An appreciation of Greg Ross, a top-15 shot putter 44 years after he graduated! And the all-time S.J. boys indoor SP top-50!!!

Let’s take a moment to salute Greg Ross, who remains one of the top-15 indoor shot putters in south Jersey history 44 years after he graduated. 

Ross threw 58-9 at an NJSIAA developmental meet at Princeton’s Jadwin Gym on Jan. 18, 1976. He only finished fourth in an incredible competition that shows how strong the shot put was back in the 1970s.

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That mark is still No. 14 in South Jersey indoor history and No. 3 on the all-time Gloucester County list.

Ross also threw 57-9 1/4 that winter, although the name of the meet – the South Jersey Polar Bear Relays at Gateway – indicates it was probably outdoors.

At the end of the decade, only two of the top-50 marks in state history belonged to South Jersey throwers – Pitman’s Harry Dilks, who threw 60-3 in 1971, and Adams.

Ross went on to have a very good outdoor season capped by a 57-9 1/4, which is still a Deptford outdoor school record and 9th in Gloucester County history.

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