Events: 1,500M (4:36.99), Mile (5:01.79), 3,000M (10:19.74), 5,000M (IN: 17:36.18; OUT: 17:33.99)
Competed in two meets during the 2012 indoor season ... Opened the season by setting a personal record of 10 minutes, 19.74 seconds to take ninth place in the 3,000 meters at the Crimson Tide Indoor Opener ... Placed eighth in the 800 meters (2:28.70) and seventh in the mile (5:06.90) at the Texas A&M Dual Meet ... Did not compete outdoors in 2012.
A welcomed addition to LSU's distance squad during her sophomore season in 2011 ... Set five personal bests in her first season with the Lady Tigers ... Cut her personal best in the mile with a seasonal-best time of 5:01.79 in an eighth-place finish in the college section at the Tyson Invitational ... Clocked an indoor PR of 17:36.18 in the 5,000 meters in a seventh-place finish in the college section at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational ... Wrapped up the 2011 indoor season ranked No. 6 on LSU's all-time indoor performance list in the 5,000 meters ... Finished in 13th place in the 5,000 meters at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Also set a new indoor PR of 10:27.86 in the 3,000 meters in a third-place finish at the Purple Tiger Invitational ... Followed by setting outdoor PRs of 4:36.99 in the 1,500 meters and 17:33.99 in the 5,000 meters ... Clocked 4:36.99 in the 1,500 meters in a sixth-place finish at the LSU Tiger Relays ... Clocked 17:33.99 in the 5,000 meters in a third-place finish at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational ... Finished in 28th place in the 1,500 meters (4:41.43) and 31st place in the 5,000 meters (18:00.47) at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Selected to the SEC Academic Honor Roll following the season.
PRIOR TO LSU
Transferred to LSU from Nicholls State University prior to the fall semester in 2010 ... Ranked No. 3 on the Nicholls State squad in both the mile indoors and 1,500 meters outdoors during her freshman season ... Set personal bests of 4:44.75 in the 1,500 meters and 5:16.44 in the mile during the 2010 campaign ... Was a first-team All-Louisiana performer in cross country by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association ... Also a former Freshman Cross Country Runner of the Year and Southland Conference Female Athlete of the Week at Nicholls ... Was a standout distance runner at Reedsburg Area High School before her collegiate career ... Helped lead her high school cross country team to conference championships as a sophomore in 2007 and as a junior in 2008 ... Helped her cross country team win the sectional championship as a senior in 2009 ... Was an all-conference performer in cross country as a junior and senior ... Also an eight-time all-state performer in track and field during her prep career ... Captured all-conference honors in the 800 meters and mile during her senior season ... Was the sectional championships runner-up in the mile during her senior season ... In addition, captured three-straight conference titles in the 4x800-meter relay in 2007, 2008and 2009.
Full name is Dakota Rae Goodman ... Born on April 8, 1991 ... Parents are John and Barb Goodman ... Has a twin sister, Brea, who is also a distance runner at LSU ... Also has an older sister named Kyla ... An honor student during her high school career at Reedsburg Area High School ... Majoring in psychology.