Bromell Named Regional Track Athlete of the Year
Sprinter will compete in three events at NCAA Championships.
WACO, Texas – Baylor sophomore sprinter Trayvon Bromell was selected as the South Central Regional Men's Track Athlete of the Year, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced Monday.
Bromell is the first Baylor athlete, male or female, to win a USTFCCCA regional athlete of the year honor in track and field. He shares the 2015 South Central region honor with Arkansas' Omar McLeod.
A product of St. Petersburg, Fla., Bromell will represent the Bears in the 100 and 200-meter dashes as well as run on BU's 4x100-meter relay at the NCAA Championships this week.
Bromell hasn't lost a 100-meter final this year and won both the 100 and 200-meter races at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships. He became only the second BU male athlete to win two individual events at the Big 12's outdoor meet (Brandon Couts won the 200 and 400-meter races in 1998). For his efforts at the conference meet, Bromell was tabbed the Big 12 Men's Track and Field Performer of the Year.
His season-best marks of 9.90 and 20.13 in the 100 and 200 are both third-fastest in the collegiate ranks this year. He is also currently one of 10 men on the Bowerman Trophy watch list.
The regional athlete of the year winners were determined by a vote of USTFCCCA member coaches. Bromell is now eligible to earn the national honor, along with winners from the other eight regions.
The NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships are scheduled for Wednesday through Saturday in Eugene, Ore.
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