St. Augustine junior Sincere Rhea advanced to the finals of the 110-meter high hurdles Saturday at the New Balance National Scholastic Championships with a 13.84 in the trials.
He’ll be in the eight-man field for the finals Saturday evening.
Rhea ran 13.84 into a stiff 1.6-meters-per-second wind, not far off his PR of 13.74, which is No. 5 in South Jersey history.
Rhea took second in the first of six qualifying heats and takes the third-fastest qualifying time into the finals behind Andre Turay of South Hagerstown (Md.), who ran 13.73, and Kurt Powdar of Oscar Smith High in Chesapeake, Va., who ran 13.76.
The final is scheduled for 7:20 p.m. Saturday at Aggie Stadium on the North Carolina AT&T in Greensboro, N.C.
Rhea will be in lane 3, with Turay in 4 and Powder in 5 in the championship race.