Saturday, August 22, 2009

Connaughton, teammates reach relay final
Connaughton, teammates reach relay final
The Guardian

The Canadian 4x100-metre men’s relay team ran a season-best time and qualified for today’s final at the 2009 world track and field championships in Berlin, Germany.

Jared Connaughton, a New Haven native, ran the third leg behind Hank Palmer, Oluseyi Smith and in front of anchor Bryan Barnett as Canada finished third in its heat in a time of 38.60 seconds.
Today’s final goes at 3:50 p.m. AT.
The United States had the fastest heat time at 37.97.
Great Britain, Trinidad and Tobago, Japan, Italy, France and Jamaica also reached the final.
Canada and the Jamaicans tied for the slowest qualifying time (38.60).
They will run side by side in today’s final.
It’s another medal shot for Connaughton, who earlier in the week was disqualified from the 200-metre after stepping out of his lane during his second-round heat.
His time of 20.80 would have moved him into the semifinals.
Jamaican Usain Bolt won the 200-metre in a world record time of 19.19 but did not run in the relay.

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