Emma Spagnola punched her ticket to the NCAA Championships in the 100m hurdles as the sixth Gopher to advance through the NCAA West Prelim
Emerald Egwim, Taylor Wiebke, and Madeline Strandemo each punched their tickets to the NCAA Championship Friday
Minnesota's 18 representatives have secured 22 qualifications in 11 different events at the NCAA West Prelim
Emerald Egwim won the 400m to lead the Golden Gophers on day three of the Big Ten Championship Sunday
Minnesota remains in the lead after the second day of competition at the Big Ten Championship
05.13.17 Women's Track at Big Tens
Photos of Gophers at the 2016 NCAA Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championship by Walt Middleton.
Photos of track & field student-athlete Shanique Wright
Photos from day two at the 2016 Big Ten Track & Field Championship. Photos by Jeremy Buss and Becky Miller.
Minnesota wins Border Battle
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)|
|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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