De Grasse & Brown Win Titles At Canadian T&F Championships, Make World Championships Team|
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.