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Natoya Goule
Position: Middle Distance
Height: 5'3"
Class: Junior
Experience: Junior College
City/State: Clarendon, Jamaica
High School: Manchester HS
Other College: South Plains College
Major: Theatre
Born: 03/30/1991
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Natoya Goule Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 06/24/2013

Events: 400M (IN: 53.27; OUT: 51.52), 800M (IN: 2:02.00; OUT: 1:59.93)

2-time NCAA Champion
4-time All-American
SEC Champion
2-time All-SEC

2013
Perhaps the most impactful newcomer to join the NCAA Division I ranks for the 2013 season ... The NCAA’s most dominant 800-meter runner in her inaugural season with the Lady Tigers ... Became the first Lady Tiger in program history to sweep NCAA Indoor and NCAA Outdoor championships in the 800 meters with her performance ... Claimed LSU’s third NCAA Outdoor crown in the event, joining the likes of Claudine Williams (1999) and Neisha Bernard-Thomas (2004) ... Just the second Lady Tiger to win the NCAA Indoor title and the first since LSU great LaTavia Thomas (2008) ... Broke her own outdoor school record with a run of 2 minutes, 0.06 seconds in the 800-meter final at the 2013 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships held in Eugene, Ore. ... Dropped her school record to 1:59.93 as she became the first Lady Tiger to break two minutes in the 800 meters while winning the event title at the Jamaican Senior Championships and earning a trip to the World Championships ... Finished the season as the NCAA’s No. 1-ranked 800-meter runner and No. 15-ranked performer worldwide for the 2013 season ... Lifetime PR of 1:59.93 at Jamaican Senior Championships was the No. 4-ranked performance in the women’s 800 meters in collegiate history ... Earned her spot in the national final during the outdoor season after winning her semifinal heat with a time of 2:03.77 ... Also set LSU’s indoor school record in the 800 meters running in the national final as she clocked an indoor PR of 2:02.00 to capture the NCAA Indoor crown ... Winning time of 2:02.00 at the NCAA Indoor Championships was the No. 6-ranked performance in collegiate history indoors ... Advanced to the national final indoors after running the second-fastest time in the semifinal round at the NCAA Indoor meet at 2:05.68 ... Also crowned the SEC Outdoor champion and SEC Indoor silver medalist in the 800 meters ... Dominated the 800-meter final at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a winning run of 2:01.12 in the meet held in Columbia, Mo. ... Scored 12.5 points for the Lady Tigers with her performance at the SEC Outdoor Championships as she also anchored the team to a third-place finish in the 4x400-meter relay and took eighth place in the 1,500-meter final ... Ran a personal best of 4:20.35 for eighth place in the 1,500 meters before winning the 800-meter gold medal with a time of 2:01.12 on the final day of the meet ... PR of 4:20.35 ranked No. 6 on LSU’s all-time outdoor performance list in the 1,500 meters ... Also anchored the Lady Tigers to a bronze medal in the 4x400-meter relay final at the SEC Outdoor meet with a team-leading 51.52-second split en route to LSU’s seasonal-best time of 3:31.94 in the event ... Finished runner-up to senior teammate Charlene Lipsey in the 800-meter final at the SEC Indoor Championships after running 2:03.08 in the conference final ... Led off with a 53.48-second split as the Lady Tigers also scored the bronze medal in the 4x400-meter relay at the SEC Indoor Championships with a time of 3:35.01 in the conference final ... Earned a pair of All-America honors as the anchor leg of LSU’s mile relay team at the NCAA Championships during both the indoor and outdoor seasons ... Split a team-best 52.99 on the anchor leg of LSU’s foursome that took fifth place at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a time of 3:34.07 in the national final ... Ran her seasonal-best split indoors of 52.41 while anchoring the Lady Tigers to fourth place at the Razorback Invitational in 3:36.45 ... Split 53.17 on the anchor leg of the team that clocked an indoor seasonal best of 3:33.91 in a third-place finish at the Tyson Invitational ... Raced to a team-leading 52.03-second split on the anchor of LSU’s team that took seventh place with a time of 3:33.51 in the relay final at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Earned a spot in the national semifinals in both the 800 meters and 4x400-meter relay after lining up at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Greensboro, N.C. ... Was the fastest qualifier in the 800 meters as she ran 2:01.04 in the national quarterfinals at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds ... Clocked 2:04.50 for the third-fastest time of the opening round in Greensboro ... Split 52.48 on the anchor as the Lady Tigers ran 3:34.20 for the seventh-fastest qualifying time in the quarterfinals of the mile relay at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds ... First broke LSU’s outdoor school record in the 800 meters with back-to-back wins at UCLA’s Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational (2:01.18) and the LSU Alumni Gold (2:00.76) ... Winning time of 2:00.76 at the LSU Alumni Gold set a new Bernie Moore Track Stadium facility record ... Winning time of 2:01.18 at UCLA’s Drake Stadium set a new collegiate dual meet record in the women’s 800 meters ... Won her first collegiate race in the 800 meters with her season opener of 2:03.49 at the Razorback Invitational during the indoor season ... Ran seasonal bests in the 400 meters of 54.05 indoors in a runner-up finish at the Texas A&M Triangular and 53.16 outdoors in a victory at LSU’s Battle on the Bayou ... Also highlighted her outdoor season by anchoring the Lady Tiger to the new school record in the 4x800-meter relay in a third-place finish in the Championship of America final at the Penn Relays ... Split a team-leading 2:00.39 on the second leg of the squad that set the school record of 8:19.43 at the Penn Relays to finish in third place behind the collegiate record of 8:17.45 by Villanova and 8:17.62 by Oregon ... Earned a trio of selections as the SEC Women’s Runner of the Week on Jan. 29, April 9 and April 23 during the 2013 season.

