Current and former Buckeyes hold top-4 spots through four events
Patrick Woods begins his first season as a volunteer coach for the Ohio State men's track and field team after competing forfour yearswith the Buckeyes (2005-2009). He will work primarilywith student-athletes in multi-events.
2009 Outdoor (Senior) Big Ten champion in the decathlon, finishing with a PR score of 7405, the second-best in Ohio State history ... 15th at the NCAA championships with 7316 points ... sixth-place at the 2009 USA Indoor Combined Event Championships ...set personal bests in the 100m, 200m and 400m dashes; 1500m run; pole vault; long jump; shot put; discus and javelin during the season.
2009 Indoor (Senior)Did not compete
2008 Outdoor (Junior) Second on the team in the high jump with a season-best leap of 6 feet, 9 1/2 inches ... posted his season-best jump at the Big Ten championships.
2008 Indoor (Junior) Led the team in the heptathlon with a top score of 5123 points at the Big Ten championships; finished eighth.
2007 Outdoor (Redshirt) Did not compete
2007 Indoor (Junior) Second on the team in the heptathlon with a season-best 5005 points at theBig Ten championships, finishing eighth.
2006 Outdoor (Sophomore) Second on the team in the decathlon with his effort of 5808 points at the All-Ohio outdoor championships ... third on the team in the javelin with his throw at the All-Ohio of 125-0 1/4.
2006 Indoor (Sophomore) Second on the team in thelong jump with his leap of 20-1 at the Scarlet and Gray Invitational ... second best vertical leap in the high jump at the Ohio State Invitational of 6-7 1/4.
2005 Outdoor (Freshman) Added one team point for the Buckeyes at theBig Ten championships with season-besthigh jump of6-6 3/4 ... had apair of second place finishes at the Cardinal Invite and Jesse Owens Track Classic.
2005 Indoor (Freshman) Placed second at Indiana/Purdue Tri-Meet, clearing high jump bar at 6-9 1/2 ... placed first at Kent State with leap of 6-8 ... had 6-8 1/2 for runner-up at Ohio State Invite ... scored one team point at Big Ten's with eighth-place mark of 6-7 1/2 ... competed in long jump.
Beaver Local High School Three-sport athlete in track, basketball and baseball ... 2004 Ohio State champion in high jump ... took second in state in 2003 ... topped out at 6-11 ... placed in Top 10 in state high jump asasophomore ... earned 10 letters in high school ... ran a 14.9 in the110m hurdles ... helped Beaver Localto the2003OHSAA Regional Championship and a sixth-place standing atthe2004 state meet.
Personal Born Oct. 4, 1985 ... Son of Cynthia Woods and the late Bob Woods ... has one sister, Sarah, and a brother-in-law, Dallas ... graduated with a degree in human ecology in 2009, specializing infamily financial planning.
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