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Gianna Woodruff
Position: Sprints
Year: Junior
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
High School: St. Mary's Academy
Experience: 2 Letters
2013: Had a breakout sophomore season, and specifically a breakout meet at the NCAA West Prelims, where she took more than a second off her PR to advance to the NCAA semifinals in the 400m hurdles … at West Prelims in Austin, she ran a career-best 58.95 seconds in the first round, and then one day later took another second off to run 57.88 in the quarterfinals, finishing eighth overall to move on to Eugene … that 57.88-second PR puts her fourth on the Husky top-10 list … unfortunately, a stress fracture was discovered before the NCAA semis and she was unable to compete at the final site … made her first Pac-12 final in the 400m hurdles, running 59.78 in the prelims and then 1:00.35 in the final for seventh-place … also ran on both relays at Pac-12s, as the 4x1 took eighth and the 4x4 finished seventh in 3:39.43, the No. 3 time in school history … ran a leg of the 4x4 at NCAA West Prelims which finished 24th overall in 3:43.86 … broke the 60-second mark for the first time in the 400m hurdles at the Pepsi Team Invitational at Oregon, placing second to teammate Kayla Stueckle in 59.94 … won section two of the 400m hurdles at the Mt. SAC Relays in 59.31 seconds … third in the long hurdles in the UW-WSU Dual after a stumble, and ran on both relays … at the Ken Shannon Invite, ran 24.06 seconds for 200-meters, which would have been the fourth-fastest in school history but it was slightly wind-aided at +2.3 … set a wind-legal 200m best of 24.59 at Stanford … indoors, ran a 200m best of 24.98 at the MPSF Championships, good for 16th overall and seventh on the school top-10 list … ran on a pair of 4x400m relays that posted times on the top-10 list, the first going 3:44.67 at the UW Invitational for the third-best time in school history, and another running 3:45.63 at the Husky Classic for the No. 8 spot … lowered indoor 400m PR to 57.77 seconds at the Husky Classic.

Strong freshman season focusing on the 400-meter hurdles and was a member of UW's fastest 4x100m and 4x400m relay teams ... competed at the Pac-12 Championships in the long hurdles and both relays, placing 13th in the 400m hurdles in a time of 1:01.00 ... scored on the 4x100m relay at Pac-12s in 46.13 seconds, placing eighth, and ran second on the ninth-place 4x400m relay, which ran 3:43.77 ... set her 400m hurdles PR at the UW-WSU Dual, where she finished second in 1:00.81 ... also at the Dual meet, ran on the winning 4x400m relay, which posted a season-best 3:43.55, ranking eighth in school history ... 4x100m relay clocked a season-best 45.96 at the Dual meet, ninth-best in UW history ... sixth at the Pepsi Team Invite in the 400m hurdles and ran on third-place 4x100m relay ... placed 28th overall at the Mt. SAC Relays with a 400m hurdles time of 1:01.90 ... indoors, again ran on the top 4x400m relay, which had a season-best time of 3:45.13 at the Husky Classic to place second, that time ranking fourth in school history indoors ... fastest 400-meters time of the season was 57.93 seconds at the UW Invitational ... won the 200m dash at the UW Final Qualifier in 25.32.

High School and Personal: Born in Santa Monica, California ... parents are Donna Washington and John Woodruff ... the second of five siblings, including older sister Yasmin, younger sister Nikki, and younger brothers Jon and Andres ... sister Yasmin is a sprinter on the UCLA track team ... mother Donna played college soccer ... one of the top long hurdlers in the state of California, placing fourth in the 300-meter hurdles at the 2011 CIF finals ... set her PR in the CIF prelims, clocking 42.24 for the fastest prelim time ... that mark ranked her 18th nationally in 2011 and 10th among all graduating seniors ... stepped up to the 400-meter hurdles at the 2011 USA Junior Championships, as she placed 10th overall in 1:03.10 ... second in the CIF Southern Section finals in the 300-meter hurdles, clocking 42.37 ... won the Santa Fe/Santa Cruz League title in the long hurdles as a senior ... her junior year, placed sixth at state in the 300m hurdles in 42.91 seconds and also won the CIF-SS finals ... also part of several outstanding relays the past two seasons ... ran the third leg on St. Mary's 4x100-meter relay that placed fourth at the state finals in 46.87 ... as a junior, the 4x1 relay took third at state in 46.19 with Woodruff anchoring, and the 4x400m relay was third at state as well in 3:43.80 with Woodruff running third ... also third at state on the 4x100m relay as a sophomore in 46.00 ... set an open 400-meter PR of 57.36 seconds in 2010 at the Mt. SAC Relays ... also lettered in cross country in 2009 and 2010 ... graduated with a 3.8 GPA.

Major Meets
2012 MPSF - 29th, 400m
2012 Pac-12 - 13th, 400m Hurdles | 8th, 4x100m | 9th, 4x400m
2013 MPSF - 16th, 200m | 40th, 400m | 11th, 4x400m
2013 Pac-12 - 7th, 400m Hurdles | 8th, 4x100m | 7th, 4x400m
2013 NCAA Prelims - 8th, 400m Hurdles | 24th, 4x400m

Outdoor Bests
400m Hurdles.......57.88
200m.......24.59 / 24.06w

Indoor Bests
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