Sarah Goodale
Sarah  Goodale

Carbondale, Ill.

High School:
Carbondale Community





VU hosts Alternative Graduation

Several student-athletes obtain degrees in special event on Tuesday


Black & Gold Banquet celebrates student-athletes

Charley named Miss Commodore, Burks Mr. Commodore


Meet Records Fall at Day One of Commodore Invitational

New meet records were tied or set in seven different events in the third annual Commodore Invitational


Good day for Goodale at SEC Championships

Freshman sets two PRs on meet's first day


SEC Indoor Championships open with pentathlon

Cannon, Goodale compete for 'Dores


2013 Music City Challenge

December 8, 2013


Alternative Graduation 2017

Twelve student-athletes experience Vanderbilt's Alternative Graduation on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.


SEC Indoor Championships: Day One

Day one of the SEC Indoor Track & Field Championships on Feb. 24, 2017.


Music City Challenge

Music City Challenge Photos


2017 Commodore Invitational

January 13-14, 2017


Vanderbilt Indoor Opener (Wyatt)

First indoor track meet of the season on Dec. 3, 2016 at Vanderbilt Multipurpose Facility.

Major: Biomedical Engineering

Goodale's TFRRS page: HERE

2017 Outdoor Season: SEC Championships: Set new personal-best marks in four individual events and also shattered her old PR total in the heptathlon with 5,337 points...SEC Relays: Competed in three events and compiled marks of 5-3.00 in the high jump, 14.24 in the 100-meter hurdles and 25.70 in the 200-meter dash...Virginia Challenge: Competed in the long jump (18-0.25), 100-hurdles (14.59) and 4x400 relay (3:52.31)...Tennessee Relays: Took home second place in the heptathlon with 5,199 points...Florida Relays: Contributed to the sprint medley team that finished with a time of 4:05.71...Yellow Jacket Invitational: Recorded marks of 94-2.00 in javelin and 14.60 in the 100-hurdles, placing 15th in both.

2016-17 Indoor Season: Goodale set six personal records during her senior indoor season including in 600-meter run (1:35.40), 800-meter run (2:16.17), 60-meter hurdles (8.77), long jump (5.62m), shot put (11.43m) and pentathlon (3,878 points). SEC Championships: Just missed out on scoring team points for Vanderbilt in the pentathlon with a ninth place finish and 3,878 points...Samford Multi: Compiled 3,833 on her way to a second place finish. 

2016 Outdoor Season: Finished 17th in the high jump with a jump of 5-01.25 (1.56m). … Auburn Invitational: Took 10th in javelin with a throw of 112-08 (34.35m). … Black and Gold Invitational: Finished 16th in javelin with a throw of 106-9.25 (32.54m). 

2015-16 Indoor Season:
Missed most of the season after suffering an injury in January. Indoor Opener: Tied for second in the high jump at 5-5.25 (1.66m), was seventh in the 800 at 2:19.00 and was 10th in the 60-meter hurdles at 8.93.

2015 Outdoor Season:
SEC Championships:  Set multiple PRs in heptathlon while compiling 5065 points, which crushed her previous best of 4920 and represented the sixth-best showing on Vanderbilt's all-time list. … Tennessee Challenge Won her heat and finished 24th overall in the 800 with a time of 2:19.32. … Tiger Track Classic: Finished 17th in the high jump at 5-03.25. … Black & Gold Invitational: Took fifth in the long jump at 17-11. … Alabama Relays: Finished 25th in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.86.

2014-15 Indoor Season: Tyson Invitational: Was a member of the DMR team that won the event with a time of 11:38.88, representing the ninth-best time on Vanderbilt's all-time list. ... Meyo Invitational: Ran a personal-best time of 1:35.72 in the 600. ... Vanderbilt Invitational: Earned a second-place finish in the pentathlon by compiling a career-best 3,825 points -- the third-highest mark on Vanderbilt's all-time performance list -- while setting new personal records in the the shot put (10.63m), 60-hurdles (8.97) and 800 (2:16.39). ... Commodore Invitational: Took sixth in the high jump by clearing 5-01.25.

2014 Outdoor Season: Established four new personal records while competing in the heptathlon in the SEC Championships and finished 10th overall. Her PRs came in the 800-meter run (2:16.93), high jump (5-5.25), shot put (34-11.25) and javelin throw (107-10). ... Posted a score of 4920 in the heptathlon, which ranks seventh on VU's all-time list. ... Finished third in the 800, tied for sixth in the high jump and seventh in the javelin while competing in the heptathlon at the SEC Championships. ... Posted the seventh-best mark on VU's all-time performance list in the high jump (5-5.75). ... . ... Finished fourth in the heptathlon with 4767 points at the Alabama Relays. ... Established a new PR in the long jump at 18'3.75 at the Tennessee Challenge. ... Took 11th in the high jump at 1.65m at the Sea Ray Relays.

2013 Indoor Season: Had a strong season that included setting the fifth-best mark on VU's all-time performance list in the 500 (1:18.84), the seventh-best mark on VU's all-time list in the 60-meter hurdles (8.98) and fourth-highest point total in the pentathlon (3685). ... Finished 14th with 3,598 points in the pentathlon at the SEC Indoor Championships. ... Finished 19th in the 500-meter run in a time of 1:18.84 and 19th in the 60-meter hurdles preliminaries with a time of 9.12 at the UAB Blazer Invitational. ... Totaled 3685 points while competing in her first indoor pentathlon in Birmingham.

High School: Earned a total of 10 letters at Carbondale Community High, where she played basketball and ran cross country in addition to track & field... In 2013 she was on the Illinois Class 2A state champion 4x400M relay team, placing seventh in the 300M hurdles and 11th in the high jump at the same meet... Finished second in the 300M hurdles and high jump at the sectional meet... Voted to the All-South team by the Southern Illinois Coaches Association and Outstanding Track Athlete by her high school... As a junior she was tabbed an all-state performer in the indoor hurdles and high jump finishing third in both events at the state meet... Set a Carbondale Community High School record in the 100M high hurdles with a time of 14.78... Won conference titles in the high jump, 100M high hurdles and 300M low hurdles... Named Southern Illinois Track & Field Female Athlete of the Year... Won the heptathlon at the USATF Youth Outdoor Championships in 2012 and the USATF National Junior Olympics heptathlon in 2011.


  • Daughter of John and Beth Goodale.
  • Has three siblings: Samantha, Mary and Jack
  • Sarah's mother played field hockey at Michigan State. Sarah's dad is a professor at Southern Illinois University's business school.
Sarah Goodale    
SeasonEventMark/TimeVU All-Time RankYear
OutdoorLong Jump18' 9.25"7th2017
IndoorHigh Jump5' 5.75"8th2014
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