Nyla Woods
Nyla  Woods

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Fayetteville, Ga.

High School:
Henry W. Grady

Height:
5-6

Event:
Throws

Major:
Sociology

02/26/2016

2016 BIG EAST Indoor T&F Championships Day One

Photos from day one of the 2016 BIG EAST Indoor Track & Field Championships at Ocean Breeze.

As a Sophomore (2015-16): Earned All-BIG EAST Indoor and Outdoor Honors for the second-straight season, winning gold in the weight throw at Indoors and winning gold in the hammer throw at the Outdoors … earned a second-straight trip to the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Rounds in the hammer throw … Indoor Track- Shot Put: won two gold medals in the event at the Fordham Season Opener (Dec. 4) and the Bill Ward Invite (Dec. 8) … threw a personal-best mark of 13.10 meters at the Metropolitan Championships (Feb. 5) to finish second … Weight Throw: for the second-straight season earned All-BIG EAST Honors in the event … won the gold medal at the BIG EAST Championships (Feb. 26) with a monster 19.31 meters toss … captured six gold medals in the event throughout the campaign … did not finish worse than fifth in the event throughout the year … tossed a monster 19.36 meters, landing herself in the program top-10 at the Metropolitan Championships (Feb. 5) to finish first … Outdoor Track- Hammer Throw: Finished top-10 in ever regular-season event … won three gold medals including a gold medal at the BIG EAST Championships (May 14) … finished 21st at the NCAA East Regional with a mark of 57.11 meters … set a personal-best mark of 57.47 meters to finish third at the Penn Relays (May 1) … Shot Put: Finished first in the event at the Outdoor Mets (April 9) with a mark of 12.58 meters.

As a Freshman (2014-15): In her first season as a member of St. John’s Track & Field Woods was named to the All-BIG EAST Indoor team and All-BIG EAST Outdoor team after winning bronze in the weight throw at the Indoor Championships and winning silver in the hammer throw at the Outdoor Championships … earned a trip to the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round during outdoor season for the hammer throw where Woods took home an 18th place finish … Indoor Track – Weight Throw: recorded a personal-best mark in the weight throw during her first meet with St. John’s by placing third at the STJ Bill Ward Meet with a mark of 17.97 meters (Dec. 8) … won a silver medal at the Princeton Women’s Quad Meet with a mark of 17.60 meters (Jan. 9) … won gold at the St. Joseph’s Winter Invitational with a mark of 17.33 meters (Jan. 17) … placed second overall at the NYC Metropolitan Championships with a mark of 17.74 meters (Feb. 5-6) … won bronze at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships with a mark of 17.89 meters (Feb. 28 – March 1) … finished fourth overall at the ECAC Indoor Championships (March 6-8) with a toss of 17.90 meters … Shot Put: medaled three times in the shot put during indoor season including bronze medal winning performances at the Princeton Women’s Quad Meet and St. Joseph’s Winter Invitational and a silver-medal winning performance at the STJ Bill Ward Meet … Outdoor Track - Hammer Throw: won a gold medal in her first event of the outdoor season with a throw of 54.67 meters at the Emory Classic (March 27-28) … won three more gold medals in the hammer throw during outdoor season including performances at the USMMA 7-Way Meet (April 12), the Coach Omeltchenko Invite (April 19) and the Tom Farrell Classic (May 1-2) … recorded a personal-best toss of 57.03 meters at the Larry Ellis (College) Meet to finish third overall (April 17) … won a silver medal at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships with a toss of 56.13 meters (May 8-9) … took home fourth place at the ECAC Outdoor Championships with a mark of 56.38 meters (May 15-17) … finished 18th overall at the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round with a mark of 55.96 meters (May 28-30) … Shot Put: threw a personal-best mark of 12.96 meters at the Tom Farrell Classic (May 1-2) where she finished second … placed fourth in the shot put at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships (May 8-9) with a mark of 12.76 meters … Discus Throw: won a gold medal at the Tom Farrell Classic with a personal-best toss of 33.25 meters (May 1-2) … finished 11th overall at the BIG EAST Championships with a mark of 32.43 meters (May 8-9)

At Henry W. Grady: A two-time Georgia Class 3A shot put champion ... two-year captain and shot put school record holder ... earned All-America honors, placing fifth at the 2014 New Balance Outdoor Nationals after claiming runner-up honors at the high school indoor national championships earlier in the season ... achieved impressive career-best marks of 185'10" in the hammer throw and 43'11" in the shot put ... was elected her high school's Most Valuable Athlete as a senior.

Personal: Daughter of Dwayne and Monica Woods ... hobbies include watching Netflix and going to the movies ... future career plans include working as a sports psychologist at a Division I institution ... served as secretary of her high school's 21st Century Leaders Club ... names previous coach Mike Judge as the most influential person in her athletic career ... favorite TV show is "Orange is the New Black."

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