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SANTA ROSA BEACH, FLA. > WATERSKIING
Jaquess, a 27-year-old pharmacist, won gold medals in women's overall, slalom and jumping, and a bronze in tricks, at the Pan American Games in Chapala, Mexico, setting four event records and one pending world record. Her combined 3,033.01 overall points broke her own world record. The 2010 Female Athlete of the Year of both USA Water Ski and the International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation, Jaquess has won 10 medals over three Pan Am Games, the most of any U.S. water-skier.
CAPE ELIZABETH, MAINE > OFFSHORE SAILING
Siepert, a junior at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, skippered the Mariners to a win in the McMillan Cup, college sailing's oldest regatta. (The event, established in 1928 as the big-boat championship for the New England and Mid-Atlantic districts, is hosted by the U.S. Naval Academy.) He led the eight-member crew to first place overall in the six-race series, competing on Navy's 44-foot Mark II boats in six- to eight-knot winds, qualifying the Mariners for the Kennedy Cup national championship.
ZAHRI JACKSON | KWAME JACKSON
KINGWOOD, TEXAS > CROSS-COUNTRY
The Jackson siblings, both freshmen at Xavier University of Louisiana, won individual titles at the Gulf Coast Conference championships in Clinton, Miss., to lead the Gold Rush to its sixth straight women's and men's GCC titles. Zahri won the 5K women's race in 19:20.40 and Kwame the 8K men's race in 28:12.09. Zahri, 17, graduated a year early from Kingwood Park (Texas) High to enroll at Xavier along with her 19-year-old brother.
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