March 28, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas - Baylor track and field freshman Trayvon Bromell clocked a time of 10.02 to run the fastest 100 meters in school and Texas Relays history on Friday at Mike A. Myers Stadium.
On the third day of the 87th-annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, Bromell was one of the highlights for the Bears as he qualified for Saturday's final.
In his first 100-meter collegiate event, he bettered the previous school record of Everett Walker (10.12), which was set in 2012. The St. Petersburg, Fla., native also bested the previous Texas Relays record established by Gerald Phiri (10.06) of Texas A&M in 2011. Bromell's blazing time was just .01 seconds off the world junior record set by Darrel Brown of Trinidad in 2003 and tied by Jeffery Demps of Florida in 2008
Bromell has a history of record-breaking performances in the 100-meter dash. In high school, the speedster became the first prep athlete to ever run a sub-10 second 100-meter time with a mark of 9.99 at the 2013 Great Southwest Classic.
After the women's 4x800-meter relay team won that event on Thursday, the women's distance medley crew added another event title for the Bears. The quartet of Maggie Montoya, Raena Rhone, Kristina Brown and Mariah Kelly turned in the eighth-fastest time in school history, 11:22.50, to cruise to the victory. Montoya gave the Bears the lead around 1,000-meter mark of her 1,200-meter leadoff leg and BU would never relinquish that advantage.
In her first 100-meter hurdle race since 2012, Tiffani McReynolds took sixth in the prelims to qualify for the finals with a time of 13.21. The Kansas City, Kan., product didn't compete in any outdoor meets in 2013, because of an injury and had not run in an outdoor race since the 2012 Michael Johnson Classic.
Both of Baylor's 4x100-meter relay squads qualified for Saturday's finals. Bromell led off for the men and was followed by Blake Heriot, Walker and Alex Reece as the group posted a season-best time of 39.35 to be third in prelims. Meanwhile, the women's quartet of Kehri Jones, Ashley Fields, Alyssa Nichols and Justise Dayries grabbed the final qualifying spot in ninth with a season-best time of 45.32.
In the field events, sophomore Brianna Richardson jumped in her first triple jump competition of the spring and placed fourth with a leap of 42-3.25 [12.88m]. Freshman Cion Hicks posted a seventh-place finish in the shot put with a throw of 46-6.75 [14.19m].
- Freshman Annie Rhodes tied for ninth in the pole vault with a mark of 13-1.5 [4.00m]. That leap is second in school history just behind her school-record mark, which she set last week.
- Baylor's men's distance medley crew of Derwin Graham, Karrie Butler, Brandon Moore and Jonathan Tijerina placed ninth with a time of 10:02.61.
- Bryce Grace just missed on qualifying for the finals of 100-meter hurdles. With a time of 14.16, he took 10th in prelims and finished just .13 seconds out of the finals.
- Kaitlin West was 10th in section B of the triple jump with a mark of 38-10.25 [11.84m].
- Lauren Cook registered a 12th-place showing in the high jump with a leap of 5-5 [1.65m].
STAT OF THE DAY
.01 - the time that freshman Trayvon Bromell finished behind the junior world record in the 100-meter dash. He turned in a time of 10.02, while the world record for those 20 and under is 10.01 set by Darrel Brown of Trinidad in 2003 and Jeffery Demps of Florida in 2008.
TOP QUOTE #1
"Trayvon (Bromell) was amazing. He ran so fast and made it look so easy. He probably has been the most impressive performance of the meet so far in any event. What do you say? For him to just be .01 off the world junior record is incredible and he made it look so easy. You don't see sprinters typically run that fast in the morning. We are excited to see what is going to happen tomorrow in the final." - head coach Todd Harbour on Trayvon Bromell
TOP QUOTE #2
"It was a great effort from the ladies. They did a super job. Maggie (Montoya) did a great job leading off and that makes it easy on everyone else. I am proud of them. We have come down here in some year and haven't gotten two, so it was nice to do that." - head coach Todd Harbour on the women's DMR crew
Baylor athletes will be back for the final day of the Texas Relays on Saturday. Field events start at 10 a.m., while the finals of running events will begin at 1:30 p.m. Several BU athletes will also be in San Marcos, Texas, to take part in the Bobcat Invitational. At that meet, BU field events start at 11 a.m. and running events begin for Baylor at 2:15 p.m.
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TEXAS RELAYS COMPLETE FRIDAY BAYLOR RESULTS
q = qualified for finals
100 Meters - Prelims
22. Ashley Fields (SO) - 11.84
34. Kehri Jones (JR) - 11.95
49. Justise Dayries (SO) - 12.13
1. Trayvon Bromell (FR) - 10.02q (school record and Texas Relays meet record)
14. Everett Walker (SR) - 10.43
38. Alex Reece (SO) - 10.67
100 Hurdles - Prelims
6. Tiffani McReynolds (JR) - 13.21q
18. Taije Jordan (SO) - 13.74
67. Dannielle Davis (JR) - 14.66
110 Hurdles - Prelims
10. Bryce Grace (SO) - 14.16
Distance Medley Relay - Final
1. Baylor (Maggie Montoya, Raena Rhone, Kristina Brown, Mariah Kelly) - 11:22.50 (eight-best in school history)
9. Baylor (Derwin Graham, Karrie Butler, Brandon Moore, Jonathan Tijerina) - 10:02.61
Women - Section B
12. Lauren Cook (SO) - 5-5 [1.65m]
Women - Section A
t9. Annie Rhodes (FR) - 13-1.5 [4.00m] (second-best in school history)
Women - Section A
4. Brianna Richardson (SO) - 42-3.25 [12.88m]
Women - Section B
10. Kaitlin West (JR) - 38-10.25 [11.84m]