PRIOR TO LSU
One of the most decorated middle distance runners to compete in the National Junior College Athletics Association during her career at South Plains College … Set four NJCAA indoor national records during her freshman season at South Plains in such events as the 400-meter dash (53.27), 600-yard dash (1:18.82), 600-meter run (1:26.90) and 800-meter run (2:05.79) … Shattered two NJCAA records in winning national titles in both the 600 meters and 800 meters at the 2011 NJCAA National Indoor Track & Field Championships held March 4-5, 2011, at the Athletic Training Center on the campus of Texas Tech University in Lubbock … Both times run in the NJCAA Indoor finals are also facility records at Texas Tech … Named the Co-Athlete of the Meet while scoring 22.5 points in leading South Plains to the team title at the 2011 NJCAA National Indoor Championships … Broke the NJCAA indoor national record in the 400 meters with her run of 53.27 to take the title at the Texas Tech Open on Feb. 5, 2011 … First put her name in the NJCAA record books on Jan. 21, 2011, after winning the 600-yard dash in a time of 1:18.82 at Texas Tech’s Red Raider Invitational … Set the Texas Relays meet record in the 800 meters during her freshman season at South Plains after clocking 2:04.41 to finish nearly six seconds ahead of the rest of the field for the event title … Followed her performance at the Texas Relays by setting the South Plains school record in the 800 meters with her time of 2:02.11 to win the event during the Michael Johnson Dr. Pepper Classic held at Baylor’s Patterson Track & Field Complex in Waco, Texas … Posted a lifetime personal record of 51.52 in the 400-meter dash to win the event crown at the 2011 UTEP Invitational in El Paso, Texas … Wrapped up the 2011 collegiate season with a pair of NJCAA Outdoor titles in both the 400 meters (52.45) and 800 meters (2:08.10) at the 2011 NJCAA National Outdoor Track & Field Championships held at Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, Kan. … Anchored South Plains to a sweep of 4x400-meter relay national titles during the 2011 season … Followed the collegiate season by setting a lifetime PR with a time of 2:01.45 to take the silver medal in the 800 meters at the 2011 Jamaican National Senior Championships in Kingston … Wrapped up her two-year career at South Plains College by winning NJCAA Outdoor national titles in the 800 meters, 1,500 meters, 4x400-meter relay and 4x800-meter relay … Won two international medals for Jamaica at the 2011 Central American & Caribbean Championships held in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico … Ran the third leg on Jamaica’s 4x400-meter relay team that won the CAC Championships gold medal in 3:29.86 … Also clocked an impressive 2:02.83 in the final to claim the CAC Championships bronze medal … Emerged as one of the world’s top young 800-meter runners during the 2010 outdoor season with her 10th-place finish as a semifinalist at the IAAF World Junior Championships held in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada … Also ran the third leg on Jamaica’s 4x400-meter relay team that clocked 3:32.24 to win the bronze medal at the 2010 IAAF World Junior Championships … Made her World Junior Championships debut for Jamaica in both the 800 meters and 4x400 relay in 2008 at the event held in Bydgoszcz, Poland … Competed in the 800 meters at the 2007 IAAF World Youth Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic … The most decorated athlete in the history of the Carifta Games while winning 12 individual gold medals from 2006-11 … Swept Under-17 gold medals in the 800 meters and 1,500 meters for three-straight seasons from 2006-08 … Followed with consecutive sweeps of Under-20 gold medals in the 800 meters and 1,500 meters for three-straight seasons from 2009-11 … Added five Carifta Games gold medals as a member of Jamaica’s 4x400-meter relay team … Won three U-17 gold medals and two U-20 gold medals in the mile relay for a total of 17 Carifta Games gold medals all-time … Was a 15-time gold medalist at the Jamaican Boys & Girls Championships while competing with Manchester High School … Won two gold medals in the 800 meters and three gold medals in the 1,500 meters with her performance at Champs … Showed steady improvement in her 800-meter performance while running seasonal bests of 2:05.90 in 2008, 2:04.29 in 2009, 2:03.52 in 2010 and 2:01.45 in 2011 … Also owns the No. 4 Penn Relays split all-time by a high school girl at 2:07.4 in the Championship of America 4x800-meter relay final.

PERSONAL
Full name is Natoya Goule … Born on March 30, 1991 … Parents are Robert and Paulette Goule … Has four siblings … Majoring in sport administration.

 

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