Highland soph Floyd Whitaker destroys S.J. Invitational triple jump record, moves into all-time S.J. top 10!!!!!

Highland sophomore Floyd Whitaker moved into the all-time South Jersey triple jump top-10 Thursday evening with a meet-record 47-6 1/2 at the 28th annual South Jersey Invitational at Delsea.

Whitaker’s mark, No. 1 in New Jersey this year, is also the best by any New Jersey sophomore in eight years, since Dominique Irons of Haddon Heights set the state sophomore record of 48-4 at the 2011 Meet of Champions.

Whitaker’s previous PR was a 45-10 3/4 from last year’s New Balance Nationals.

Whitaker broke the meet record of 46-11 3/4, set in 2009 by Camden’s Wayne Walls. The triple jump has been held at the South Jersey Invitational since 2008.
 
Here’s a look at the best marks in meet history:
47-6 1/2 … Floyd Whitaker (Highland)
46-11 ¾ … Wayne Walls (Camden), 2009
45-11 … Tarik Robinson (Penns Grove), 2016
45-11 … Keon Grady (Delsea), 2018
45- 9 ¾ … Julian Talley (Winslow Twp.), 2007
45- 8 … LaDarrell Thomas (Woodstown), 2013
45- 5 … Rhodnei Spence (WWP), 2007
45- 4 ½ … Greg Francois (Holy Cross), 2006
45- 2 ¾ … Dexter Jules (Highland), 2004
45- 2 ½ … Ryan Chance (Glassboro), 2009
44-11 … Dominique Irons (Haddon Heights), 2012
44- 8 ¾ … Keven Kevelier (Collingswood), 2018
44- 8 ¼ … Raimundo Leach (Oakcrest), 2007
44- 3 ½ … Will Arthur (Haddon Heights), 2012

And the all-time South Jersey list:

ALL-TIME SOUTH JERSEY TRIPLE JUMP LIST
50-  9 1/4 … Khaliel Burnett [Delsea], 2018
50-  6 3/4 …. Dominique Irons [Haddon Heights], 2013
48-10 1/2 … Larry Russell [Timber Creek], 2015
48-  3 1/4 … Ryan Chance [Glassboro], 2009
48-  0 ………. Josh Butler [Delsea], 2006
47-  9 1/4 … Marcus Edghilll [Pemberton], 1981
47-  7 1/2 … Mikhail Micheaux [Eastern], 2014
47-  6 1/2 … Chris Roundtree [Haddon Hts.], 2009
47-  6 1/2 … Floyd Whitaker [Highland], 2019
47-  5 1/2 … Khaliel Burnett [Delsea], 2017
47-  5 ……… Steven Brown [Penns Grove], 2009
47-  4 3/4 … Cheo King [Woodbury], 2017
47- 4 1/2 … Zakiyy Williams [Rancocas Valley], 2017
47-  4 ……… Tristan Wilson [Delsea], 2014
47-  3 1/4 … Antwan Dickerson [Pennsauken], 2013
47-  3 ……… Mike Baker [Cherry Hill West], 1976
47-  0 1/4 … Earnest Daniel [Kingsway], 2017

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