Perrish Goggins
Perrish Goggins
Height: 5-7
Weight: 174
Year: Senior
Hometown: Columbia, S.C.
High School: C.A. Johnson Prep
Position: Jumps
Major: IMS Media
Last School: C.A. Johnson Prep Academy

2011 Indoor: Set a new school mark in the long-jump (23-04.25, JRF Invitational, 1/28/11)...That school-record leap in the long-jump was good enough for the second-best distance of the season in the A-Sun...Recorded a high-jump of 6-08 at the Niswonger Invitational (2/5/11) to finish third in the event and is tied with Kennesaw State's Cameron Zeman for the best high-jump in the A-Sun during the indoor season.  

2011 Outdoor: Crossed the 100-meter finish line in 11.02 … Posted a mark of 23-01.75 in the long jump and a mark of 45-10.75 in the triple jump … Scored 6-10.25 in the high jump.

2010: Red-shirted both the indoor and outdoor seasons.

2009 Outdoor: Won the high jump and long jump at the A-Sun Championships (5/15) ... Earned three medals at championships ... Set a new school-record in the long jump, reaching 23-01.25 and won the high jump by tying his personal best performance, reaching 6-06.75 ... Also took third in the triple jump at the conference championships and ran in the 400-meter relay, helping the men earn a fourth-place finish in 43.19, a school record (5/15) ... Took first in the high jump at the Furman Invitational (4/11) and second at the 49er Classic (3/21) ... Also tied for second in the long jump at the Furman Invitational ... Saw three top-five finishes at the Winthrop Invitational, taking second in the high jump, third in the triple jump and fifth in the long jump (3/27) ... His triple jump performance at the Winthrop Invitational marked a season best of 45-03.25 ... Took fourth in the high jump at the Clemson Orange and Purple Classic (5/9) ... Earned the team's leadership award.

2008-09 Indoor: Named team MVP ... Finished second in the men's high jump and triple jump at the A-Sun Championships where he was named the Most Valuable Field Performer (2/20), setting a school record with his performance of 46-11.00 in the triple jump ... Also finished fourth in the long jump and fifth in the heptathlon at conference championships ... Earned a second-place finish in the high jump at the Clemson Games with a performance of 6-04.25 (1/30) ... Also competed in the 60-meter dash at the Clemson Games, where he finished fifth with a time of 7.20 seconds ... Finished second in the high jump and fifth in the long jump at the Appalachian Limited with respective performances of 6-09.00 and 21-10.25 (1/17) ... Set a new school record in the 55-meter dash at the Appalachian Invite with a time of 6.77 seconds (12/5) ... Also notched a fourth-place finish in the high jump and earned his third-best performance of the season in the long jump with a ninth-place finish.

2008 Summer: Won the high jump at the USATF South Carolina Junior Olympics with a personal-best leap of 6-10.25 ... Competed at the USA Junior Nationals at Ohio State, finishing ninth in the high jump ... Finished fifth in the decathlon and fourth in the high jump at the USATF Region III Junior Olympics ... Led decathlon by 69 points after first day of decathlon and set personal-bests with a pole vault of 10-4 and a javelin throw of 122-06 in event.

2008 Outdoor: Named the team's MVP ... Performed in the decathalon, the high jump, the long jump and the triple jump at the A-Sun Championships (5/16-17) ... Led the decathalon after the first day before fighting an injury to finish seventh ... Still took fourth in the high jump with a leap of 6-4.75 and sixth in the triple jump (44-2.00) ... Set school records in six events - the 100-meter dash, high jump, long jump, triple jump, 110-meter-hurdles and the decathalon ... Finished second in the high jump and third in the triple jump at the Bucaneer Invitational (3/8) ... Tied for eighth in the high jump at the 49er Classic (3/21) ... Took second in the high jump, third in the triple jump and sixth in the long jump at the Weems Baskin Invitational (3/29) ... Won the high jump, triple jump and long jump during the Wofford dual meet (4/7) ... Finished first in the long jump, second in the high jump and third in the 100-meter dash at the Furman Invitational (4/12) ... Became the first Upstate track and field athlete to earn A-Sun Athlete of the Week for his efforts against Wofford and at Furman (4/16) ... Won the high jump at the Western Carolina Invitational (4/18).

2007-08 Indoor: Earned Atlantic Sun Conference Most Outstanding Freshman honors ... Posted a total of 4,417 points during the heptathalon en route to a second-place finish at the Atlantic Sun Championships ... Also finished third in the high jump at the event ... During the heptathalon, posted school records of 6-8.25 in the high jump, 22-9.25 in the long jump and 44-9.50 in the triple jump ... Also cleared 10-02.00 in the pole vault ... The score of 4,417 is the second-best in A-Sun history ... Posted 7.16 time in the 60-meters at the Tiger Invitational.

Before USC Upstate: Lettered in track, football, bowling and cheerleading at C.A. Johnson ... Named MVP in both track and bowling ... Played halfback, defensive tackle and punter on the football team ... Was the No. 1 bowler on the bowling team ... Named an Athletic Scholar and Coker Scholar ... Member of the Air Force JROTC ... Named top cadet, top physical fitness and best dressed in senior superlatives.

Personal: Born on Aug. 5, 1989 ... Son of James Goggins and Elizabeth Bethel ... Has three brothers and four sisters ... An information management systems major with a minor in media ... Hobbies include sports, video games, reading and helping others ... Favorite movie is "Money Talks" ... Favorite food is lasagna ... Favorite book is "When We Were Saints" by Han Nolan ... Favorite singer is Michael Jackson ... Spring is his favorite season ... Michael Jackson was his hero growing up ... Most admires his mother ... Dream job is to be a CEO of a tri-part business ... His favorite quote is, "If you don't give it, how can you get it? Respect."


Goggins' Personal Bests
Indoor Track & Field
60-Meter Dash   7.16, Tiger Invitational (2/15/08)
60-Meter Hurdles        9.89, Clemson Games, (1/31/09)
High Jump       6-09.00, Appalachian Limited (1/17/09)
Long Jump       22-09.25, A-Sun Championships (3/1/08)
Triple Jump     46-11.00, A-Sun Championships (2/20/09)
Heptathlon      4417, A-Sun Championships (3/1-2/08)

Outdoor Track & Field
100-Meter Dash  11.02, A-Sun Championships (5/16/08)
High Jump       6-06.75, A-Sun Championships (5/15/09)
Long Jump       23-01.25, A-Sun Championships (5/15/09)
Triple Jump     45-03.25, Winthrop Invitational (3/27/09)
1,600-Meter Relay       3:31.31, A-Sun Championships (5/15/09)
Decathlon       5348, A-Sun Championships (5/16-17/08)