Skip to comments.19-year-old US track phenom becomes the fastest teenager ever, takes over US Championships
Posted on 06/29/2015 8:40:19 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
American sprinter Trayvon Bromell, a 19-year-old who goes to Baylor, had a historic weekend at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships. In the prelims he ran the 100 meters in 9.84 seconds. It's the fastest time ever for a teenager and ties for the 2nd-fastest time of 2015. At age 19 Bromell is the 10th-fastest man of all time, and the 4th-fastest American. He went on to finish second to Tyson Gay in the 100m finals at the US Championships, which earned him a spot on the US team at the World Championships in Beijing in August.
"I started slowing down, I didn't want to run too fast and wear myself out," he said after his historic performance. "I'm really surprised. When I slowed it down I didn't think I was going to run that fast. Man it's crazy. I didn't try to run that fast in prelims."
Any American posting these sorts of times would be the talk of the track world, but what makes Bromell's story so special is his age. Historically, sprinters peak in their 20s. Alistair Tweedale of the Telegraph dug into the numbers and found that the five fastest active sprinters Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell, Tyson Gay, Justin Gatlin, Yohan Blake only Blake broke 10 seconds before age 20.
Bromell is the first US teenager to ever qualify for the worlds in the 100m.
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Before Trayvon Martin was born, A baseball player named Trayvon Robinson was born (1987).
Robinson was drafted in the 10th round of the 2005 MLB Draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
He most recently played for the Arizona Diamondbacks organization at AAA level, Reno Aces. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Seattle Mariners in 2011 and 2012.
I enjoyed the woman’s steeple chase with bikinis jumping into puddles
Or we could cross a skunk with a grizzly bear and see if that perks you up. ;^)
In high school I went to a meet and watched Carl Lewis and Jackie Joyner-Kersee. It was fun, but to watch this guy would be amazing!! Hope he stays healthy. Injuries are so frequent with good sprinters. The back and forth between contacting and relaxing the muscles is so incredibly fast.
I agree, it would really be something to see.
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