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Tracksters Shine At Pan American Junior Championships

Brianna Richardson

Brianna Richardson

Aug 25, 2013


MEDELLIN, Columbia - Three Baylor track student-athletes and one soon-to-be Bear brought back a total of five medals competing for the USA team in the 2013 Pan-American Junior Championships over the weekend.

"I am really proud of the performance of all our athletes," head coach Todd Harbour said. "I don't remember a year where our guys did so well at such a large junior event. For three of them to pick up medals and for Brianna to PR the way she did is really impressive."

Incoming freshman Trayvon Bromell got the success started on Friday by taking third in the 100-meter dash in a time of 10.44. The 2013 Gatorade National Track Athlete of the Year followed up that performance by helping the country's 4x100-meter relay team earn gold on Sunday.

Olicia Williams also nabbed two medals, one individually on Saturday and one as a relay team member on Sunday. The New York native took second in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:08.85, before earning gold as part of the USA's 4x400-meter relay.

Felix Obi, who owns the school's triple jump record, had to wait until Sunday to compete, but he produced a leap of 51-8 [15.75m] to be third in the event.

Competing on Saturday night, triple jumper Brianna Richardson took fourth with a personal-best leap of 43-5 [13.23m]. The soon-to-be sophomore registered four jumps in her series of six that bettered her previous PR of 42-6 [12.95m].

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