Jessica Woodard takes 6th in shot put at USATF National Championships!!!

Jessica Woodard placed 6th in the shot put Friday night at the USATF Championships in Albuquerque.

Woodard, a Cherokee graduate and six-time All-America at Oklahoma, overcame fouls on three straight throws to take 6th with a throw of 57-11.

Woodard opened with a 57-7 before fouling on her last two attempts of the trials. But that was good enough to get her into the finals in seventh place. 

She fouled on her first throw of the finals before hitting 57-11 on her fifth throw to move up to 6th. She finished with a 56-10 1/4.

Woodard had set an indoor PR of 59-0 1/4 last weekend in Norman, Okla. She’s thrown as far as 61-3 1/2 outdoors.

In her three indoor meets this winter, she’s fouled on 10 of her 18 throws. 

Woodard ranks No. 17 in the world this year and No. 9 among U.S. women.

Woodard’s sixth-place finish matches her finish at outdoor nationals last summer in Des Moines, Iowa. She was seventh at indoor nationals last year and ninth at outdoor nationals in 2018. She also placed 11th at 2018 nationals in the discus. In 2017 she was 8th at outdoor nationals and 13th in the discus at outdoor nationals. In 2016, she was 11th in the shot at the U.S. Olympic Trials.

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