Wright to head to NCAA Championships

March 10, 2011

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ATLANTA – After setting a school record height of 4.30 meters (14-1.25) at the Rod McCravy Invitational back on January 28 at the University of Kentucky, senior pole vaulter Joanna Wright launched herself into the 2011 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships.

Wright will have to wait until the final day of the NCAA Championships to compete as her event will take part on Saturday, March 12 at 4 p.m.

Her height currently ranks in a tie for seventh in the country with Kelly Phillips, the 2011 ACC Champion out of Virginia Tech, and Leslie Brost of North Dakota State.

Tina Sutej, a junior out of Arkansas is the current leader in the women’s pole vault with an unbelievable of height of 4.54 meters (14-10.75).

This is the first trip to the NCAA Indoor Championships, but the senior from Winston-Salem, N.C. qualified for the 2009 NCAA Outdoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. with a height of 4.00 meters at the East Regionals. Wright went on to finish 10th in the preliminary round at the Championships with a height of 3.75 meters.

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