Brendon Rodney, a world championships bronze medallist with the Canadian 4x100m relay team, ran a world-leading time in the men’s 200m at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational in Boston on Saturday.
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His time of 20.52 was a school record, meet record, NCAA-leading time, and also a lifetime best (indoors) in the event. Rodney, a Toronto native, has run 20.18 outdoors and attends Long Island University in New York City. It was his 200m debut for 2016.
The Canadian indoor record is held by Andre De Grasse (20.26) set at last year’s American collegiate division one championships.
The 23-year-old broke a four-year-old meet record held by Olympic 400m bronze medallist Lalonde Gordon. Full results can be found below:
Event 4 Men 200 m Dash
BU Record: M 20.58 2012 Lalonde Gordon
1 Rodney, Brendon Liu Brooklyn 20.52M
2 Williams, Cameron Boston U. 20.97
3 Bonevacia, Liemarvin Jlr Track Club 21.28
4 Crichlow, Adrian Cptc New Balance 22.32
Rodney, thanks to a 46.62 clocking in the 400m earlier this season, is eligible to compete at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Portland, Ore. in March.