SHARED RIDING HONOURS Apprentice Anthony Thomas, who rode both TIMEFORARMS and FRANCIA’S PRIDE, shared the riding honours with Halledeen, who also rode two winners. Meanwhile, CTL presented cash awards to the winners and runners-up in the 2016 overall monthly winners in each category – Garth Samuels and Oneil Hinds (owners), Wayne DaCosta, Anthony Nunes (trainers), Bebeto Harvey (jockey), Sterling Smith, Ferron Hall (grooms). Racing continues on Wednesday. CAMPESINO confirmed his status as one of the country’s top sprinters with a facile victory in the season’s first grade one race, the $1.2 million Eileen Cliggott Memorial Trophy over 1300 metres, at Caymanas Park yesterday. Toting topweight of 57.0kg with Robert Halledeen riding for 14-time champion trainer Philip Feanny and popular owner Howard Hamilton, CAMPESINO, running as the 4-5 favourite in a field of five, chased the leader, SIR BUDGET, for most of the way before going by entering the straight. Thereafter, it was smooth sailing as he moved away to win by 33/4 lengths from 8-5 second favourite BRAWN and FRANFIELD in the smart time of 1:17.3 JAMAI RAJA (lame) was declared a late non-starter. This was CAMPESINO’s second consecutive win and his third from his last four starts. The consistent seven-year-old gelding by Campadre out of Yaella had previously won the St. Catherine Cup open allowance feature over 1100 metres on January 7 and the prestigious Glen Mills O.J. Caribbean Sprint Championship over 1200 metes on November 12, ahead of his more fancied stable-companion BUZZ NIGHTMARE. On a day when O&S Tack Room provided product prizes, a bag of Alfalfa Cubes feed to the winning owner of each race, trainer FItzroy Glispie highlighted the 11-race programme with three winners. These were BIRD CATCHER (2-1), who humbled the highly-thought-of three-year-old colt FEARLESS SAMURAI (1-9 favourite) in the opening race over a mile, 3-5 favourite FRANCIA’S PRIDE in the second and the veteran campaigner TIMEFORARMS (2-1), who produced a tremendous late run on the rails to win the overnight allowance race over 1500 metres in a driving finish.
Butler (14.6), Zea (14.0) and King (12.3) each averaged double figures this season. Despite being a shooting guard, Butler led the Cougars with 6.6 rebounds per game. Biola junior forward Danny Jones also was awarded placement on the team. Jones increased his scoring average from 14.8 during nonconference games to 15.7 points in GSAC play and maintained his 8.5 rebounds per game for the Eagles, who have struggled for the past two seasons to middle-of-the-pack finishes. Numerous Azusa Pacific and Biola players were named to the All-Golden State Athletic Conference basketball team on Tuesday. For the men, the Cougars tied San Diego Christian for the most players named to the team, with seniors Demario Butler, Scott Zea and Tristan King each receiving the honor. APU’s women’s team had two honorees. Senior guard Monica Somers, who led the GSAC in scoring at 21.4 points per game, and junior forward Abby Johnson were named to the team. Johnson had seven double-doubles this season and averaged 13.8 points and a team-high 7.6 rebounds per outing for the Cougars, who have had their best season in decades. Sophomore center Megann Alberts, who averaged a double-double and led Biola with 19 points and 10 rebounds per game, was the only selection for the Eagles. She was her team’s high scorer in 22 of Biola’s 27 games and eclipsed the 30-point mark twice, including a 36-point, 19-rebound outing in a win over Cal Baptist. The University of La Verne women’s basketball team, plays at Chapman today at 7 p.m in the first round of the NCAA Division III playoffs. Raya has led the Leopards (19-6) in various categories, including steals and free-throw percentage, and is second in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in scoring. Jones leads the SCIAC in scoring (17.5) and rebounding (10.8). It’s the third time La Verne will play the Panthers this season. The Leopards have lost both meetings. The winner of the ULV-Chapman game will travel to Brownwood, Texas to face No. 3 Howard Payne University (27-1), the only team in the tournament with a first-round bye. led by junior guard Marissa Raya and freshman forward Trenecca Jones, Five Cal State L.A. women will compete in the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston on March 9-10. Distance runners Karla Alburez and Maija Rohde, hurdler and shot putter Jamilah St. Cyr and jumpers Omonike Kotey and Syntia Fargeau all reached qualifying marks at the Rossi relays over the weekend. Alburez and Rohde, members of the Golden Eagles cross country team that took fourth place earlier this year, were the top qualifiers among their teammates with the eighth-best times in their respective events. Second-year Golden Eagles men’s basketball coach Stephen Thompson will be honored with the Vic Hanson Medal of Excellence at the 36th Annual Syracuse University Hardwood Fund Basketball Celebration on March 5. Thompson, a Syracuse alumnus, will be the 25th recipient of the award, given annually for outstanding contributions to college basketball. firstname.lastname@example.org (626) 962-8811 Ext. 2213 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!