WHAT DID KEVIN FOX JUST DO??? NJ’S #38 half-miler is now #1!!!!

step0001-6There are PRs and then there are PRs. And then there’s what Kevin Fox just did.

Good grief! This is an all-time PR!

Fox, racing Tuesday night at the Haddonfield Distance Night, demolished his 800 PR of 1:57.15 and ran 1:52.60 to edge Haddonfield’s Greg Pelose on a perfect night for racing.

That’s right, 1:52.60.

No. 1 in Burlington County, No. 1 in South Jersey, No. 1 in New Jersey.

Yes, that is a 4.55-second PR in a race where PRs generally are recorded in fractions of a second.

Fox, ranked No. 38 in New Jersey coming into the day, is now the state’s fastest half-miler. Michael Thurston of Ridgewood had been No. 1 at 1:52.79.

Fox ran his previous PR of 1:57.15 in the same meet on the same track last year. His fastest time this year was a 1:57.52 Saturday at the Burlington County Open in Mount Holly, where he was second to Isaiah Curnello of Rancocas Valley.

His time is No. 17 in South Jersey history, and he’s the fastest junior in New Jersey in three years.

Since Novak in 2005, the only South Jersey underclassman to run faster than Fox is Oakcrest’s Ishmael Muhammad, who ran 1:51.79 at the state Group 3 meet in 2013. Muhammad is now at Villanova and ran on the Wildcats’ Big East-champion 1,600-meter relay team earlier this month.

Fox’s time is fifth-fastest in Burlington County history and fastest since Matt Poskus of Cinnaminson ran 1:52.37 in 2007. He’s the No. 2 junior in county history, behind Rob Novak, who ran 1:51.38 as an 11th-grader at Westampton Tech racing for Bordentown.

Fox broke a 53-year-old school record. The previous mark was 1:55.4 over 880 yards by Barey Middleton in 1963.

Middleton had a heck of a career at Moorestown, winning four state championships and earning honorable mention honors on the NJ.com Team of the Decade for the 1960s.

He was the state Group 1-2 combined XC champ as a senior, running 12:39.9 over 2 1/2 miles in the fall of 1962 and he won state Group 2 mile titles in 1962 and 1963 – 4:35.2 in 1962 and 4:25.9 in 1963. He was also state indoor Group 2 champ in 1963 with a 4:43.4.

Middleton went on to serve several years in the U.S. Navy and was a firefighter in Moorestown for nearly 20 years. He served as a detective for more than 20 years with the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office. Middleton passed away in 2012.

OK, time to check out the updated all-time South Jersey 800-meter list:

  • 1:48.52 … Ishmael Muhammad [Oakcrest], 2014
  • 1:49.7h … Rich Caton [Woodbury], 1979
  • 1:49.74 … Fred Sharpe [Paulsboro], 1997
  • 1:49.84 … Rob Novak [Bordentown], 2005
  • 1:50.12 … Isaac Clark [Pleasantville], 2013
  • 1:50.30 … Jacob Clark [Pleasantville], 2013
  • 1:50.67 … John Richardson [Ocean City], 2003
  • 1:50.8h … Vance Watson [Willingboro], 1983
  • 1:51.02 … Derrell Manhertz [Kingsway], 2013
  • 1:51.6h … Sam Summerville [Holy Spirit], 1976
  • 1:51.8h … Cliff Beckford [Vineland], 1991
  • 1:51.84 … Shannon Sherrer [Vineland], 2003
  • 1:52.1h … Greg Honsby [Rancocas Valley], 1974
  • 1:52.21 … Leaquan James [Vineland], 2013
  • 1:52.24 … Ford Palmer [Absegami], 2009
  • 1:52.37 … Matt Poskus [Cinnaminson], 2007
  • 1:52.60 … Kevin Fox [Moorestown], 2016
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Pennsauken blazes its way to all-time SJ #8 in 800-meter relay

Pennsauken knew after it ran 1:28.38 at the Woodbury Relays there was plenty of room for improvement.

On Monday, the Indians showed that improvement, winning a hot 4-by-200 at the Willingboro Relays that saw five schools run 1:31.08 or under.

Marquan Jones, Nahzir Russell, Braheem Whitfield and Martin Booker beat second-place Deptford by almost two seconds. Jones and Booker were also on the Pennsauken 4-by-2 team that won the Boro Relays last year.

Their time ranks No. 8 in South Jersey history and No. 2 in New Jersey, behind only Paul VI’s 1:27.37 to edge Pennsauken at Woodbury.

