Sullivan County Democrat
Callicoon, New York
March 10, 2009 Issue
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GARRETT GREY, CENTER, was joined by brothers Christopher, standing left, and Casey, standing right, and parents Diana and Scott at his recent signing ceremony.

Tri-Valley 'thrower' signs intent, going to Slippery Rock University

By Rob Potter
GRAHAMSVILLE — Tri-Valley senior track and field star Garrett Grey recently signed a letter of intent to attend Slippery Rock (Pa.) University this autumn.
Grey, a ‘thrower’ of the discus, javelin and hammer, received a partial athletic scholarship to attend Slippery Rock, a NCAA Division II school in Slippery Rock. He also received another scholarship for academics.
At the Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association (OCIAA) championships held on May 23 and 24 at Warwick High School, Grey won the discus and javelin events. His first-place discus throw was 148 feet, 1-inch and his winning javelin throw was 162 feet, 2 inches. Grey won the OCIAA throwers’ pentathlon on May 12 by scoring a total of 3,914 points. His winning total broke the T-V school record of 3,789 points which was set in 2007 by Ryan Loughney. In addition, Grey’s best discus throw at the meet was 169-5, which was top mark in the state up to that date.
Grey has already talked with Slippery Rock Coach John Papa about which events he will compete in next year, including hammer, discus, shot put and javelin.
While looking forward to competing at Slippery Rock, Grey is grateful to everyone who has helped him during his scholastic athletic career.
“I want to thank everyone who helped me and made this possible,” he said. “I’ve had great support from my coaches, my teammates and my family.”
Grey’s family includes his parents Scott and Diana, and older brothers Casey and Christopher.
While looking to make the most of his athletic opportunities, Garrett will be focused in the college classroom as well.
“Education is the most important thing,” he said.
Grey plans to major in Physical Education and Health at Slippery Rock. He said he may use that degree to become a teacher.
Later this month, Grey will compete in a national scholastic meet in Greensboro, N.C. He qualified to compete in the hammer and javelin with throws of 182-2 and 174-11, respectively.