An all-time record-tying performance helped Baylor’s Trayvon Bromell earn back-to-back Male Athlete of the Week honors. Kansas’ Lindsay Vollmer tallied a nation’s best heptathlon performance to claim the Female Athlete of the Week.
Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Male Athlete of the Week
Trayvon Bromell, Baylor, Fr., St. Petersburg, Fla.
Bromell tied a world junior record by winning the 100-meter dash in 10.01 on Saturday at the 87th annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays. He now shares the world junior record with three others: Darrel Brown (Trinidad - 8/24/03), Jeff Demps (US - 6/28/08) and Yoshihide Kiryu (Japan - 4/29/13).
The freshman outpaced the rest of the field by .14 seconds to establish new school and meet records in the event. Bromell had already broken both of those records the day before when he turned in a 10.02 in the prelims of the event. He bettered the previous school record of Everett Walker (10.12), which was set in 2012 and also bested the previous Texas Relays record established by Gerald Phiri (10.06) of Texas A&M in 2011.
On finals day, Bromell made things look easy after a slight stumble out of the blocks. He also ran the lead-off leg form BU’s 4x100-meter relay team, which finished third at the Texas Relays in 39.09, the second-fastest time in school history. For his efforts, Bromell was named the Texas Relays Most Outstanding Performer. He became just the third BU athlete to be recognized with that accolade, joining Gary Kafer (1972) and Michael Johnson (1990).
Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Tri-Female Athletes of the Week
Lindsay Vollmer, Kansas, Jr., Hamilton, Mo.
Vollmer turned in a come-from-behind victory in the heptathlon at the Texas Relays Saturday in Austin. The NCAA’s defending national champion in the event, Vollmer trailed by 142 points with two events remaining and was able to overtake the leader to pick up the victory with a final score of 5,640 points. Vollmer’s point total leads the NCAA, is the best by an American and ranks seventh in the world in 2014. She has also now won each of her last three heptathlon competitions versus collegians.An all-time record-tying performance helped Baylor’s Trayvon Bromell earn back-to-back Male Athlete of the Week honors. Kansas’ Lindsay Vollmer tallied a nation’s best heptathlon performance to claim the Female Athlete of the Week.
2014 Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week
|March 26||Trayvon Bromell, Baylor, Fr.||Ese Okoro, Iowa State, Sr.|
|Liz Herrs, Oklahoma, So.|
|Le’Tristan Pledger, Texas Tech, So.|
|April 2||Trayvon Bromell, Baylor, Fr.||Lindsay Vollmer, Kansas, Jr.|