World medalist Trayvon Bromell in his first pro year won the 60 m at the Texas A&M Team Invitational in 6.59. In the other race John Teeters 6.60 ahead of Ronnie Baker 6.65. Another top performance came from GrenadaÂ´s Bralon Taplin with 45.20 over 400 m, his PB. Devin Jenkins was fastest over 200 m 20.94 (indoor PR) and Olympic medalist Leo Manzano won the invitational 800 m in 1:50.15. Ryan Crouser achieved 20.02 in shot put and Demi Payne cleared facility record 465 in women pole vault (and tried at 476). In women sprints Teahna Daniels won the 60 m in 7.26 and Aaliyah Brown the 200 m in 23.42, in both races second Morolake Akinosun 7.26 and 23.47. Texas clocked 3:33.80 in women 4×400 m. Reported by 12thman.com.
Editor’s note: Trayvon Bromell is starting his indoor season. This is his first of four races in the indoor season. New Balance showed us a special shoe for Trayvon coming in July 2016. Nice to see NB putting some of their muscle behind the sport. They have been doing a fine job in the New Balance Indoor and Outdoor Nationals, for sure, but Trayvon is the first real sprinter that they have focused on in some time.
In my conversation with Tom Carleo, VP of Running at NB, it was clearly evident that New Balance sees Trayvon as someone quite special and they are looking to reach out to the high school community with their upcoming efforts.
Add onto that the recent New Balance/NYRR ten year deal around supporting running and fitness in the Big Apple and sponsorship of the NYC Marathon and six local half marathons, and New Balance is quite busy.
New Balance is on a roll, with key products being embraced by the very tough running specialty community. The Fresh Foam and revised shoes like the 1080 are doing well.