Connaughton keeps on runningThe Guardian
TORONTO — Jared Connaughton of New Haven had the fourth-best time in the men’s 100-metre qualifying heats Friday at the Canadian track and field championships.
Connaughton, who competed at last year’s Beijing Olympics, raced in a time of 10.73 seconds to advance to today’s semifinals.
He ran Canada’s top 100 time of 10:51. last year.
Oluseyi Smith of Ottawa ran 10.65 for the fastest qualifying time Friday.
Hank Palmer of Pierrefonds, Que., was second in 10.66, while Calgary’s Sam Effah was third in 10.68.
Semifinals and final are today at 4:40 p.m. and 6:40 p.m.
Islander Gerry MacAdam finished 31st overall in the heats in a time of 11.64.
Connaughton is the defending 200 metres champion and that event will go on Sunday, with the qualifying heats at 2:15 p.m. and the final at 4:35 p.m.
CBC Television will broadcast the nationals live today from 5:30 p.m to 7 p.m. AT.