Track & Field
    De Grasse & Brown Win Titles At Canadian T&F Championships, Make World Championships Team

    De Grasse wins Canadian 100m title with school record of 9.95.
    July 5, 2015

    Junior Andre De Grasse won the 100m and broke his USC school record and Trojan alumnus Aaron Brown won the 200m at the 2015 Canadian Track & Field Championships held in Edmonton, Canada from July 3-5.

    De Grasse stormed to the Canadian 100m title with a time of 9.95 (+1.5) in the finals on July 3. The time broke his USC record of 9.97 set at the Pac-12 Championships on May 17 and was his fifth any condition time under 10.00 seconds this season. De Grasse posted the fastest preliminary rounds time of 10.07 (+06) earlier in the day. Brown took second in the 100m with a time of 10.13, .18 seconds behind De Grasse. The second through fifth place finishers were separated by just .10 seconds. De Grasse's 9.95 time was the first sub-10.00 second time run by a Canadian in Canada since Maurice Greene clocked 9.82 at the world championships in Edmonton in 2001

    Brown won the men's 200m final with a wind-aided time of 20.11 (+2.1w) on July 5. Brown reached the finals by taking second in the preliminary rounds with a time of 20.84 (-2.1).

    Both De Grasse and Brown will run for the Canadian Track & Field Team at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China from Aug. 22-30, as well as at the Pan Am Games in Toronto, Canada from July 21-25.