Team USA might have a sprinter who could bump Usain Bolt off of the podium. Okay, so we may be jumping the gun a little with that one, but Trayvon Bromell is well on his way to being a great track star. CNN reports that Bromell ran the 100-meter dash in a remarkable 9.84 seconds at qualifiers in Oregon this week, the fastest time ever recorded for a teen. It is the second-fastest time in the world for 2015 . WATCH Trayvon Bromell’s 9.84. pic.twitter.com/MNOKk0zvxW June 26, 2015 Did you see that?! (no, really, did it whizz by too quickly?) Another note on Bromell: his 9.84 ties him as the 10th best performer in the world all-time. HE’S NINETEEN. #USATFoutdoors June 26, 2015 The time was enough to…

Team USA might have a sprinter who could bump Usain Bolt off of the podium.

Okay, so we may be jumping the gun a little with that one, but Trayvon Bromell is well on his way to being a great track star.

CNN reports that Bromell ran the 100-meter dash in a remarkable 9.84 seconds at qualifiers in Oregon this week, the fastest time ever recorded for a teen.

Did you see that?! (no, really, did it whizz by too quickly?)

The time was enough to land him a spot as the youngest man to ever qualify for the USA Men’s 100 Meter team, and he’ll be traveling to Beijing this summer with the national team to compete. Even Bromell himself was blown away by his performance , telling a Sports Illustrated reporter “Man, that’s crazy.”

The Florida native is a student-athlete at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and runs for their track team. Head Baylor track and field coach, Todd Harbour, told a reporter for USA Today that “success didn’t come easy” for Bromell due to a series of injuries he sustained to his knees and left hip in his early teenage years. Still, Harbour believes the injuries “helped shape him, build his character.” Harbour also remarked that he is “impressed with the perspective [Bromell] has on the sport, and how young he is… He’s got the great work ethic. He’s focused. The perspective I think is as big as anything. It’s big for a sprinter.”

U.S. Olympian Tyson Gay also praised the young runner, saying “That kid is tough… Only being a sophomore, to make the team and handle that pressure is big stuff.”

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Soon-to-be teammates Tyson Gay (left) and Trayvon Bromell (right) cross the finish at the U.S. Men’s 100 trials, June 26, 2015

According to The Guardian Bromell has been quite humble about it all, saying “I feel good just to get to go to Beijing for the first time and represent with the big dogs.” About making any big career plans beyond that, Bromell says “I’m still taking everything slow.”

Funny; we weren’t sure the word “slow” was in his vocabulary.

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19-Year-Old Trayvon Bromell Is Officially The World’s Fastest Teenager