Published on April 10, 2013
Sport P.E.I. president Ron Waite, left, and P.E.I. Lt.-Gov. Frank Lewis, right, present Jared Connaughton (athletics) with the Lieutenant Governor's Award.
Published on January 01, 2013
Canada’s Jared Connaughton, front, Justyn Warner, right, and Oluseyi Smith react to their times in the 4x100 metre finals at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012. The team finished third but was then disqualified.
Canadian Press photo
Published on August 07, 2012
Canada's Jared Connaughton leads his men's 200-meter heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012. He came in third in the heat and will go on to the semi-finals tomorrow.
Associated Press photo
Published on July 27, 2012
New Haven’s Jared Connaughton will compete Aug. 7 in the 200 metres at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England. The opening ceremonies take place tonight.
Claus Andersen/Athletics Canada
Published on August 31, 2009
P.E.I. chef-de-mission Francois Caron, left, accepts the Claude Hardy Award from Carolyn Bertram, P.E.I. minister responsible for sport, during a media conference at the UPEI Alumni Canada Games Place on Saturday morning. Olympian and P.E.I. Canada Games alumnus Jared Connaughton, right, announced P.E.I. as the award recipient and assisted with the presentation. Jason Simmonds/Journal Pioneer
Olympic sprinter Jared Connaughton has retired.
The New Haven runner made the announcement on Friday.
“It’s time to devote myself to my wife and to our life as a unit,” Connaughton said.
“I have started working as a strength and condition consultant in north Texas developing young, collegiate and professional athletes,” he added. “I would ultimately love to work for a professional sports team in the strength and conditioning department. I am very excited about beginning a new chapter of my life and am very grateful to have pursued a very unlikely dream for a young boy from the small province of Prince Edward Island.”
Connaughton was as a two-time Olympian (2008, 2012), competed in three World Championships (2007, 2009, 2011), Commonwealth Games finalist (2010) and Pan American Games silver medallist (2007). He was an NACAC under-23 bronze medallist in 2006 and two-time Canadian champion (2008, 2010).
He ranks fourth all-time in Canada in the 200-metres with a personal best of 20.30 seconds. His personal best over the 100-metres is 10.15.
His personal highlights include being named captain of the 2012 Athletics Olympic Games team, setting the Canadian championship record of 20.34 seconds at the 2008 Olympic trials; a mark that still stands today, and winning two gold medals at the 2005 Canada Games representing Prince Edward Island.
Connaughton will stay involved with Canadian track and field as a member of the Athletics Canada Sport ambassador program.