Monroe Runner breaks 300m Hurdles Record

Published: Apr. 18, 2023 at 12:33 AM EDT
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ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - In just 2 months time Monroe’s very own Marianna Wright decreased her 300m hurdle time by 3 seconds to break the state record. At the Westover Invitational, Wright clocked a personal best time of 41.18 seconds.

“I was so shocked of the time I ran. I broke into tears because I was just so happy. I had a goal in mind. I had a time that I wanted to reach. I just knew it was time to go. I prayed before I got on the line and yeah I just did my thing,” said Wright.

As just a sophomore, Wright is now the number one female 300m hurdle runner in Georgia and the second in the country. While she did break the state record, she will have to make that time again at the 3A state track meet to become the official record holder. The star says she knows exactly what she needs to do to bring home that title.

“You know I can always get better but pretty much just do the same thing I did on Saturday. Just stay focused stay ready, stay locked in so I can meet my time.”