Shanique Wright
Shanique  Wright

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Mandeville, Jamaica

High School:
Manchester HS

Event:
Jumps

Birthdate:
02/07/1997

Experience:
2 Letters


05/27/2017

Spagnola Makes It Six

Emma Spagnola punched her ticket to the NCAA Championships in the 100m hurdles as the sixth Gopher to advance through the NCAA West Prelim

05/26/2017

Three More Gophers Earn NCAA Berths

Emerald Egwim, Taylor Wiebke, and Madeline Strandemo each punched their tickets to the NCAA Championship Friday

05/18/2017

Eighteen Gophers Advance to NCAA Prelim

Minnesota's 18 representatives have secured 22 qualifications in 11 different events at the NCAA West Prelim

05/14/2017

Gophers Finish as B1G Runner-Up

Emerald Egwim won the 400m to lead the Golden Gophers on day three of the Big Ten Championship Sunday

05/13/2017

Strandemo Wins B1G 3,000m Steeplechase

Minnesota remains in the lead after the second day of competition at the Big Ten Championship

05/13/2017

05.13.17 Women's Track at Big Tens

05.13.17 Women's Track at Big Tens

06/10/2016

2016 NCAA Women's Track Championship

Photos of Gophers at the 2016 NCAA Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championship by Walt Middleton.

05/31/2016

Shanique Wright

Photos of track & field student-athlete Shanique Wright

05/15/2016

2016 Big Ten Women's Track Championship Day Two

Photos from day two at the 2016 Big Ten Track & Field Championship. Photos by Jeremy Buss and Becky Miller.

01/23/2016

Women Track host Wisconsin

Minnesota wins Border Battle

Photo Gallery

2017 Season - Indoor: Competed at six meets with five appearances in triple jump, three in long jump, and one in the 200m • recorded an indoor career-best mark of 12.88m (42-03.25) in triple jump to place sixth and move into third in program history at the Big Ten Championship • won triple jump at the Minnesota Open and finished as runner-up at the Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual • posted a career-best mark of 5.68m (18-07.75) in long jump and ran a career-best 26.11 in the 200m at the SDSU Holiday Open.

2017 Season - Outdoor: Competed in triple jump at six meets and long jump at three meets • NCAA West Prelim qualifier in triple jump, placing 23rd at 12.75m (41-10.00) • recorded a season-best jump of 12.97m (42-06.75) to finish fourth in triple jump and placed 21st in long jump (5.55m, 18-02.50) at the Big Ten Championship • recorded a season-best wind-aided (+4.7) mark of 5.97m (19-07.00) to win long jump at the Kansas Relays Quadrangular.

2016 Season - Indoor: Competed at five meets with three appearances in long jump and five appearances in triple jump • recorded collegiate-best marks in both events at the Meyo Invite, finishing as triple jump runner-up at 12.72m (41-08.75) and placing 13th in long jump at 5.59m (18-04.25) • ended the indoor season ranked third among all-time Minnesota triple jumpers • placed third in triple jump (12.64m, 41-05.75) at the Big Ten Championship.

2016 Season - Outdoor: Named Second Team All-American and USTFCCCA All-Academic team honoree • NCAA Championship qualifier in the triple jump, placing 12th with a jump of 12.99m (42-07.50) • competed at seven meets with three appearances in long jump and seven in triple jump • advanced to the NCAA Championship with a fourth-place finish in the triple jump at the NCAA West Prelim, recording a career-best jump of 13.03m (42-09.00) to move into third among all-time Gophers • placed third in triple jump (12.73m, 41-09.25) and ninth in long jump (5.89m, 19-04.00) at the Big Ten Championship • moved into a tie for seventh in program history in long jump with a career-best jump of 5.94m (19-06.00) at the Virginia Challenge • triple jump runner-up at both the UCLA Legends Invitational and the Rock Chalk Classic • represented her country at the Jamaica National Junior Championships, finishing as runner-up in triple jump (12.83m, 42-01.25) • represented Jamaica at the IAAF World U20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland, with an 11th-place finish in triple jump 12.91m (42-04.25).

High School: A 2015 graduate of Manchester High School • competed for coach Carlos Samuels • owns personal best marks of 12.92m in triple jump (2015) and 5.79m in long jump (2014) • took third in the triple jump with a leap of 12.92m at the 2015 Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Grace Kennedy Championships • placed second in triple jump (12.62m) at the 2015 ISSA Junior Trials • finished as runner-up at the 2015 Penn Relays High School Girls' Triple Jump Championship with a leap of 12.87m (42-2.75) • won gold in triple jump (12.39m) and earned silver in long jump (5.79m) at the 2014 Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships in Morelia, Mexico.

Personal: Born July 2, 1997 • daughter of Wayne Wright and Charmaine Wright • has seven siblings, Audrey Parke, Debbie Parke, Michelle Parke, Roxanne Parke, Shemara Wright, Romaine Wright, Jermaine Wright • enjoys interior design • major is Sociology of Law, Criminology, and Deviance • graduated ranked fifth in her class • Distinction Graduation Class honoree • maintained top-ten position in all five years of high school • three-time Silver Award recipient • honored for outstanding performance in information technology in 2013.

Wright's Indoor Career Bests (2017 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
200m 26.11 SDSU Holiday Open (12/2/16)
Long Jump 5.68m, 18-07.75 SDSU Holiday Open (12/2/16)
Triple Jump 12.88m, 42-03.25 (AT-3rd) Big Ten Championship (2/25/17)
Wright's Outdoor Career Bests (2017 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
Long Jump 5.94m, 19-06.00 (AT-T7th) Virginia Challenge (4/23/16)
Triple Jump 13.03m, 42-09.00 (AT-3rd) NCAA West Prelim (5/28/16)

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