17 JUL 2014 Preview Eugene, USA

Men’s 4x100m preview – IAAF World Junior Championships, Oregon 2014

Trayvon Bromell on his way to a 10.01 clocking in the 100m at the Texas Relays (Kirby Lee)Trayvon Bromell on his way to a 10.01 clocking in the 100m at the Texas Relays (Kirby Lee) © Copyright

With world junior record-holder Trayvon Bromell in their squad, the US is capable of breaking the 10-year-old 4x100m championship and world junior record, after missing the global mark by a hundredth of a second two years ago.

But Jevaughn Minzie and Michael O'Hara should propel Jamaica to a fast time and a run at dethroning the US as they did in 1998 and 2006.

Other contenders include Trinidad and Tobago, Japan and Great Britain.

Javier Clavelo Robinson for the IAAF

Men's 4x100 Metres Relay Event timing

Previous Champion

Competitor Nat Date
United States Junior USA USA 14 JUL 2012
Competitor Mark Nat Venue Date
United States Junior 38.66 USA USA Grosseto 18 JUL 2004

2014 Best

Pos Competitor Nat Mark
1 United States Junior USA USA 38.70
2 Japan Junior JPN JPN 39.02
3 Jamaica Junior JAM JAM 39.12
4 Calabar High School JAM JAM 39.35
5 PR of China Junior CHN CHN 39.51