Trayvon answers questions at the press conference the day before the USA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Portland, Oregon. Photo by: Klotz Images
Trayvon is back in Oregon to try and qualify for the World Indoor Championships next weekend in Portland. This weekend it's the USA Indoor Nationals where all big dogs from the USA will be competing. We first saw Trayvon when was 18 years old and broke the world junior record in the 100m at the IAAF World Junior T&F Championships in 2014.
On his outstanding 2015 season
“I just want to be better than I was last year, I want to accomplish bigger goals. Last year was a blessing, just to be able to make the team and get to Beijing, let alone get a medal. It just showed the strength I have. I just want to build from that and go from there.”
On transition to pro
“It really wasn’t that bad. It’s just not having a team any more, I really miss my teammates, but it’s just a transition I had to make. I really don’t feel a difference towards it. It’s good, I’m still doing pretty much the same training that I was doing at Baylor, so it wasn’t that hard. It’s not really a big transition, but it hits me in the aspect of really not having my team with me, not having the trainers I’ve grown to love there with me at the meet. That’s probably the biggest thing.”
What does this indoor championships mean to you? Why place it on your calendar?
“It’s an important race, but really I just look at it as just another race to build me up for the outdoor season. That’s the ultimate goal, just to make that Rio team. Coming off of college, I didn’t just want to cut off my indoor season like that. Because coming off of college, you’d be running every weekend. So say I didn’t adjust well or I didn’t run as many meets as I did indoors and I run outdoors and not do as good. So I want to get my legs moving, get the ball rolling.”
Here is the 100m where Trayvon broke the World Junior 100m record. Courtesy of Lighting Bolt-Youtube
Here is his bio from Baylor
World Junior Record Holder (100 meters, 9.97)
• School Record Holder (100 meters - 9.76)
• Indoor School Record Holder (60 meters - 6.54)
• Indoor School Record Holder (200 meters - 20.19)
• 2015 IAAF World Bronze Medalist (100 meters)
• 2015 USA Outdoor Silver Medalist (100 meters)
• 2015 NCAA Outdoor All-American (100 & 200 meters)
• 2015 Big 12 Outdoor Champion (100 & 200 meters)
• 2015 All-Big 12 Outdoors (4x100-meter relay)
• 2015 NCAA Indoor Champion (200 meters)
• 2015 Big 12 Indoor Champion (200 meters)
• 2015 All-Big 12 Indoors (60 meters)
• 2015 Bowerman Trophy semifinalist
• 2015 USTFCCCA Regional Athlete of the Year
• 2015 Big 12 Performer of the Year
• 2015 Big 12 Athlete of the Week (April 1)
• 2014 USA Junior Champion (100 meters)
• 2014 NCAA Outdoor Champion (100 meters)
• 2014 Big 12 Outdoor Champion (100 meters, 4x1 relay)
• 2014 All-Big 12 Outdoors (200 meters)
• 2014 All-Big 12 Indoors (60 meters, 200 meters)
• 2014 Big 12 Outdoor Outstanding Freshman
• 2014 Bowerman Trophy semifinalist
• 2014 USATF Athlete of the Week (June 18)
• 2014 USTFCCCA Athlete of the Week (March 31)
• 2014 Big 12 Athlete of the Week (March 26)
2015: Completed historic sophomore season with one NCAA title, three NCAA All-American honors, three Big 12 individual titles and five All-Big 12 accolades...Won NCAA Indoor 200-meter crown in school-record time of 20.19 at Arkansas' Randal Tyson Track Center...Beat second-place finisher Andre De Grasse of USC by .07 seconds, which was largest margin of victory at meet in event since 2010...Produced two of the top four fastest times in American and collegiate history with his 20.23 in the semifinal and 20.19 in the NCAA final...Tallied BU's fourth national title in 200-meter indoor event - the most of any men's program ever...Was disqualified from 60-meter final at NCAA Indoor Championships because of a false start...Became first Baylor male athlete to earn All-American honors in two individual events at the NCAA Outdoor Championships since Bill Martineson did so in 100 and 220-yard dashes in 1946 and 1947 by placing second in the 100-meter dash (9.88, 2.7m/s) and third in the 200 meters (19.86, 2.4m/s)...Came up short of being Baylor's first-ever back-to-back individual outdoor champion, despite running a personal-best time of 9.88 finished second to USC's Andre De Grasse (9.75)...Ran stride-for-stride with defending outdoor champion Dedric Dukes of Florida in 200-meter race, but was out-leaned at the tape with both men running a 19.86...Finished third when times were expanded to thousandths of a second (19.856 to 19.858) as both lost to De Grasse's collegiate all-time best time of 19.58...Had historic Big 12 Outdoor Championship by being only the second BU male athlete to win two individual events at Big 12's outdoor meet (Brandon Couts won the 200 and 400-meter races in 1998)... Started off by winning 100-meter dash in 9.91 and then cruised to victory in 200 meters in a wind-aided 20.64...Was third BU athlete to be named Big 12 Performer of the Year, joining Couts (1998) and Darold Williamson (2004)...Named Bowerman semifinalist for second-straight year...Lost only one 100-meter all season, capturing event titles at Texas Relays (9.90), Michael Johnson Classic (10.02), Big 12 Championships (9.91) and NCAA West Preliminary Championships (9.93)...Was just fourth athlete to repeat as 100-meter