Trayvon Bromell

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Trayvon Bromell
Trayvon Bromell Portland 2016.jpg
Personal information
Nationality American
Born (1995-07-10) July 10, 1995 (age 22)
St. Petersburg, Florida
Residence Waco, Texas
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)[1][2]
Weight 154 lb (70 kg)
Sport
Sport Track and Field
Event(s) Sprints
College team Baylor Bears
Team New Balance
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 100 m: 9.84 (2015,2016)
200 m: 20.03 (2015)
60 m: 6.47 (2016)

Trayvon Jaquez Bromell (born July 10, 1995) is an American track and field athlete specializing in sprinting events. He is the first junior to surpass the 10-second barrier.

Career[edit]

On March 29, 2014, Bromell tied the world junior record in the 100 metres, running a 10.01 at the Texas Relays in Austin, Texas, while representing Baylor University.[3] Just one day before the race, Bromell came within .01 of the record with a 10.02. Following the meet, Bromell was named "2014 Texas Relays Most Outstanding Performer." The last Baylor athlete to receive the same honor was Michael Johnson, 24 years earlier.[4]

On June 13, 2014, Bromell ran 9.92 in the semifinals at the NCAA Men's Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, but that result will not become a record because it was wind aided by a +2.2 mps wind.[5] The following day, he ran 9.97 in the final, with a legal +1.8 mps wind. Pending ratification, that should give him sole possession of the record. Bromell is the first freshman since Walter Dix in 2005 to win the 100 meters at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.[6]

Bromell had previous brushes with the record in 2013 as a high school athlete at Gibbs High School in St. Petersburg, Florida, running 9.99 while dusting an elite high school field in the Great Southwest Classic at altitude assisted Albuquerque, New Mexico. However, that race could not count as a record due to the 4.0 mps wind assistance, which is double the allowable amount. (See the race.) Earlier in the season he won the 200 metres at the National Scholastic Indoor Championships against a similarly talented field. He was named the Gatorade Player of the Year for 2013.[7]

Later in 2013, Bromell won the Junior National Championship in the 100 metres at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. As a result of that win, Bromell represented the United States at the 2013 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships, bringing home a bronze medal in the individual 100 metres and anchoring the U.S. 4x100 metres relay team to gold in his first international competition.

At the end of May 2014, Bromell ran a time of 9.77 at the Big 12 Championships. However, the time was nullified by the +4.2 mps aiding wind. The meet was at Lubbock, Texas where the altitude is just 8 meters below an elevation that would qualify marks for altitude assistance. Meet officials had also reversed the direction of the race to take advantage of the wind. Bromell's time of 9.77 ranks equal to the ninth-fastest wind-aided 100 meters race of all time.

In 2015, he returned to Eugene at the NCAA Championships, improving his personal best to 9.90 in the preliminary round.[8]

At the 2015 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in June 2015, Bromell came second in the 100 metres, clocking a time of 9.96 and thus qualifying for the 2015 World Championships. In the heats, he ran 9.84 seconds which made him the joint tenth fastest man in history.[9] At the World Championships, Bromell qualified for the final of the 100 metres by running a time of 9.91 in the heats and then a 9.99 in the semifinals. In the final, Bromell tied for third with a time of 9.92, finishing behind Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin.

On March 12, 2016, Bromell placed second 60 meters in 6.507 seconds at 2016 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships.

March 18, 2016, Bromell won in 6.47 the 60 meters at 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships.

On July 3, 2016, Bromell ran a personal best 9.84 to place second at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials, securing a spot on the Olympic team. In Rio, he would qualify for the finals in the 100m, where he finished in 8th with a time of 10.06.

Major competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2013 Pan American Junior Championships Medellín, Colombia 3rd 100 metres 10.44
1st 4×100 metres relay 39.17
2014 World Junior Championships Eugene, United States 2nd 100 metres 10.28
1st 4×100 metres relay 38.70
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 3rd 100 metres 9.92
4×100 metres relay DQ
2016 World Indoor Championships Portland, United States 1st 60 metres 6.47
Summer Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 8th 100 metres 10.06
4x100 metres relay DQ

References[edit]

  1. ^ Trayvon Bromell Bio - Baylor Official Athletic Site. Baylor Bears. Retrieved on 2016-02-01.
  2. ^ Trayvon Bromell Bio - USA Track & Field. USA Track & Field. Retrieved on 2016-02-01.
  3. ^ "Trayvon Bromell - Biography". BaylorBears.com. Retrieved March 30, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Bromell Wins 100-Meter Dash, Ties World Junior Record," Baylor Athletics (March 29, 2014). Retrieved August 23, 2015.
  5. ^ Aaron Kasinitz, "Trayvon Bromell of Baylor tops field in men's 100 meters semifinal: NCAA track and field championships," The Oregonian/OregonLive (June 11, 2014). Retrieved August 23, 2015.
  6. ^ "Trayvon Bromell wins USA Track and Field Athlete of the Week after World Junior Record," USA Track & Field (June 18, 2014). Retrieved August 23, 2015.
  7. ^ Bob Putnam, "Gibbs' Trayvon Bromell named Gatorade National Track Athlete of the Year," Tampa Bay Times' (June 25, 2013). Retrieved August 23, 2015.
  8. ^ "Baylor’s Trayvon Bromell is not bothered by his busy NCAA track and field schedule," The Register-Guard (June 11, 2015). Retrieved August 23, 2015.
  9. ^ "US 100m trials: Trayvon Bromell makes history as Tyson Gay wins," BBC Sport (June 27, 2015). Retrieved August 23, 2015.

External links[edit]

Records
Preceded by
Darrel Brown
Men's world junior record holder
100 metres

June 13, 2014 – present
Incumbent