July 23, 2014
EUGENE, Ore. - Baylor track and field sprinter Trayvon Bromell took second in the 100-meter final of the IAAF World Junior Championships with a time of 10.28 on Wednesday at Hayward Field.
The first-year Bear had a slight stumble out of the blocks, which allowed fellow American Kendal Williams to pull away and take the crown in a personal-best time of 10.21. Bromell, who had won the NCAA and USA junior titles on the same track earlier this year, finished as the runner-up in a 100-meter final for the first time in 2014.
To get into the finals, Bromell tallied the fastest qualifying time with a mark of 10.29 in the semifinal round. He won his heat, but finished just .02 seconds ahead of Barbados' Levi Cadogen.
TJ Holmes opened Baylor's day at the meet by winning his heat of the 400-meter hurdles in 52.03. Despite rainy conditions, the St. Petersburg, Fla., native bolted out of the blocks and then cruised to the heat victory to automatically qualify for Thursday's semifinals.
- Bromell was looking to become Baylor's first world junior title winner since Marcus Boyd claimed the 400-meter title in 2008 in a time of 45.53.
- Holmes' time was the seventh fastest of the day and only his 12th-best time of the season.
TOP QUOTE #1
"To get the silver medal at the World Junior Championships is pretty outstanding. Trayvon was humble and excited for Kendal (Williams). I couldn't be more proud of the young man. He is an incredible ambassador for our country and Baylor University. He will get a chance to win a gold medal on the 4x1-relay."- head coach Todd Harbour on Trayvon Bromell
TOP QUOTE #2
"I am extremely proud of Trayvon. He has had a great season. Kendal Williams put a perfect run together. Trayvon was a little off tonight, but to medal at the World Juniors is a huge honor."- associate coach Michael Ford on Bromell's run
TOP QUOTE #3
"TJ competed well today. He got some of the jitters out and will settle into his routine tomorrow and be ready to go. We're excited to see what we can do in this field. This is a great opportunity that we intend to take advantage of." - assistant coach Jon Capron on TJ Holmes
STAT OF THE DAY
3 - the number of times Trayvon Bromell has been beaten in a 100-meter final this season. He was third at the Florida Relays, disqualified at the Michael Johnson Classic and second at the World Junior Championships on Tuesday. Bromell had finished first in five 100-meter finals this year.
Holmes will run in the semifinals of the 400-meter hurdles at 12:20 p.m. (2:20 p.m. CT) on Thursday with hopes of qualifying for Friday's final at 7:35 p.m. (9:35 p.m. CT).
COMPLETE WEDNESDAY BAYLOR RESULTS
100 Meters - Semifinals
1. Trayvon Bromell (FR) - 10.29Q
100 Meters - Finals
2. Trayvon Bromell (FR) - 10.28
400 Hurdles - Prelims
7. TJ Holmes (FR) - 52.03Q
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