At age 25, Tara Davis-Woodhall has been in track and field for a long time. From starting in the sport at four years old to an NCAA title, World Championship gold and an Olympic appearance, there isn't much that Davis-Woodhall hasn't accomplished in the sport. Off the track she is equally outspoken, from her iconic cowboy fashion sense to her mental health advocacy.

Get to know more about Davis-Woodhall as she sets her sights on gold in Paris.

Athlete Bio

How tall is Tara Davis-Woodhall?

Tara Davis-Woodhall is 5-foot-4.

How old is Tara Davis-Woodhall?

Tara Davis-Woodhall is 25 years old and was born on May 20, 1999.

Where is Tara Davis-Woodhall from?

Tara Davis-Woodhall is from Agoura Hills, California, a small city near Los Angeles.

When did Tara Davis-Woodhall start in track?

Tara Davis-Woodhall first started in track when she was four years old when she would follow her father and older siblings to their track practices. She became interested in long jump because her older sister was a long jumper, and Tara wanted to copy her.

Who are Tara Davis-Woodhall’s parents?

Tara Davis-Woodhall’s parents are Ty and Rayshon Davis. Her father Ty is a former track and field athlete from Texas A&M and works as a track and field coach.


Who is Tara Davis-Woodhall married to?

Tara Davis-Woodhall is married to Hunter Woodhall, a paralympic medalist in the 200m and 400m events. The two met at a track meet back in high school and got married on October 16, 2022.

Where did Tara Davis-Woodhall go to college?

Tara Davis-Woodhall spent her freshman year at the University of Georgia before transferring to the University of Texas during her sophomore year. Due to her transfer, she sat out the 2018-2019 season at Texas.

Fun facts about Tara Davis-Woodhall

  • When she was younger, Tara Davis-Woodhall used to compete in and win an age division up at long jump competitions. However, her parents made her give the ribbon to the athlete from the age group that would have won first if she hadn’t been competing.
  • Tara Davis-Woodhall likes to wear cowboy boots and a cowboy hat, often donning her signature look at her track meets. The look originally came as a gift from an old teammate and her grandfather.
  • Tara Davis-Woodhall wanted to quit track when she was in seventh grade after struggling against taller competitors. However, in eighth grade, she realized that she had talent in the sport and decided to stick it out.
  • After overcoming personal struggles in her life, Tara Davis-Woodhall is a large mental health advocate and is very open about her own journey