Rhea Rips NJ#9 All-Time Performance in 110m Hurdles

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Sincere Rhea of St. Augustine, the New Balance Indoor National 60-meter hurdle champ, climbed way up on some big lists when he blasted a 13.68 in the trials of the 110m hurdles at the South Jersey Invitational at Delsea on Thursday night.

The Penn State-bound Rhea, who came back later to win the final in 13.98, moved up to No. 9 in state history and US#4 this season with his 13.68 (NWI). Rhea also smashed the meet record of 13.91 set in 1997 Sultan Tucker of Delsea.

Rhea's prelim run of 13.68 (NWI). 

Rhea had to run a fast to win as Naseem Smith of Deptford was second in a NJ#2 14.05!  

The only hurdlers in the U.S. who have gone faster this season than Rhea are Jamar Marshall of St. Mary's High in Stockton, Calif. (13.56), Eli Morris of Jefferson High in Georgia (13.63), and Warren Williams of West High in Tracy, Calif. (13.63).

13.43-  Danyne Brown, Camden, 1999
13.46-  Cory Poole, East Orange Campus, 2017
13.52 ... Todd Matthews [Notre Dame], 1998
13.59 ... Gerard Reynolds [Willingboro], 1990
13.62 ... Chris Stephens [Plainfield], 2001
13.66 ... Sultan Tucker [Delsea], 1997
13.66 ... Emmanuel Daux [Linden], 2001
13.67 ... Jermaine Collier [Trenton], 2012
13.68 ... Sincere Rhea [St. Augustine], 2019
13.70 ... Chris Alexander [Christian Brothers], 2015

Watch the Finals Showdown Between Rhea and Smith.