Yesterday, I traveled from Portland, Oregon, to Paris, France, from USA Outdoor nationals to here to compete in a few European meets. The slightly warm lobby of this hotel feels a lot more comfortable than the cramped red-eye flight I caught yesterday.
19-year-old Trayvon Bromell became the fastest teenager in history when he ra 9.84 in the 100m prelims at the USATF Senior National Championships. He is the 10th-fastest man of all-time and the fourth-fastest American. He finished runner-up to Tyson Gay in the finals to become the first teenager to represent Team USA at the World Championships in the 100m. The Florida native just finished his sophomore year at Baylor.
Greenville alumna Sandi Morris (Arkansas) finished second in the pole vault at USATF Championships and will travel to Beiing in August for the World Championships.
Check out how Colorado-connected athletes who've been out of high school, and sometimes college, a little longer are doing in Eugene.
High school junior Kaylin Whitney places fourth at USATF Senior Championships running a 22.47 PR to set a new World Youth Best in the 200 meter dash.
Rising high school senior Kaylin Whitney placed fourth in the Senior Women's 200m, running 22.47 to set a new World Youth Best. She talks about being disappointed to miss out on top three and her impressions of Candace Hill, who ran 10.98 to break her national high school record in the 100m.
Lafayette Product Tyson Gay won USA Nationals last night
EUGENE, Oregon -- The USATF Championship Series rolls to a final stop in Eugene, as TrackTown USA plays host to the 2015 USATF Outdoor Championships, June 25-28, at Historic Hayward Field. Hundreds of athletes will live out their dreams to make Team USA and earn a spot to compete in the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China this August. (via www.usatf.org)