College notes: Baylor freshman breaks 100-meter record at Texas Relays

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Baylor freshman Trayvon Bromell made a sparkling debut in the 100 meters Saturday at the Texas Relays in Austin.

Bromell set a meet record by winning in 10.01 seconds, a victory that came barely 24 hours after he first smashed the old mark with the top time in qualifying.

He ran the 200 a week ago at a meet at TCU and won in his first outdoors meet. But his qualifying time of 10.02 on Friday broke the meet record of 10.06 set by Texas A&M’s Gerald Phiri in 2011 final.

Texas’ Morolake Akinosun won the women’s 100 in a wind-aided 11.10. She also ran the first leg as the Texas women won the 800 relay in 1:31.58.

The Texas A&M men won the 800 relay for the third consecutive year, with a world-leading 1:20.78, matching the winning time they ran a year ago.

TCU roundup

•  Track & field: The TCU men’s and women’s teams posted three top-five finishes at the Texas Relays.

The women’s 4x100 relay team of Jasmine Sillemon, Sabrina Moore, Veronica Jones and Lorraine Ugen placed third with a time of 45.87.

The men’s 4x400 relay team of Harvey McSwain, Sam Watts, Justin Chambers and Ronnie Baker was third with a time of 3:08.60.

The women’s 4x400 relay team of Tiffany Terry, Jones, Alexandria Peters and Briyanni Thomas was fifth with a time of 3:38.83.

• Swimming: Cooper Robinson of TCU finished 29th in the preliminaries of the 200-yard backstroke to close his inaugural appearance in the NCAA Championships in Austin.

Robinson, who is TCU’s first male swimmer since Edgar Crespo to compete at the championships, posted a time of 1:42.94 Saturday.

•  Equestrian: No. 9 TCU battled No. 5 Kansas State to a 5-5 draw in Hunt Seat, but the Frogs fell to the Wildcats 13-6 on the final day of the Big 12 Championships in Waco. TCU director of equestrian Haley Schoolfield was honored as the Big 12 Coach of the Year.

• Men’s golf: TCU shot a 299, 17 strokes worse than its first-round score, and fell to 13th place at The Goodwin at Stanford (Calif.) Golf Course. TCU’s 581 total was led by Julien Brun, who shot 3-over 73 for a 143 total and a tie for 32nd. Sarosh Adi also shot 73 for a 144 total and a tie for 38th.

UT Arlington roundup

• Men’s tennis: UTA beat Southern Illinois 4-2 on the second day of the Middle Tennessee Shootout in Nashville. Carlos Arbiza, Daniel Armengol, Mario Muniesa and Daniel Echeverry won singles matches for the Mavericks (6-11).

• Track & field: Brandon Waller won the long jump and was second in the triple jump with respective leaps of 24-11 1/2 and 48-2 1/2 feet at the Texas State Bobcat Invitational in San Marcos. Hannah Nilsson placed 14th in the 1500m with a time of 4:42.36 and Whitley Ellison was 14th in the discus with a 133-06 at the Texas Relays.

•  Softball: UTA (14-20, 0-5) dropped a Sun Belt Conference doubleheader to visiting Western Kentucky 8-5 and 8-0.

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