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2015 Kentucky Sportsman of the Year finalist: Kendra Harrison

Kentucky s Kendra Harrison, right, led Florida’s Bridgette Owens over the last hurdle to win the 100-meter hurdles at the NCAA track and field championships in Eugene, Ore., on June 13, 2015.
Kentucky s Kendra Harrison, right, led Florida’s Bridgette Owens over the last hurdle to win the 100-meter hurdles at the NCAA track and field championships in Eugene, Ore., on June 13, 2015. Associated Press

We are revealing, in reverse alphabetical order, the 10 finalists for the 2015 Lexington Herald-Leader Kentucky Sportsman of the Year award. The winner will be announced Jan. 26 simultaneously on Kentucky.com and at the fifth annual Bluegrass Sports Awards Banquet. Complete results will be in the Jan. 27 Herald-Leader. The fifth finalist is:

KENDRA HARRISON

2015 claim to fame: Kentucky Wildcats star hurdler won the NCAA women’s championships indoors (60 meters) and outdoors (100) and took the silver medal in the 100-meter hurdles at the U.S. championships.

What a voter said: “Looking at her list of accomplishments is awe-inspiring.” Mark Mathis, Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer

Previously announced finalists: Kelsi Worrell, Karl-Anthony Towns, Emma Talley, Philip Haywood

If you go: Bluegrass Sports Awards

When: Jan. 26

Where: Lexington Convention Center’s Bluegrass Ballroom

Cost: Tables of 10, $1,250; individual tickets, $150.

Tickets: Bluegrass Sports Commission (859) 286-5156 or https://2016bsatickets.eventbrite.com

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