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Trevon Foster '26 Named New Record Holder in the Boys’ 55m High Hurdles

On Saturday, December 16, 2023, Trevon Foster '26 broke the nearly 30-year 55m high hurdles record by completing the race in 7.43 seconds at the Bishop Loughlin Games.

The previous record holder was Gerrett Edwards '96, who in 1996 ran the 55m high hurdle race with a time of 7.3.

This explanation of the recorded times from support.athletic.net offers clarification: “This is the default conversion, widely used around the world and published by Track & Field News. To apply this conversion factor, a hand time is rounded up to the nearest tenth (e.g., 10.83 seconds becomes 10.9 seconds, and 11.77 seconds becomes 11.8 seconds). What happens next depends on the length of the race:
For races under 300 meters: A conversion factor of 0.24 seconds is added to the time."