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Goule Wins Jamaican Crown; Lamb Nabs USA Junior Title

Goule Wins Jamaican Crown; Lamb Nabs USA Junior Title

CLEMSON, S.C. — Natoya Goule and Cordell Lamb won major postseason events Saturday for Clemson track & field. Goule took home her third straight Jamaican national championship in the women’s 800, while Lamb earned a gold medal in the men’s 400 at the USA Junior Championships.

Goule rebounded well from the disappointment of the NCAA Championships and turned in a personal best, clocking a time of 1:59.63 in Kingston. The three-time NCAA Champion also won Jamaica’s 800 in 2013 and 2014. This will be her second appearance at the World Championships, set for Aug. 22-30 in Beijing, China.

Lamb ran 46.44 at Oregon’s Hayward Field out of Lane 8. It was a personal best for the Tiger freshman, a 2015 ACC Indoor Champion with the 4×400 relay. Lamb earned a place on Team USA’s roster for the Pan American Junior Championships, which are set for July 31 through Aug. 2 in Edmonton, Canada.

Defending 100 hurdles champion Brianna Rollins qualified for the final of the event Saturday in Eugene, but elected not to run with an automatic berth at the World Championships already in hand. Rollins ran 12.71 in the semifinals.

A current and former Tiger competed in the opening round of the men’s 110 hurdles Saturday. Spencer Adams, a five-time All-American (2008-13) ran 13.66 to earn a spot in Sunday’s semifinals. Justin Johnson, a first-team All-American in 2015, was 23rd.

In late Friday action, former Tiger standout April Sinkler (2008-12) took home a silver medal in the women’s triple jump at the USA Championships. The seven-time All-American had a season-best leap of 45-4.5 in her best professional performance to date.

Also Friday, 2015 senior Samantha Elliott took fourth at the Jamaica Championships in the 400 hurdles. She ran a personal best 55.51, and is also scheduled for the 100 hurdles Sunday.