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HS TRACK: Grey, Davis, Mannese shine at New Balance National Championships

NEW YORK – Beacon High School’s Rayvon Grey has consistently been one of the nation’s best high school long jumpers.

Right now, he is THE best.

Grey leaped 26 feet, ¼ inch on Saturday to win the event at the New Balance National Championships – a state record, the best jump in the nation so far this year and the longest high school jump in the United States in 27 years.

Not far behind him was his teammate, Terrel Davis, who finished sixth in the event with a jump of 23 feet, 10 ¾ inches – his personal best and the fourth-best leap in Section One history.

“What an incredible privilege it is to work with these two outstanding athletes that just so happen to also be outstanding young men,” Beacon coach Jim Henry said in an email. “Regardless of what they accomplish, they both have the attitude of, “How was that and what can I do to improve it further?’ They push each other, challenge each other, support each other, and make each other better. To see kids step up and do their best on the biggest stage makes me extraordinarily proud.”

On Friday night, Marlboro’s Marshall Mannese finished seventh in the weight throw with a toss of 57 feet, 6 inches.


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