Dalton Gray
Dalton Gray
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Monticello, Fla.
High School: Wakulla HS

Collegiate PRs
8K, 30:35.8; 7.25K, 28:35.1; 5K: 18:45.89

2019: Placed second at the Big Bend Cross Country Invitational, crossing the stripe in 19:19.60...was the team's second-place finisher at the VSU Border Clash, finishing the 7.25K in 29:47.9...posted a PR in the 8K, running a 32:26.14 to finish sixth at the TCC Eagle Invite...his time of 31:48.0 was an 8K PR at the Willie Laster Invitational, hosted by Albany State, and good for a 20th place finish...finished second on the team at the FSU Invitational, recording a PR of 30:35.8...was the team's top runner at the FCSAA Championships, finishing with 26th with a time of 31:40...ran a 30:39 at the NJCAA Championships.

2018: Made his collegiate debut at the Cougar XC Challenge and posted a 20:29.34...ran a 28:35.1 at the Valdosta State Border Clash...lowered his 5k time by almost two minutes at the UNF Cross Country Invitational, posting a 18:45.89...in his first event at Apalachee Regional Park, clocked a 19:07.80 in the 5k at the TCC Eagle Invite...ran a 32:42.0 8K at the FCSAA Championships, also at the ARP...helped the Eagle men to team honors in the NJCAA Cross Country Coaches Association academic award program and earned all-academic honors from the Panhandle Conference.

High School: Graduate of Wakulla High School where he ran cross country for late head coach Paul Hoover...was Team Captain and received the Coaches Award in 2017.

Personal: Son of Tammie Sanders and Jeremiah Gray...born on June 3...plans to major in criminology.

Getting to know Dalton Gray

Favorite TV show: Peaky Blinders...Favorite movie: Lean on Me...Favorite food: Cube steak with yellow rice and green beans...One food I absolutely will not touch: Salad...Favorite music genre: Classic rock...A song or artist I like but rarely admit to liking: Vance Joy...The farthest I've been from home: Lake Tahoe...If I could visit any place in the world, it would be: New Zealand...My spirit animal: Orangutan...The top thing on my Bucket List: Travel the world...Three words that best describe me: Tall, skinny, lanky...One thing people don't know about me: I love to read...The best piece of advice I've ever received: Don't sprint the warm-up...To get ready for a race, I like to: Focus...Favorite athlete: Tommy Puzey...Favorite professional sports team: Bowerman Track Club...My most memorable moment as an athlete: The three great years I was coached by Paul Hoover.