The FIU women's track & field team broke the program record in the 4x100 relay at the UCF Black & Gold Challenge.
The Panthers placed second in the event with a run of 44.72. The quartet of Marissa McElveen, Lakeisha Kelley, Carla-Kay Mills and T'Keyah Dumoy bested the previous record by .11 of a second. The same four athletes, who held the previous record, ran a 44.83 last season.
Coming off winning the javelin throw at the FIU Felsberg Invitational last week, Megan Horne again captured the javelin. Horne tossed a 45.06m to win the event. Jessica Gehrke finished third with a throw of 34.91m.
Raqurra Ishmar won the hammer throw with a mark of 53.30m to give the Panthers their second victory of the meet. Ishmar also won the shot put with a toss of 14.79m -- which was a two-foot improvement on her previous personal best.
Maria Alea finished second in the pole vault with a mark of 3.05m.
The Panthers had strong showings in the 400m hurdles. Kelley finished second with a time of 1:01.19 -- a new personal best. Kelley's new personal best leads the Sun Belt Conference. Kelley had previously run a 1:01.57.
Nia Anderson was fourth in the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:02.56. Anderson set a new personal best improving on her time of 1:03.46. The new mark for Anderson moves her into third place in the Sun Belt. Juliette Normil is currently ranked second in the conference in the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:01.86.