Ashly Wright
Ashly  Wright


Beaumont, Texas

High School:
West Brook




XC: Men's team, Ojeda win Sun Belt Championships

The 2015 Sun Belt Conference cross country title is the Mavericks' third in the past four years.


XC: UTA announces cross country schedule

Mavericks will host the Gerald Richey Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 19.


#UTATop10: No. 1 - UTA claims cross country and track & field titles

John Sauerhage has led the Mavs to 27 team conference championships between the indoor, outdoor and cross country seasons.


XC: Men's cross country runs to WAC title

Sauerhage named coach of the year; Martinez tabbed freshman of the year.


XC: UTA men and women sweep titles at Louisiana Tech

Martinez wins again as men post second straight perfect-15

Cross Country Highlights:
• Helped lead the Mavericks to their first conference title since 2001.
• Earned second-team All-Sun Belt Conference accolades with an eighth-place 5k finish (17:26.7).
• Placed 57th in the NCAA South Central Regional 6k with a time of 21:57.6.

• Earned second-team All-Sun Belt Conference honors.
• Placed 10th at the SBC Championships with a 5k time of 18:35.6.
• Competed in all six events on the year.
• Finished 58th at the NCAA South Central Regional 6k (22:19.2).
• Placed 40th in the Crimson Classic 5k (18:13.4).

• 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).

• Did not compete in any events for the Mavericks.

Indoor Highlights:
• Scored points in two events at the SBC meet, taking third in the mile (4:57.40) and seventh in the 800m (2:17.37).
• Had the top time in the 800m prelims at the league meet (2:13.07).
• Had a season-best time of 2:12.39 in winning the 800 meters at the adidas Classic.

• Ran in six races on the year and finished no lower than fourth in any race.
• Was the Sun Belt Conference runner up in the 800 meters with a time of 2:09.31.
• Won her first three events of the year, the 800 meters at the Texas A&M Invitational and Mark Colligan Memorial and the mile at the Varsity Apartments Invitational.
• Posted a season-best 800m time of 2:07.63 in a third-place finish at the Frank Sevigne Invitational.

• 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).

• 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:
• Won her first conference title in the 800 meters at the Sun Belt meet with a season-best time (2:07.34).
• Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round in the 800 meters where she advanced to the quarterfinals in the event.
• Was 21st in the prelims (2:09.28) and 16th in the quarters (2:07.30) in Austin.
• Also participated on the 4x400m relay team at the West Prelims.
• Also scored in the 1500 meters at the league meet, taking eighth in 4:40.30.

• Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round in the 800 meters.
• Finished 13th in the preliminary with a clocking of 2:06.78 to move on to the quarterfinal round.
• Missed out on a NCAA Championships spot by just one position after taking 13th in the quarters (2:07.20).
• Placed third in the 800m at the Sun Belt Conference Championships (2:12.87).
• Was the runner up in the 800m at the Crimson Tide Invitational (2:07.55) and the fourth-place finisher at the Michael Johnson Classic (2:07.28).

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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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