Gray finishes seventh in the 200-meter dash, 4x400-meter relay team also places seventh
Gray moves on to the 200-meter finals; 4x400-meter relay team advances as well
Ohio State opens the national championships at historic Hayward Field on Wednesday
Ohio State sending nine individuals and two relays to the NCAA championships next month
Seven athletes move on to quarterfinal competition on the track
Photos by Walt Middleton
Photos by Will Shilling
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Two-time First Team All-American (2015 and 2016 outdoor 4x400m relay)
Five-time Second Team All-American (2015 indoor 400m | 2014, 2015 and 2016 indoor 4x400m relay)
2013 Honorable Mention All-American (2013 outdoor 4x400m relay)
Two-time Big Ten champion (2014 and 2016 indoor 4x400m relay)
Two-time All-Big Ten selection
200m - 21.42
400m - 45.74
600m - 1:19.53
Named First Team All-American for being the anchor leg of the 4x400m relay team that placed seventh at the NCAA Championships with a time of 3:06.27 ... scored points for the Buckeys at Big Ten's with a 400m dash time of 45.74 to finish third ... member of the 4x400m relay team that won gold at the Alabama Relays with a time of 3:08.69 ... placed second in the 400m dash at the Jesse Owens Classic (46.85) and Seminole Invitational (46.68) ... helped 4x100m (40.51) and 4x400m (3:15.59) relay teams place second at the Power Conference Cardinal and Gold.
2016 Indoor (Senior)
Earned Second Team All-America honors in the 400m dash (46.82) and 4x400m relay (3:09.05) at the NCAA Championships ... member of the 4x400m relay team that captured gold at the Big Ten Championships with a readout of 3:06.38 ... took silver at Big Ten's in the 400m dash with a time of 46.33 ... won gold in the 400m dash at the Kentucky Invitational (47.01) and Armory Invitational (47.62) ... finished in first place in the 200m dash at the Ohio State Invitational with a time of 21.79 ... member of 4x400m relay teams that won gold at the Kentucky Invitational (3:11.91) and Spire Invite (3:08.26) ... placed third in the open 400m dash at the Spire Invite with a time of 46.75.
2015 Outdoor (Junior) Earned First Team All-America honors with a fourth-place finish in the 4x400-meter relay at the NCAA championships (3:05.35) … helped Ohio State to a second-place finish in the 4x400-meter relay at the NCAA East Prelims in a season-best time of 3:02.67; finished 25th as an individual in the 400-meter dash … earned a silver medal in the 4x4 relay and sixth place in the 400-meter dash at the Big Ten championships … Jesse Owens Classic champion in the 4x4 relay and 400-meter dash (season-best time of 46.51) … sixth in the 4x4 and seventh in the Sprint Medley at the Drake Relays … first place in the 4x400 relay and eighth in the 400 dash at the Virginia Challenge … third place in the 400-meter dash and sixth in the 4x400-meter relay at the Stanford Invitational … FSU Relays champion in the 400 and third place in the 4x4 relay.
2015 Indoor (Junior) Collected Second Team All-America accolades in the 4x400-meter relay (ninth, 3:08.50) and 400-meter dash (16th, 47.57) at the NCAA championships … bronze medalist in the 4x400-meter relay at the Big Ten championships (3:07.55) and fourth-place finisher in the 400-meter dash (PR of 46.47) … first place in the 4x400 relay at the Buckeye Tune-up … first in the 4x4 and third in the 600-meter dash (PR of 1:19.53) at the SPIRE DI Invitational … runner-up in the 4x4 relay and fourth in the 400 dash at Meyo Invitational … third place in the DMR and fifth in the 400 dash at the Auburn Invitational … Buckeye Classic champ in the 400-meter dash … also competed at the Rod McCravy Memorial.
2014 Outdoor (Sophomore) Did not compete due to injury
2014 Indoor (Sophomore) Earned Second Team All-America honors with a ninth-place finish in the 4x400m at the NCAA indoor championships ... Big Ten champion in the 4x400m relay (3:07.47); placed fourth as an individual in the 400m in a season-best time of 47.02 ... All-Big Ten selection ... first place in the 4x400m relay at the Meyo Invitational and Buckeye Classic ... first place in the 600m at the Buckeye Classic ... runner-up in the 400m at the Indiana Relays and third in the 400m at Nittany Lion Challenge ... also competed at the Don Kirby Elite and Rod McCravy Memorial.
2013 Outdoor (Freshman) Earned Honorable Mention All-America honors as a member of Ohio State's 19th-place 4x400m relay team at the NCAA championships ... fifth in the 4x400m relay and 33rd in the 400m at the NCAA East Prelims ... placed fourth in the 4x400m relay and 21st in the 400m at the Big Ten championships ... finished first in the 400m and helped Ohio State reach second place in the 4x400m relay at the Vanderbilt Black and Gold Invite ... part of the Buckeye relay team that took first place in the 4x4 at the Jim Click Shootout, Jesse Owens Classic and Arkansas Team Invitational ... achieved a season-best time of 21.69 in the 200m at the Sea Ray Relays ... reached a season-best time of 46.94 in the 400m at the Jim Click Shootout.
2013 Indoor (Freshman) Fourth in the 4x400m relay and seventh in the 400m (season-best 47.40) at the Big Ten championships ... placed first overall in the 400m at the Buckeye Classic and Gladstein Invitational ... helped Ohio State reach first place in the 4x400m relay at the Gladstein Invitational, Kentucky Rod McCravy Memorial Meet, New Mexico Don Kirby Elite and Buckeye Tune-Up.
Henry Wise High School Eight-time Maryland state champion and state-record holder in the 4x200m relay ... finished second nationally in the 300m (33.93), third in the 500m (63.71) and 11th in the 400m (48.28) during the 2012 indoor season ... selected Ohio State over Baylor, Arkansas, and Penn State.
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