Paul VI did not race at either relay meet Monday and actually hasn’t run a 4-by-200 since Woodbury.

This is only the second time ever that two South Jersey schools have run 1:27-point the same year. In 2002, Winslow ran 1:27.84 and Camden 1:27.88.

Here’s the updated all-time South Jersey 4-by-200 list:

1:24.49 … Winslow Township, 2003
1:24.90 … Camden, 2004
1:26.05 … Camden, 2000
1:26.68 … Camden, 1997
1:27.38 … Paul VI, 2016
1:27.52 … Woodrow Wilson, 1996
1:27.66 … Oakcrest, 2011
1:27.68 … Pennsauken, 2016
1:27.69 … Oakcrest, 2012
1:27.74 … Pleasantville, 1994
1:27.75 … Willingboro, 2007
1:27.80 … Pleasantville, 1999
1:27.84 … Winslow Twp., 2002
1:27.88 … Camden, 2002
1:27.90 …Winslow Twp., 2008
1:27.96 … Williamstown, 2015

Here are the year-by-year 4-by-200 winners at the Willingboro Relay meet:

2003: Winslow Twp., 1:26.12
2004: Camden, 1:27.09
2005: Camden, 1:28.37
2006: Vineland, 1:28.9
2007: Willingboro, 1:28.13
2008: Winslow Twp., 1:28.8
2009: Neptune, 1:30.05
2010: Delsea, 1:28.62
2011: Oakcrest, 1:27.66
2012: Oakcrest, 1:28.17
2013: Willingboro, 1:29.91
2014: Camden, 1:31.87
2015: Pennsauken, 1:29.88
2016: Pennsauken, 1:27.68

Quimby kicks her way to rare Burlington County Open triple

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Kara Bonner of Shawnee and Megan Quimby of Lenape lead the 800 approaching the gun lap. Photo courtesy of RunningWorksPix.

The rest of Burlington County kept throwing fresh runners at Megan Quimby. And she kept sprinting past them.

Quimby, a Lenape junior, on Saturday became the first runner in 37 years to triple the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 at the Burlington County Open.

Kari Vigerstol never did it. Liz Moore never did it. Even Caitlin Orr never did it, although she came close.

Quimby ran 2:17.70, 5:23.30 and 11:53.81 to single-handedly score 30 points and help Lenape win its eighth team total in 10 years.

The only other girl to win all three long races on the track at a County Open was Kathy Sjolie of long-shuttered Kennedy High in Willingboro. Sjolie ran 2:22.2, 5:20.9 and 11:42.6 in 1979 for 880 yards, a full mile and two miles.

But she ran as fast as 2:15.7 and 5:01.9 and remains one of the all-time greats in South Jersey history. She was coached at Kennedy by Bill Lewis, father of Carl and Carol Lewis.

Sjolie ran for Kennedy’s boys XC team, since there were no girls XC teams back then. She went on to run at UNLV, becoming the first female in JFK High School history to earn an athletic scholarship. She now lives in Castle Pines, Colo.

Quimby raced just to win Saturday and didn’t come close to her PRs, which are 2:12.78 (from last year’s Meet of Champions), 4:57.12 (this year’s indoor M-of-C) and 10:58.97 (from last year’s County Open).

Quimby got all she could handle in the 800 from Shawnee’s Kara Bonner, who ran 2:18.56, pushing Quimby all the way to the line.

In the 1,600, Jess McAdams of Cherokee stayed with Quimby until the 200-meter mark before finishing second.

And in the 3,200, Quimby just stayed with the field until the last lap, closing in 69 for her final 400 and probably 32 for her final 200. Ashley Dunteman of Northern finished second in 12:02.55.

Quimby is the first Lenape girl to win the County Open 800 since Moira Cunningham in 2008 and the first to win the 3,200 since Orr won her fourth straight in 2010. Orr is now an assistant coach at Cherokee. She’s the second in a row to win the 1,600, following Camille Franklin last year.

