Tyson Gay overcomes rising star Trayvon Bromell to win United States national title

Saturday 27th June , 2015 8:27 am
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Tyson Gay edged out impressive teenager Trayvon Bromell to win the men’s 100 metres at the 2015 United States Track and Field Championships.

Gay and Torie Bowie won the premier events on Friday’s programme – the men’s and women’s 100m – in Eugene, Oregon.

In the men’s final, Gay stopped the clock at 9.87seconds, beating Bromell (9.96secs) by almost a tenth of a second but the 19-year-old remained the story of the day at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field.

Reigning champion Mike Rodgers (9.97secs) claimed bronze.

Bromell had gone faster than Gay’s meet record of 9.77secs in the semi-finals but his mark of 9.76secs was deemed wind-assisted, so will not be put in the record books.

The Baylor University athlete still produced the fastest legal time of the 2015 championships in the first round, stopping the clock at 9.84secs – the equal third-fastest time of the year, level with Jamaica’s Asafa Powell and behind only Justin Gatlin.

That mark also made Bromell the fourth-fastest American man ever.

In the women’s final, 24-year-old Bowie won from English Gardner and Jasmine Todd with a time of 10.81secs.

That time saw Bowie equal Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica and Ivory Coast’s Murielle Ahoure as the fastest woman in 2015.

Veteran sprinter Carmelita Jeter (11.01secs) could only manage seventh in the final.