DURHAM, N.C. – Rising track and field senior Domonique Panton is set to compete for Team USA at the inaugural 2018 FISU America Games July 20-29 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Panton’s events take place from July 21-24.
The U.S. will have representation in men's and women's track & field, men's and women's basketball, men's soccer, judo and men's and women's volleyball. In total, the U.S. will be sending 96 student-athletes and a total delegation of 138 Americans to Sao Paulo. The USA Team athletes will compete against collegiate opponents from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela.
The FISU America Games are a multi-sport event sanctioned by the International University Sports Federation (FISU). Alternating with the Summer and Winter Universiades, which invite all the countries of the world for the biennial events, the FISU America Games are a regional multi-sport event similar to the Pan-American Games for FISU member-countries of North and South America held in even-numbered years.
Panton, who hails from Freehold, N.J., is slated to compete in the triple jump and 4x100m relay while in Brazil.
The 2018 campaign brought great success for Panton who collected second team All-ACC honors in the triple jump for the first time in her career. At the ACC Championship, she broke the Duke outdoor record with a leap of 42-2.00 (12.85) and also competed alongside teammates during the 4x100m relay. Panton, Sydnei Murphy, Kethlin Campbell and Maddy Price raced to a school-record time of 44.47 during the outdoor campaign and concluded their outdoor relay season placing 14th overall at the NCAA East Preliminary Round.