Natoya Goule (born 30 March 1991) is a Jamaican middle-distance runner.[3] She competed in the 800 metres event at the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships. She ran track collegiately at Louisiana State University.

Natoya Goule
Natoya Goule by Jenaragon94 (cropped).jpg
Goule competing in 2019
Personal information
NationalityJamaican
Born (1991-03-30) 30 March 1991 (age 28)
Manchester, Jamaica[1]
Height1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
Weight47 kg (104 lb)
Sport
SportTrack and field
Event(s)800 meters
College teamSouth Plains College
LSU
Clemson
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)400 meters: 51.52[2]
800 meters: 1:56.15[2]

Running careerEdit

YouthEdit

Goule established herself in athletics already by the age of 12, when she ran at the ISSA Athletic Championships in Jamaica.[4] Before she moved out of Jamaica to pursue athletics further, she accumulated 15 individual gold medals at the ISSA championships, and 12 individual at the CARIFTA Games.[4]

InternationalEdit

Goule first attended South Plains College and ran for their track team. At around the same time South Plains was already recruiting other Jamaican runners, such as Kemoy Campbell. Eventually, however, she would go on to study and run at Louisiana State University. After a few seasons at LSU she transferred to Clemson. In 2014, she was a member of Jamaica's women's 4x400 relay team which won the silver medal at the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships.[5][6]

Year Competition Venue Place Time
2015 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships Eugene, Oregon 6th 2:05.19
2015 ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championships Tallahassee, FL 1st 2:01.32
2015 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships Fayetteville, AR 1st 2:01.64
2015 ACC Indoor Track & Field Championships Blacksburg, VA 2nd 2:03.57
2013 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships Eugene, Oregon 1st 2:00.06
2013 SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships Columbia, MO 1st 2:01.12
2013 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships Fayetteville, AR 1st 2:02.00
2013 SEC Indoor Track & Field Championships Fayetteville, AR 2nd 2:03.08

Competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Jamaica
2005 CARIFTA Games (U17) Bacolet, Trinidad and Tobago 1st 800 m 2:14.16
1st 1500 m 4:39.05
2006 CARIFTA Games (U17) Les Abymes, Guadeloupe 1st 800 m 2:09.59
1st 1500 m 4:32.70
1st 4x400 m 3:43.65
Central American and Caribbean
Junior Championships
(U17)
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago 1st 800 m 2:09.15
1st 1200 m 3:33.74
1st 4x400 m 3:45.31
2007 CARIFTA Games (U17) Providenciales, Turks and Caicos 1st 800 m 2:11.68
1st 1500 m 4:36.26
World Youth Championships Ostrava, Czech Republic 8th (sf) 800 m 2:08.37
2008 CARIFTA Games (U20) Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis 1st 800 m 2:05.90
1st 1500 m 4:33.69
World Junior Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 22nd (h) 800 m 2:09.55
9th (h) 4x400 m 3:38.00
2009 CARIFTA Games (U20) Vieux Fort, Saint Lucia 1st 800 m 2:09:27
1st 1500 m 4:27.48
1st 4x400 m 3:36.21
2010 CARIFTA Games (U20) George Town, Cayman Islands 1st 800 m 2:06.03
1st 1500 m 4:36.34
1st 4x400 m 3:37.15
Central American and Caribbean
Junior Championships
(U20)
Santo Domingo, Dom. Rep. 1st 800 m 2:07.20
World Junior Championships Moncton, Canada 10th (sf) 800 m 2:05.07
3rd 4x400 m 3:32.24
2011 Central American and Caribbean Championships Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 3rd 800 m 2:02.83
1st 4x400 m 3:29.86
2013 Central American and Caribbean Championships Morelia, Mexico 1st 800 m 2:02.02
4x400 m DQ
World Championships Moscow, Russia 18th (h) 800 m 2:00.93
2014 World Indoor Championships Sopot, Poland 6th 800 m 2:01.89
2nd (h) 4x400 m 3:29.43[7]
IAAF World Relays Nassau, Bahamas 5th 4x800 m 8:17.22
Commonwealth Games Glasgow, United Kingdom 12th (sf) 800 m 2:04.23
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 33rd (h) 800 m 2:02.37
2016 World Indoor Championships Portland, United States 17th (h) 800 m 2:08.23
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 25th (h) 800 m 2:00.49
2017 World Championships London, United Kingdom 22nd (h) 800 m 2:01.77
2018 World Indoor Championship Birmingham, United Kingdom 8th (h) 800 m 2:02.49
Commonwealth Games Gold Coast, Australia 3rd 800 m 1:58.82
NACAC Championships Toronto, Canada 2nd 800 m 1:57.95
2019 Pan American Games Lima, Peru 1st 800 m 2:01.26
3rd 4x400 m 3:27.61
World Championships Doha, Qatar 6th 800 m 2:00.11

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2014 CWG profile
  2. ^ a b All-Athletics. "Profile of Natoya Goule".
  3. ^ "Natoya Goule". IAAF. Retrieved 11 March 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Beyond the Finish Line--Natoya Goule". 11 March 2014.
  5. ^ Natoya Goule LSU Track and Field results. TFRRS. Retrieved on 9 December 2015.
  6. ^ Natoya Goule Clemson Track and Field results. TFRRS. Retrieved on 9 December 2015.
  7. ^ Was not selected to run in the final where Jamaica won the silver