Ed Wright
Ed Wright

Player Profile

Oakland, Calif.

High School:
St. Mary's HS


High Jump

3V indoors

Senior (2008): Took 14th (6-10.75, 2.10m) in the high jump at the NCAA Championships...advanced to the NCAA Championships when he took fourth and posted a mark of 6-11 (2.11m) at the NCAA West Regional...won his second straight Pac-10 high jump title, as he once again tied his personal best with a jump of 7-3.25 (2.22m)... ranked No. 5 in the nation...placed first with a regional qualifying mark of 7-2.50 (2.20m) at the Stanford Invitational...won at the Big Meet, for the third consecutive year, with a mark of 7-0.50 (2.15m)...in his first competition of 2008 at the Husky Classic, he provisionally qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships, as he tied his PR of 7-3.25 (2.22m)...took seventh at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a mark of 7-0.25 (2.14m).

Junior (2007): Garnered indoor and outdoor All-America honors when he took sixth in the men's high jump at both the NCAA indoor and outdoor championships...set a new lifetime-best mark with a 7-3.25 to win the high jump at the NCAA West Regional...the 7-3.25 score tied Wright for seventh on Cal's all-time list...won the Pac-10 title in the high jump with a 7-3 (2.21 meters), which tied his lifetime-best mark...he also jumped that height to win the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational... competed at the USA championships, taking 10th overall 7-01.75 (2.18 meters)...tied for sixth at last year's NCAA West Regional (6-9)...posted a Cal school-record and NCAA provisional-qualifying 7-2.5 to win at the MPSF Indoor Championships.

Sophomore (2006): Indoors, jumped a season-best 2.13 meters (6-11) at the Tyson Invitational...outdoors, won the high jump (1.98m, 6-06) at the Big Meet and at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational (2.05m, 6-08).

Freshman (2005): Recorded Cal's second-best score of 6-11.75 (2.13m) in the high jump at the Pac-10 Championships.

High School: Wright completed a successful high school career at St. Mary's of Berkeley before graduating in 2004...honors included the California state high jump title, winning at the prestigious Golden West Invitational, finishing second at the USATF Junior Nationals and being named Verizon USATF Jr. All-American in 2004...played two years of basketball.

Personal: Born March 3, 1986, in Nairobi, Kenya... parents are Mal Whitefield and Harriet Wright...Mal ran track for Ohio State and competed in the 1948 and 1952 Olympic Games, winning three gold medals, two silvers and a bronze...social welfare major.