Grace Tinkey
Grace Tinkey
Height: 5-3
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Macon, Ga.
High School: First Presbyterian Day School
Sport(s): CC/T&F

Freshman Year (2013-14):  Placed fifth as a member of the Team USA junior national cross country team at the 2014 North America, Central America, and Caribbean (NACAC) Cross Country Championships in Trinidad and Tobago…placed second among Team USA's competitors, recording a time of 13:45.37 in the 4K event…earned All-American status at the USA Junior Cross Country Championships, posting a fourth-place finish in the 6K…opened the indoor season by setting a meet record of 17:02.99 in the 5,000m at the Emory Crossplex Invitational, earning SoCon Women's Indoor Track Athlete of the Week honors, then claimed a new Furman record with a time of 9:33.36 in the 3,000m the next week, breaking the old record by 16 seconds, to again earn league athlete of the week accolades…registered a 16th-place finish with a time of 20:58.9 to earn All-Southeast Region honors at the 2013 NCAA Southeast Region Championships…placed third at the SoCon XC meet with a time of 17:33.76, earning a spot on both the All-SoCon first team and the SoCon All-Freshman Team…also named to the SoCon All-Freshman Team during the indoor season after placing fourth in the 5,000m.

High School:  Named the Gatorade Girls’ Cross Country Runner of the Year for Georgia in 2010 and 2011…competed at the Foot Locker National Cross Country Championships from 2009-11, where she placed 15th in 2010 and sixth in 2011…won the state individual cross country championship each year from 2008-11 and the state one and two mile championship in 2010…featured in Sports Illustrated’s “Faces in the Crowd” in November of 2008 for her high school cross country achievements…ranked among Milesplit’s top 25 girls high school cross country runners…won the 2010 and 2011 Ray Buckley Award, which is given annually by the Atlanta Track Club to the most valuable high school girls’ cross country runner in the state of Georgia…named the Atlanta Journal & Constitution’s Girls’ Cross Country Runner of the Year in both 2010 and 2011…posted personal best times of 10:51.61 in the 3,200m and 5:06.48 in the 1600m at the 2013 state championship, where she was honored as the runner-up in each event…won her age group with a time of 17:19 at the 2013 Boston Marathon 5K.

Personal:  Grace Elizabeth Tinkey was born on June 20, 1995, in Macon, Ga....daughter of Stephanie and David Tinkey...plans to major in health sciences.