July 5, 2014
EUGENE, Ore. - Baylor track and field sprinter Trayvon Bromell claimed the 100-meter crown at the USATF Junior Championships with a wind-legal time of 10.07 on Saturday at Hayward Field.
On the same track on which he won the NCAA 100-meter title just over three weeks ago, the St. Petersburg, Fla., native made things look easy as he closed strong to win by .2 seconds. The victory gives the first-year collegiate a spot on the USA team that will compete at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene from July 22-27.
Earlier in the day, Bromell ran a 10.08 in the preliminary round to win his heat and be the second-fastest qualifier overall.
Meanwhile fellow freshman TJ Holmes won his heat of the 400-meter hurdles by running a 51.31 in the preliminary round. That mark was the second-fastest time on the day and got Holmes through to the finals of the event on Sunday at 5 p.m. (7 p.m. CT).
Maggie Montoya took third in the 3,000-meter race to close out the night for BU. She posted a time of 9:47.28 in her first race of the outdoor season at that distance.
- Bromell's two times on the day were the fifth and sixth-fastest in school history. It was the seventh and eighth times Bromell has been under 10.10 in 2014 regardless of wind conditions.
TOP QUOTE #1
"Overall, it was a very nice day for our juniors with a national champion and a third-place finish. I am looking forward to seeing Annie (Rhodes) and TJ (Holmes) close it out tomorrow."- head coach Todd Harbour on the first day of competition
TOP QUOTE #2
"Trayvon had two solid races today. I am very proud of him, especially with being off three weeks from competition. I am happy he will be representing Baylor and the USA at the World Junior Championships."- associate coach Michael Ford on Trayvon Bromell
STAT OF THE DAY
5 - the number of 100-meter titles Trayvon Bromell has won this year (Texas Relays, Drake Relays, Big 12, NCAA and USA Juniors)
Two of Baylor's athletes are scheduled to be back in action at Hayward Field on Sunday as TJ Holmes runs in the finals of 400-meter hurdles and Annie Rhodes competes in the pole vault. Rhodes gets things started for the BU contingent at 3:30 p.m. (5:30 p.m. CT). The action will be streamed on USATF.org starting at 4:45 p.m. (6:45 p.m. CT).
COMPLETE SATURDAY BAYLOR RESULTS
100 Meters - Prelims
2. Trayvon Bromell (FR) - 10.08 (sixth-fastest in school history)
100 Meters - Final
1. Trayvon Bromell (FR) - 10.07 (fifth-fastest in school history)
400 Hurdles - Prelims
2. TJ Holmes (FR) - 51.31
3,000 Meters - Final
3. Maggie Montoya (FR) - 9:47.28
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