Mary Jo Wright
Mary Jo Wright
Height: 5-4
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Deeth, NV
High School: Elko HS
Experience: 3Y

2015-16 -- Track: Didn’t compete. Cross Country: Opened the season with a 21st-place finish at the Fresno State Invitational on Sept. 11, running the 4.2K in 14:58.5 ... added a 24th-place 6K time of 21:29.1 at the Stanford Invitational on Sept. 26 ... helped the Mustangs win their 18th conference title with an 11th-place performance of 21:07.33 at the Big West Championships at UC Riverside’s Ag/Ops Course on Oct. 31 ... was then 158th at the NCAA West Regional meet in Seattle on Nov. 13, at 23:01.3 ... again made the Big West All-Academic Team.

2014-15 -- Track: Didn’t compete. Cross Country: Twice posted team-leading performances during the fall, first via a third-place 5K of 17:56.91 at the UC Santa Barbara-hosted Lagoon Open on Aug. 30 and then thanks to a 23rd-place 6K of 21:39 at the Stanford Invitational on Sept. 27 ... went on to come in 24th at the Big West Championships in Riverside on Nov. 1, at 21:50.5 ... also earned all-academic praise from the conference.

2013-14 -- Track: Redshirted. Cross Country: Finished 14th at the Big West Conference Championships, with a time of 22:47 on Fairbanks Memorial Course in San Luis Obispo ... opened the year with a seventh-place showing at the Lagoon Open, at 18:15 ... was third at the Fresno State Invitational, in 18:20, before coming in ninth at the NCAA West Regional Preview Meet, at 17:08.

2012-13 -- Track: Closed freshman season with the best steeplechase time on the team (and No. 7 in school history), 11:00.28, which earned second place at the Big West finals on May 10 ... also clocked a 4:40.87 in the 1,500 at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival. Cross Country: Redshirted.

Prep -- As a senior at Elko High School in Nevada, her PRs included 2:16.40 in the 800 meters, a school-record 5:00.86 in the 1,600 and 11:14 in the 3,200 ... was named the Nevada Girls Cross Country Athlete of the Year ... finished her career as a seven-time individual state champion (once in cross country, twice in both the 800 and mile, once in the 3,200 and once in the 1,600 relay).

Personal -- Born on Dec. 10, 1993 ... daughter of John and Merrily ... majors in animal science.