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Gallaudet's Eric Gregory Three-Peats as Division III National Championships in the 400M

Gregory sprints ahead at the finish line of the 400M Final at the NCAA D-III National Championships (Photo courtesy Gallaudet University)

MYRTLE BEACH, SOUTH CAROLINA — Gallaudet Senior and Deaflympic hopeful Eric Gregory completed his second defense of the national title in the 400M dash with a time of 45.73 seconds. Despite weather delays that pushed the event into the night under the lights at the Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium, Gregory improved on his 2023 title-clinching time of 45.93. Gregory's performance also set a new outdoor school record for Gallaudet and was the second fastest in Division III history.

Eric Gregory poses with his coach and the National Championship trophy (Photo courtesy Gallaudet University)

Just 90 minutes later, Gregory posted a 26.70 time in the 200M, just 0.1 seconds off his own Deaf World Record, to finish second.

Gregory's performance puts him within reach of legendary sprinter and Hall of Famer Wendell Gaskin's Deaf World Record of 45.29, established 30 years ago in 1994.


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