Sprinter Brent Gray finished his phenomenal career as a 49er Friday, earning All-American honors as he placed sixth in the 200-meter NCAA Indoor Championships.
“I came in ranked 14th so to finish sixth was good,” Gray said. “Although I wanted more, I’m still happy with what I got.”
Gray competed against 13 of the top sprinters in the country at the McFerrin Athletic Center on the campus of Texas A&M. During the race, Gray lost his footing as he ran around the curve and still was able to place high.
“The first thing I thought when he lost his footing is that his hamstring might have strained,” head coach Andy Sythe said. “But then he re-accelerated and caught back up.”
Gray finished his last meet with a bang and bettered his previous school record with a time of 20.90.
The two-time Big West Athlete of the Year is a magnet to breaking records and winning awards. Gray became just the fourth athlete in program history to earn three-time All-American honors. He is also the reigning three-time Mountain Pacific Sports Federation indoor champion in the 200.
Gray finished his 49er career with six school records.
“Brent has essentially helped elevate our program to a national sprint program,” Sythe said. “He is the greatest sprinter we have had.”