Quimby and Staten are members of an elite group of girls who have tripled at the Burlington County Open. Since the girls meet was added in 1978, only nine girls have won three events at the same meet. Two of them are current Lenape juniors:

4 … Jasmine Staten, 2015 [200, 400, HH, LJ]
4 … Tonya Lee [RV], 1986 [HH, IH, HJ, LJ]
4 … Tonya Lee [RV], 1987 [HH, IH, HJ, LJ]
4 … Tabatha Haskins [Shawnee], 2005 [100HH, HJ, LJ, TJ]
3 … Carol Lewis, 1978 [LJ, 100HH, HJ]
3 … Jasmine Staten, 2016 [200, HH, LJ]
3 … Kathy Sjolie [JFK], 1979 [800, 1,600, 3,200]
3 … Megan Quimby [Lenape], 2016 [800, 1,600, 3,200]
3 … Kim Allen [Willingboro], 2004 [100HH, LJ, TJ]
3 … Lillian Rivera [Pemberton], 1983 [SP, DI, JAV]
3 … Lillian Rivera [Pemberton], 1984 [SP, DI, JAV]
3 … Lynlee Phillips  [Shawnee], 1998 [SP, DI, JAV]
3 … Lynlee Phillips  [Shawnee], 1999 [SP, DI, JAV]

Lenape outscored second-place Rancocas Valley 124 1/3-90 to win its three straight team title.

Lenape is now responsible for six of the nine-highest points totals in meet history, all since 2007. RV’s 90 points represent the fourth-highest second-place point total ever.

162.0 … Lenape, 2015 [1st]
147.0 … Willingboro, 2004 [1st]
146.0 … Lenape, 2008 [1st]
144.0 … Lenape, 2010 [1st]
138.0 … Lenape, 2014 [1st]
133.0 … Cherokee, 2013 [1st]
130.0 … Lenape, 2007 [1st]
127.0 … Shawnee, 1997 [1st]
124.0 … Lenape, 2016 [1st]
123.0 … Willingboro, 1992 [1st]
121.0 … Cherokee, 2012 [1st]
114.0 … Lenape, 2011 [1st]
113.0 … Shawnee, 1995 [1st]
107.0 … Shawnee, 1998 [1st]
107.0 … Shawnee, 1996 [Tie 1st]
107.0 … Willingboro, 1996 [Tie 1st]
106.0 … Willingboro, 2003 [1st]
100.3 … Lenape, 2012 [2nd]
101.0 … Lenape, 2009 [1st]
101.0 … Willingboro, 2005 [1st]
  96.0 … Willingboro, 1996 [1st]
  96.0 … Willingboro, 1993 [1st]
  95.0 … Shawnee, 2003 [2nd]
  94.0 … Willingboro, 2008 [1st]
  93.0 … Willingboro, 1997 [2nd]
  90.0 … Rancocas Valley, 2016 [2nd]

Rancocas Valley scored its most points ever and matched its best finish ever. The Red Devil girls were also second in 1989 and 2011.

Staten destroys two meet records in remarkable Burlington County Open performance

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Aliyah Taylor of Pemberton (right) edges Jasmine Staten of Lenape in a classic 400-meter dash showdown. Photo courtesy RunningWorksPics.

The Burlington County Open has been around a long time — since the 1960s — and it’s not easy to break a meet record at a meet with this much history and tradition.

That didn’t stop Lenape junior Jasmine Staten from doing it Saturday.

Twice.

Staten turned in one of the greatest performances in Burlington County Open history, breaking the meet record in the long jump with a personal-best leap of 19-0 1/4, breaking the meet record in the 100-meter hurdles with a 14.60, running a season-best 56.72 for second to Pemberton’s Aliyah Taylor in the 400 and winning the 200 in 25.59.

With Staten scoring 38 points and Meghan Quimby adding 30 with a rare 800 / 1,600 / 3,200 sweep, Lenape easily won its third straight county title and eighth in the last 10 years. Lenape outscored second-place Rancocas Valley, 124 1/3-90.

Staten got started in the long jump, where she popped her PR on her second attempt. Her previous PR was 18-4 1/4 at Group 4 states.

That makes her the 11th 19-footer in South Jersey history and the second in Burlington County history, the first since Olympian Carol Lewis 36 years ago.

20-11 3/4 Carol Lewis (Willingboro), 1980
20-0 1/2 Teneacia Smith (Cherry Hill East), 1992
19-9 1/4 Cidae’a Woods (Winslow Twp.), 2013
19-4 3/4 Gabrielle Farquharson (Williamstown), 2011
19-4 Emily Carson (Haddonfield), 2013
19-2 1/2 Gabrielle Bennett (Winslow Twp.), 2015
19-2 1/4 Asia Young (Holy Spirit), 2016
19-2 Robin Taylor (Deptford), 1980
19-1 Nena Moore (Cherry Hill West), 1995
19-1 Yvone Wolff (Middle Twp.), 2012
19-0 1/4 Jasmine Staten (Lenape), 2016

Lewis held the previous meet record of 18-10 1/2, set in the 1979 meet.

