EUGENE, Ore. (July 5, 2014) 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.