Many athletes at Centennial work hard throughout the year in their respective sports and 2019 has proven to be one of the strongest years in the history of the school. More athletes in the class of 2019 signed to play in college than in any other class in school history and the future continues to look bright across all athletic sports. The awards and accolades keep coming for athletes and one in particular, Cathryn Gray is proving to be of Centennial High School’s most decorated track and field athletes.
This week, the Women’s Sports Foundation named six female athletes as recipients of their 2019 national Travel and Training Grant recipients and Cathryn Gray is one of the six in the U.S. – and the only athlete from Georgia to receive this award. This award is given to athletes training for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, World Championships and more. The Travel & Training Fund helps fuel the athletic dreams of competitors and Gray has earned this honor through her hard work and determination.
Gray was named an All-American in 2017 and was able to travel and compete in Spain for the World Paralympic Games. Cathryn was the only female named as a U.S. Paralympic Track & Field All-American, in addition to being the 2017 javelin and discus national champion. She currently holds the national record for javelin and these performances led to her being named to compete at international competitions. Cathryn always seeks to inspire hope in others to realize that having a physical challenge does not mean your dreams are out of reach. With the Travel & Training Fund grant, Cathryn will be able to travel internationally to compete this year. We are proud of Cathryn’s achievements and look forward to seeing the results of her competitions this summer!