News Americas, PHILADELPHIA, PA, Saturday, April 25, 2015: Jamaican-born athlete NCAA indoor 800-meter champion Natoya Goule on Saturday helped her teammates to a second place win in the College Women’s 4×800 Championship of America Invitational showdown at the 121st running of the Penn Relays at Ben Franklin Field in Pennsylvania.
Goule ran a time of 2:02.90 to help the Clemson team to a second winning time of 8:30.28. The other runners on the team included Brianna Blanton (2:10.78), Grace Barnett (2:05.49) and Tanisha Coppin (2:11.13).
Villanova took the win in a time of 8:26.36.
Goule has been a regular at the Penn Relays, running for Manchester High School of Clarendon of Jamaica then twice for the Louisiana State University. But it was her first time for Clemson.
This season she has also propelled the Tigers to a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships in the 4×400 relay and was named Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Track Co-Athlete of the Week and Indoor Track Performer of the Year and Southeast Region Track Athlete of the Year by the USTFCCCA.
Goule also posted the nation’s fastest time in the 800 meters recently at the Pepsi Florida Relays, finishing in 2:01.63. She finished second behind professional Chanelle Price, but was the top collegiate finisher after setting a relays record in the event.
Her time is the national leader so far this outdoor season.