Trayvon Bromell Wins Prefontaine Classic 2022, After Disqualification in Last Race

Published 05/28/2022, 6:41 PM EDT

The Diamond League is back with its third stop of the year. The Eugene leg of the League fielded some of the biggest names in the track and field community. Trayvon Bromell, Fred Kerley, Andre De Grasse, and many others faced off for the ultimate showdown.

With no clear favorite to win, the men’s 100m event was wide open for every man on the track. And when it mattered the most, Bromell stepped up.

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Trayvon Bromell wins the 100m event

In a track featuring Fred Kerley, Noah Lyles, Andre De Grasse, and Trayvon Bromell, there was no way of determining a winner before the start of the race. Coming off a disqualification from the previous leg of the league, Bromell had the most to prove amongst all competitors. And he proved himself just right.

The American finished in 1st place with a time of 9.93seconds. Behind him in 2nd place was his countryman Fred Kerley, who finished with a time of 9,98seconds. Christian Coleman finished in third place with a time of 10.04seconds, marking his season best time.

Canada’s Andre De Grasse finished last in the 100m event. The star sprinter who won the gold medal in the men’s 200m event at the Tokyo Olympics has failed to finish in podium places for the third time in a row.

Other results from the event

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In one of the most anticipated races from the meet, Elaine Thompson-Herah won the women’s 100m event with a time of 10.79seconds. America’s Sha’Carri Richardson placed second with a time of 10.92s while Jamaica’s Shericka Jackson finished third with a time of 10.92s.

TOKYO, JAPAN – AUGUST 03: Elaine Thompson-Herah of Team Jamaica celebrates with her countries flag after winning the gold medal in the Women’s 200m Final on day eleven of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 03, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

America’s Michael Norman set a new Diamond League record in the men’s 400m event. Jasmine Camacho-Quinn won the 100m women’s hurdle while Alison Dos won the men’s 400m hurdles.

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The men’s pole vault event had to be moved from its original schedule because of poor weather. Sweden’s Armand Duplantis captured his 14th Diamond League title with a jump of 5.91m at the same event.

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Naman Gopal Srivastava

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Naman Gopal is a US Sports Writer at EssentiallySports. Naman is an Undergraduate in Journalism and Mass Communication, with a minor’s degree in Cinematography from the Maharashtra Institute of Technology. An ardent fan of basketball and soccer, Naman was once a national level soccer player himself.

Edited By: Simar Singh Wadhwa

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