Former Warren Central sprinter Candyce McGrone ran 200 meters Saturday in 22.56 seconds – fastest in the world this year – at Tampa, Fla.
In addition to that personal best, she won the 100 in 11.20, second-fastest by an American in 2015. It was her fastest since winning the NCAA title for Oklahoma in 2011.
“I just train hard now, and I’m not injured,” said McGrone, 26, in a text message.
The former state champion trains under Dennis Mitchell in Clermont, Fla. Mitchell also coaches Justin Gatlin, the world’s No. 1 male sprinter of 2014.
Former Indiana University high jumper Derek Drouin cleared 7 feet, 7 ¼ inches Saturday at Austin, Texas. The Olympic bronze medalist from Canada has the second-best outdoor mark in the world. … Purdue junior Chukwuebuka Enekwechi broke his own school record in the men’s hammer with a throw of 226-3 at Tucson, Ariz. The distance exceeds his own Nigerian record, ranking first in the Big Ten and fourth in the NCAA. He also had a career best of 63-10 ¼ in the shot put. Purdue women’s records were set by Bahamian sophomore Carmiesha Cox, who was second in the 200 meters in 23.33, and the 400 relay team, third in 44.62.
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