Baylor sprinter Trayvon Bromell, a former standout at Gibbs High, won the 100 meters at the NCAA Division I track and field championships Friday in a wind-legal 9.97 seconds to set the world junior record.
Bromell, a freshman, was the only runner in the final to finish in under 10 seconds. Starting in Lane 5, Bromell surged to the lead and kept his head down to hold off Florida State's Dentarious Locke by 0.05 seconds.
It was the second straight runnerup finish for Locke, a former star at Tampa's Chamberlain High.
Florida's Antwan Wright finished eighth.
Bromell's teammate, Tim Holmes, a Lakewood High graduate, took fourth in the 400 hurdles in 50.07.
Florida's Ryan Schnulle finished second in the 800 meters at 1:46.29. Ciarra Brewer finished third for the Gators in the women's triple jump at 44 feet, 31/4 inches.
In Wednesday's semifinals, Bromell won in 9.92, but it was wind-aided. Still, it was the second-fastest time in all conditions in Division I championship history. Bromell said Thursday that he was not interested as much in a time as winning the final. "I mean it's a fast field of competitors," Bromell said. "The biggest thing I have to focus on is being first. If I do that, I know I'll have a good time."
CWS veterans meet: The road has led to Omaha, Neb., for Augie Garrido, 75, and Mike Gillespie, 74, yet again.
The two played college ball against each other before the Beatles came to America, and both played in the College World Series. They've coached in the CWS, and won national titles, as the event has grown.
Today, to kick off the CWS, Garrido's Texas Longhorns meet Gillespie's UC Irvine Anteaters, with both men hoping for at least one more hurrah.
"If you take our combined ages," Garrido said with a laugh Friday, "we're much older than the National League."
Also tonight, Louisville faces Vanderbilt.
Basketball: New Missouri coach Kim Anderson is getting a hefty raise at his alma mater. Anderson will get a $300,000 base salary and $1.1 million in guaranteed money annually and an additional $100,000 for each 20-win season that leads to an NCAA Tournament berth, plus other possible bonuses.
Football: Former five-star prospect Jake Heaps said in a statement he will leave the Kansas program when he finishes his degree requirements this month. Jayhawks wide receiver Andrew Turzilli and running back Darrian Miller also left. … Two Brown University players are at the center of a rape investigation in Rhode Island. According to a police report, a Providence College student told police in February she believes she was drugged at a bar in November. She says she woke up in a Brown dorm room and was sexually assaulted. The players are not being identified because they have not been charged.
Information from Times wires was used in this report.