Panther women set school relay record at South Alabama Invitational

Karmin Shute (photo by Jimmy Mitchell)
Karmin Shute (photo by Jimmy Mitchell)

GULF SHORES, Ala.—The Birmingham-Southern women's 4x100-meter relay team set a new school record and clocked the fifth-best time in the nation on Saturday at the South Alabama Invitational at Blackwell Stadium in Gulf Shores, Ala.

The team, consisting of sophomore Jothani Dixon, senior Tiarra Goode, and freshmen Shay Morton and Karmin Shute, recorded a time of 48.13 seconds, which leads the Southern Athletic Association performance list and is fifth on the national list. Goode also won the 200-meter dash with a time of 25.36 seconds, which ties her for 13th in the nation, and freshman Earen Robinson won the women's shot put with a throw of 10.89 meters.

On the men's side, sophomore Scott Lewis won the long jump with a mark of 6.83 meters, putting him at 17th on the national performance list, and sophomore Michael Snow, who was named SAA Field Athlete of the Week on Wednesday, threw a personal best of 46.04 meters in the hammer throw.

"We continue to be impressed with the way our teams have competed throughout this outdoor season," Head Coach Kenneth Cox said. "Today we had some strong performances and the process of getting ready for championships was our focus as we headed into this meet."

The teams are back in action next Friday, April 17, at the Mountain Laurel Invitational in Sewanee, Tenn.