Source: http://news.nationalpost.com/sports/...rack-and-fieldIn the place dubbed Track Town USA, it was a Canadian who was about to announce himself to the sprinting world.
On a Friday in June, at the NCAA track and field championships in Eugene, Ore., Andre De Grasse, a 20-year-old sprinter from Markham, Ont., representing the University of Southern California was running in the 100- and 200-metre finals.
He won the 100 in a time of 9.75 seconds. For an encore later that evening, he won the 200 in 19.58 seconds. With a tail wind measured over the legal limit, neither time counted for official records. Had they, De Grasse would have logged one of the three fastest 100-metre sprints of the year. Canada would also have a new national record holder, usurping Donovan Bailey and Bruny Surin and their mark of 9.84 seconds.