Jamaican Natoya Goule was in top form at Saturday’s (26 January) 2nd annual Dr Sander Invitational inside the Armory’s New Balance Track & Field Center.
Middle-distance star Goule, owner of the third fastest 800m in the world for 2018, turned in an outstanding performance with a 2:37.55 to win the women’s 1,000m. The mark is a new Jamaican record.
Ajeé Wilson won the women’s 600m with a 1:25.91 time and will be back in two weeks to defend her women’s 800m American record. Interestingly, Wilson’s 600m was the fastest in the world this season, which is previously held by Goule.
Wilson and Goule will face-off in the Jack and Lewis Rudin Women’s 800m at the NYRR Millrose Games.
Saturday’s meet included 14 professional events mixed in with The Armory’s signature college event. The former Armory Track Invitational was renamed last year in honour of longtime Armory president and founder Dr Norbert Sander, who passed away in 2017.