AUSTIN, Texas – Arkansas freshman sprinter Hunter Woodhall has been nominated to FloTrack’s first ever Game Changer of the Year award given to an athlete that has inspired or changed the sport of track and field.
Woodhall was born with fibular hemimelia, a birth defect where he was born without fibulas, and became the first double-amputee to earn a NCAA Division I scholarship in track and field this fall.
The Syracuse, Utah native competed at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio where he won silver in the 200m and bronze in the 400m. This past summer, Woodhall won silver in both the 200m and 400m sprint at the 2017 World Paralympic Championships. He also ranked 20th in the U.S. in the 400m run with a time of 47.32 seconds.
Woodhall was the top quarter-miler in his home state and ranked as one of the top-four fastest preps in the nation with his personal best of 46.56, which he posted at the Davis Invitational in Kaysville, Utah.
Woodhall’s 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
Fans can vote for Woodhall, nominated as the ‘collegiate ground breaker’, through flotrack.com.
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