Claire Kieffer-Wright
Claire  Kieffer-Wright

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
South Pasadena, Calif.

High School:
South Pasadena

Event:
High Jump

Birthdate:
09/27/1995

Elig. (In/Out):
JR/JR


03/26/2017

Kieffer-Wright's High Jump Win Headlines Outdoor T&F Opener

Kieffer-Wright's High Jump Win Headlines Women's T&F Outdoor Opener

01/22/2016

In the Spotlight: Claire Kieffer-Wright

Women's Track & Field Spotlight: Claire Kieffer-Wright

04/30/2015

In the Spotlight: Claire Kieffer-Wright

Women's Track & Field Spotlight: Claire Kieffer-Wright

02/21/2015

U-M Collects Five Wins at Home; DMR, Mioduszewski Shine at Notre Dame

Women's Track & Field Collects Six Wins Across Silverston, Alex Wilson Invites

01/31/2015

Wolverines Claim Six Event Titles, Fall to MSU in Annual Dual

Women's Track & Field Claims Six Event Titles, Falls to MSU in Annual Dual

02/24/2015

Claire Kieffer-Wright: Michigan's Two-Sport Star

In an era of specialization in today's sports world, Claire Kieffer-Wright continues to shine across multiple sports at college's highest level -- on the track and on the volleyball court.

Last Updated: Feb. 28, 2017

At Michigan
• Competing member of the 2016 Big Ten Indoor and Outdoor Championship Teams

Junior (2017)

Indoor
• Cleared 1.66m (5-5.25) in the High Jump to finish 12th at the Big Ten Indoor Championships (Feb. 24-25)
• Cleared 1.78m (5-10) in the High Jump to win at the Spire Invitational (Feb. 10-11)
• Cleared 1.71m (5-7.25) in the High Jump to finish 2nd at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational (Feb. 3-4)
• Cleared 1.70m (5-7) in the High Jump to finish first at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational (Jan. 14)

Sophomore (2016)

Outdoor
• Jumped a collegiate-best 1.82 meters (5-11.5 ft.) to win a bronze medal at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships (May 15)
• Finished fourth at the Drake Relays (April 29), clearing 1.77 meters (5-9.75 ft.)
• Competed in the high jump with a height of 1.75 meters (5-08.75 ft.) in the Elite Invitational section at the Mt. SAC Relays (April 16)
• Scored in the high jump with a personal-best of 1.79 meters (5-10.5 ft.), helping U-M win the Battle of the Blues meet (April 2)
• Won the high jump event tying her outdoor personal-best with 1.75 meters (5-9 ft.) at the Pac-12 vs Big Ten Challenge (March 25-26).

Indoor
• Scored for U-M at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 27), placing fourth with a height of 1.78 meters (5-10.25 ft.)
• Placed 3rd in the high jump (1.68m; 5-6 ft) at the SPIRE NCAA D1 Invitational (Feb. 13)
• Matched the height she recorded in her previous visit to Notre Dame, clearing 1.77 meters (5-09.75 ft.) at the Meyo Invitational (Feb. 6), placing fourth overall
• Finished second in the high jump clearing 1.77 meters (5-09.75 ft.) helping U-M to win the Notre Dame Invitational (Jan. 23)
• Won the high jump event at the Hillsdale Winter Opener (Jan. 9) clearing 1.74 meters (5-08.50 ft.)

Freshman (2015)

Outdoor
• At the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds, cleared 1.70 meters (5-7 ft.)
• Cleared 1.73 meters (5-8 ft.) for 12th place at the Big Ten Championships (May 15-17)
• Finished runner-up at adidas/Steve Scott Invitational (May 1), clearing 1.70 meters (5-7 ft.)
• Cleared 1.63 meters (5-4.5 ft.) to tie for 12th at Drake Relays (April 25)
• Won the high jump title at the CAL-UVA Tri Meet (April 3-4), jumping 1.75 meters (5-8.75 ft.)
• Cleared 1.70 meters (5-7 ft.) at the Pac-12 vs. Big Ten Challenge (March 27-28) to claim third place
• Competed at the Jaguar Opener (March 7) but did not record a height

Indoor
• Took fifth in the high jump and set a new PR at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 27-28), clearing 1.80 meters (5-10.75 ft.)
• Won the high jump at U-M's Silverston Invitational (Feb. 21)
• Finished runner-up in the high jump with a PR height of 1.73 meters (5-8 ft.)
• Made her Wolverine debut at the EMU Triangular (Jan. 9)
• Jumped 1.63 meters (5-4.25 ft.) at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational (Jan. 17)

Prep
• Member of Team U.S.A. at Junior Pan-American Games (Colombia; 2013), where she finished fourth
• Finished third at U.S.A. Junior Track and Field Championships (Des Moines, Iowa; 2013)
• Team (2012) and Individual (High Jump; 2013) California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Division 3 State Champion
• AAU Regional Champion (San Diego, Calif; 2013)
• Recipient of Kathryn L. Crary Sportsmanship and David N. Dickson Showcase Athlete of the Year Awards
• Two-time San Gabriel Valley Athlete of the Year (2012-13)
• Two-time Rio Hondo League Champion (2012-13)
• Individual High Jump Champion at Acadia Invitational and Mt. San Antonio College meet (2013)
• Owns the school record for high jump at 6-0 feet

Personal
• Graduated from South Pasadena High School (2014)
• Enrolled in the school of Literature, Science and the Arts
• Major Undecided
• Born on September 27, 1995
• Daughter of Jeff Wright and Laura Kieffer
• Mother Laura played volleyball at Ball State University from 1975-77
• Also a member of Michigan's Volleyball team

COLLEGIATE BESTS

Event Time Date
High Jump (I) 5-10.75 ft. (1.80m) 2-28-15
High Jump (O) 5-10.5 ft. (1.79m) 4-6-16

 



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