Louisiana State freshman Rachel Laurent set a Penn Relays record in the college women’s pole vault, clearing 13 feet, 10-1/2 inches (4.23 meters). The previous record was 13-10 (4.22), set by Kansas’ Amy Linnen in 2005.

Laurent is the 2008 USATF Junior champion in the event and finished fifth at the NCAA Indoor championships in March. She won the SEC Indoor championship this winter as well.