PR: 1:45.23 (1999)
Born: August 3, 1974, in Long Beach, Calif.
Current Residence: Palo Alto, Calif.
High School: Long Beach (Calif.) Polytechnic HS '92
College: Georgetown '97
Coach: Frank Gagliano
Agent: Renaldo Nehemiah
Club: Nike Farm Team
Career Highlights: 2000 U.S. Indoor National Champ; 1997 NCAA Outdoor Champ; 8-time NCAA All-American; 2000 Olympian
A past U.S. Indoor and NCAA Outdoor Champion and World Championships team member, Woodward in 2000 earned his first Olympic berth with his third-place finish at the Olympic Trials. He got his start in the sport running youth track in Long Beach, Calif., at age 9, when he was TAC national champion in the 100 meters...graduated Georgetown '97 with double major in Psychology and Japanese... while at Georgetown, Woodward was a two-time Penn Relay champion in 1997 as a member of Georgetown's 4x800 and sprint medley relay teams... Interests include music, computers, running an Internet business, and playing his bass guitars...is active in USATF's Athletes' Advisory Committee. In 2001 moved from Washington, D.C. to Palo Alto, Calif., to train with the Nike Farm Team under his coach at Georgetown, Frank Gagliano.
2001: Did not compete due to a hernia operation following the 2000
2000: Won 2000 U.S. Indoor Nationals...3rd in Olympic Trials 800 (1:46.09)...ran anchor on American Record-setting 4x800 meter relay indoors (7:14.78)... 5th in 1st round at Olympics (1:47.64)...ranked #5 U.S. by T&FN...best of 1:45.55 at Pontiac Grand Prix on June 17.
1999: 2nd at USA Outdoor Championships at 1:46.06... 3rd at USA Indoor Championships (1:48.72)...best of 1:45.23.
1998: 7th at USA Outdoor Championships...ranked #7 in the U.S. by T&FN...best of 1:46.57.
1997: Won Big East Conference and NCAA 800 meter crowns as a senior at Georgetown... placed 6th at USA Outdoors and third at World University Games...ran 3rd leg on gold medal-winning 4x400m relay at World University Games ...ran 4x400 split of 44.8 at Georgetown... ranked #6 in U.S. at 800 meters by T&FN...best of 1:45.78.
1996: 4th at Big East Championships, third in his heat at NCAA's...best of 1:47.30.
1995: 5th at U.S. Outdoor ...7th in the semifinals of the World University Games.