NORTHRIDGE, CA – Sarah Wright set the school heptathlon record at the Cal State-Northridge multi-event.
The senior scored 4109 points in the seven event competition which tops the previous record of 4089 points set by Rene Davis in 2008. Wright finished fourth in the 15-person field and was the top finisher among NCAA Division III competitors.
In addition to her school record, her total score is an NCAA provisional qualifying score. Currently her score ranks fifth best in the country among all NCAA Division III heptathletes.
During the first event of the first day she ran the 100 meter hurdles in 16.73. The second event was the high jump were she set a personal best mark of 4'11 3/4".
She also set a personal best in the shot put with a throw of 31' 6 1/2" which is also the fourth best throw in school history. In the 200 meter dash she ran the sixth fastest time in school history by crossing the finish line in 27.72 to close out the first day
Her second day of competition was also a solid effort she worked her way toward the school mark. Wright won the javelin portion of the competition by posting a throw of 102'2". During the 100 meter hurdles in 16.72.
Wright's final two events were the long jump and 800 meter run. The native of Strongsville, OH posted a jump of 16'5" as she headed into the final event. She crossed the line in 2:35.67 to earn enough points in breaking the five-year old record.