Friday, August 21, 2009

Islander runs in relay event today at worlds

Islander runs in relay event today at worlds
Connaughton runs the third leg on the 4x100-metre team
The Guardian

The show goes on for Jared Connaughton of New Haven at the 2009 world track and field championships in Berlin when he competes today in opening heats of the 4x100-metre men’s relay.

Canada’s heat begins at 2:38 p.m. AT.
Connaughton runs the third leg.
The Canadian team, which also includes Sam Effah, Seyi Smith and Bryan Barnett, ran a 38.63 at a warmup meet in Düsseldorf, Germany, earlier this month.
Tuesday, Connaughton was disqualified from the 200 metres after stepping out of his lane during his second-round heat.
His time of 20.80 would have moved him into the semis.
Connaughton said on his Twitter page he was disappointed — “I was ready to make that damn final” — but is looking ahead to today’s event.
The United States is the defending 4x100-metre champion (37.78).
Jamaica, with Usain Bolt, holds the world record (37.10), set at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
The United States holds the event record time of 37.40, set in 1993.
The final is Saturday at 3:50 p.m. AT.
Bolt won the 200-metre final on Thursday in a world-record time of 19.19.
Connaughton returns to P.E.I. after the worlds for week two of the 2009 Canada Summer Games.
He won two gold medals (100 and 200 metres) at the 2005 Games in Regina, Sask.

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