Lena Gooden - Women's Track and Field - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Lena Gooden Season 2023-24

Jumps

Class Freshman
Event Jumps
Hometown Manassas, Va.
High School Osbourn Park
Major Undeclared
Bio

Student-Athlete Highlights
• Three program all-time top 10 marks

In the Record Books
• Third in Vanderbilt history in the 60 meters (7.53 seconds)
• Fifth in Vanderbilt history in the indoor long jump (19’2.5/5.85m)
• Seventh in Vanderbilt history in the 200 meters (24.61 seconds)

As a Freshman (2024)
• Competed at the SEC Indoor Championships, long jump mark of 5.65 meters
• Fifth overall in the 60 meters (7.57 seconds), had the second-fastest qualifying time (7.53 seconds), also placed eighth in the 200 meters (24.61m) at the Music City Challenge
• Fifth overall and top freshman finisher in the long jump (5.79m) at the Crimson Elite
• Third in the long jump (5.85m) and first as a member of the 4×400-meter relay (3:43.01) at the Vanderbilt Invitational

The Gooden File
Lena Gooden was a four-time VHSL Class 6 state champion in the long jump (indoor and outdoor) while prepping at Osbourn Park. There, she recorded prep bests of 20′ 4.5″ (6.21m) in the long jump, 38′ 1.5″ (11.62m) in the triple jump, 8.04 seconds in the 60 meters and 12.12 seconds in the 100 meters. She is a two-time VHSL Class 6 Region B champion in the long jump (indoor and outdoor) and was the runner-up in the triple jump (outdoors) and 55 meters (indoors) at the regional meet in 2023. At the 2023 New Balance Nationals, Gooden placed third in the indoor long jump and 12th in the outdoor long jump. In 2021, she was second in the long jump at the AAU Indoor National Championships.