Goodness claims USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week
Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Goodness claims USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week
Iredia Goodness claims a program-first USTFCCCA Athlete of the Week. (Credit: Reily Rogers)

LEBANON, Tenn.—Iredia Goodness claims USTFCCCA National Track Athlete of the Week. 

Goodness earns the honor after being named Mid-South Conference Field Athlete of the Week on Monday. 

Competing in his first career collegiate meet at the Commodore Challenge, Goodness jumped his way into the national conversation. 

Goodness won the triple jump event with a new school-record 15.59m (51-1¾). He breaks the record set by last year’s triple jump national champion Siband Dumoluhle. 15.59m the farthest triple jump recorded in the NAIA this season, giving him “A” Standards to qualify for the national championship meet in March.

He also topped 1.96m (6-5) to place third in the high jump. He cleared all four of his heights on the first attempt before bowing out at 2.00m. 

He becomes the first student-athlete in the track and field program’s history to earn National Athlete of the Week during the indoor season.