Lumberton’s Greg Foster opens indoor season with PR 23-0 long jump!!!

Greg Foster, a Lumberton native who attends Lawrenceville School, soared a personal-best 23 feet in a season-opening exhibition meet at the Armory.

Foster competed in the 17-18 age division at the Armory Metro Eagles Invitational last weekend in New York. He fouled on his first attempt, then hit three straight PRs – 22-0, 22-10 1/2 and 23-0.

Foster’s previous long jump PR was 22-8 from an outdoor meet in Baltimore last summer. His official high school PR was 22-5 3/4 from an indoor meet in Virginia Beach in March.

The 23-0 is No. 3 all-time in Mercer County history indoors, behind Trenton’s Matt Rose, a Bordentown transfer (23-10 in 1985), Princeton’s Nils Wildberg (23-4 1/2 in 2018) and Trenton’s Evans Tobler (23-1 1/2 in 1984).

Foster also won the 55-meter hurdles in a personal-best 7.63 and won the 55-meter dash in a PR 6.70. His previous PRs in those events were 7.77 from the trials at Eastern’s in February and 6.83 from a dual meet in January of 2020 at Lawrenceville’s Lavino Fieldhouse

Foster’s father Greg attended Shawnee High School and Stockton University and went on to compete in the 1988 U.S. Track and Field Trials in the triple jump.

Greg Jr. has a triple jump PR of 47-9 1/2 from a meet this past summer in Jacksonville. 

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