Monday, July 16, 2007

Islander runs way to bronze at nationals

Islander runs way to bronze at nationals
Jared Connaughton finishes third in the 200 metres at the track and field championship
The Guardian

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.

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