March 26, 2014
WACO, Texas - Baylor track and field freshman Trayvon Bromell was named the Big 12 Athlete of the Week, the league office announced on Wednesday.
The sprinter from St. Petersburg, Fla., won the 200-meter event at last weekend's TCU Invitational with a time of 20.23. That mark is currently the best in the country at the 200-meter distance and is sixth all-time in school history.
In his first season in Waco, the only person that Bromell now trails in the Baylor record books is former 200-meter world record holder Michael Johnson.
Bromell also helped Baylor's 4x100-meter relay squad take top honors at the TCU meet. He ran the leadoff leg as the BU quartet clocked a time of 39.48. That mark currently leads the Big 12 and is second nationally. It is faster than any time that Baylor posted last season in the event.
He is the first Baylor male athlete to be honored with an outdoor league honor since Felix Obi won the award on April 10, 2013.
This season, Bromell joins Obi as the only BU athletes to be recognized by the league office. Obi won an indoor accolade on Jan. 29.
Baylor has now had six male athletes honored eight times over 11 years of the outdoor award's existence. Bromell joins Jeremy Wariner and Darold Williamson, who both won the award twice, while Chris Gowell, Trey Harts and Obi have each received recognition once.
Baylor multi-athletes are already in action at the Texas Relays, but the bulk of competitors will open the meet on Friday.
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