June 17, 2014 - by
Angela Wright Bio

  Angela Wright
Angela Wright

Hall of Fame Class:
2001 (Track and Field)

It was obvious to folks in Marion Country that Forest High School track star Angie Wright was headed for greatness. She broke the Class 3A state records in the 440-meter hurdles and 110 low jump and placed second in the 220. Angela also competed in the 220, long jump and high jump in high school, played basketball and ran cross-country. As a senior she was honored for her accomplishments on and off the field receiving the scholar athlete award after finishing at Forest with a 3.5 grade point average.


As a Seminole, Wright was a 15-time All-American. She received numerous honors including being named MVP of the Pepsi Invitation in Los Angeles. Her 1983 Seminole team placed second in Houston at the NCAA Division I outdoor Track and Field Championship behind UCLA. Wright’s relay team set a new NCAA record in the 440-meter relay and the 1600-meter relay. As an individual, she placed third in the 400-meter hurdles.


In early 1984, she placed third at the U.S. Track and Field National Meet and second at the U.S. Olympic Trials. This gave Wright the opportunity of a lifetime to become an Olympic Athlete. At this time, she was ranked third in the United States and eleventh in the world in the 400-meter hurdles.


Wright graduated from the University of Virginia with her law degree and is currently a practicing attorney in the Tampa area where she lives with her son Julian.


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