Lindsey Butterworth of Vancouver, British Columbia and Canadian Olympic bronze medalist Aaron Brown of Toronto, Ontario won bronze medals on Saturday at the 2018 Prefontaine Classic from Eugene, Oregon. The Prefontaine Classic is a prestigious international track and field competition which is part of the International Association of Athletics Federations’ Diamond League series.
Butterworth posted a bronze medal winning time in the women’s 800 metres of 2:02.24. Natoya Goule of Jamaica won the gold medal with a time of 2:00.84. Stephanie Brown of the United States won the silver medal with a time of 2:01.84. Butterworth posted a podium position by 0.20 seconds over Carly Muscaro of the United States, who finished in fourth place with a time of 2:02.44.
Aaron Brown had a bronze medal winning time in the men’s 200 metres of 20.07 seconds. Noah Lyles of the United States won the gold medal with a time of 19.69 seconds. Jereem Richards of Trinidad and Tobago won the silver medal with a time of 20.05 seconds. Brown reached the podium by 0.35 seconds over Anaso Jobodwana of South Africa who finished in fourth place with a time of 20.42 seconds.
Aaron Brown won a bronze medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in the men’s 4×100 metre relay with Akeem Haynes of Calgary, Alberta, Brendon Rodney of Etobicoke, Ontario, Andre De Grasse of Scarborough, Ontario and Mobolade Ajomale of Richmond Hill, Ontario. Brown along with De Grasse are expected to lead Team Canada’s sprinters at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.