Incoming freshman wins national title

BY CODY GOODWIN | JULY 30, 2013 5:00 AM

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Incoming Iowa freshman track athlete Brittany Brown won the 100-meter dash at the 2013 USA Track & Field National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships on Sunday. The event was held at the Irwin Belk Track in Greensboro, N.C.

Brown earned a gold medal by crossing the line in 11.61 seconds. The Chino, Calif., native beat 55 athletes in the first round of the competition when she posted her fastest meet time of 11.56. She then posted a second-place finish in the semifinals (11.78) before grabbing gold in the finals.

Brown is one of 26 recruits expected to join the Iowa track team this fall.

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