Islander runs way to bronze at nationals
Jared Connaughton finishes third in the 200 metres at the track and field championship
New Haven’s Jared Connaughton finished third in the 200-metre sprint at the 2007 Canadian track and field championships Sunday in Windsor, Ont.
In Sunday’s men’s final, Connaughton crossed the line at 20.90 seconds, 38/100ths of a second behind winner Brian Barnett from Alberta (20.52) and 15/100ths of a second behind runner-up Gavin Smellie from Ontario (20.75).
Connaughton qualified for the final by running a 20.92 in the preliminary heat on Saturday.
His best time this season was a 20.71 at the NCAA Division 1 men’s outdoor track and field championships in June.
Last year at the nationals, Connaughton finished second behind Barnett in 21.16.
Connaughton competes next for Team Canada, July 25-28, at the 2007 Pan Am Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in the men’s 200-metre sprint and 4x100-metre relay.