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Avon’s Madison Kennedy wins Jax 50 Dual Challenge for second time

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 23 – Avon native Madison Kennedy looked sharp in winning the TYR Jax 50 Dual Challenge for the second time in four years with the fourth best time in her career in the 50-yard freestyle. Kennedy swam the 50-yard freestyle in 21.76 seconds to easily beat University of Tennessee swimmer Kira ToussaintContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon’s Madison Kennedy talks about upcoming races, weddings

Avon native Madison Kennedy is always an energetic interview. There are plenty of smiles and interesting conversation. She spoke with SwimSwam after Friday’s 50 meter freestyle final at the Arena Pro Series in Mesa, Arizona. Kennedy finished second with a time of 24.99 seconds – her fastest time of the season. She finished behind OlympicContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Kennedy takes second in 50 free at Arena Pro Series in Mesa behind Manuel

MESA, Arizona, April 14 – Olympic gold medalist Simone Manuel took the lead from the start and won the women’s 50 meter freestyle at the Arena Pro Series event in Mesa Friday, beating Avon’s Madison Kennedy by 0.33 of a second. Manuel, who won a gold medal in the 100 freestyle, won the race inContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Kennedy takes third in 50 free at Arena Pro Series in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS – Avon native Madison Kennedy won a bronze medal in the 50 meter freestyle at the Arena Pro Swim Series in Indianapolis on Friday night. Kennedy, 29, finished third in the 50 free with a time of 25.16 seconds, a time that was 0.19 behind China’s Zhu Menghui, 17, who won the race withContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Plenty of memorable achievements shared in Collinsville Press in 2016

Thank you for being a part of our Collinsville Press.com family in 2016. In the past 12 months, our traffic more than doubled. More than 114,000 visitors came to the site and viewed our stories and photos more than 706,000 times. Together, we’ve shared some great athletic moments and achievements in 2015. We look forwardContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Farmington’s Steve Waters to receive a Gold Key from CT Sports Writers Alliance

Farmington High boys soccer coach Steve Waters will be one of four prominent state athletic figures to receive a Gold Key from the Connecticut Sports Writers’ Alliance and their 76th annual Gold Key dinner in April.   Dwight Freeney, the Super Bowl champion defensive end with the Atlanta Falcons, five-time U.S. Olympic archer Butch Johnson ofContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon’s Madison Kennedy takes bronze in 50 free at world championships

AVON, Dec. 11 – Avon swimmer Madison Kennedy won her first individual medal at the FINA short course world championships Sunday night by finishing third in the 50 meter freestyle at the WFCU Center in Windsor, Ontario. Ranomi Kromowidjojo, a three-time Olympian from the Netherlands, won the 50 free at the short course world championships forContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Kennedy’s bid for spot on U.S. Olympic Team falls just 0.15 of a second short

The U.S. Olympic swimming trials are a festival of light, music and competition where some of the best swimmers in the world have churned through the water over the past week here in Omaha, Nebraska, to try and earn a coveted spot on the American Olympic team. It’s not for the faint of heart. HundredsContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon’s Madison Kennedy earns spot in 50 free final at U.S. Olympic Trials

Avon’s Madison Kennedy will have an opportunity Sunday night to swim for a spot on the U.S. Olympic team. Kennedy advanced from Saturday’s semifinals here in Omaha, Nebraska, with a career-best time of 24.39 seconds and will be the No. 2 seed in the final behind 19-year-old Abbey Weitzel, who finished just ahead of KennedyContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Kennedy begins qualifying in 50 free Saturday at Olympic Trials

Avon’s Madison Kennedy hits the water today in her signature event – the 50 meter freestyle — at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Omaha, Nebraska. Qualifying begins at 11 a.m. The top 16 qualifiers advance to the semifinals on Saturday night, which will be broadcast live on NBCSN. The top eight from the semifinalsContinue ReadingContinue Reading