May 2, 2007

Wright reaffirms commitment to Ags

Last weekend didn't feel particularly special to Pittsburgh wide receiver Kendall Wright.

Although Wright was competing in both the long jump and triple jump at the Class 3A Region II finals, he thought his chances to get to state were good in the triple jump, which was his best event (personal best of 46-feet, 10-inches this year).

Nonetheless, Wright exploded past the competition in winning the goal medal in both events, recording personal highs of 48-feet, 5 -inches in the triple jump and 24-feet, -inches in the long jump.

Wright's dominance was extraordinary. Not only did he register personal bests on consecutive days, his mark in the triple jump was nearly four feet ahead of the second place finisher and his long jump beat the runner up by approximately a foot. In addition, Wright's leaps would have qualified him for the state track meet in both Class 4A and 5A.

The modest Wright understood the significance of his marks from a personal standpoint, especially in regard to the state meet in two weeks, but didn't realize that his jumps would have would have outdone competitors at much larger schools.

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