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

Season: 2nd

2014: Ran the third leg of the 4x400m relay team that won the ECC title and placed 4th at the NCAA National Championships..Wright and the other members of the realy team were also named to the All-American team and became the school's first ever event champion at the Colonial Relays and first relay team to win a Heat and advance to the Finals at Penn Relays...also finished 4th at the ECC championships in the 400m with a time of 59.66s...set a career-best in the 200m at the ECC championships to finish 4th with a time of 26.57.

2013: Member of the 4x400M Relay team which comfortably won the event championship at the East Coast Conference championships meet with a time of 3:56.03...she also placed 6th at the ECC meet in the 400M event with a time of 60.67s.

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”.