PR: 1:58.22 (2010)
Current Residence: Signal Mountain, Tenn.
High School: Red Bank ‘06
College: Tennesse '10
Coach: J.J. Clark
Agent: Wenston Riley
A former walk-on at the University of Tennessee, Wright continued her rise to the elite ranks of 800m runners with her first-place finish at the USA Indoor Championship. Wright broke the 2-minute barrier for the first time in Eugene, Ore. at the 2010 Prefontaine Classic with a career-best time of 1:58.22, the seventh fastest time of the year. She ended her season with her second consecutive third-place finish at the USA Outdoor Championship (’09, ’10). At Tennessee, Wright capped off her senior season with wins at the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor champs. Wright was also a five-time SEC champion—three times in the 800m and twice in the Distance Medley Relay.
2011: USA Indoor champ (2:02.27)… best of 1:59.98
2010: 3rd at USA Outdoor Champs (2:00.47)… NCAA Indoor (2:02.55) and Outdoor (2:01.40) Champ… SEC Indoor (2:01.47) and Outdoor (2:01.81) Champ… ranked #7 in world… best of 1:58.22
2009: 1200m leg of world-record-setting Distance Medley Relay... 3rd at USA Outdoor Champs (2:01.12)… Indoor NCAA Champs runner-up (2:04.38) and 5th at Outdoor NCAA Champs (2:02.15)… NCAA Mideast Regional champ (2:02.20)… best of 2:00.40
2008: Olympic Trials Qualifier… 6th at NCAA Outdoor Champs (2:06.56)… 3rd at SEC Outdoor Champs… best of 2:04.38.