Another huge meet in two events for Princeton’s Greg Foster from Lumberton!!!!!!

Another huge meet for Princeton freshman Greg Foster, who was part of two all-time Tiger performances Saturday even though the Larry Ellis Invitational wasn’t completed.

First Foster, a Lumberton native who attended Lawrenceville School, led off Princeton’s 400-meter relay team, which ran 40.31 – 5th-fastest in Princeton history. Joey Gant, John Catherman and Ibrahim Ayorinde ran the last three legs.

Princeton’s time is No. 3 this year in the Ivy League but only 12-100ths behind top-ranked Harvard, which ran 40.19 last month at a meet in Houston.

Then he PR’d with a 14.23 with a legal wind – into a 0.1 – in the 110-meter high hurdles trials. He was the 2nd-fastest qualifier, behind only Richard Gilchrist of Mount St. Mary’s, who ran 14.14.

The meet was cancelled because of bad weather soon after the hurdles trials, and the hurdles final wasn’t held, and Foster didn’t get the chance to long jump or triple jump either.

Still, his 14.23 is tied for 4th-fastest in Princeton history. Foster’s previous hurdles PR was 14.30 last weekend at the Oscar Moore Invitational in Glassboro. Those are the only two races he’s ever run over the 42-inch hurdles at 110 meters.

Foster is No. 6 in the Ivy in the hurdles and the No. 2 freshman, 1-100th of a second behind Penn’s Jake Rose, but he’s the top wind-legal freshman in the conference.

Foster is No. 4 in the Ivy in the long jump at 24-5 ½ from the Texas Relays. He hasn’t triple jumped outdoors yet, but he was second at Heps indoors with a 50-7 ½ in Hanover, N.H.

His PRs are 51-0 ½ in the triple jump and 25-6 ¼, both from last June at Franklin Field.



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