Duncan Carleton Gray
Duncan Carleton Gray
Hometown: Princeton, NJ
Team: Swimming & Diving

Duncan Carleton Gray '51
Hometown:
Princeton, NJ
Sport:
Swimming & Diving
Year Inducted:
1977

Duncan Carleton Gray ’51 was a two-time intercollegiateswimming champion who guided Brown to back-to-back New Englandtitles in 1950 and 1951. He was involved in 12 swimming records inthe 50, 100, and 200-yard breaststroke, 150-yard medley, 300-yardmedley relay, and the 400-yard freestyle relay. He also served asco-captain with Robert Barlow of the 6-2 Bruins of 1950-51, a teamthat lost only to Harvard and Yale in dual meets before going on tocapture the New Englands. Coming to Brown from The Hun School inPrinceton, N.J., Gray established his credentials on the 8-3 Cubsby swimming the freestyle leg with Dan Hoover, Fred Allen, andBarlow on the 400-yard freestyle relay unit that set a schoolrecord in 3:52.4. During his sophomore season Gray defeated JimMcKeever of MIT, the 1947-48 sprint champion, in the 100-yardbreaststroke. By 1949-50 Duncan Gray had developed into one of theEast’s finest breaststrokers for Coach Joe Watmough. In theNew Englands that year he teamed with Win Wilson, Bill Dolan, andBarlow to take the 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:35.4, a new Brownrecord. Of greater importance was that this victory brought theBruins from behind and enabled them to take the New Englands. Inthe Easterns that spring, Gray set a new Brown time for the150-yard individual medley with a 1:37.2 clocking. As a senior DuncGray set Brown records in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:04.8), andthe 200-yard breaststroke (2:25.8). And in the New Englands heteamed with Barlow, Harry Newhard, and Don Englehard to take the400-freestyle relay and pull the team into a tie with Trinity forBrown’s second successive N.E. championship. Duncan Gray isprincipal of Duncan Gray, Consulting Structural Engineers, ofWashington, D.C.