Events: 1,500M (4:36.99), Mile (5:01.79), 3,000M (10:08.76), 5,000M (IN: 17:36.18; OUT: 17:33.99)
Finished her collegiate career as the No. 7-ranked Lady Tiger on the school’s all-time indoor performance list in the 5,000 meters with a career-best time of 17:36.18 set during the 2011 season … Earned a selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll following the 2011 season.
Smashed her lifetime PR in the 3,000 meters by 11 seconds with a seasonal-best run of 10 minutes, 8.76 seconds in a seventh-place finish at the Razorback Invitational during the indoor season … Opened the year by running the 3k at the Crimson Tide Indoor Opener, taking 14th place with a time of 10:21.36 … Followed the Crimson Tide Indoor Opener by running a seasonal best of 5:02.09 for ninth place in the mile at the Texas A&M Triangular … Ran the 1,200-meter leadoff leg for the Lady Tigers in the distance medley relay at the Texas A&M Triangular as they ran 12:09.17 for third place … Also ran the mile at the Razorback Invitational, clocking 5:15.96 for 19th place in the event.
Competed in two meets during the 2012 indoor season … Opened the season by setting a personal record of 10:19.74 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.