Connaughton continues hot season in trackThe Guardian
New Haven sprinter Jared Connaughton continued his hot 2010 outdoor track season start with a second-place finish in the 100 metres at the North Texas University spring invitational in Denton, Tex., on the weekend.
Connaughton’s 10:32 time was second only to American Rae Edwards’ 10:24 in the 39-runner field, adding to his three firsts so far year.
He finished tops late last month in 200 metres (21:49) and 4x100-metre relay (39:33) at the University of Texas at Arlington Invitational.
He also placed first in the 100 metres (10:20) at the Horned Frog invitational at Texas Christian University in early March in Fort Worth, Tex.
Connaughton, 24, races again in the Louisiana State University Alumni Gold on Friday and Saturday in Baton Rouge, La., where he will compete in the 200 metres and with Team Canada in the 4x100-metre men’s relay.
Sport P.E.I. recently named Connaughton, who lives and trains in Arlington, as a finalist for its top senior male award. The Sport P.E.I. awards banquet is Wednesday in Charlottetown.