Cherokee grad Woodard unloads indoor shot put PR, now ranked #6 in NCAA

Jessica Woodard bombed a throw of 56-6 1/2 to set an indoor personal-best at the Mark Colligan Memorial Invitational at the Devaney Center in Lincoln, Neb. That currently ranks her No. 6 in Division 1 and No. 20 among U.S. women.

Woodard opened with a 50-9 1/4 and a foul before hitting the PR on her third throw. She followed with a foul, a 54-9 3/4 and another foul. Not her most consistent series ever, but it did land her an indoor PR.

Woodard’s previous indoor best throw in the shot was a 55-10 3/4 last march at the indoor NCAA championships at the Birmingham (Ala.) Metro Trossplex. She earned All-America honors with an eighth-place finish.

Her outdoor PR is 58-7 3/4, which got her third in last year’s outdoor NCAA nationals at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.

Woodard also has a discus PR of 177-9 3/4, set at the Big 12 Championships in Fort Worth this past May.

Woodard also placed fourth in the weight throw in Lincoln with a 59-5 1/4. Her PR is 62-10 3/4.

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