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Track and Field Closes Out Clemson and Boston

Track and Field Closes Out Clemson and Boston


CLEMSON, S.C. and BOSTON – Rutgers track and field wrapped up a solid weekend, splitting the squad between the Bob Pollock Invitational on the campus of Clemson and the John Thomas Terrier Classic at Boston University. The Scarlet Knights posted more than a dozen performances that qualified for the top-10 all-time list and improved its NCAA standing in several events.
 
“We got hit hard this month with up to 15 athletes out sick,” said Bobby Farrell director of track & field and cross country. “So they battled through that and we came out of this weekend with some very strong performances. I’m proud of the effort we saw this weekend throughout. The next two weeks will be important as we keep tuning up for the Big Ten Championships.”
 
The Scarlet Knights continue to shine in the men’s and women’s long jump as Sincere Robinson and Celine-Jada Brown finished in the top three of their respective events. Robinson finished third with a jump of 7.89m (25′ 10.75″), which is third-best in program history and ranks seventh in the NCAA. Brown placed second in the long jump as she recorded a distance of 6.28m (20′ 7.25″), a fourth-best mark all-time at Rutgers and 15th in the country.
 
The O’Sullivan brothers went third and fourth in the pole vault with both Brian and Kevin clearing the bar at 5.20m (17′ .75″). The pair each own a mark this season that ranks in the top 50 of the NCAA.
 
Claudine Smith finished fifth in the triple jump, posting a 12.54m (41′ 1.75″), while the distance medley relay team of Brown, Cynthia Boakye, Arianna Smith and Shelby Whetstone placed eighth with a time of 3:45.64, which ranks 10th all-time in the program.
 
Rutgers also sent a contingent of distance runners to the Terrier Classic. Alex Carlson finished 11th in the women’s mile, running 4:35.35 for a time that currently ranks 20th in the NCAA. The men’s distance medley relay team of Christopher Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez, Alec Snell and Brian Pedretti ran a time of 9:52.17 to finish ninth.
 
Bob Pollock Invitational
Men’s Results
Long Jump
3. Sincere Robinson                                          7.89m (25′ 10.75″) – No. 3 all-time
 
Pole Vault
3. Brian O’Sullivan                                             5.20m (17′ .75″) – No. 4…

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