Los Angeles native Allyson Felix became the all-time leading medal winner in U.S. track and field history Saturday when she ran the second leg for the gold medal-winning women’s 4×400 meter relay team.

The medal was Felix’s 11th, breaking the record she shared with Carl Lewis, who won nine gold medals and one silver medal from 1984 to 1996. The Finnish middle- and long-distance runner Paavo Nurmi holds the overall record with 12 from 1920 to 1928, including four in discontinued cross-country events.

The 35-year-old Felix, who has said this will be her final Olympics, has won seven gold medals, three silver medals and a bronze medal in Friday’s 400 meters. She won a silver medal at the 2004 Olympics, a gold and silver at the 2008 Olympics, three golds at the 2012 Olympics, and two golds and a silver at the 2016 Games.

Felix ran her split in 49.3 seconds to give the United States a lead of 0.61 of a second over Poland. Sydney McLaughlin of the United States and Natalia Kaczmarek of Poland both ran their opening legs in 50.2 seconds.

Dalilah Muhammad ran her leg in 48.94 and Athing Mu in 48.32 as the Americans ran the fourth-fastest time in history, 3:16.85. The world record is 3:15.17 by the Soviet Union in the 1988 Olympics.

Poland was second in 3:20.53 and Jamaica third in 3:21.24.

Felix and Muhammad were among three USC alumnae who won gold medals for being part of the women’s 4×400 meter relay team along with Kendall Ellis, who ran in the qualifying heat. Under Olympic rules, runners who run in heats also receive medals.

Felix never competed for USC, signing a professional contract after graduating from Los Angeles Baptist High School in North Hills in 2003. She had Adidas agree to pay for her college education at USC and received a degree in elementary education in 2008.

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