Grace Penders
Grace Penders
Year: So.
Hometown: Morristown, N.J.
High School: Villa Walsh Academy
Position: Sprints/Jumps/Hurdles

Career Best Marks



60 meters (Indoor)


60-meter hurdles (Indoor)


Long Jump (Indoor)

4.87 meters

Long Jump (Outdoor)

4.82 meters

Triple Jump (Indoor)

10.63 meters

Triple Jump (Outdoor)

10.62 meters



  • Posted the top mark on the team in the indoor triple jump (10.63 meters) and outdoor triple jump (10.48 meters)
  • UAA All-Academic Team


  • Posted the No. 10 mark in school history in the outdoor triple jump (10.62 meters)


  • Majors: Economics and Spanish
  • Dean's List
  • Participated in track and field and soccer in high school
  • Team captain as a junior and senior
  • Long Jump and Triple Jump Conference Champion, North Jersey State Champion for Triple Jump, 3rd Team All-State Triple Jump (2012-13), N.J. Meet of Champions for indoor and outdoor track (2012-15), four-time national qualifier, six track and field school records
  • National Hispanic Scholar, Villa Walsh Academy Scholar Athlete 2015, NJSIAA Scholar Athlete 2015