De Grasse adds 200 title at nationals

OTTAWA — Andre De Grasse has captured his second title at the Canadian track and field championships.

The 22-year-old from Markham, Ont., won the 200 metres in 19.96 seconds. He won the 100 metres on Friday night.

Brendon Rodney of Toronto was second in 20.02, which would have qualified him for next month’s world championships in London, but the wind was an illegal 2.7 metres per second. Anything over 2.0 is illegal.

Crystal Emmanuel of Toronto ran an impressive 22.55 to win the women’s 200. Her time would have broken the Canadian record of 22.62 set by Marita Payne-Wiggins — mom of basketball star Andrew Wiggins — in 1983. But the wind was an illegal 2.8 for her race.

World bronze medallist Ben Thorne of Kitimat, B.C., won the men’s 20K race walk in one hour 22 minutes 11.1 seconds, while Evan Dunfee of Richmond, B.C., who was fourth at last summer’s Rio Olympics, was second in 1:23.38.73.

The Canadian Press

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