PORTLAND, Ore., Sporting Alert – Trayvon Bromell starts his quest to win another global senior medal when he compete at the 2016 USA Indoor Championships in Portland, this weekend.
Bromell, the IAAF World Outdoor Championships bronze medallist over 100m from Beijing 2015, will take on a stellar field in the men’s 60m dash, as the hunt for places on the U.S. World Indoors team gets underway.
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The 20-year-old has been steadily preparing for this summer’s Olympic Games at Rio 2016, and he will be using these championships as part of his developments for another successful campaign.
Bromell, who has a personal and seasonal best time of 6.54 seconds, will race in heat 2 of the men’s 60m preliminaries on Friday, where he’s scheduled to face Trell Kimmons, who is another possible title contender and Quentin Butler.
Michael Rodgers, the 2010 World Indoor Championships silver medalist, will be looking to secure a place on the USA indoor team for the third time.
The former Oklahoma Baptist sprint ace, owns a personal best of 6.48 seconds and has clocked a year best time of 6.52.
He will start as the quickest in the field and will race from heat 1 and will go up against Jeffery Henderson, Daveon Collins and multi-athlete Ashton Eaton, who is using the event to work on his speed ahead of the World Indoors where he’ll seek to win his third successive heptathlon title.
A loaded heat 3 includes Joseph Morris, Dangelo Cherry, Ryan Bailey, Marvin Bracy, Sean McLean and Marquise Goodwin.
On the women’s side, look out for defending champion Tianna Bartoletta and the speedy Barbara Pierre to battle for the crown.
The women’s field also includes Tori Bowie, Jenna Prandini and Dezerea Bryant.
Meanwhile, the women’s 800m will see world-leader Ajee’ Wilson starting as the favorite to win the crown.
She heads the list of athletes racing for the title this year, having posted a 2016 world-best time of 2:00.09.
Wilson is expected to setup another battling contest with Laura Roesler, who was third behind her in New York last month. Roesler ran a PB of 2:00.49 at the time.
Elsewhere at the USA Indoor Championships this weekend, Brenda Martinez will take some good early season form into the women’s 1500m race, Galen Rupp takes aim at the men’s 3000m title, Kendra Harrison leads a heavily strapped women’s 60m hurdles field, while Brittney Reese and Marquis Dendy are the likely ones to beat in the women’s and men’s long jump.