FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Five-time Utah state champion Hunter Woodhall has signed on to join the nationally ranked Arkansas men’s track and field team for the 2017-18 academic year.
Woodhall is the top quarter-miler in his home state and ranks as one of the top-four fastest preps in the nation with his personal best of 46.56, which he posted a few weeks ago at the Davis Invitational in Kaysville, Utah.
“We are very excited that Hunter [Woodhall] has chosen to join us as a Razorback,” head coach Chris Bucknam said. “In watching him compete we can see that his passion and enthusiasm will be contagious. He’s a very talented and highly motivated young man, that gravitates towards excellence in everything he does. With his commitment to excellence both on and off the track he is going to thrive here as an Arkansas Razorback.”
In addition to his success at the state and national level, Woodhall has also excelled on the international stage, representing Team USA at the 2015 International Paralympic Committee Athletics World Championships and most recently the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games.
Before joining the Hogs in Fayetteville, Woodhall will look to defend his 400-meter state crown this weekend at the 2017 Utah Track and Field State Championships in Provo, Utah.
Hunter Woodhall, Sprints | Syracuse, Utah / Syracuse HS
Personal Bests: 200 meters (21.12), 400 meters (46.56)
• 2016 Rio Paralympic Games 200m Silver Medalist
• 2016 Rio Paralympic Games 400m Bronze Medalist
• 2015 IPC World Championships 400m Silver Medalist
• 2015 IPC World Championships 200m Bronze Medalist
• Utah State Record-Holder (400m/4-x-400m)
• Five-time State Champion
Hunter on Why Arkansas
“From the moment I arrived at the University of Arkansas I felt that I was a part of something bigger then myself. Everyone is fighting for the same goal; becoming a better student, citizen, athlete, and definitely winning championships. I could see that this program had built a team that wanted to see you succeed, and had the tools and skills to get you there. I felt like I would succeed best as a Razorback. The perfect storm is brewing, and the University of Arkansas is where it all starts.”
Laquan Nairn, Jumps | Nassau, Bahamas / South Plains CC
Personal Bests: Long Jump (25’8.25” / 7.83m), High Jump (7’1” / 2.16m), Triple Jump (51’4.25” / 15.65m)
• No. 1 Long Jumper in the NJCAA (Currently)
• No. 2 Triple Jumper in the NJCAA (Currently)
• 2017 NJCAA Indoor Long Jump Champion
• 2017 NJCAA Indoor Triple Jump Champion
• 2017 NJCAA Indoor High Jump Qualifier
Jah-Nhai Perinchief, Jumps | Warwick, Bermuda / Iowa Central CC
Personal Bests: High Jump (7’5” / 2.26m); Triple Jump (52’8.75” / 16.07m); Long Jump (24’10.5” / 7.58m)
Britt Sease, Sprints | Springdale, Ark. / The American School in Japan (Tokyo)
Personal Bests: 400 meters (47.55), 800 meters (1:53.66)
Keitavious Walter, Sprints | Ruston, La. / Hinds CC
Personal Bests: 60 meters (6.59), 100 meters (10.21 / 10.15w), 200 meters (20.43)
• No. 1 100m in the NJCAA (Currently)
• No. 1 200m in the NJCAA (Currently)
• Multi-time USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week
• 2017 NJCAA Indoor 60m Champion
• 2017 NJCAA Indoor 200m Champion
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