Baylor’s Bromell Wins National Title, Sets World Junior Record in 100

Baylor's Trayvon Bromell wins national title and sets World Junior Record in 100 meters in Eugene, Ore.  on June 14, 2014 (USTFCCCA)
Baylor’s Trayvon Bromell wins national title and sets World Junior Record in 100 meters in Eugene, Ore. on June 14, 2014 (USTFCCCA)
EUGENE, Ore. – History was made at historic Hayward Field on Friday with Baylor freshman Trayvon Bromell blazing to a World Junior record in winning the men’s 100 meter finals with a wind-legal time of 9.97 seconds.

Bromell, who shared the previous World Junior Record with a wind-legal time of 10.01, got off to a good start out of the blocks and then held off fellow Florida native Dentarius Locke from Florida State (10.02) by five hundredths of a second to become Baylor’s first NCAA national champion in an individual event at the outdoor meet since Darold Williamson (400 meters) in 2005.

“It’s a blessing. It’s a humbling experience, just the fact of getting the record and winning as a freshman,” Bromell said. “I’m real happy I was able to do it. I feel like you can accomplish a lot, if you just keep faith in God.”

Bromell is also Baylor’s first NCAA All-American in the 100 meters. Bill Martineson earned back-to-back All-America honors in the 100-yard dash in 1946 and ’47.

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