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HS INDOOR TRACK: NATION’S BEST! Beacon’s Rayvon Grey sets new mark in the Triple Jump

NEW YORK – Wow.

Beacon High School’s Rayvon Grey wasted no time in setting the new U.S. record in the high school triple jump late Saturday, leaping 49 feet, 4.5 inches on his first attempt at the New York City Armory and propelling the Bulldogs to the league championship.

Beacon’s 197 points easily outdistanced Hendrick Hudson by 101 points.

Grey broke the mark set by Michael Wiggins of Huntsville, Ala., of 49-3.5 on Dec. 19, 2015. But that was just part of his unbelievable evening. Grey also won the 300 meters in 34.80 seconds, a school record, and anchored the winning 4×400 relay for Beacon.

“I’m very pleased with the competitive nature of this team and the way they push each other to improve,” Beacon coach Jim Henry said. “Meets have recently turned into a giant game of “one-upsmanship” but in a very positive way. Each success in one event is spurring others to up their game in the following event.”

Other Beacon first place winners included:

Ethan Burgos – 55 hurdles – 8.83 seconds

David Adams – 55 meters – 6.73 seconds

Ian Soares – 600 meters – 1:26.77

Boys 4×200 – Davis, English, Burgos, Kaikai – 1:37.65

Boys 4×400 – Horsford, Istvan, Adams, Grey – 3:37.42

Terrel Davis – Long Jump – 21′ 9 1/4; High Jump – 5′ 10″

Dominic Reid – Shot Put – 43′ 8″

Anthony Thompson – Weight Throw – 46′ 6.5″

The Beacon girls finished third in the meet.

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