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Katie Wright
  Katie Wright

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Auckland, New Zealand

High School:
Baradere College

Last College:
Auckland University of Technology

Height:
5-7

Experience:
2L


PERSONAL BESTS
Cross Country: 2 mile: 11:02 (Sept. 4, 2008), 5K: 16:47 (Sept. 18, 2010 and Nov. 1, 2010), 6K: 20:25.46 (Nov. 13, 2010)

SENIOR (2010): Saw action in five events and finished in the top four overall in three events . . . helped lead Tulsa to the Conference USA Championship with a fourth-place finish and a personal-best 5K time of 16:47, earning a spot on the all-C-USA First Team . . . tied her personal-best 5K time and won individual honors at the Missouri Stampede . . . finished second overall with a personal-best 2 mile time of 11:02 at the season-opening Hurricane Festival . . . ran her personal-best 6K time of 20:25.46 and finished 12th overall at the NCAA Midwest Regional . . . was named to the All-Midwest Region Team . . . was also named the C-USA Outstanding Senior . . . finished 36th overall at the highly-competitive Notre Dame Invitational . . . was one of Tulsa's top three finishers in all five events.

JUNIOR (2009): Did not compete in cross country during the 2009 campaign.

SOPHOMORE (2008): Ran in four meets . . . finished eighth at the Conference USA Championships with a time of 17:29 . . . named second team all-C-USA . . . ran a personal-record time of 17:18 in the 5K course at the Notre Dame Invitational . . . placed third at the Southern Stampede in 17:22 . . . was Tulsa's second finisher in three meets - Southern Stampede, Notre Dame Invitational and C-USA Championships.

PREVIOUS COLLEGE (Auckland University of Technology, 2007-08): Set personal best in the 800m with a time of 2:06 at the Black Singles Meet in March 2008 . . . ran the 1500m in 4:26 in January 2008, setting a personal record . . . both times in the 800m and the 1500m earned her the New Zealand Under 20 titles . . . coach was Barry Magee.

PERSONAL: Goal in life is to represent New Zealand in track and field . . . greatest track/cross country moment was winning the New Zealand Under 20 title in the 800m and 1500m . . . if she were not running track she would be playing squash . . . earliest sports inspiration was to become a pro tennis player . . . craziest ambition is to run a marathon in Antarctica . . . has two siblings . . . parents are Anette and Kevin Wright.