Top Caribbean Runner For 2022 Penn Relays

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Natoya Goule of Jamaica is set for the 2022 Penn Relays. (Photo by Zheng Huansong/Xinhua via Getty Images)
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By NAN Sports Editor

News Americas, PHILADELPHIA, PA, Fri. April 8, 2022: A top Caribbean Olympian is among a star-studded women’s 600-m field set for this year’s Penn Relays, which returns to a live racing this year after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

Jamaican born Natoya Goule-Toppin will be part of the 600-m Olympic Development field set for Saturday, April 30 at Franklin Field.

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Goule Toppin was also an Olympic finalist in the 800-m, taking eighth with a time of 1:58.26. Currently ranked fourth in the world in the 800-m, she hit her personal best of 1:56.15 in Monaco in 2018, a mark that earned her the Jamaican record. In 2019, she was a Pan-Am Games gold medalist in the 800m and earned bronze in the 4×400-m relay. Her latest performance was against Wilson in the 800-m finals at the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Serbia, taking fourth with a time of 2:01.18.

“The spirit of the Penn Relays’ crowd and our spectator’s appreciation of great competition are why competing in Franklin Field is such a special experience,” said Steve Dolan, the Frank Dolson Director of the Penn Relays. “We are all in for a real treat as this world class group of women’s 800m runners drop down to test themselves and each other over 600m. This could be one for the history books!”

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