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Green Leaping For the Record Books
Posted Apr 7, 2013 by Scott Purks
Updated Apr 7, 2013 at 12:50 PM
Where will Hillsborough’s Jeremiah Green eventually end up? Is a state, or even a national triple jump record in the making?
On Friday at the Florida Relays, the Terrier senior “did it” again, re-setting the nation’s longest triple jump this year by a prep athlete with an effort of 52-feet, 1.75 inches, or .75 inches farther than his previous longest, which he set three weeks ago.
That puts him a few inches from the Florida state meet record of 52 feet, 5.5 inches, set in 1994 by Sanford Seminole’s Andre Scott. It also puts Green within a few inches of the national high school meet record of 52 feet, 6.5 inches set by Georgia’s Christian Taylor, according to the Florida High School Athletic Association record books.
The bet here is that Green, who has signed with the University of Alabama, sets either the state or the national record.
“I think I have a few more feet in me,” Green said after leaping 52 feet, 1 inch at the USF/Steinbrenner meet last month. “I haven’t hit my peak yet.”