USC has a strong day overall; Ready for final-day action at Mt. SAC
Trojans to be at Cal, Stanford and San Diego
Boyd wins twice and Novy and Olonade post school all-time top 10 marks
Freshman posts 4 season-best marks; Stein places 2nd in hammer at Oxy Invite
Several Trojans to get in extra work at Occidental Invite
THIS YEAR: Senior Bryan Mercado had developed into a very valuable member of the USC sprint corps, competing in the 100m, 200m and relays.
2014: Mercado set PRs in the 100m and 200m dashes last season. He had a best 100m time of 10.56 (+1.7) at the Florida Relays on April 4. His best 200m time was 21.48 (+1.3) to finish fifth at the Cal State Los Angeles Invitational on March 8. H was fourth in the 100m (10.62) and sixth in the 200m (21.68) at the USC-UCLA Dual Meet on May 4. He finished ninth in the 100m dash with a time of 10.65 (+1.5) at the Pac-12 Championships on May 17. Set an indoor 60m PR of 6.81 at the Don Kirby Meet on Feb. 15.
2013: Mercado had a season-best time of 22.19 in the 200m at the Trojan Invitational on March 23. At the same meet, he ran on the 4x100m relay which placed second with a time of 40.07. Also placed sixth in his heat and 37th overall in the men's Open 100m dash clocking in at 10.88. Won as part of the 4x100m relay at the USC-UCLA Dual Meet with a time of 40.18. Finished 16th overall at the Pac-12 Championships in the 100m dash with a then-career best of 10.73. Also placed second in the Pac-12 Championship meet in the men's 4x100m with teammates BeeJay Lee, Aaron Brown and Davonte Stewart clocking in at a season best time of 39.94.
2012: Mercado posted season-best time of 10.97s in the 100m at the dual meet. Ran a season-best of 22.17s in the 200m.
HIGH SCHOOL: Mercado attended Colony High in Ontario, Calif...Had PRs of 10.87 in the 100m and 21.76 in the 200m...Helped lead Colony to a fifth place finish in the 4x100m relay at the California state meet.
PERSONAL: Mercado was born on October 5, 1992 in Pomona, Calif...His parents are Joe and Kelly and he has a sister, Leslie...His cousin, Nicole Victoria, also attended USC...His hobbies include going to the gym and fishing...Enjoys Filipino food...His favorite movies include anything featuring Will Ferrell...Lists Manny Pacquio as his sports hero because no matter how hard he gets knocked down he gets back up...He is a Math and Econ major at USC.
CAREER BESTS: 100m; 10.56 200m: 21.48