All-American candidate... captured silver medal at the Canadian Championship during summer of 2006. 2006 Outdoor: Advanced to the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the 200 meters after a top-eight finish at the NCAA Regionals with a time of 20.67... captured the SLC championship in the 100 meters and 200 meters and was anchor leg of the 4x100-meter relay that finished second with a time of 40.27... Connaughton's 200-meter time of 20.59 at the Bobby Lane/Arlington Invitational ranks fourth on the all-time list at UTA and was the top time by a Canadian sprinter during the outdoor season until the Canadian Championships in August. 2006 Indoor: Named the SLC's Athlete of the Year and Outstanding Track Performer... won the 200 meter title at the SLC Indoor with a time of 21.57... ran automatic qualifying time of 6.68 to win 60 meters the Houston Indoor on Jan. 14... earned all-SLC honors with second-place finish in 100 meters after a finals time of 6.85 seconds. 2005 Outdoor: Did not compete first two months of outdoor season due to injury... ran a 10.70 in the 100 meters at the SLC Outdoor Championships in Huntsville... placed eighth in the 200 meters with a 21.29 at the SLC Championships... third leg of region-qualifying 4x100-meter relay squad that timed season-best 40.25 at NCAA regionals. 2005 Indoor: Slowed entire season due to injuries... placed third in the 200 meters at the John Jacobs Invitational in Norman, Okla. with a 22.57 and fourth at the Oklahoma Classic with a 22.46 Feb. 5... top 60-meter time was a 6.94 in the provisional heat at the Oklahoma Classic... ran the second leg of the 4x400-meter relay on the fifth-place squad at the SLC Championships... in the summer of 2005, represented the Prince Edward province (PEI) at the Canada Summer Games where he won gold medals in the 100 and 200 meters, becoming the first PEI athlete to win gold at the event... represented Canada at the 2004 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Junior Championships in Grosseto, Italy... advanced to semifinals of 200m with a time of 21.46. 2004 Outdoor: Earned all-SLC honors with third-place finish in the 200m and second-place finish in 100m at SLC Outdoor Championships... in 200m, clocked NCAA regional-qualifying time of 21.13 ... clocked 21.25 at NCAA Midwest Regional in College Station May 28... in 100m, placed second with photo-finish time of 10.585 and followed with 10.69 at NCAA regional two weeks later... ran second leg of all-conference 4x400m-relay team that clocked 3:12.37 for third place... member of sprint relay team that won the 2004 Drake Relays. 2004 Indoor: Finished sixth in the 200m with time of 22.35 at the SLC Indoor Championships... had seventh fastest time in the 200m in the SLC indoor season... recorded a season-best 6.99 time in the 60m at the Oklahoma Indoor on Jan. 31... time was eighth fastest in conference indoor season. High School: The under-17 national 200-meter champion... named the "Most Valuable Performer" for the Bluefield track team as a junior and senior... named the junior "Athlete of the Year" at Bluefield... competed in basketball, soccer and track and field... personal bests include 6.89 in the 60m,10.69 in the 100m and 21.47 in the 200m.
Born July 20, 1985, in Charlottetown, PEI, Canada... son of Neal and Susan Connaughton... anthropology major.
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