Mar 09, 2018

Annie Wright Earns All-American After Day One of Indoor Championships

A Winning Tradition

 
  • 6 Northwest Conference Championships - Women (2000, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017)
  • 1 Northwest Conference Championship - Men (2017)
  • 10 Conference / District Coaches of the Year
  • 130 All-Americans (68 men, 62 women)
  • 8 Men's National Champions (5 NAIA, 3 NCAA)
  • 13 Women's National Champions (2 USTFF, 7 NAIA, 4 NCAA)
  • 38 Academic All-Americans (17 men, 21 women)
  • 1 Academic All-American of the Year (Ryan Chaney, 1997)
  • Three Ad Rutschman Small College Athlete of the Year (Irene Johnson - 2011, Joel Krebs - 2007, Michelle Forbes - 2004)
  • One Bill Hayward Amateur Athlete of the Year - Female Finalists (Jill Beals - 1992)
  • 1 Cascade Conference Men's Championship (1995)
  • 2 NAIA District Men's Championships (1979, 1980)
  • 12 NAIA Women's National Meets (4 Top 10 finishes)
  • 1 NAIA Women's District Championships (1992)
  • 1 NAIA Female Athlete of the Year (Nancy Rismiller, 1996)
  • 2 Women's Conference of Independent Colleges Championships (1979, 1980)
  • 1 Cascade Conference Women's Championship (1995)
 

BIRMINGHAM --- It was a successful first day of the 2018 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships, as Bruin Annie Wright earned her fourth overall All-American honor.

Recap:

Wright, a junior from Granite Bay, California, earns her second straight All-American honor at the Indoor Championships.

Wright entered the competition as an eighth-seed, but quickly showed she wouldn't settle in the women's indoor pentathlon. In the first event, the women's 60m hurdles, she placed fifth with a huge PR of 9.25 to move into fourth all-time at George Fox – her previous best was 9.50.

She continued the momentum with another PR in the high jump with a mark of 5-00.25, beating her previous best of 4-11.75. She excelled in the shot put, as she won the event with a throw of 41-02.50. From there, she finished sixth in the long jump with a mark of 16-11.25. In her final event, Wright dug down deep and produced a time of 2:21.93 in the women's 800m to move into second all-time in that event. She finished the indoor pentathlon second with 3,611 points to break the school record, which was set by Charity Arn in 2014.

As for the other Bruins at the Indoor Championships, Sarah King finished third in the women's 400m prelims with a time of 55.68. She will run in the finals at 1:25 pm (PST). King wasn't done with her day either, as the junior posted the seventh fastest time in the women's 200m prelims to advance to the finals Saturday. She ran a time of 24.94 and will run at 2:15 pm (PST). 

Freshman's Kennedy Taube and Sara Turner both narrowly missed the finals in the women's 60m. Taube posted a time of 7.74 to miss the mark by .01 seconds and Turner ran a time of 7.76.

Dakota Buhler and Jacoby Wolfe will both compete Saturday, March 10. Buhler will the women's triple jump at 9:00 am (PST), while Wolfe will compete in the men's high jump at 9:00 am (PST).