champion at the Texas Relays in the 40-year history of event with then-school-record time of 9.90...Earned Big 12 Athlete of the Week honors for performance in Austin...Produced three event wins in the 200 meters as well with wins at Baylor Invitational (20.56), Longhorn Invitational (20.19) and the Big 12 Championships (20.64w)...Placed second at NCAA West Preliminary Championships in event with time of 20.18 to qualify for NCAA Outdoor Championships...Helped BU's 4x100-meter relay team place second at Big 12 Outdoor Championships by running anchor leg...Ran second leg as quartet qualified for NCAA Outdoor Championships by placing 11th at NCAA West Preliminary Championships...Ended relay season with 15th-place showing in preliminary round of NCAA Championship...Won Big 12 Indoor title in 200-meter dash with time of 20.71 at Iowa State...Finished third in 60-meter dash at conference meet in 6.60 to nab All-Big 12 honors...Secured Tyson Invitational 200-meter title and won 60-meter event titles at the Texas A&M Team Invitational and and Rod McCravy Memorial...Set school record in Kentucky's McCravy meet with time of 6.54...In August, became youngest athlete to ever claim a IAAF World Championships medal by earning bronze in 100 meters with time of 9.92 (-0.5m/s) at Beijing National Stadium...Finished behind only Usain Bolt (9.79) and Justin Gaitlin (9.80)...Reached event finals at world event by running 9.99 (-0.4m/s) in semifinals and winning first round heat in fastest wind-legal time of round - 9.91 (0.5m/s)...Became first United States teenager to advance to world championships by earning silver medal in 100 meters at USATF Outdoor Championships in June at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore...Finished second in 9.96 (0.0m/s) to Tyson Gay's 9.87...Advanced to finals of event with fastest qualifying time of 9.76 (3.7m/s) in semis...That time was also a personal-best, a school record and tied for No. 3 all-time in collegiate history in all-conditions...Competed on USA 4x100-meter relay that took second at the IAAF World Championships, but was then disqualified because the last exchange was out of the zone.
2014: Enjoyed one of most successful freshman season's in collegiate history...Captured the 100-meter title at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in a World Junior record time of 9.97...Became Baylor's first NCAA outdoor individual champion since Darold Williamson won 400 meters in 2005....Was Baylor's first NCAA All-American in the 100 meters...Reached NCAA Championship 100-meter final after running 9.92 (2.2m/s) in the prelims, which was fourth-fastest time ever run at national meet...Tabbed as semifinalist for The Bowerman Trophy - the first Baylor athlete to ever earn the distinction...Named USA Track and Field Athlete of the Week following win in Eugene at NCAA meet...Qualified for NCAA Outdoor Championships by running a 10.18 at NCAA West Preliminary Championships...Won Big 12 100-meter title in 9.77 (4.2m/s) in Lubbock, Texas, which was third-fastest time in NCAA history regardless of wind....Named Big 12's Outstanding Freshman after meet...Placed eighth in the 200-meter dash to earn outdoor All-Big 12 honors...Anchored BU's 4x100-meter relay crew to an Big 12 title...Burst onto collegiate scene by running 10.01 to win Texas Relays 100-meter title in March...That mark equaled World Junior record and was a Baylor school record, which earned him USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week honors...Opened outdoor season by running a 20.23 in to win 200 meters at TCU Invitational, which earned him Big 12 Athlete of the Week accolades...Clocked 10.19 time to win 100-meter dash at Drake Relays and 20.59 to capture 200-meter crown at the Michael Johnson Classic...During indoor season, earned All-Big 12 honors with third-place showing (6.74) in 60-meters and fifth-place finish in 200-meters (21.44) in Ames, Iowa...Advanced to NCAA Indoor Championships in 60-meter, but placed 10th in qualifying with personal-best mark of 6.65...Notched personal-best time in 200 meters of 21.02 at Tyson Invitational to be third...Outside of the collegiate season, Bromell won the 100-meter title at the USATF Junior Championships with a time of 10.07 in the finals...Went on to place second at IAAF World Junior Championships with time of 10.28...Helped USA's 4x100-meter relay team earn gold at meet by running second leg.
High School: Named 2013 Gatorade National Track and Field Athlete of the Year...Recorded fastest time ever run by high school athlete in 100 meters at 9.99, while winning Great Southwest Classic title...Won 100-meter event at USA Junior Championships...Earned two medals at Pan American Junior Championships with bronze in 100 and gold as member of USA's 4x100-meter relay team...Earned 100-meter title at New Balance Nationals and Golden South Classic in nation's fastest wind-legal time of 10.27 in 2013...Claimed 100 meters win at Florida 3-A state championship meet, while anchoring Gibbs High School's 4x100-relay to first and finishing second in 200...Posted runner-up finish in state meet in 100 during junior season...Tallied district and regional titles in 100, 200 and 4x1 events in 2012.
Personal: Full name is Trayvon Jaquez Bromell...Born July 10, 1995 in Florida...Parents are Cashmere Bromell and Shri Sanders...Has two brothers...Majoring in film and digital media.