Aaron Brown of Toronto has established himself as Canada’s number one sprinter with a convincing win in the 200m at the Mt SAC relays in Walnut CA. He ran 20.26 as he defeated Wallace Spearmon of the US. This senior at USC ran 10.16 in the 100m as well. He ranks number 3 in the world in the 200m in this early part of the season.
Mike Mason of Nanoose Bay, BC won the high jumps at Mt SAC with a 2.28m clearance. This early season mark ranks him 4th in the world list for 2014.
This Olympian and NAIA champion from the University of British Columbia moved to Abbotsford, B.C., in 2012 to work under a new coach, the Polish-trained Ziggy Szelagowicz.
Brandon McBride, the sophomore at Mississippi State ran in a world class 800m at Mt SAC and established that he is ready for the next step in his promising career. This Windsor, ON athlete ran a personal best of 1:45.35 behind the world leader, Duane Solomon’s 1:43.88. Brandon who won the NCAA indoor title this winter now ranks number 5 in the world for 2014.
Matt Hughes of Oshawa, ON win the 3000m steeplechase in Walnut with a controlled 8:35.37 tour of the 71/2 laps of the 400m track each with 5 barriers.
Matt, a graduate of the University of Louisville and former NCAA champion broke Graeme Fell’s 28 year old Canadian record last summer at the World Championships in Moscow, when ran 8:11.64 for 6th place.
Shawn Barber from Toronto and now a student at the University of Akron was second in the pole vault at Mt SAC with 5.60m. This mark ranks him tied for 4th spot on the world list for 2014. Shawn won the NCAA pole vault in March with a Canadian indoor record of 5.75m
Canadian 4x100m team who won the Bronze medal at the World Championships in Moscow last summer with 37.92 started their season in Gainesville, FL with a win over the German National team. Their time of 39.03 qualifies them for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland this summer. Team members in Florida were Gavin Smellie, Dontae Richards Kwok, Jared Connaughton, Justyn Warner
Tim Nedow from Brockville, ON threw the shot put 20.71m at the Kansas Relays in Lawrence. This ranks Tim 7th on the world list for 2014. This 2013 Canadian champion graduated from De Paul University in Chicago but now trains at the National Throws Centre in Kamloops.
|Top Twenty Canadians Outdoors to April 14, 2014|
|Aaron Brown’92||200m||20.19 (-0.6)||1193||**|
|Evan Dunfee’90||5k RW||18:53.06||1161|
|Ben Thorne’93||5k RW||19:00.62||1152|
|Inaki Gomez’88||5k RW||19:03.53||1148|
|Andre De Grasse’94||200m||20.46||1142||**|
|Akeem Haynes’92||100m||10.27 (0.6)||1115|
|Brendon Rodney’92||200m||20.76 (0.0)||1103|
|Eric Gillis’80||10k road||28:31.4||1092|
|Justyn Warner’87||100m||10.37 (-0.5)||1085|
|Gavin Smellie’86||200m||20.92 (0.6)||1079|