Long earned bronze with a 21.91 from lane seven.

Brown is Iowa’s 26th Olympian and first since Kineke Alexander, Troy Doris and Diane Nukuri-Johnson qualified for the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Β 

The 2024 Paris Olympics begin on July 26.

Senior Paige Magee concluded her run at the U.S. Olympic Trials with a 15.57 in the semifinals of the 100-meter hurdles.

Magee ends her season as a second-team All-American in the 60-meter hurdles and the 100-meter hurdles.Β 

“We are all so proud of Brittany and everything she has overcome to make her first Olympic team! She had her PR performance at the perfect time to punch her ticket to Paris and we are so excited for her. Tonight wasn’t Paige’s best performance but this weekend doesn’t take away from the tremendous season she had. The 12.88 at the NCAA Championships and school record to finish as a second-team All-American were spectacular accomplishments. She has had an amazing career and thankfully, she’s coming back for her last indoor season next year, where she has some unfinished business.”

UP NEXT: The Olympic Trials conclude Sunday in Eugene with James Carter Jr. in the triple jump finals at 5:55 p.m. (CT). Austin Kresley competes in the 200 meters at the Mexico Olympic Trials tomorrow morning.

Paige Magee (100-Meter Hurdles)
26. 15.57

Brittany Brown (200 Meters)
2. 21.90, PR, Q

Austin Kresley (200 Meters)
Mexico Olympic Trials

James Carter Jr. (Triple Jump)
Finals (5:55 p.m.)