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Sprint Hurdlers To Take Center Stage At Nationals

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A historic moment for Bahamian women in sprint hurdles, Jonquel Jones leading the New York Liberty to victory, Zach Gibson’s impressive freshman season, and Jazz Chisholm shining for the Miami Marlins!





Historic Year for Bahamian Women in Sprint Hurdles
It’s been a historic year for Bahamian women in the sprint hurdles, and the public will have a rare opportunity to watch a stacked field compete next month at nationals. Leading the field is 60m hurdles world record holder and 100m hurdles finalist at the Tokyo Olympics, Devynne Charlton. Charlton has run a season’s best 12.49 seconds in April in China on the first leg of the Wanda Diamond League series.

Denisha Cartwright is The Bahamas’ second fastest qualifier in the event at 12.60 seconds, turned in earlier this month at the NSIC Conference Championships. World Indoor 60m hurdles finalist Charisma Taylor is the third fastest qualifier, running a season’s best 12.76 seconds in April in Gainesville, Florida. Liberty University’s Indea Cartwright has also run a season’s best 13.11 seconds. Two-time Olympian Pedrya Seymour continues to make her return. The Olympic finalist from 2016 has a season’s best of 13.35 seconds set in March in Louisiana.

Jonquel Jones Leads New York Liberty to Victory

After back-to-back losses, Jonquel Jones and the New York Liberty are back in the win column. Jones finished with 20 points and seven rebounds in the Liberty’s 81-78 win over the Phoenix Mercury Wednesday night at the Barclay’s Center. Jones scored 10 points in the fourth quarter, shot 63 percent from the field, and added two blocks. Powered by Jones and her dominance in the paint, the Liberty closed the game on a 9-0 run over the last two minutes. New York hosts the Washington Mystics on Friday night in the middle game of a three-game homestand.

Zach Gibson’s Impressive Freshman Season

An impressive freshman season with the Bay College Norse earned Zach Gibson a postseason conference honor. Gibson was named to the Michigan Community College Athletic Association First Team, as well as the Northern Conference All-Freshman Team. He hit .358 for the season with a .447 on-base percentage and a .642 slugging percentage. Gibson led the team with seven home runs, 31 runs scored, 35 RBI, and tied for the team lead in hits with 38. He also had nine doubles. The Norse finished their season 24-18, the best record in school history. They finished the season with a 10-game winning streak but just missed a postseason berth with an 11-9 conference record.

Jazz Chisholm Shines for the Miami Marlins

The Miami Marlins avoided the series sweep to the San Diego Padres with a season-high 16 hits, and of course, Jazz was in the mix. Chisholm finished 2-6, with 2 RBI, and scored two runs in the Marlins’ 9-1 win over the Padres Wednesday at Petco Park. The Marlins went 3-3 on a brief west coast swing through Arizona and San Diego. Miami opens a home series against the Texas Rangers Friday night at LoanDepot Park.