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Alex Carlson & Chloe Timberg Set Program Records



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This past weekend, Rutgers track and field competed at two separate events. While there were many great performances, two sophomore student-athletes continue to perform at an elite level for this program. Alex Carlson and Chloe Timberg had program record setting days in their respective events.

Carlson broke her own school record in the mile at the Terrier Classic. She ran a time of 4:31.51, five seconds faster than her previous record at the same event from a year earlier. Carlson ran the fastest time in the Big Ten and third fastest in the NCAA this winter season. She finished second at the Terrier Classic overall but first among collegiate athletes. Carlson’s standout career continues as she currently holds three indoor individual school records as well as part of two relays.

Timberg competed at the Clemson Bob Pollock Invitational where she won the pole vault by equaling her indoor program record of 4.41m (14′ 5.5″). She initially set the record less than three weeks ago at the UPenn Challenge. Timberg has now set or tied the program record in the pole vault five times in her career so far. As a freshman in 2022, Timberg finished second at the Big Ten Indoor Championships while winning the Big Ten Outdoor title and becoming a Second Team All-American last spring.

In addition, freshman Celine Brown won the long jump at the Clemson Bob Pollock Invitational. She earned her second career win with a personal best 6.24m (20′ 5.75″). Her distance places her third all-time in program history and third in the Big Ten this indoor season. She is now 14th on the NCAA qualifying list

Other standout performances on the women’s side include Dennisha Page running a Big Ten best time of 23.61 in the 200-meter race to finish sixth at the Clemson Bob Pollock Invitational. Kassidy Johnson fell just short of the 800-meter program record with a time of 2:07.13. It’s the sixth fastest time in the Big Ten. Kristina Tossas was third in the long jump  with a distance of 5.98m (19′ 7.5″). It was 10th best mark in the Big Ten.

On the men’s side, Al-Tariq Dunson ran 7.89 in the 60-meter hurdles, which is the second fastest time in program history. He finished fourth in the event overall. Sincere Robinson finished third in the long jump with a distance of 7.43m (24′ 4.5″). Nadale Buntin finished in fifth place in the 200-meter running a time of 21.03.

“We split up this weekend to make sure that the event groups got the best possible competition,” said Bobby Farrell, director of track and field and cross country. “The team stepped up well with some of the best performances in the NCAA and Big Ten. We still have plenty of work ahead of us but we are progressing as we hoped at this time of year.”

Rutgers track and field will next the Scarlet Knights Open on Feb. 3-4 in New York at the Armory.

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