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Trinity S. Gray ’00
Sport: Track & Field
Year Inducted: 2011
During his collegiate career, Trinity Gray ’00 became not only one of the greatest runners in Brown track and field history, but one of the most dominant in Ivy League history as well. An eight-time AllAmerican, Gray captured Heptagonal championships in four individual events (400 meters, 500 meters, 800 meters, and 1,000 meters) and three relays (4x400, 4x800, and distance medley) – multiple times in several of these events. Gray still holds the Brown University record in six individual events and three relays.
During his freshman year, Gray was named Brown’s outstanding first year male athlete after winning the first of several IC4A 800 meter and New England 400 meter titles. In his sophomore year, in addition to his individual championships, Gray joined teammates Jamey Vetelino ’98, Neville Davey ’98, and Jaimie Mantzel ‘99 in placing fifth at the NCAA Championships in the distance medley. Outdoors the relay team of Vetelino, Davey, Antonio Kittles ’00, and Gray was ranked fourth nationally.
The next year at the Indoor NCAA Championships, Gray finished second to Derrick Peterson of Missouri with both runners breaking the American indoor collegiate record. His time of 1:46.05 was the ninth-fastest 800 meter run in the world that year and the second-fastest in the United States.
2000 was a banner year for Gray, as he took home three Ivy League titles. During the indoor Heps, he was named the meet’s outstanding performer. Outdoors, his time of 1:46.14 still stands as the Heptagonal meet record. That summer at the Rieti Grand Prix in Italy, he posted what proved to be the fastest time of the year by an American at 1:44.91.
Following his graduation from Brown, Gray ran professionally for three years, winning the USATF
National Indoor Championships, again running the fastest time by an American in the 800 meters. He also competed at the US Olympic Trials and numerous international invitationals abroad. Since retiring from competitive track and field, he has worked as a financial investment analyst for Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, and Merrill Lynch. Today he resides in Philadelphia and is a client relationship administrator for The Vanguard Group.