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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

Despite best-ever time in the 100, Kennedy misses out on final at Olympic trials

Avon swimmer Madison Kennedy swam the two fastest times of her career in the 100-meter freestyle at the U.S. Olympic Trials Thursday here in Omaha, Nebraska. But it wasn’t good enough to get her in Friday night’s final. Kennedy finished ninth with a career-best time of 54.18 seconds but only the top eight can swim inContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Kennedy swims in 100 meters Thursday at U.S. Olympic Trials

Avon’s Madison Kennedy begins competition in the U.S. Olympic swimming trials Thursday morning in Omaha, Nebraska, when she swims in the 100 meter freestyle preliminaries. Competition begins at 11 a.m. The top 16 swimmers advance to Thursday night’s semifinals, which will be the second event of the evening session that begins at 7 p.m. TheContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon’s Kennedy set to swim at Olympic Trials this week in 50, 100 freestyle

Later this week, Avon’s Madison Kennedy will be swimming at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska, in search of a spot in the U.S. Olympic swimming team. It’s tough competition. These are international-level swimmers. Some have raced in the Olympics before. Others have raced at the world championships. Only the top two swimmers inContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Is Avon native Madison Kennedy on the cusp of a berth on the Olympic team?

In about two weeks, Avon native Madison Kennedy will be competing at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Omaha, Nebraska for the third time. In 2008, she was thrilled simply to be there. Four years ago in 2012, she swam her best times (to that point in her career) in the 50-meter freestyle and 100-meterContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Kennedy takes fifth in 100 free with her 2nd fastest time in the event

CHARLOTTE, May 15 – Avon swimmer Madison Kennedy is one of the top contenders to make the 2016 U.S. Olympic team in the 50-meter freestyle. She has the top American time in the world this year in the 50 free and the seventh fastest time in the world. The U.S. Olympic Trials will be theContinue ReadingContinue Reading