Bryan Bridgewater

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Bryan Bridgewater (born September 7, 1970) is an American former sprinter.[1]

Bridgewater started running for the West Valley Eagles youth club and Washington High School in Los Angeles. On the youth club he ran with Quincy Watts, but turned into a crosstown high school rival. Often injured, Bridgewater put together an injury free senior year[2] where he beat the future gold medalist and won the 200 metres at the 1988 CIF California State Meet over Watts and future NFL star Curtis Conway.[3] See the race on youtube. The following year, he won gold medals in the 100, 200 and 4x100 metres relay at the 1989 Pan American Junior Championships.[4]

Bridgewater went to California State University, Los Angeles, winning the 100 and 200 at the 1993 NCAA Division II Championships.[5] He still holds the Div. II record in the 200.[6] Later that year he won gold medals in the 200 and 4x100 relay at the World University Games.[7] The year earlier, he was on the winning American team at the 1992 IAAF World Cup.

Bridgewater achieved two American top 10 rankings in the 200, overshadowed by world stars Carl Lewis, Michael Johnson, Michael Marsh and coincidentally Washington alum Jeff Williams.[8]