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Ashly Wright
Ashly Wright

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Beaumont, Texas

High School:
West Brook

Position:
Mid-Distance


AT UT ARLINGTON
Cross Country Highlights:
2012
• Participated in five meets on the year, including the WAC Championships.
• Finished 29th at the conference meet with a time of 18:42.07.
• Earned a top-10 finish at the Louisiana Tech Mook 4 (8th, 13:28).
• Crossed the line in 19th place in the 2-mile UTA Season Opener (11:56.3).

2011
• Did not compete in any events for the Mavericks.

Indoor Highlights:
2013
• Placed fifth in the finals of the 800m at the WAC Championships (2:13.35).
• Registered the third-fastest 800m time in school history in the prelims at the league meet (2:09.93).
• Won the 800m at the J.D. Martin Invitational with a clocking of 2:15.58.
• Was runner up at the Texas A&M Invitational (2:18.03) and the third-place finisher at the Bill Bergan Invitational (2:11.35).

2012
• Competed in four meets and a total of nine events on the year.
• Was the runner up in the 800 meters at the Southland Conference Championships, posting a time of 2:15.01.
• Ran a season-best 800m time of 2:13.30 in the prelims of the SLC meet.
• Helped the distance medley relay squad to a third-place finish and the 4x440 yard relay team to fourth place at the SLC Championships.

Outdoor Highlights:
2013
• Earned her first-ever trip to the NCAA Outdoor Track Championships, reaching the event in the 800 meters.
• Placed 23rd at the NCAA Championships with a time of 2:14.45.
• Logged a time of 2:06.04 at the NCAA West Preliminaries, the 12th-fastest time in Eugene, Ore.
• Her clocking at the preliminary round was a personal record at the second-fastest time in UTA history.
• Was the runner up at the Western Athletic Conference Championships in the 800m, earning first-team all-league honors.
• Missed a conference championship by just .01 seconds in the meet.

2012
• Earned a spot at the NCAA West Preliminaries in the 800 meters, where her time of 2:09.18 placed 30th.
• Ran a career-best 2:08.42 in the finals of the 800m at the Southland Conference Championships to finish as league runner up.
• Was a member of the 4x400 relay team at the SLC meet that finished sixth.
• Competed in four events at the Texas Relays.
• Saw action in 10 meets on the year.

HIGH SCHOOL
• Placed ninth nationally at the USATF Junior Olympics.
• Was a two-time district champion in the 400 meters (2010, 2011).
• Also claimed the district title in the 800 meters in 2010.
• Named KMBT-12 Athlete of the Week.
• Had top times of 2:16 in the 800 and 56.6 in the 400.

PERSONAL
• Is the daughter of Tasha and Reggie Wright.
• Has one younger sister, Victoria.
• Is a kinesiology major.
• Wants to become a physician's assistant.
• Was an honor graduate and earned her high school's distinguished athlete award.

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