Events: Long Jump (IN: 26-0 ¼; OUT: 25-4 ¾), Triple Jump (IN: 49-6 ½; OUT: 49-7w)
2016 New Balance Outdoor Nationals Champion (Long Jump)
2016 New Balance Indoor Nationals Champion (Long Jump)
2016 New Balance Indoor Nationals Silver Medalist (Triple Jump)
3-time New York State Champion
New York State Record Holder (Long Jump)
PRIOR TO LSU
The No. 3-ranked high school long jumper to ever compete indoors in the United States … Crowned the New Balance Indoor Nationals Champion as a senior in 2016 while jumping at lifetime best of 26 feet, 0 ¼ inches on his fifth attempt … Became the No. 3-ranked performer on the U.S. all-time indoor list with his winning jump … Also jumped 25-8 in the second round to take the lead at the 2016 New Balance Indoor Nationals … Scored the New Balance Indoor Nationals silver medal in the triple jump in 2016 with a top mark of 49-3 ¾ during the meet … Captured the 2016 New York indoor state title in the triple jump with an indoor personal best of 49-6 ½ … Ended his senior season indoors in 2016 ranked No. 1 nationally in the long jump and No. 3 nationally in the triple jump … Followed outdoors by breaking Bob Beamon’s 51-year-old New York high school record in the long jump with a personal-best wind-legal jump of 25-4 ¾ (+0.0) to defend his New York Division I outdoor state championship in the event … Outdoor PR ranked No. 3 on the U.S. high school list for the 2016 season … Beamon, the 1968 Olympic Gold Medalist and former world-record holder in the event, set the previous New York state record of 25-3 ½ in 1965 … Grey also jumped 25-2 at the Section 1 State Qualifier to earn a return trip to the state meet in his senior season … Scored the Division I state silver medal in the triple jump with his seasonal-best wind-aided jump of 49-1 ¾ (+3.2) … Followed the high school season by being crowned the New Balance Outdoor Nationals Champion in the long jump with his winning mark of 24-3 ½ (-0.8) … Emerged as one of the nation’s top jumps prospects during his junior season in 2015 … Earned fourth-place finishes in both the long jump (24-0 ½w) and triple jump (49-7w) at the 2015 New Balance Outdoor Nationals … Series-best wind-aided jump of 49-7 (+3.2) is an all conditions career best in the triple jump … Soared to a seasonal best of 24-9 ¾ (+1.8) to win the long jump title at the 48th Glenn D. Loucks Games during the 2015 outdoor season … Ranked No. 7 nationally among all classifications and No. 3 nationally among the Class of 2016 in the long jump at the high school level for the 2015 outdoor season … Crowned the 2015 New York Division I Outdoor state champion in the long jump with a wind-legal jump of 24-1 (+0.9) at the state meet … Added a bronze-medal-winning third-place finish in the triple jump final at the New York Division I Outdoor state meet in 2015 with a wind-legal jump of 47-10 ¼ (+0.3) … A five-time New York state silver medalist during his prep career at Beacon High School … State runner-up in the long jump three times, including once outdoors with a wind-aided mark of 23-6 (+2.8) in 2014 and twice indoors with jumps of 22-11 ½ in 2014 and 23-1 ½ in 2015 … Also finished as the New York Division I state silver medalist in the triple jump during the 2014 outdoor season with a seasonal-best wind-aided jump of 47-11 ½ (+3.1).
Full name is Rayvon Arron Grey … Born on Dec. 2, 1997 … Parents are Norman and Nadine Grey … Has two brothers, Damian and Theodore … Brother, Damian, played college football at Buffalo State … Plans to major in business.