Women's Track & Field

Letecia Wright

Hometown:
Baltimore, Md.

High School:
Western

Position:
Sprints/Hurdles

Class:
Graduated

Letecia Wright

11/07/2011

5 Minutes with Head Coach Karen Dennis

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Athletic Accolades
2011 Indoor All-American (60m hurdles)
Two-time Big Ten champion (4x100m relay)
Member of school record-holding 4x100m relay team (43.71)
Six-time All-Big Ten performer
Four-time Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week
Two-time Drake Relays champion in the 100m hurdles
2011 Big Ten Sportsmanship Award recipient

PRs
60m - 7.51
60m hurdles - 8.03
100m - 11.80
100m hurdles - 12.87 (Drake Relays record, April 2011)
200m - 24.03
400m hurdles - 1:08.03

2010 Outdoor (Junior) Finished 12th in the 100m hurdles at the NCAA championships in 13.20 ... ran a PR of 13.05 at the NCAA East prelims, qualifying for the national championships with a seventh-place finish, fourth-fastest in school history ... third-place in the hurdles and 4x100m relay and seventh in the 100m dash at the Big Ten championships ... captured first in the 100m hurdles at the Drake Relays (13.07) ... helped the 4x100m relay team to a first-place finish at the Raleigh Relays while earning an individual win in the hurdles ... posted PRs in both the 100m (11.80) and 200m (24.35) over the course of the season ... two-time Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week.

2010 Indoor (Junior) 12th-place finisher in the 60m hurdles at the NCAA indoor championships (8.24) ... runner-up to teammate Christina Manning in the 60m hurdles at the Big Ten championships (8.32); posted a PR of 8.19 in the prelims, fifth-best all-time at OSU ... also finished sixth in the 60m dash (7.51, a PR) and 16th in the 200m dash at the conference finals ... swept the 60m dash and hurdles at the Buckeye Tune-up; named Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week as a result of her efforts.

2009 Outdoor (Sophomore) Finished 16th in the 100m hurdles at the NCAA championships in a time of 13.55 ... ran a 100m hurdle PR of 13.28 at the Mideast regional championships, finishing fourth ... named to the All-Big Ten team after second-place finish in 100m hurdles at Big Ten championships ... held top team time in 100m dash, a 11.85 run set at the Texas Relays ... member of fourth-place 4x100m relay team at the Big Ten finals.

2009 Indoor (Sophomore) Placed third in the 60m hurdles (8.31) and seventh in the 60m dash (7.62) at the Big Ten championships ... held top team times in both the 60m dash and 60m hurdles ... set her season-best time in the 60m hurdles at the elite New Balance Invitational, finishing fifth in a time of 8:28, the third-best time in the Big Ten during the outdoor season ... took first in 60m hurdles at the Indiana Relays.

2008 Outdoor (Freshman) As a true freshman, Wright was an All-Big Ten performer and a member of the school record-breaking 4x100m relay team (44.51) at the Big Ten championships, helping the team to a Big Ten title ... finished third in 100m hurdles at the Big Ten championships with a time of 13.45 ... was the top freshman in the field and the only freshman to qualify for the finals... ran a season-best time of 13.32 in the 100m hurdles at the NCAA Mideast regional championships and a 13.40 at the Jesse Owens Classic in Columbus ... turned in a time of 1:08.03 in the 400m hurdles at the Sea Ray Relays.

2008 Indoor (Freshman) Ran a season-best time of 7.75 in the 60m dash ... ran a 25.00 in the 200m dash at the Big Ten/SEC Challenge ... recorded a time of 8.57 at the Big Ten indoor championships in the prelims of the 60m hurdles ... also ran an 8.61 at the Big Ten/SEC Challenge.

Western High School Named 2007 Indoor Track and Field Performer of the Year by the Baltimore Sun ... 2007 state indoor champion in the 55m dash ... won 2007 55m title in meet record time of 7.08 ... won four gold medals in both Baltimore City and Central Regional meets ... 2007 300m state indoor champion ... finished third in 55m hurdles at 2007 state meet ... third in the 100m hurdles at 2007 AAU Outdoor National Championships in a time of 14.08 ... broke a 28-year-old 200m record at the 2007 Maryland state finals with a time of 24.26 ... holds several invitational meet hurdle records as well.

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