Events: Long Jump (IN: 26-0 ¼; OUT: 25-4 ¾), Triple Jump (IN: 49-6 ½; OUT: 49-7w)
One of the top long jumpers in the Southeastern Conference throughout his freshman season in 2017 ... Scored one point for the Tigers in his debut appearance at the SEC Indoor Track & Field Championships with an indoor seasonal best of 25 feet, 2 inches for eighth place in the conference final ... Won three long jump titles during the indoor season at the Auburn Invitational (24-1 1/2), Bayou Bengal Invitational (24-5) and Tyson Invitational (24-11 1/4) ... Jumped 24-9 3/4 for ninth place in the long jump at the Razorback Invitational ... Followed outdoors by scoring three more points for the Tigers at the SEC Outdoor Championships where he placed sixth in the conference final with an outdoor seasonal best of 24-5 1/2 (+1.3) ... Qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in his rookie season ... Ended the season with a 17th-place finish at the NCAA East Prelims while jumping 24-2 1/4 (+3.6) at Kentucky's Track & Field Facility in Lexington ... Also led off LSU's 4x100-meter relay team at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds as the Tigers advanced to the NCAA semifinals with a time of 38.75 for second place overall in the national quarterfinal ... Added appearances in the long jump at the Texas Relays (24-8 1/4), Battle on the Bayou (24-5 3/4), Mt. SAC Relays (24-0 3/4), LSU Alumni Gold (24-9 3/4) and SEC Relays (25-0w) during the outdoor season ... Competed sparingly in the triple jump during his freshman season ... Placed 13th overall in triple jump qualifying at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Posted an indoor seasonal best of 48-7 1/4 at the Razorback Invitational ... Added an outdoor seasonal best in his season opener at the Louisiana Classics in Lafayette where he jumped a windy 49-3 1/2 (+2.2) for second place.
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 26-0 ¼ 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.