RJR Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year

first_imgShericka Jackson – AthleticsFor her achievement in claiming the bronze medal in the 400 metres at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, running a personal best 49.99 seconds. Jackson ran a personal best in all three rounds of the competition. The 21-year-old Jackson also ran the second leg of the winning 4×400 metres women’s relay at the Championships, opening an almost two-second gap on her United States competition.Sherone Simpson – AthleticsFor her achievement in winning the gold medal in the 100 metres at the XVII Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada. Simpson ran a season best 10.95 seconds to take victory in the event, her fastest time in seven years. Simpson also won a gold medal in the 4×100 metres relay at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, running as an alternate in the semi-final; and a silver medal in the 4×100 metres relay at the Pan American Games, again running in only the semi-final.Rasheed Dwyer – AthleticsFor his achievement in claiming the silver medal in the 200 metres at the XVII Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada. In the process, Dwyer smashed Don Quarrie’s 44-year-old 200 metres Games Record (19.86), setting a new mark of 19.80 seconds in the semi-finals. Dwyer was also part of the gold-medal-winning 4×100 metres Jamaica relay team at the IAAF World Relays in The Bahamas and was a member of the 4×100 metres relay team, which won the IAAF World Championship (running in the semi-final only).last_img read more

Teenager Baze guides long shot

first_imgSelvatica returned $4 and $3.40, and Babe Hall paid $8.80to show. Baze, the 19-year-old second cousin of Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze, brought Hello Lucky from fifth nearing the far turn to overhaul Selvatica in the deep stretch while racing on the far outside in the field of 12. Long shot Hello Lucky edged favorite Selvatica by a length Saturday in the $113,600 Las Flores Handicap for fillies and mares at Santa Anita. Ridden by Michael Baze, Hello Lucky covered six furlongs in 1:09.34 and paid $68.60, $27.80 and $15 at 33-1odds. The victory was the first in a graded stakes for Hello Lucky and the first since 1999 for trainer Eric Guillot. The victory, worth $68,160, increased Hello Lucky’s career earnings to $314,480, with fivewins in 19 starts. Jambalaya wins: Jambalaya edged Honey Rider by a neck in the $289,000 Gulfstream Park Breeders’ Cup Turf. Ridden by Javier Castellano, Jambalaya ran 13/8 miles on the turf course in 2:12.280 and paid $16.20, $7.40 and $5.20. Honey Rider returned $4 and $3, and Einstein, the winner last year, paid $3.40 to show. center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more