Taylor Woods
Taylor Woods
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Hermitage, PA
High School: Hickory
Events: Throws

2014-15: Threw season-best indoor mark of 15.31m in the weight throw. In outdoor Woods hit season-best marks of 48.96m in the discus throw and threw a season-best team mark of 48.24 in the hammer throw.

2013-14: Had season-best indoor marks of 13.28 meters in the shot put at the SPIRE DI Invitational and 14.97 meters in the weight throw to place seventh at the Eastern Michigan Invitational...outdoors tallied top marks of 47.65 meters in the discus at the Historic Penn Relays and 47.44 meters in the hammer at the Wake Forest Open...won the discus at the Bucknell Bison Outdoor Classic with a toss of 46.77 meters...took home gold in both the discus and hammer throws with marks of 44.85 and 47.13 meters, respectively, at the New York Upstate Challenge.

2012-13: Set a career-best throw of 46-1.25 (14.05m) in the shot put at the Eastern Michigan Triangular...recorded a season-best discus throw of 151-1 (46.06m) at the Penn State Jim Thorpe Open...had a hammer throw of 144-7 (44.07m) at the Penn State Jim Thorpe Open.

High School: Earned eight letters and captained two seasons for coach and father Keith Woods at Hickory High School. The Pennsylvania state champion in the indoor shot put and an all-state honoree in shot put and discus. State runner-up in the discus and fourth in the shot put at the 2012 Pennsylvania Outdoor Championships. Participated in the junior world trials. Also lettered in volleyball and swimming for the Hornets.

Personal: Born March 11, 1994. Daughter of Keith and Donna Woods. Has one brother (Ben) and two sisters (Erin, Emily). Brother Ben was punter for the UB football team (2004-07) and cousin Kristy is a current member of the UB women’s track and field team. Favorite movies include The Lion King and Finding Nemo. Favorite TV shows include Pretty Little Liars and the Ellen DeGeneres Show. Went on a mission trip to a South Dakota Indian reservation. Major is undecided.