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Trevon Foster ’26 refuses to break his record-setting stride

Media: Lola Palmer ’25

Track and Field demands immense physical strength, agility, and countless hours of refining one’s craft. The exciting payout is the thrill of record-breaking performances that come with it. 

Trevon Foster ’26 is no stranger to this thrill after he broke several track and field records over the course of the year. 

His first came on Dec. 16, 2023, when Foster shattered the nearly 30-year-old 55-meter high hurdles record at the Bishop Loughlin Games. With an expeditious time of 7.43 seconds, he surpassed the previous record set by Gerrett Edwards ’96, who held it for a monumental 31 years. 

William Yinger ‘95, Frank E. Richardson ’20 Coach of Boys Track and Field, delved into the significance of this record-breaking event, not merely due to its connection with Hill, but also because “the handing off of a record is a really important part of our sport.” Yinger continued, remarking that Edwards “is a good friend of mine, so it was meaningful to see this record get broken.” 

His second record breaking run this year took place on Feb. 25 at the Pennsylvania Track and Field Coaches Association Championships at Penn State University. He slashed the previous 60-meter high hurdles school record with a time of 7.85 seconds. 

This achievement landed Foster an overall eight-place ranking in the country for his sport.  

When discussing the recent record break with Trevon Foster ‘26, he described that “I wanted to break my personal record and the school record break just came along with that.” As Trevon has only been running hurdles for two years, many ask: what more is he capable of in the future?  

The shattering of these two records are just the beginning for Trevon Foster. “He could potentially leave the school with five hurdle records — every record available,” Yinger said.  

Foster’s unwavering determination and his relentless pursuit of excellence in track and field is nothing short of awe-inspiring. He anticipated “for lack of a better term: a perfect season,” Yinger said. 

Foster is not just focused on increasing his speed, but also diligently works on his mental game as a track athlete. He shared that his biggest challenges at track meets are his own mental hurdles. 

“He doesn’t have many opponents outside of himself,” Yinger said. 

Foster further explained that the biggest challenge in the sport is maintaining an optimistic mindset before a race. This mental challenge is considered a universal aspect of any solo sport. However, being the second ranked runner in the nation for 55-meter hurdles might require an even stronger mindset. 

No matter how skilled an athlete is, they always have a supportive team behind them, and Trevon is no exception. “He operates much like a captain,” Yinger explains, “He’s committed to improving not only himself but also uplifting his teammates.”  

Like any exceptional athlete, Foster recognizes the importance of team spirit and is a dedicated coach.  

“Big thanks to Coach Yinger for believing in me,” Foster said. “His faith in me fuels my motivation to consistently strive for greatness.” 

As an aspiring young athlete, Foster has already demonstrated a remarkable potential that sets him apart. His mindset, imbued with the right blend of tenacity and ambition, is a testament to his commitment to the sport. Foster isn’t just reaching for success; he is striving for greatness. 

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