Young Track Stars Nominated for U.S. Sports Academy Athlete of the Month


Two rising stars in track and field have been nominated to the United States Sports Academy Athlete of the Month ballot.

Trayvon Bromell, a 20-year old sprinter out of Baylor University is considered the new kids in the blocks and is on the fast track to stardom.

Bromell has shown great poise in championship races as he won the gold medal in the 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships in the 60 meter dash and tied for third place in the 2015 IAAF World Outdoor Championships in the 100 meter dash.

Now, the question is will Bromell show up again in the Rio Olympic Games against the top sprinters in the world. Only time will tell.

Also reaching new heights is 18-year old Vashti Cunningham, who turned pro after winning the 2016 IAAF World Indoor high jump championship.

She won with a jump of 6 feet, 5 inches (1.96 m), a week after winning the U.S. high jump championship clearing 6 feet, 6 inches ¼.

As she continues to develop, track and field fans certainly expect Vashti to have success for many years to come.

Vote for Trayvon Bromell as male athlete of the month and Vashti Cunningham as female athlete of the month.

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By: Dr. Brandon Spradley, Director of Sports Management, USSA. Dr. Spradley can be reached at 



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