The 6-foot-3, 160-pound senior won the 200-meter dash and the 400 dash at the Class 5A state meet this past season, leading the Titans to a second-place finish as a team. Woodhall runs with prostheses, having been born with a birth defect that left him without a calf bone in his left leg while his right ankle was fused at the joint. He tied a state record with his state-meet-winning time of 46.24, which ranked as the nation's No. 11 performance among all prep competitors this spring at the time of his selection. Woodhall, who earned silver in the 200 and bronze in the 400 at the Paralympic Games in Rio last year, also set national Paralympic records in both the 200 and the 400 at the state meet.
Woodhall has maintained a 3.65 GPA in the classroom. As the first double amputee to earn a Division I scholarship, he has signed a national letter of intent to compete on an athletic scholarship at the University of Arkansas beginning this fall.
Woodhall has served as an ambassador for Shriners Hospitals for Children and he volunteered locally as an inspirational speaker at schools across the state. "Words cannot express the emotional journey it has been to be a part of Hunter's career," said Brian Berrong, head coach of Syracuse High. "As a coach, you dream of having such an athlete. Hunter is truly one of a kind."