Staten has won two straight Open long jump titles. She’s the only Lenape long jumper ever to win a County Open title.

Next for Staten was the high hurdles, and she won by nearly two seconds in 14.60, breaking the meet record of 14.70, set in 2004 by Kim Allen of Willingboro. It wasn’t a PR — Staten ran 14.47 earlier this year on her own track at Lenape. Staten has won the 100 highs two years in a row.

Staten also won the 200 for the third consecutive year, joining Michelle Glover of Willingboro (1979-81) and Amandi Rhett of Moorestown (1998-00) as the only three-time 200 winners in meet history.

In a classic matchup of two of the state’s best athletes, Staten hooked up with Taylor in the 400. Taylor ranks third in New Jersey at 56.27 and Staten has  56.31 to her credit from last spring.

Both all-state runners came off the final turn before Taylor finally edged ahead on the final straight. Taylor stopped the clock at 56.43, No. 3 in meet history, with Staten just behind her at 56.72.

Here’s what the all-time County Open 400 list looks like:

54.40   Michelle Brown (Seneca), 2009
56.24   Danielle Myricks (Willingboro), 2000
56.43    Aliyah Taylor (Pemberton), 2016
56.62   Okechi Ogbuokiri (Willingboro), 2003
56.62   Annie Johnson (Shawnee), 2011
56.63   Courtney Foster (Cherokee), 2012
56.63   Jasmine Staten (Lenape), 2015
56.65   Shailah Williams (Pemberton), 2012
56.72 …….. Staten, 2016
56.6    Mandie Dulin (Shawnee), 1997
56.83   …… Brown, 2010
56.90   …… Myricks, 2001
56.90   Kendra Brown (Willingboro), 1998

Staten’s three individual titles Saturday give her eight with one year left at Lenape. That’s already third-most in meet history and puts her in range of the remarkable Tonya Lee, who won 11 for Rancocas Valley from 1985 through 1988. Lee went on to earn multiple All-America honors at Tennessee and reached the finals of the Olympic Trials 400 hurdles in 1996.

Here’s a look at the 12 athletes who’ve won six or more Burlington County Open individual titles:

  • 11 … Tonya Lee (Rancocas Valley, 1985-88)
  • 9 … Carol Lewis (Willingboro, 1978-81)
  • 8 … Jasmine Staten (Lenape, 2014-15)
  • 7 … Caitlin Orr (Lenape, 2007-10)
  • 6 … Michelle Glover (Willingboro, 1979-81)
  • 6 … Demya Walker (Rancocas Valley)
  • 6 … Michelle Brown (Seneca, 2007-10)
  • 6 … Mandie Dulin (Shawnee)
  • 6 … Deanna Germano (Shawnee, 1984-86)
  • 6 … Lillian Rivera (Pemberton, 1983-84)
  • 6 … Lynlee Phillips (Shawnee, 1998-99)
  • 6 … Jessica Woodard (Cherokee, 2010-13)

Villanova freshman Pierce named MVP at Big East Championships

Sydney Pierce continued his terrific true freshman season at Villanova with a double sprint win at the Big East Championships in Ohio and was named the meet’s Outstanding Track Performer.

Pierce, a spring graduate of Rancocas Valley, won the 100 in 10.64 and the 200 in 21.57, although he wasn’t the top qualifier in either race coming out of the trials.

Pierce ran 10.87 in his 100 trial, which won the second semifinal but was well off the 10.73 that sophomore Zachary Polk of Xavier ran in the first semi.

But in the final, Pierce out-ran Polk (10.68), Marquette freshman Connor Boos (10.69) and Marquette junior Brandon Bell (10.73), who all finished within 1-10th of a second.

In the 200, Pierce ran 21.72 in the first semi but Boos ran 21.70 in the second. But Pierce again topped the field in the final, leading three runners under 21.80. DePaul soph Sebas Feyersinger was second in 10.65 and Polk third in 21.77.

The meet was held at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.

Pierce is the second Villanova sprinter in history to win the 100-200 sprint double at Big East. Salaam Gariba swept the sprints in 1991. Pierce is now a three-time Big East champ. He won the 55 at the indoor meet.

