A school record fell on Friday as the Panther track & field teams competed in the non-scoring Fastrack National Invitational at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex in Staten Island, New York. The meet featured athletes from all three NCAA divisions and international running clubs. The Panthers return to the track next Saturday when they host the Middlebury Team Challenge.
On the men's side, Minhaj Rahman continued his record-breaking winter, winning the weight throw for the fifth-straight week with a school-record toss of 61'1.5". The distance breaks his own school record of 60'2" which he set last week during the Tufts Cupid Challenge.
Other top-eight efforts came from Theo Henderson, who was seventh in the mile (4:22.36), Nathan Hill, who placed eighth during the 800-meter invite race (1:54.43), while Arden Coleman was eighth in the 400 meters (50.47).
For the women, Cady Barns claimed the triple jump by 3'3.5" with a school-record effort of 42'11.5". That mark eclipses the previous record of 36'9.5" by Kelley Coughlan in 2009.
On the track, the 4x400-meter relay team of Julia Munz, Lucy Lang, Ava O'Mara and Gretchen McGrath won their section and finished fourth overall with a time of 4:01.83.
Individually, McGrath was fourth in the 400 meters (59.83), while Katelyn Pease finished fourth in the 800 meters (2:19.45).