Competing in her secondary event, Cherokee graduate Jessica Woodard placed 11th at the USATF Championships in Boise Thursday in the discus with a throw of 183-3.
Woodard opened with throws of 168-11 and 169-4 before hitting the 183-3 on her final throw of the trials. She missed the eight-woman final by just 17 inches.
This is Woodard’s third U.S. championships but her first year qualifying in both the shot and the discus.
Woodard is scheduled to compete in the shot put on Friday. She is the No. 22-ranked U.S. woman in history in the shot at 61-3 1/2.