EL PASO, Texas - Freshman Natoya Goule helped lead the South Plains College track and field teams to another impressive performance Saturday at the UTEP Invitational as she set school, meet, and stadium records on her way to winning the women's 400-meter dash by nearly 2-seconds. Goule's record was one-of-three Lady Texan school records set in the meet. South Plains College also took six event titles.
Goule's time of 51.52 seconds in the event easily bested Jura Levy's record of 53.58 seconds set only two weeks ago at the Texas Tech Invitational and is also quicker than any 400 meter runner at the NCAA division one level. The mark also ranks as the fourth fastest run in the world this year.
Sparkle McKnight also dipped under the previous school record, turning in a time of 53.52 seconds for third place.
Janelle Redhead took down Levy's school record in the 200-meter dash as she won a duel with her teammate in 22.91 seconds for first place. Levy had an outstanding effort for second place as she tied her season best and former school record time of 22.95 seconds.
Levy took top honors in the women's 100-meter dash, turning in a time of 11.30 seconds and defeating Redhead who was third in 11.50 seconds.
Amethyst Boyd continues to improve in the javelin throw and this week took down the school record with her best throw of 159 feet, 2 inches. The mark broke Colleen Felix's 2009 mark by 5-feet and is nearly a 24-foot improvement from her first meet of the 2011 season.
The former school record holder in the women's 400-meter hurdles, Chante'sean White cracked the 60-second barrier for the first time in her career when she won the event with a personal best time of 59.67 seconds.
Jessica Ramsey won the women's shot put with a season best throw of 47-02.50.
On the men's side, Shevaun Marsh won the 800-meter run in a season best time of 1:53.13.
Kemoy Campbell and Lisa Forsberg turned in season performances in the men's and women's 1,500-meter runs. Forsberg's time of 4:40.62 was good for second overall, while Campbell finished third with a time of 3:48.97.
The Texan and Lady Texan track and field teams are next scheduled to compete in the Michael Johnson/Dr. Pepper track and field classic held Saturday, April 23 at the Hart/Patterson track and field complex on the campus of Baylor University.