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2008-2009 Women's Track Roster

Nyeisha Wright

Class: r-SO
Position: Jumps/Sprints
Height: 5-7
Previous School: Widefield HS [Southern Miss]
Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colo.

Earned All-Sun Belt honors in the 200 meters finishing third in 24.83 at the Sun Belt Championships as well as coming in seventh in the 55 meters in 7.25 as well as placing 11th in the long jump with a mark of 18-3.25 (5.57m) ...Won both the 55 and 200 meters setting lifetime bests in both events at the MT Valentine Invitational in 7.15 and 24.47, respectively...Won both the 200 in 24.63 and long jump leaping 18-7 (5.67m) and placed second in the 55 in 7.17 at the Blue Raider Invitational...Placed third in the long jump with a leap of 18-9 (5.72m) and placed second in the 4x400m relay in 3:47.29 at the Middle Tennessee Classic...Placed sixth in the long jump (18-4.25 [5.6m]) at the Ed Temple Classic...Came in fourth as a member 4x400m relay team in 3:42.7 and placed 16th in the 55 meters in 7.77 at the Rod McCravy Memorial...Competed in the long (17-6.25 [5.34m]) and triple jumps (35-6 [10.82m]) at the Kentucky Invitational finishing 19th and 21st, respectively.
Outdoor: Earned All Sun Belt honors as member of the 4x400 relay team winning the event in a time of 3:46.28 at the Sun Belt Championships...Won the 4x100 meter relay in 46.12 and won the 4x400 relay in 3:47.28 at the Georgia Relays as well as placing second with the 4x200 meter relay team in 1:39.41...Placed second in the 4x200 in 1:38.77 and fourth in the 4x100 in 46.34 and placed 33rd in the 100 meter dash in 12.46 at the Sea Rays Relays...Placed sixth in the 100 meter dash in 12.1, sixth in the 200 meter dash in 24.71, and sixth in the 4x100 relay in 47.88 at the Sun Belt Championships...Placed seventh in the long jump with a leap of 18-6.5 (5.65m), ninth in the 200 in 24.58, and 19th in the 100 in 12.33 at the War Eagle Invitational.

Redshirted after transferring from Southern Miss.
Indoor: Did not participate.
Outdoor: Competed unattached in one meet, placing 16th with mark of 17-8.75 in long jump and fouling on her three attempts in triple jump at Vanderbilt Invitational.

Before Middle Tennessee: Spent one season at Southern Miss.

High School: Four-year track letterwinner for coach Fred Marjerrson at Widefield HS in Colorado Springs, Colo. ... Won state championship in triple jump as sophomore and state titles in long jump and triple jump as senior ... Earned All-State honors in 400-meters as sophomore and junior ... Region and CSML champion as junior and senior ... 2006 Gatorade Athlete of the Year for Colorado ... Top times includes 11:54 in 100-meters, 23.67 in 200-meters, 54.23 in 400, 20-10.5 in long jump and 42-8.75 in triple jump.

Personal: Nyeisha Olivia Wright ... Daughter of Dons Wright and Corey Wright ... Born September 6, 1988.