Union City, Calif. (Logan HS)
CAREER VICTORIES: 28
55m: 7.02 - 1997 SEC Championships, Gainesville, Fla.
60m: 7.54 - 1999 Virginia Tech Invitational, Blacksburg, Va.
200m: 24.91 - 1998 Virginia Tech Invitational, Blacksburg, Va.
Long Jump: 20-09 - 1998 NCAA Championship, Indianapolis, Ind.
Long Jump: 6.40m (21-0) -2000 SEC Outdoor Championships, Baton Rouge, La.
100m: 11.74 - 1998 Barnett Bank Invitational, Gainesville, Fla.
200m: 24.28 - 1997 Barnett Bank Invitational, Gainesville, Fla.
HONORS: (Six-Time All-American; One-Time All-SEC) 1998 NCAA Outdoor All-American- Long Jump; 1998 NCAA Outdoor All-American- 4x100m Relay; 1998 NCAA Indoor All-American- Long Jump; 1997 NCAA Outdoor All-American- 4x100m Relay; 1997 NCAA Indoor All-American- Long Jump; 1997 NCAA Indoor All-American- 4x100m Relay; 1997 SEC Indoor Champion- Long Jump.
2000: Bests of 7.57 (60m), 11.63w (100m), 24.75b (200m) and 21-0 (Long Jump)... Competed in 13 meets (Six Indoors, Seven Outdoors)... Fifth in the SEC Championships Long Jump, 21-0 (6.40m/ w:1.7) - Personal Best; eighth in the 4x100m relay (Third leg with T. Robinson, Thompson and Mundey), 46.34; 13th in the prelims of the 100m dash, 11.63 (w:2.1) - did not advance to finals... Sixth in the Penn Relays Long Jump, 19-1.25 (5.82m)... Third in the Mt. SAC Relays 4x100m Relays (Third leg with T. Robinson, Thompson and Mundey), 45.13... Florida Relays Champion, invitational Long Jump, 19-8.75 (6.01m/ w:-0.4); with the Sprint Medley Relay (Leadoff leg with Brown-Moore, Rein and Grizzle), 3:46.20; second with the 4x100m relay (Third leg with T. Robinson, Brown-Moore and Rein), 44.61... Provisionally qualified for the NCAA Outdoor National Championships in the long jump (21-0) and with the 4x100m relay team (44.61)... Qualified for the US Olympic Trials in the long jump (21-0) as well... Fourth in the SEC Indoor Championships Long Jump, 20-4.5 (6.21m); 18th in the preliminaries of the 60m dash, 7.57... Provisionally qualified for the NCAA Indoor Natioanal Championships in the Long Jump (20-3).
2000 WINS (6): Florida Intercollegiates (1/16) LJ: 20-3; PSU Qualifier (2/11) LJ: 20-1 (o) Florida Relays (3/24) SMR: 3:46.20, (3/25) LJ: 19-8.75; SEC Quad (4/1) LJ: 20-1.5; SEC Tri-Meet (4/8) LJ: 20-3.
1999 AS A JUNIOR: Bests of 20-6.5 (Long Jump) (20-5.25 Indoors), 7.06 (55m), 7.54 (60m), 11.72w (100m) and 24.73 (200m)... Competed with the 4x100m team at the NCAA Championships in the semifinals, DNF... Third in the SEC Outdoor Championships Long Jump, 20-6.5; ran in the 100m preliminaries, finishing second in her heat (11.87); but not advancing; fourth in the 4x100m relay (Third leg), 44.49... Competed on both the 4x100m and 4x200m Relays at the Penn Relays, finishing second and fourth... Fourth in the Florida Relays Long Jump, 19-1.5; fifth in the collegiate 100m, 11.89; second in both the 4x100m and 4x200m relays as well... 13th at the NCAA Indoor Championships Long Jump, 19-4.25... Finished in 12th place overall at the USATF Championships long jump competition with a jump of 19-02.75... 24th in the SEC Indoor Championships Long Jump, 18-05.75; 18th in the 55m preliminaries, 7.06.
1999 WINS (5): (i) Florida Intercollegiates (1/22) LJ: 19-3.5; Virginia Tech Invitational (3/6) LJ: 20-5.25; SEC Quad (4/17) LJ: 19-8; USTCA Challenge (5/2) LJ: 20-0.25w; Seminole Twilight (5/8) LJ: 19-10.75.
1998 AS A SOPHOMORE: Best of 20-8.5 (Long Jump), 7.05 (55m), 11.74 (100m) and 24.91 (200m)... NCAA Outdoor All-American (10th place) in the Long Jump, 20-0.25; All-American (seventh place) with the 4x100m relay team, 44:34... Third at the SEC Outdoor Championships long jump, 20-8.50- Outdoor Best... Fifth in the long jump at the NCAA Indoor Championships, 20-09- Personal Best - Second best in school history.
1998 WINS (8): (i) Butler Last Chance Meet LJ: 20-6.25; (o) Disney/U.S. Collegiate LJ: 18-7.25; UTEP Invitational 4x100m: 44.37; Barnett Bank Invitational 4x100m: 44.3h, LJ: 19-4.75; FSU-Nebraska Triangular LJ: 20-5.25, 4x100m: 44.66; Seminole Twilight Classic 4x100m: 44.45.
1997 AS A FRESHMAN: Bests of 20-7.25 (Long Jump), 7.02 (55m), 11.90 (100m) and 24.28 (200m)... Third in the USATF Junior Championships long jump, 19-11... NCAA Outdoor All-American (Fourth place) with 4x100 meter relay (Third leg)... Fifth in the long jump at the SEC Outdoor Championships, 19-0; second with the 4x100m relay team (Third leg with Brown-Moore, Graham and Jett), 44.29... NCAA Indoor All-American (fourth place) in the long jump, 20-6.5; also All-American (seventh place) with the 4x400m relay (Leadoff leg with Fortson, Cranston and Evans), 3:46.16... First place at the SEC Indoor Championships long jump, 20-6.25.
1997 WINS (9): (i) GBTC Invitational LJ: 20-2.50; University Center Invitational LJ: 20-7.25; Barnett Bank Invitational 4x400m: 3:42.03, LJ: 20-3.75; SEC Championship LJ: 20-6.25; (o) Florida Intercollegiates LJ: 20-6.50; Barnett Bank Invitational 4x100m: 46.17; Nike Twi-Light Classic 4x100m: 44.92; Georgia Tech Last Chance 4x100m: 44.46.
PRIOR TO FLORIDA: The 1996 National Junior champion in the 100m and the long jump...A member of the gold medal-winning 4x100m relay that clocked 43.79 at the 1996 World Junior Championships in Sydney, Australia...Captured long jump and finished third in the 100m at the 1996 Junior Olympics in Houston...Northern California Track Athlete of the Year in 1996...California State champion in long jump in 1995 and '96...Part of 4x100m relay that won state in 1996...4x400m finished second that year...Second in 100m in 1995...Four-time Team MVP...High school All-American in the long jump, 100m, 4x100m and 4x400m.
PERSONAL: Born November 22, 1978... Father is Jerry Wright... Has three sisters, Terry, Ebenae and JJ and three brothers, Maurice, Floyd and Jay... A 1996 graduate of James Logan High School...Enjoys traveling and reading...Also considered Louisiana State, Georgia, Auburn and Arizona.