Stanford’s Jenna Gray is NCAA Runner-Up in Javelin

  1 Wendy Mayer | June 07th, 2018 | College - Women's Indoor, News, Pac 12

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.

NCAA women’s javelin results 2018

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I am so in awe right now…that is only 5 meters off Olympic qualifying criteria…

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Wendy Mayer has worked in athletics media relations for the last 20 years. The Northwest Missouri State alumna is currently senior writer for after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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