Monday, June 9, 2008

Connaughton sets new U.S. track meet record
The Guardian

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Jared Connaughton of New Haven, P.E.I., set a new meet record at the Jim Bush Invitational on the Occidental College track Saturday.

Connaughton, who earlier this year ran a personal best over the 100 metres of 10.15 seconds, has transferred his newfound speed over to the 200 metres while running his Olympic A-plus standard in a time of 20.35.

Connaughton now has one A-plus and two B standards in his quest to Beijing in the 200, now clocked in 20.35, 20.70 and 20.70.

Connaughton also finished second in the men’s 100, in a windy time of 10.17 seconds.

The Islander returns to Dallas where he trains with many of the top sprinters in the United States to prepare for his next competition and the Canadian championships where he plans to secure his spot on the Olympic team.

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