These days while she isn’t wearing red and white anymore, she’s still doing what she does best: competing and being successful at the highest level.

During her time as a member of the Plainview Lady Indians track and field squad, Alexis Woolly didn’t just know how to compete at the highest level, she knew how to be successful.

These days while she isn’t wearing red and white anymore, she’s still doing what she does best: competing and being successful at the highest level.

Woolly now competes as a member of the highly successful Oklahoma Christian University track and field program in Edmond.

“Competing at the collegiate level has been a blessing all around,” Woolly said. “With it I’m able to get an education that I otherwise wouldn’t have been able to receive. I’ve also gotten to have great experiences and lasting memories along the way.”

When Woolly arrived on campus she didn’t take long to make an impact.

In her first two seasons at OCU, she managed to win the Great American Conference championship in the discus event, as well as record top-four finishes in the hammer throw and shot put as a freshman, before earning another top-four finish in the hammer throw as a sophomore.

In 2017, she managed to earn All-GAC honors in the discus and hammer events after repeating as discus champion with a throw of 126 feet 11 inches, while finishing third in the hammer throw.

This season at the GAC Championships, Woolly finished third overall in the discus with a throw of 129 feet 1 inch, as she managed to earn a first-team All-Conference honor. 

She also finished fourth in the hammer with a toss of 141 feet, 9 inches which earned her second-team All-Conference honors.

“I’ve learned a lot since competing in college,” Woolly said. “I’ve learned how to handle obstacles I wouldn’t have faced outside of track. It’s easy to get wrapped up in how good other athletes are and their accomplishments, but at the end of the day I’m proud of myself and my team.”

“Being blessed enough to compete like this after high school is awesome,” Woolly added. 

“But, hard work and patience has taught me that you can always do better than you ever thought possible.”

Speaking of high school, Woolly also managed to put together a solid resume as a Lady Indian.

Woolly was a four-time state qualifier in the discus and shot put, finishing as the state runner-up in 2014 along with being a regional champion. She finished fourth overall in the discus as a senior, and was a member of the state runner-up squad in 2015 for Plainview.

“I try the best I can to keep up with the Plainview team,” Woolly said. “I’m very proud of them and everything they continue to accomplish. The coaches at Plainview continue to be as great as they always have to me and I love going to see them and talking with them.”

“When I’m home on break and during the summer, coach (Jerry) Naylor does so much for me,” Woolly added. “He always makes sure I’m able to get some good practice time in when I come home.”

While the conference championships might be in the rear view mirror, Woolly’s schedule isn’t slowing down anytime soon.

This weekend she and the rest of the Oklahoma Christian track and field athletes will be competing at the Oxy Invite at the Bill Henry Track in Los Angeles in the final regular season competition of the year before the NCAA Division II outdoor championships which begin on May 24 and run until May 26 at the Irwin Belk Complex in Charlotte, North Carolina.

“I’m super excited about getting to compete in California,” Woolly said. “It’s not just because I love flying either, it’s going to be great to go against and watch some phenomenal athletes and see new things while traveling. I’m excited for my team as well because I know we’re capable of great things and are going to work really hard this weekend.”

Woolly is currently majoring in marketing management advertising, and said while she doesn’t have her future plans following graduation set in stone just yet, she believes her work ethic will lead her where it always has, to success.

“I’m not exactly sure yet about my plans after school to be honest,” she said. “I try not to worry about it. My opinion is that if you work hard at everything you do and trust there’s a plan, things will work out for you. You’ll be successful no matter what happens if you do that.”