Pierce is Villanova’s first Outstanding Track Performer since Elves Lewis in 2007, and he’s the first Big East Outstanding Track Performer ever from South Jersey, although there have been two Most Outstanding Field Performers from South Jersey — Ray Wilks of Bridgeton for U. Conn in 1996, 1998 and 1999 and Egg Harbor’s James Plummer in 2013.

He’s also Villanova’s first double individual winner at outdoor Big East in 10 years and only the sixth in Wildcat history.

  • 1981 … Brian Dalitri, shot (55-9 3/4), disc (158-5)
  • 1989 … Mark Rainey, 400 (46.97), long jump (24-5)
  • 1990 … Mark Rainey, 400 (47.40), long jump (25-7 1/2)
  • 1991 … Salaam Gariba, 100 (10.42), 200 (20.96)
  • 1997 … Stephen Howard, 1,500 (3:52.31), 5,000 (14:21.25)
  • 2006 … Robert McCade, shot (56-3 1/4), disc (187-8)
  • 2010 … Sterling Pierce, 100 (10.64), 200 (21.57)

Gariba, who won the 100 in 1989 and 1991, and Pierce are the only 100 winers in Villanova history. Carlton Young (1982), Gariba (1991), Carlos Bedoya (2003) and Pierce are the Wildcats’ all-time 200 winners.

Pierce’s previous 100 PR was 10.78 from the Colonial Relays at William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va., back in March. His 200 PR remains 21.34, also from the Colonial Relays.

Steff, Foering making S.J. javelin history for Rancocas Valley!!!!!

Junior Danielle Steff and Julianne Foering are forming quite a javelin tandem at Rancocas Valley.

And on Saturday, they enjoyed their best day yet as a duo.

Steff and Foering went 1-2 in the BCSL Liberty Division meet at Northern Burlington Saturday, Steff throwing 134-5 and Foering 133-7.

Both R.V. throwers destroyed the Liberty Division meet record for the new implement (since 2002), which was 124-5, set in 2002 by Aleyna Schaefer of Northern Burlington, and both also shattered the overall meet record with the new implement, which was 132-1, set in 2002 by Cinnaminson’s Faith Blamon.

The longest throw ever in Burlington County Scholastic League meet history was a 144-2 bomb by future Michigan All-America Lynlee Phillips of Shawnee with the old javelin back in 1999.

Steff and Foering are only the second South Jersey tandem to both throw 133-11 or better in the same meet, the first to do it as underclassmen.

Pennsville senior Megan Saxvanderweyden and Alyssa Whipkey did it several times last year, including at the Meet of Champions, where they finished 1-2 at 138-3 and 137-6.

Foering’s 133-7 was just four inches off her PR of 133-11 that she set at the Lenape Invitational in late April. Steff’s previous PR was 133-2, also at the Lenape Invite.

Let’s take a look at the top-10 performers in BCSL history with the new javelin:

134-  5 ..… Danielle Steff (Rancocas Valley), 2016 [Liberty] (1st)
133-11 ….. Julianna Foering (Rancocas Valley), 2016 [Liberty]  (1st)
132-  1 ….. Faith Blamon (Cinnaminson), 2012 [Patriot]  (1st)
129-  1 ….. Kelly Yanucil (Bordentown), 2013 [Patriot]   (1st)
125-  9 ……… Yanucil, 2012 [Patriot] (2nd)
124-  5 ….. Alayna Schaefer (Northern Burlington), 2002 [Liberty]  (1st)
123-  7 ….. Sarah Dores (Holy Cross), 2010 [Patriot] (1st)
120-  9 ….. Allison Vetter (Cinnaminson), 2006 [Patriot]  (1st)
120-  4 …….. Yanucil, 2011 [Patriot]  (1st)
120-  1 ….. Nicole Bayer [Delran], 2014 [Patriot]  (1st)
118-10 ….. Breanna Hudik [Bordentown], 2010 [Patriot] (2nd)
118-  0 …….. Foreign, 2015 [Liberty]  (1st)
117-11 ….. Mercedes Glover (Burlington Twp.), 2010 [Liberty]  (1st)

The R.V. teammates rank No. 3 and No. 4 in South Jersey this spring behind Vineland’s Tumelo Nwanma (141-1) and Cherokee’s Kaela Schrier (138-8). They’re No. 6 and 7 in the state ranking.

Schrier, Steff and Foering rank No. 3, 5 and 6 in Burlington County history with the new implement so it could be a very competitive Burlington County Open Saturday at R.V.’s new track.

