Brown for the win, de Grasse out of final
Aaron Brown won his fifth straight men’s Canadian title in the 100-metre event clocking a 10.08 performance. The race took place Saturday night, in Langley, BC at the National Championships.
Finishing in second place was Brendon Rodney in 10.12. Bismark Boateng took third in 10.17.
1st 100m Title 🇨🇦🥇 in 2013— Aaron Kingsley Brown (@KingsleySC) July 29, 2023
6th 100m Title 🇨🇦🥇 in 2023
Consistency is Key 🔑
200m up Next on Sunday – Job’s not finished 🔥 pic.twitter.com/kbEVrigNc0
“I’ve had championships go down to the wire and I was used to it and it was the moment I lived for,” said Brown.
Andre De Grasse failed to qualify for the men’s 100 final.
The 28-year-old Scarborough, ON native finished ninth among the semifinalists in the time of 10.21. He may still qualify for the 200-metre event, but is out of the 100m at the 2023 Budapest World Athletics Championships.
Khamica Bingham won the women’s 100m in 11.25. For the 29-year-old, peaking in time for Budapest may mean running now only as fast as she needs to, to get into Budapest. Her personal best is 11.13 from 2015. Perhaps she is back in that same condition. However, she was not without competition.
3-time National Champion 🤍— Khamica Bingham, OLY (@micabingham) July 29, 2023
This one is a little different. New environment. New coach. No training group. Colder climate. But my coaching and medical support has been what I truly needed! God has me right where He needs me to be. pic.twitter.com/ET8nfXq7Xt
Leya Buchanan took second in 11.44 and Crystal Emmanuel clocked a third-place finish in the time of 11.45.
Emmanuel will look to also qualify in the 200m event. She holds the national record at 22.50. The 29-year-old is a 14-time national champion in the 100m and 200m events. She has finished as high as sixth in the Olympic Games and World Championships.