Rhea and Robinson Shine on Day Three of NCAA East Prelims

Rhea and Robinson Shine on Day Three of NCAA East Prelims

by James Knable

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The University of Miami track and field team completed day three of the NCAA East Preliminary round Friday evening in Jacksonville, Fla.

Sincere Rhea punched his ticket to the NCAA national championships in Austin, Texas, after posting a time of 13.56 in the men’s 110m hurdles. Rhea’s time was the fastest in the second flight and placed fifth overall.

A transfer from Penn State, Rhea has broken multiple records as a Hurricane this outdoor season and currently sits second in program history in the men’s 110m hurdles with a time of 13.48, which he ran at the ACC Outdoor Championships two weeks ago in Raleigh, N.C.

Junior jumper Russell Robinson, on his first and only attempt in the men’s triple jump, posted a jump of 16.85m, good for second. The Windermere, Fla., native will now compete at the national championships in both the men’s long and triple jump events.

“It was a great day for both him (Sincere) and Russ, Head Coach Amy Deem said. Russ was able to take only one jump and punch his ticket to Austin for his second event; then Sincere had an incredible day… For him to be out in lane two, be so composed, and run his second-best time ever. Just all the hard work he’s put in—blood, sweat, and tears—just to see it all pay off for him was very special.”

Saturday marks the final day of the NCAA East Preliminaries, which features Moriah Oliveira and Kennedy Brace in the women’s 400m, Skyla Wilson and Sanaa Hebron in the 400m hurdles, Kristina Rakocevic in the discus, Taylor Wright and Rachel Robertson in the high jump, Ashley Moore and Marquasha Myers representing the Hurricanes in the triple jump, and the women’s 4×400 with Moriah Oliveira, Kennedy Brace, Blanca Hervas, and Sanaa Hebron.

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