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Kennedy finishes second to Olympic gold medalist Simone Manuel in 50 free

ATLANTA, May 6 – Avon native Madison Kennedy finished second in the 50-meter freestyle at the Arena Pro Series stop in Atlanta on Saturday night. It was her second consecutive second place finish in the 50 free in the Arena Pro Series. A month ago, she finished second to Stanford University’s Simone Manuel in Mesa,Continue ReadingContinue Reading

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

Pringle helps lead Avon swimmers to 11th straight Splash Classic championship

PLAINVILLE, Feb. 25 – The girls on the Avon High boys swimming team had their moment in the spotlight Saturday and they earned it. The Falcons dominated the annual Splash Classic meet at Plainville with three individual champions, a record-setting championship relay team, two silver medalists and three bronze medalists. Avon won the girls-only meetContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon boys top Hartford Public to win first league title in swimming

NEW BRITAIN, Feb. 23 – All season long, the Avon High boys swim team has been a co-ed team with girls contributing up and down the lineup. Since Avon doesn’t have a swim team in the fall when the CIAC sponsors girls swimming, the girls are allowed to swim on the boys team. For oneContinue 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

Avon’s Kennedy earns second world championship gold medal in 4×100 relay

AVON, Dec. 7 — Avon swimmer Madison Kennedy has earned her second world championship medal. Kennedy swam for the United States Tuesday night on the winning 4×100 women’s freestyle relay earn at the FINA World Championships (25m). The Americans won a gold medal with a winning time of 3:28.82 at the WFCU Centre here inContinue 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

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