EUGENE, Ore. — Trayvon Bromell got his gold medal after all.
Bromell helped Team USA sprint to a first-place finish in the 4x100-meter relay at the IAAF World Junior Track Championships Saturday. It sent the Baylor freshman to the top of the medal stand for the first time at the meet, as he was upset in the 100 final by teammate Kendal Williams and settled for silver.
Running out of lane five, the USA blasted out strong, and by Bromell’s second leg the Americans had established themselves as the team to beat. The US finished with a winning time of 38.70, while Japan came in second (39.02) and Jamaica (39.12) in third.
Some high-flying aerials and well-executed rail riding highlighted the penultimate day of action at the Nautique WWA Wakeboard National Championships at Waco’s BSR Cable Park Saturday.
In the pro men’s division, Nautique Team’s J.D. Webb put together a stylish ride to win his heat with a score of 88.33 and join seven other athletes in Sunday’s semifinals.
On the women’s side, Meagan Ethell followed up a win in the Wake Park Nationals division from Friday with a thrilling heat-winning performance in the pro women’s division Saturday. She’ll try to achieve the rare feat of winning national titles across two disciplines.
The event will finish off Sunday, and will include the crowd-pleasing big air contest. For more information, visit www.kingofwake.com.