As a member of the 4x100m Relay team Woods qualified for NCAA Regionals and his team nearly qualified for the NCAA Championships in 2003...Woods is a veteran sprinter that will again be a fixture in the sprinting corps in 2004.
2003: INDOOR-Placed 18th in the 400m with a time of 57.00 at the C-USA Indoor Championships...OUTDOOR-Placed 4th in the 100m and 200m at the UALR Open with times of 10.79 and 22.20...Was a member of the winning 4x100m Relay team at the SEMO Gatorade Classic that posted a time of 41.19...Placed second with the 4x100m Relay team at the Mississippi State Invite with a time of 40.83...Placed 18th in the 100m dash (10.85), and 21st in the 200m (22.09) at the C-USA Outdoor Championships...Placed fourth and qualified for the NCAA Regional in the 4x100m Relay with a time of 40.51 at the C-USA Outdoor Championships...Finished 11th at the NCAA Mid-Eastern Regional with a time of 40.54 in the 4x100m Relay...Personal best times of 10.85 (100m), 22.09 (200m), 40.51 (4x100m Relay).
2002: Missed the 2002 season after being injured in a car accident.
2001: OUTDOOR-Finished fourth in the 100 at the Big Cat Classic with a time of 10.69...Also finished fifth in the 200 with a 21.90...He also tied his season-best with another 10.69 second effort in the 100 at LSU...In the 200, Woods' best time of the year was a 21.61 at the prelims of the C-USA Championships.
PREP: Woods was an all-state, all-area and all-region team member at Central HS...He lettered three years in both track and football, and helped Central to a state championship in the 4x100 from 1997-99 and in the 4x200 in 1998 and 1999...He holds the school record in the 200 and is part of the 4x100 and 4x200 meter relay teams that also set school records...He was also an all-state and all-area running back for Central...He was a member of the Key Club and the Latin Club....Coached by John Roberts and Al Cate.
PERSONAL: Born in Memphis, Tenn. on April 12, 1981...Son of A.Z. and Cynthia Woods...Full name is Michael Christopher Woods...Nickname is Lil Woods....Father is a police officer, mother is a teacher...Brother, Andre, was a member of the Tiger football team...Enjoys meeting people and running...Chose Memphis because it was close to home.