Monday, April 11, 2011

Connaughton runs world’s fastest 100 metres of the young season

P.E.I. runner continues torrid pace

Published on April 11, 2011
Jared Connaughton

Jared Connaughton

Connaughton runs world’s fastest 100 metres of the young season

AUSTIN, Tex. — Jared Connaughton of New Haven posted the world’s fastest 100-metre race time of the young 2011 track and field season Saturday at the Texas Relays meet.

Connaughton ran the invitational race in a wind-aided time of 10.04 seconds.

After falling earlier in the day in the 4x100 relay, where he suffered several scrapes and bruises, Connaughton collected himself to run away from the rest of the 100-metre field.

Monzavous Edwards was second in 10.10 and Carey LaCour was third in 10.16.

Among the other Canadians. Jarid Vaughn was seventh in 10.25 and Michael Leblanc was ninth in 10.34.

The current world record is 9.58, which was set in 2009 and Jamaican Usain Bolt.

The Canadian men’s 4x100-metre team did not finish their race but the men’s and women’s 4x400 teams both finished third.

Connaughton will travel with the Canadian team this week to Louisiana to run in the LSU Alumni Gold meet.

He will run in the the 4x100 relay and will be his 2011 in the 200 metres.

Connaughton opened the season earlier in the month with a winning time of 10.17 at the UTA Bobby Lane Invitational meet.

The Texas Relays is one of the largest track meets in the United States and attracts competitors from all around the world.

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