Emily Godwin, National Elite High Jumper, Begins Outdoor Season On A Positive Note

Buckhannon-Upshur junior high jumper Emily Godwin begins outdoor season on a positive note this past Saturday at the Point Pleasant HCSM First Call Invitational, winning the event with a jump of 5’-06”.
Godwin also placed first in the 100 meter hurdles in a time of 15.25, in the 300 hurdles in 46.90, and in the 400 meter dash in 58.81.
Emily helped lead her team to two straight victories at the 2011 West Virginia High School AAA Girls State Meet. Godwin tied Letitia Propst of Elkins to earn the State Meet high point award with 36 points. She broke the State Meet Record in the 300 meter hurdles in a time of 44.23. Emily has made the State Meet All Girls All Time Top Ten List in the 100 meter hurdles (3rd), 300 meter hurdles (1st), and the high jump (tied 4th). At the national level, Godwin earned two silver medals at the 2011 AAU Junior Olympics in the intermediate girls’ age division in the heptathlon (4474) and the high jump (5’-08”) at Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans, La. During the 2011 track season, Godwin cleared 5' 10" at a Lewis County meet for the 5th best mark in the U.S. for a high school athlete. Finally, she was named the 2011 WV Runners female athlete of the year.
Emily Godwin already ranks among the all-time greatest female track and field athletes in West Virginia history. Not bad considering she is only a junior!

Personal Bests:

  • 100 Meter Hurdles 14.77
  • 200 Meter Dash 26.18
  • 300 Meter Hurdles 44.23
  • 400 Meter Dash 58.81
  • 55 Meter Hurdles 9.11
  • 60 Meter Hurdles 9.66
  • 800 Meter Run 2:28.04
  • Discus 95-6
  • Heptathlon 4474
  • High Jump 5-10
  • Javelin 64-11.5
  • Long Jump 17-9
  • Shot Put 29-9.5