Stanford setter Jenna Gray added a little silver to her trophy case on Thursday, earning a national runner-up finish in the javelin at the NCAA Championship in Eugene, Oregon.
Gray finished second with a throw of 187-11, behind teammate Mackenzie Little’s school record mark of 198-0. The pair also finished 1-2 at the Pac-12 Championships a few weeks ago.
The runner-up finish came on a season-best toss during flight one of the competition, besting a 178-11 heave at the 2018 Big Meet on April 7. Gray qualified for the NCAA Championships with a top 12 finish at the NCAA West Preliminaries in Sacramento, California on May 24. Gray was ninth with a throw of 178-6.
The All-America nod on the track gives Gray her fourth such award, two on the volleyball court and two in the javelin. The Shawnee, Kansas, native earned second team All-America honors in 2017 with a 16th-place finish in the javelin at the NCAA meet.
She is a two-time All-American on the hardwood, earning first team honors in both 2016 and 2017, while guiding the Cardinal to the NCAA title as a rookie and the Final Four as a sophomore.
In addition to track and indoor volleyball, Gray also participated in beach volleyball as a rookie, playing as part of the Cardinals’ No. 1 pair.
Gray is one of 37 indoor players that took on a second sport in 2018 and one of two to earn All-America nods in that second discipline, alongside Tulane beach’s Kaylie McHugh.
Mackenzie Little and Jenna Gray go 🥇-🥈 in the women’s javelin! Unbelievable! With shot put, Stanford just scored 24 pts in the last 10 minutes! #GoStanford 🌲 #NCAATF
— StanfordXCTF (@StanfordXCTF) June 8, 2018