2016 USATF Indoor Championships: Trayvon Bromell

Blessing Okagbare and Trayvon Bromell will go in search of their second short sprint titles when they lineup in the women’s and men’s 60 meters at the American Track League Meeting #3 at Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville, AR. on Sunday (7).

Both sprinters won respective 60m titles at the first meeting of the series last month.

Confident Bromell Ready For Challenge

Bromell, now fully recovered from injuries, posted a world-leading time of 6.48 seconds to claim the men’s 60m crown at the American Track League Meeting #1 on Jan. 24. After missing the second meeting of the series, the American will return this weekend to showcase his talent again as he continues to prepare for this summer’s Olympics in Tokyo.

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Among the featured sprinters ready to challenge Bromell are Marvin Bracy and Ronnie Baker.

Bracy, the 2014 World Indoor silver medalist, is coming off a season’s best performance last weekend at the American Track League Meeting #2, where he finished second to fellow USA teammate Maurice Eaddy in 6.66. Bracy, who has three U.S. national titles, owns a personal best of 6.48 secs.

Baker, in the meantime, is set to make his season debut.

The reigning World Indoor bronze medal winner at Birmingham 2018, is coming off a very impressive indoor season last year where he set a personal best of 6.40 to take second place behind Christian Coleman last Feb. in Albuquerque NM.

Another American, Bryce Robinson, is also set to make his first appearance of the season. The 28-year-old comes in with a personal best of 6.51.

Jamaican Andre Ewers, who was third to Bromell, will aim to improve on the 6.67 clocked in the first meeting of the series. Nigeria’s Divine Oduduru, the former NCAA sprint star, will also join the field.

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Blessing Okagbare (NGR), Murielle Ahouré (CIV) and Dina Asher-Smith (GBR) battle to the finish of the 100m during the London Anniversary Games, Sunday, July 21, 2019, in London, United Kingdom. (Dylan Stewart/Image of Sport via AP)

Okagbare Hunts Sprint Double

Meanwhile, Okagbare will be hunting a 60m/200m sprint double this weekend.

The Nigerian opened her season with a 7.17 seconds personal best winning performance at the American Track League Meeting #1 – running in her first indoor meeting in 10-years.

Jamaica’s Christania Williams, who was second to Okagbare in the first meeting of the series in 7.18, and the USA’s Jenna Prandini are among the starters down to challenge the Nigerian who will start as the favorite.

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Great Britain’s Daryll Neita, who also featured in the first meet of the series, is also in the field.

Okagbare is also slated to contest the women’s 200m.

Her only previous appearance in the event indoors was in 2010 when she clocked 23.52 seconds.

Jamaican Shiann Salmon and Hannah Cunliffe of USA are among the other starters listed to take part in the event.

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