Iowa and Purdue Earn Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Weekly Awards
April 11, 2018


Co-Track Athlete of the Week 
Devynne Charlton, Purdue
Sr. – Nassau, Bahamas – St. Augustine’s College
• Ran the No. 2 time in the country in the 100-meter hurdles at LSU, including the best in the Big Ten with a time of 12.70, breaking the Purdue school record and LSU's facility record, which was held by Olympian Lolo Jones
• 100-meter hurdles time is No. 1 in the country among fully wind-legal times (wind at 2.0 or less) and ranks No. 3 in the world this year among wind-legal times, also finished first in the 100-meter dash with the 20th fastest time in the country (11.34)
• Earns her second Big Ten Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week award and the first of the season
• Last Purdue Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week: Brionna Thomas (April 4, 2018)

Co-Track Athlete of the Week
Symone Black, Purdue
Sr. – Fort Wayne, Ind. – Concordia
• Ran the No. 2 time in the country in the 400-meter hurdles to win at LSU with a time of 56.58, winning the race by nearly two seconds (1.87 seconds)
• 400-meter hurdles time was the best in the Big Ten this year and the fastest in the country by any collegiate individual who competed over the weekend, also ranks as the No. 14 time in the world this year, including third by any American woman
• Earns her fifth Big Ten Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week award and the second of the season
• Last Purdue Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week: Brionna Thomas (April 4, 2018)

Field Athlete of the Week
Laulauga Tausaga, Iowa
So. – Spring Valley, Calif. – Mount Miguel
• Won the discus throw with a final mark of 59.86 meters, breaking her own school record and good for the best throw in the Big Ten and the fifth farthest throw in the nation this season
• Mark of 16.31 meters won the shot put competition and broke the shot put school record that stood since 1992, as well as ranks third in the Big Ten and No. 18 in the nation
• Earns her first Big Ten Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week plaudit
• Last Iowa Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week: Madison Rouw (March 23, 2016)

2018 Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week
March 21
T: Brittany Brown, Sr., IOWA
T: Symone Black, Sr., PUR
F: Savannah Carson, Sr., PUR

March 28
T: Maggie Barrie, Sr., OSU
F: Khayla Dawson, So., IND

April 4
T: Brionna Thomas, Sr., PUR
F: Nicolle Murphy, Sr., MINN

April 11
T: Devynne Charlton, Sr., PUR
T: Symone Black, Sr., PUR
F: Laulauga Tausaga, So., IOWA