Woodard opens 2016 with massive Shot Put PR and No. 12 U.S. ranking

GKHBWMPFHRKPSRR.20160115142451The shot put has always been Jessica Woodard’s secondary event, but there is no indoor discus, and Woodard has become pretty talented throwing the shot put in her spare time during the winter.

Woodard, who won shot put and discus Meet of Champions titles during her career at Cherokee High School, bombed a huge personal best in the shot at a rare indoor home meet in Norman, Okla.

Woodard threw 54-6 to win the competition at the J.D. Martin Invitational at Oklahoma-Mosier Indoor Track. Check out here full series and full results here.

That huge throw moved Woodard, an Oklahoma sophomore, into the No. 11 spot on 2016 NCAA indoor list, No. 3 among sophomores.

Woodard’s previous shot put indoor and overall PR was 51-09 1/4, set last year at a quad meet at Texas A&M.

With her 54-6, Woodard moved from No. 8 to No. 3 on the all-time Oklahoma indoor list, behind only Tia Brooks and Karen Shump. Brooks threw 63-0 3/4 in 2013, and Shump threw 58-11 1/2 in 2011.

Woodard’s mark is also No. 12 on the U.S. indoor women’s list.

 

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