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Trinity S. Gray ’00
Sport: Track & Field
Year Inducted: 2011
During his collegiate career, Trinity Gray ’00 became notonly one of the greatest runners in Brown track and fieldhistory, but one of the most dominant in Ivy League history aswell. An eight-time AllAmerican, Gray captured Heptagonalchampionships in four individual events (400 meters, 500 meters,800 meters, and 1,000 meters) and three relays (4x400, 4x800, anddistance medley) – multiple times in several of theseevents. Gray still holds the Brown University record in sixindividual events and three relays.
During his freshman year, Gray was named Brown’s outstandingfirst year male athlete after winning the first of severalIC4A 800 meter and New England 400 meter titles. In hissophomore year, in addition to his individual championships,Gray joined teammates Jamey Vetelino ’98, Neville Davey’98, and Jaimie Mantzel ‘99 in placing fifth atthe NCAA Championships in the distance medley. Outdoors therelay team of Vetelino, Davey, Antonio Kittles ’00, andGray was ranked fourth nationally.
The next year at the Indoor NCAA Championships, Gray finishedsecond to Derrick Peterson of Missouri with both runnersbreaking the American indoor collegiate record. His time of1:46.05 was the ninth-fastest 800 meter run in the world that yearand the second-fastest in the United States.
2000 was a banner year for Gray, as he took home three Ivy Leaguetitles. During the indoor Heps, he was named themeet’s outstanding performer. Outdoors, his time of1:46.14 still stands as the Heptagonal meet record. Thatsummer at the Rieti Grand Prix in Italy, he posted what proved tobe the fastest time of the year by an American at 1:44.91.
Following his graduation from Brown, Gray ran professionally forthree years, winning the USATF
National Indoor Championships, again running the fastest time by anAmerican in the 800 meters. He also competed at the US OlympicTrials and numerous international invitationals abroad. Since retiring from competitive track and field, he hasworked as a financial investment analyst for Bank of America,Morgan Stanley, and Merrill Lynch. Today he resides in Philadelphiaand is a client relationship administrator for The VanguardGroup.