Connaughton heading to semi-finals

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New Haven sprinter Jared Connaughton is heading to the semi-finals for the 200-metre men's track event at the 2012 London Summer Olympics.

Connaughton came in third in his heat, with a time of 20.72.

Canadian teammate Aaron Brown also finished third in his heat with a time of 20.55 seconds and will also go on to the semi-finals.

The world record holder in the event, Usain Bolt of Jamaica, posted a time of 20.39 seconds during his qualifying heat.

The semi-finals take place 4:10 p.m. Wednesday and finals go 4:55 p.m. Thursday.

Geographic location: New Haven, London

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  • Bill Dobbin
    August 08, 2012 - 13:32

    We're with you all the way, Jared.....Good Luck and Good Speed ....!

  • Patricia
    August 07, 2012 - 19:28

    Way to go Jared you can do this we are all cheering loud for you , we are all so completely proud of you

  • Juanita Glencross-Winslow
    August 07, 2012 - 18:11

    Congratulations on your advance to the semis. New Haven is behind you 100%. Good luck in the next round!!!!

  • dkbaileypei
    August 07, 2012 - 14:30

    best wishes to you....what an impressive and well spoken role model you are to all of us! leave them in your dust!!!! dream big!!!

  • Jody Bernard
    August 07, 2012 - 12:04

    WTG Jared. Your little island is so very proud of you! Good luck in the semis.

  • Rose Hicken
    August 07, 2012 - 11:11

    Always very proud to watch you in the Olympics Jared. You always give it your all and deserve to win a medal. But even if that doesn't happen please remember we "Islanders" are proud of all your accomplishments and wish you well. WTG Jared!

  • FAN
    August 07, 2012 - 09:09

    GO JARED GO, very proud he is at the Olympics, I hope he enjoys his experience as well