USC looks sharp in final tune-up before hosting next week's dual meet against UCLA
Trojans also entered at the CSULA Twilight Meet
Junior runs blazing 100m and 200m races
Trojans enjoy a big first day against top-notch competition
Trojans to be at Cal, Stanford and San Diego
THIS YEAR: Junior Aaron Brown is coming off another outstanding campaign which saw him win the Pac-12 100m title, earn All-America status in the 200m dash and place 9th in the 200m race at the London Olympics while representing his native Canada.
2012: Won the 100m dash at the Trojan Invitational on March 24 with a then-PR of 10.25, just .02 seconds outside of USC's all-time top 10. Had a wind-aided (+3.1) PR of 10.09 to win the 100m dash at the Texas Relays on March 31. Won the 100m (10.33) and 200m (20.53) dashes at the USC-UCLA Dual Meet on April 29. Set a wind-legal 100m dash PR of 10.18 in winning the Pac-12 title to move into seventh place on USC's all-time list. Also, came in second in the 200m race with a then PR of 20.55 and ran on USC's sixth-place 4x100m relay team. Advanced to the NCAA finals in the 200m dash where he placed seventh with a time of 21.13 (-4.2w), after qualifying with a then winded aided PR of 20.44 (+2.4). Also earned second-team All-America honors in the 100m dash, placing 16th with a time of 10.26. Qualified for the Canadian Olympic team in the 200m dash and reach the Olympic semifinals, where he finished ninth by setting a PR of 20.42 and missing the finals by one spot. His time was the eighth-fastest ever by a Trojan.
2011: Won the 100m dash at the Trojan Tri-Meet on April 2 with a PR of 10.38. Won his first Dual Meet 100m dash title with a time of 10.47 on May 1.Had a season-best 200m time of 21.11 to place second at Mt. Sac. on April 15. He tied his PR of 10.38 in advancing to the finals in the 100m dash at the Pac-10s, but then could not run in the finals due to aggravating a hamstring injury in the 200m dash later that day. Brown was able to nurse his hamstring into shape to compete in the 100m dash at the NCAA Preliminary Rounds held in Eugene, Ore. He advanced out of the regional with a time of 10.42 to place 11th with the top 12 advancing to the championships. He ran 10.55 to place 20th at the NCAA Championships in Des Moines, Ia. and earn honorable mention All-America. Placed third in the 100m with a time of 10.39 at the Canadian T&F Championships on June 24. Ran on Canada's 4x100m relay which placed second at the Pan Am Games in July.
HIGH SCHOOL: Brown attended Birchmount Park High in Ontario, Canada. He won a bronze medal in the 200m dash and took fifth in the 100m at the 2010 IAAF World Junior Championships held in Stade Moncton, Canada. Brown's 21.00 time in the 200m was a new PR and he posted a wind-aided 10.37 time in the 100m preliminaries before placing fifth with a time of 10.48. Was one of three finalists for the 2010 Canadian Youth T&F Athlete of the Year and was named the Canadian Youth T&F Athlete of the Year award-winner in 2009. He was the 2009 World Youth 100m silver medalist and is the Canadian Youth 100m record-holder with a time of 10.46. Brown is also the Ontario Junior Indoor 200m record-holder. He won the Canadian Metro Regional 100m title with a time of 10.38w. He was the 2009 Youth National Champion in both the 100m and 200m. This indoor season he was the the Canadian Junior 60m and 200m champion and the 2010 Nike Indoor National Champion in the 200m (21.54).
PERSONAL: Aaron was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on May 27, 1992..Was a Dean's List student as a freshman...Likes drawing, writing and creating...Lists Samual Jackson as his favorite actor, The Weeknd as his favorite musical artist and April Fools as his favorite movie...Some day would like to visit Hawaii and Egypt...Is a Political Science major.
CAREER BESTS: 100m -- 10.18 (10.09w) 200m -- 20.42