Stanford’s Jenna Gray Set to Throw Javelin at NCAA Championships

  0 Wendy Mayer | June 05th, 2018 | College - Women's Indoor, News, Pac 12

Jenna Gray, first team All-American and Pac-12 Setter of the Year from Stanford, will look to earn the fourth All-America honor of her career on Thursday at the NCAA Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

Gray is in her second year as a javelin thrower following a 16th place finish and second team All-America honors in 2017.

Thus far in 2018, Gray finished as the runnerup to teammate Mackenzie Little at the Pac-12 Championships with a throw of 176-feet 2-inches.

The Shawnee, Kansas, native qualified for the NCAA Championships by finishing among the top 12 at the NCAA West Preliminaries in Sacramento, California, on May 24. Gray was ninth with a throw of 178-6. The throw was five inches off her season best mark of 178-11 which came at the 2018 Big Meet on April 7, and more than 13 feet better than her top mark of 2017 (165-0).

The javelin is set to be contested at 5:15 p.m. PT Thursday. Gray is the 10th thrower in flight one. The top nine marks will advance to the finals.

Gray 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 NCAA Final Four as a sophomore.

Gray was a three-sport athlete for Stanford in 2016-17, playing indoor, being a part of the beach team’s No. 1 pair and participating in track part time.

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Wendy Mayer

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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