NEW YORK – For the second time in as many meets, Rutgers sophomore Chloe Timberg set the school indoor record in the pole vault at the TCNJ Invitational on Saturday. Her winning height also set the collegiate facility record at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex.
The Scarlet Knights split their squad, sending a group to compete at the Armory in the UPenn Challenge. Rutgers earned six event wins across the two meets and a total of 16 finishes in the top-three.
In her second competition of the season, Timberg reset her previously held school record in the pole vault, clearing a height of 4.41m (14′ 5.5″). The height was the third-best mark in the NCAA this season and the top collegiate performance at Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex.
It was the fourth time that Timberg established a new height since she tying the school record in her debut meet in 2022 as a freshman.
Timberg chipped in one of the Scarlet Knights six wins on the afternoon with five victories coming in field events. Adam Hunt added a win in the weight throw at the UPenn Challenge with a throw of 19.47m (63′ 11″), while Alex Carlson gave RU a win in the 800-meter with a time of 2:07.07. Her finish was just one second off her school record in the event.
Three event wins came at the TCNJ Invitational led top marks in the men’s and women’s long jump and women’s shot put. A’nan Bridgett won the long jump with a leap of 7.89m (25′ 10.75″), while Celine Brown finished first with her jump of 6.11m (20′ 0.5″). Jasmine Van Note, the current school record-holder in the shot put, won the event at the Armory with a throw of 16.10m (52′ 10″).
The Scarlet Knights went 1-2 in five events across the two meets. At the UPenn Challenge, Kyle Lipscomb placed second in the weight throw with a mark of 19.16m (62′ 10″), while Suzy Lacombe was second in the pole vault, clearing a height of 3.62m (11′ 10.5″).
Chris Serrao finished second in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.07, while Sydney Hawkins was second in the women’s 60-meter with a time of 7.44. Kevin O’Sullivan took third in the pole vault, clearing the bar at 4.80m (15′ 9″) and in the shot put, the Scarlet Knights…