Woodward steps up the pace
High school standout begins college career at Oregon
Allie Woodward runs along the Fox River at Voyageur Park in her hometown of De Pere on Friday morning, shortly before a severe thunderstorm struck the area. Woodward is off and running on her college career at the University of Oregon. / Todd McMahon/The De Pere Journal
F or Allie Woodward, running has never been about personal glory.
Sure, the 2011 graduate of Green Bay's Notre Dame Academy was happy with everything she accomplished in her high school athletics career.
For Woodward, though, running is about letting go and doing what she loves.
"Running isn't a chore for me; it's something that I love to do," Woodward said. "The running itself and the racing, the natural competitor in me enjoys to do that so much that it seems like once I start the race or I'm up at that line, everything else kind of doesn't matter. You're just there for the moment."