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Armand Woodley

  • position Pole Vault
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Orlando, Fla.
  • High school First Academy
  • position Pole Vault
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Orlando, Fla.
  • High school First Academy

Armand Woodley Bio

2017 NCAA Outdoor Championships qualifier (Pole Vault)

2018 Outdoor Bronze Medalist (Pole Vault)

2017 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team
2017, 2018, 2019 SEC Academic Honor Roll

Indoors: Competed seven times, including a pair of victories… won the season-opening Orange & Purple Elite and his final indoor home meet, the USC Indoor Open, with a mark of 5.26m (17-3)… finished third at the Carolina Challenge and second at the Tiger Paw Invitational… scored at the SEC Championships for the third time, setting a new personal best of 5.34m (17-6 1/4) to finish sixth… that boosted the senior to sixth on Carolina’s all-time top-10 list.
Outdoors: Won two meets in his final collegiate outdoor campaign and made the NCAA postseason for the third time… claimed victory in his season opener, vaulting 5.10m (16-8 3/4) at the Black & Gold Challenge… cleared 5.22m (17-1 1/2) to take fourth place at the Florida Relays… won the Gamecock Invitational with a season best of 5.25m (17-2 3/4)… finished second in the championship flight at Penn Relays, with a vault of 5.20m (17-0 3/4)… qualified for the NCAA East Regional for the third time in his career.

Indoors: Vaulted at seven meets, including five podium finishes… finished third at the Navy Winter Invitational and the Clemson Invitational to begin his season… won the Darius Dixon Memorial Invitational with a mark of 5.05m (16-6 3/4)… placed third at the Tiger Paw Invitational and second at the UCS Invitational, where he set a new indoor PR of 5.15m (16-10 3/4… that mark ranked ninth in Carolina history at the end of the season… scored for the Gamecocks at the SEC Championships, vaulting 5.10m to finish fifth.
Outdoors: Earned All-SEC laurels for the first time and qualified for his second career NCAA East Regional meet in the pole vault… accounted for five podium finishes… took second at the Weems Baskin Invitational and third at the Spec Towns Relay… snagged his first victory of the season at the Tennessee Relays… vaulted 5.20m (17-0 3/4) to finish third at Penn Relays… set a new PR at the SEC Championships, finishing third with a mark of 5.30m (17-4 1/2)… that was a new PR, the fifth-best mark in Carolina history and good for the junior’s first career SEC medal… placed 16th at the NCAA East Regional with a mark of 5.15m.

Indoors: Competed six times in pole vault, including a second-place finish at the Tiger Tuneup… set a new indoor PR at Vanderbilt, 4.75m.
Outdoors: Experienced an incredible breakout season in the pole vault… set a new PR in seven consecutive meets, going from 4.70m at the Weems Baskin Invitational to 4.75m at the Spec Towns Invitational to 4.90m at the Gamecock Invitational to 4.95m at the USC Open to 5.05m at Penn Relays to 5.07m at the SEC Championships to 5.25m at the NCAA East Regional… won the Gamecock Invitational, USC Open and Penn Relays… scored for the Gamecocks at SECs, where he finished fifth… entered the NCAA East Regional as the 45th seed and finished 12th to book a trip to the NCAA Championships… cleared a new PR two separate times at the East Regional… represented the Gamecocks at the NCAA Championships in Eugene… ended the season ranked sixth in Gamecock history in the pole vault.

Indoors: Finished second in his first college meet, reaching 4.65 meters at the USC Open #1… Cleared a season-best bar of 4.71 meters (15-5 1/2) at the Texas A&M Invite… finished sixth at the Armory Invite after clearing 4.70 meters (15-5).
Outdoors: Cleared bars at two meets in the spring… had a top outdoor height of 4.66 meters, achieved on a blustery day at the Spec Towns Invite… finished fifth at the Seminole Invite with a bar of 4.62 meters.

Three-time Florida state finalist in the pole vault, winning silver medals in 2014 and 2015… district and regional champion… 2014 AAU Junior Olympics silver medalist… went for a personal-best of 14-10 to win the 2015 USATF Region 16 Junior Olympic Outdoor Track And Field Championship in the pole vault… finished fourth at the Florida Relays.

Born Aug. 9, 1997… son of Arto and Yvette Woodley… has one older sibling, Tre’… born in Dayton, Ohio but attended high school in Orlando… has three older cousins that played Division I football, and two more that are currently playing… also has two uncles that played college basketball.

Indoor Personal Records
Pole Vault
5.34m | 117-6 1/4 (2/22/19 SEC Championships)
Outdoor Personal Records
11.07m (+3.5) (3/24/17 Weems Baskin Invitational)
Pole Vault
5.30m | 17-4 1/2 (5/13/18 SEC Championships)