Let’s move on to the all-time South Jersey list, with the new javelin that’s been in use the last 15 years:

  • 160-  8 … Maria Jimenez (Vineland), 2012
  • 152-  9 … Katherine Johnston (Haddonfield), 2012
  • 152-  4 … Jill Shaner (Egg Harbor Twp.), 2009
  • 148-  8 … Caitlin Cielo (Eastern), 2002
  • 146-  7 … Victoria Imbesi (Our Lady of Mercy), 2008
  • 141-  6 … Lindsay Minch (Pennsville), 2010
  • 141-  5 … Kelly Yanucil (Bordentown), 2013
  • 141-  1 … Tumelo Nwanma (Vineland), 2016
  • 141-  0 … Jocelyn McRae (Millville), 2006
  • 140-  0 … Melissa Lake (Cherokee), 2011
  • 139-  9 … Heather Juhring (Kingsway), 2011
  • 138-  8 … Kaela Schrier (Cherokee), 2016
  • 138-  4 … Megan Saxvanderweyden (Pennsville), 2015
  • 137-  6 … Mercedes Glover (Burlington Twp.), 2010
  • 137-  6 … Alyssa Whipkey (Pennsville), 2015
  • 137-  1 … Ayana Culhane (Absegami), 2016
  • 136-  0 … Shamire Rothmiller (Glassboro), 2008
  • 135-10 … Mary Wilks (Bridgeton), 2007
  • 135-  6 … Danielle Still (Bishop Eustace), 2002
  • 135-  2 … Nicolette Burns (Kingsway), 2013
  • 134-  5 … Danielle Steff (Rancocas Valley), 2016
  • 134-  0 … Niyah Cosme (Vineland), 2016
  • 133-11 … Julianna Foering (Rancocas Valley), 2016
  • 133-  4 … Leah Braidi (Sacred Heart), 2010
  • 133-  3 … Javona Ford (Millville), 2010
  • 132-10 … Nicole Bayer (Delran), 2014
  • 132-  4 … Kelse Reese (Paul VI), 2011
  • 131-  9 … Jeanne Berry (Delsea), 2012
  • 131-  7 … Emily HIgbee (Holy Spirit), 2013
  • 130-  9 … Lynn Brown (Buena), 2015
  • 130-  0 … Angela Garofalo (Mainland Reg.), 2006

Woodard does it again!!!!! Two more massive PRs at Big 12 meet!!!

XYSTRRKYQTKLKQH.20150215054119The University of Oklahoma women’s track team had its best meet ever, and so did sophomore thrower Jess Woodard.

Woodard, a native of Marlton and graduate of Cherokee High School, posted two PRs and two third-place finishes for the Sooners in the Big 12 Championships in Fort Worth.

Oklahoma finished a best-ever second in the Big 12, falling to Texas 167.7-136.5.

In the shot put, Woodard moved from fifth to third on her final throw, PRing at 56-9 1/4. She finished behind only seniors Dani Winters of Kansas State (57-0 1/2) and Chase Ealey of Oklahoma State (56-9 3/4).

Woodard didn’t have a great series but finished with a bomb. She got into the finals with a 52-2 1/4 on her first throw of the trials before fouling on her last two throws in the trials. Then she went 54-11 1/4 and 53-2 to open the finals before blasting her 56-9 1/4.

Woodard’s previous PR was a 55-10 3/4 at indoor NCAAs in Birmingham in March, when she earned All-America honors for the first time. Her outdoor PR was a 55-10 1/4 at the John Jacobs Invite in Norman, Okla., in late April.

It’s tough to tell where Woodard ranks in Oklahoma history, since the school hasn’t updated its on-line women’s track media guide in six years.

But according to Direct Athletics, she is ninth in NCAA Division 1 this spring in the shot put and No. 2 among sophomores. According to the IAAF, she is No. 46 in the world and No. 17 among all U.S. women.

Woodard was just as sharp in the discus.

She threw 177-9 3/4 to place third and destroy another PR. She came into the weekend with a disc PR of 176-7 1/2 at last year’s NCAA West Regionals in Austin.

Woodard got off five legal throws – 171 8 1/2 and 169-9 3/4 followed by a foul in the prelims and then her 177-9 3/4 to open the finals, followed by a 165-2 1/4 and a 170-1.

Freshman Shadae Lawrence of Kansas State won the disc at 193-0 1/2, with Texas Tech senior Hannah Carson second at 182-4 1/2.