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Trayvon Bromell, the Fastest Man in the U.S., Wins the Men's 100 Meters at the Trials

Ronnie Baker finishes second and Fred Kerley crosses third to earn spots on Team USA.

6/21/2021 6:52:00 AM

The victory for TrayvonBromell builds on an impressive comeback to the top of the sport. TrackFieldTrials21

Ronnie Baker finishes second and Fred Kerley crosses third to earn spots on Team USA.

Getty ImagesIn the men’s 100 meters, Trayvon Bromell, Ronnie Baker, and Fred Kerley earned spots on the U.S. Olympic team. The world leader reached the finish line in 9.80 to make his second Olympic team. Baker finished second in 9.85 and Kerley followed for third in 9.86, both achieving lifetime bests during the final at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in Eugene, Oregon.

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Kenny Bednarek finished fourth in 9.89, also a personal best. He will be an alternate for Team USA.The victory for Bromell builds on an impressive comeback to the top of the sport. After battling injuries for several seasons, the world championship bronze medalist has returned faster than ever this year. On June 5, Bromell ran 9.77, a new personal best and world leading time at the NACAC New Life Invitational in Miramar, Florida. The Baylor alum finished eighth in the 100-meter final at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

Tokyo will be Baker’s first Olympic Games. In 2016, he missed qualifying for the Olympic Trials final in the 100 meters. In 2018, he earned his first world championship medal by finishing third in the 60 meters at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham, UK.

The third-place showing for Kerley indicates a successful transition from the 400 meters to the 100 meters. In 2019, Kerley earned a bronze medal in the 400 meters and contributed to Team USA’s winning 4x400-meter relay at thein Doha, Qatar. This season, he’s focused on the shorter sprint events. He opened 2021 with a time of 10.15 in March and has already lowered the mark to 9.86.

Related Story2021 U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials ResultsFifth-place finisher Micah Williams of Oregon, the lone collegian in the final also ran a personal best with a time of 9.91.200-meter world champion Noah Lyles and five-time Olympic medalist Justin Gatlin both had uncharacteristically off days by finishing seventh and eighth, respectively. Lyles ran 10.05 and Gatlin finished in 10.87.

In the semifinals 90 minutes earlier, Bromell ran the fastest time by winning heat 1 in 9.90 into a slight headwind. Bednarek placed second in 9.96, a new personal best. Kerley followed with a win in the second heat, finishing in 9.92, ahead of Baker.

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