Marlena Wright
Marlena Wright
Height: 5'5
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Bronx, NY
High School: Dewitt Clinton HS
Major: Journalism

Season: 2nd

2013-2-14: Ran in four different individual events for the Firebirds as well as running in the 4x400m relay team that earned a berth to the NCAA National Championships...as a member of the 4x400m relay team that finished 6th with a time of 3:49.40 at the NCAA Division II National Championships Wright earned All-American honors for her performance...the 4x400m team also earned All-Region honors and won the ECC Championship by almost 10 seconds...had the fasted time on the team in the 600m, running a 1:44.45s at the CNU Holiday Open (12/7)...finished first in the 500m at the ECC Championships.

2012-13: First Team All-East Coast Conference in the 500M and the 4x400M Relay...was the event winner in the 500M with a time of 1:19.56.

High School: Attended Dewitt Clinton HS where she ran track under coach Comel Johnson… ran the 400, 600, and 800… her team was four time consecutively named Bronx champions for indoor and outdoor… Bronx Champion for the 600 in 2011 and 2012… state medalist in indoor and outdoor in the 4x400 relay.

Personal: Daughter of Howard Wright and Allison Hayles… has three brothers, Michael (16), Nasir (4), and O’mari (7)… has one sister Zoe (2)… journalism major with a career goal of becoming a journalist… hobbies include listening to music and shopping… other sports she enjoys to watch or play are gymnastics and volleyball… favorite athletes are Usain Bolt, Veronica Campbell-Brown, and Allyson Felix… favorite food is fried dumplings… favorite TV show is The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air… favorite music genres are Reggae, R&B, and Hip hop… favorite websites are Google and YouTube… greatest athletic experience was running at nationals her sophomore year of high school in the 4x400 relay and placing 6th in the countryand becoming an All-American… dream as a college athlete is to run the faster 400m time in the history of this college… greatest athletic influences are Jesse Owens and Shaun Dietz… most impressive person she has ever met is Shaun Dietz… strangest gameday habit it to sing Justin Bieber and Jayden Smith’s song “Never Say Never”.