Toronto’s Aaron Brown closer to LondonMay 14, 2012
Aaron Brown is just 21 years old, but he is quickly emerging as one of Canada’s brightest stars in the sprints. The young runner made the Olympic “A” standard in both of his events on the weekend, running 10.18 in the 100m and 20.55 in the 200m at the PAC-12 championships in Eugene, Oregon.
Brown was Canada’s only medallist at the 2010 world juniors in Moncton, taking the bronze in the 200m. He currently runs for the University of Southern California and is one of the top sprinters in the NCAA.
Meanwhile, Canada’s strength in the women’s hurdles was on display at the first Diamond League meet of the season on Doha, Qatar on Friday. Phylicia George led the Canadians with a third-place finish in 12.79. Perdita Felcien and Priscilla Lopes-Schliep both ran 12.95. Angela Whyte and Nikita Holder have also achieved the Olympic “A” standard, setting up a five-way showdown for three Olympic spots at the Trials, June 27-30.
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