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The Penn State-bound Rhea made a huge jump up on the NJ All-Time list when he blasted a US#1 13.52, which is ties him for No. 3 in NJ history, to finish first and smash the meet record in the 110m hurdles at the 52nd Glenn D. Loucks Games on Saturday in White Plains, N.Y.
There was a 3.1 meters per second wind-reading, so Rhea's time is wind-aided. Anything over 2.0 is wind-aided.
Rhea. who ran 13.81 in the trials, had a previous PR of 13.68, which he ran earlier this month in the trials of the South Jersey Invitational at Delsea.
The only hurdlers in state history to run a faster automatic time than Rhea, the New Balance Indoor National 60-meter hurdles champ this past March, are Danyne Brown of Camden (13.43 in 1999) and Cory Poole of East Orange Campus, 2017.
13.43-Danyne Brown, Camden, 1999
13.46-Cory Poole, East Orange Campus, 2017
13.52-Todd Matthews, Notre Dame, 1998
13.62-Chris Stephens, Plainfield, 2001
13.66-Sultan Tucker, Delsea, 1997
13.66-Emmanuel Daux, Linden, 2001
13.67-Jermaine Collier, Trenton, 2012
13.70-Chris Alexander, Christian Brothers, 2015