Sincere Rhea, one of the best hurdlers in NJ high school history and a Big Ten champion for Penn State, announced on Twitter that he has transferred to the University of Miami.
Rhea, who graduated from NJ's St. Augustine High in 2019, made history when he won one of the wildest 60-meter hurdle races you'll ever see when he crossed the line in 7.80 to became the first conference champion in that event in Penn State history at the Big Ten Indoor Championships last February at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.
Rhea, the only Penn State athlete to ever win a conference title in the high hurdles (indoors or outdoors), won the blanket finish by the slimmest of margins with a great lean to place 1-100th of a second in front of sophomore Gratt Reed of Iowa (7.81). Iowa senior Josh Braverman was third in 7.82, Iowa junior Jamal Britt fourth (7.82), and sophomore Josh Zeller of Michigan also ran 7.82 for fifth.
As a freshman at Penn State in 2020, Rhea ran a PR of 7.76, No. 2 in school history, in the trials of the 60m hurdles at the Big Ten Championships before finishing third in the final. The Penn State school record is held by another Jersey standout, Guy Rose. Rose, an All-Stater at Wayne Hills High, set the Penn State record of 7.69 in 2001.
This past spring, Rhea ran his college PR of 13.89 in the 110 hurdles in the prelims at the Big Ten Championships. He went on to place sixth in the final.
Rhea had a sensational career at St. Augustine where he won the 60m hurdles at 2019 New Balance Championships, captured three Meet of Champions titles, two indoors in the 55m HH, and the 400 outdoor, and he ran 13.52 in the HH, No. 3 in NJ history.