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Rutgers has pair of sophomores qualify for NCAA Outdoor Championships



Chloe Timberg is headed back to nationals for a second straight year. Photo credit Rutgers Athletics

Sincere Robinson and Chloe Timberg, both sophomores for Rutgers, have qualified for the 2023 NCAA Outdoor Championships in Austin, Texas after advancing from this past weekend’s East Regional. They qualified in the long jump and pole vault, respectively.

Robinson qualified on Wednesday after placing ninth with a jump of 7.55m (24′ 9.25″) to earn his first trip to the NCAA Outdoor Championships. He became the program record holder in April with a jump of 7.93m (26′ 0.25″) at the Rutgers relays. Robinson finished second at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships earlier this month winning a silver medal.

It will be his third nationals appearance overall after qualifying for both the 2022 and 2023 NCAA Indoor Championships. Robinson won the Big Ten Indoor title and earned Second Team All-American honors this past winter.

Timberg qualified for nationals on Thursday after tying for the top mark of 4.22m (13′ 10″) in the pole vault. She will be making her second appearance at the NCAA Outdoor Championships after earning a trip as a true freshman last year. Timberg is a two-time Big Ten Outdoor champion after repeating earlier this month. She also won the Big Ten Indoor title earlier this year. In addition to being the Rutgers record holder in the pole vault in both Indoor and Outdoor, she also hold the Big Ten Outdoor record as well.

With Robinson and Timberg both headed to nationals, Rutgers has qualified at least one competitor from both the men’s and women’s teams in back to back years.

Overall a program record 19 Scarlet Knights competed at this past weekend’s NCAA East Regional in Jacksonville, Florida.

Robinson and Timberg will compete at the 2023 NCAA Outdoor Championships in Austin Texas nexgt month. It takes place June 7 through June 10. I’ll have a full preview leading up to nationals with competition times and links.

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  1. pj43

    May 31, 2023 at 4:32 pm

    Another RU sports program moving up the ladder of competitiveness both in Big Ten as well as nationally.

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