Connie Price-Smith and Mista Savona

Connie Price-Smith (born Constance Marie Price-Smith 3 June 1962 in St. Charles, Missouri) is an American shot putter and discus thrower. Price-Smith is also a four time Olympian. She graduated from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in 1985.

Contents 1 Early career 2 Later career 3 Achievements 4 References 5 External links

Early career

Price-Smith is a four-time Olympian, and is one of the most decorated women's track and field athletes in SIU history, despite the fact she did not participate in the sport during her college career until she was a senior. She was also on the school's women's basketball team before she became a member of the Saluki Track & Field team. She is currently ranked fifth all-time in the outdoor shot put (49' 11.5") and third all-time in the discus (165 1"). Furthermore, she won MVC indoor and outdoor championship titles, garnered all-conference honors in the shot and was named her team's most valuable player in 1985. Price-Smith became the first U.S. female athlete in 32 years to win both the shot put and discus at an Olympic Trials (1992). In the shot put alone, she finished first on four consecutive occasions at Olympic Trial Championship competitions between 1988 and 2000. In addition, the silver medal she won in the World Indoor shot in 1995 is the highest medal ever won by an American woman in the event and the first OG/WC medal won since 1960.

Even though she did not medal at the Olympics, Price-Smith had the highest finish of a U.S. female shot putter since 1960 and narrowly missed the bronze medal by just four inches at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. In addition, she is also the first U.S. female to have a top ten world-ranking in the shot put for five consecutive years (1995–1999). Price-Smith was also the first U.S. female to win a medal in that event at a World Championship competition (1995). Price-Smith has been on 34 international squads, and has been a member of four teams at the Pan-American Games, where she won a bronze medal in the discus in 1987; a silver in the shot put in 1991, and a gold in the shot put in both 1995 and 1999; she was a silver medalist at the World Indoor Championship, in Barcelona, Spain; a silver medalist at the Goodwill Games in 1998; and a bronze medalist at the World Cup in 1998. She is was also a member of two World University Games teams, Price-Smith placed fifth in the discus in 1987. In addition, she was on three Goodwill Games teams, participated in seven IAAF Grand Prix Finals and is a 25-time national champion in the shot put and discus. Price-Smith ends her athletic career with personal best in the shot put of 64' 3" (19.58m) and 212' 8" (64.82m) in the discus. Later career

She the head coach of the Saluki Track and Field team at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, and the program has greatly improved since she has coached at the university. She has also served as the Assistant Coach for the USA National Team at the; IAAF World Junior Championships in Kingston, Jamaica 2004; IAAF World Indoor Championship in Budapest, Hungary 2005; IAAF World Cup Team in Athens, Greece 2006. In 2007, Price-Smith was named head coach for the Pan American Games Team in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and has been named to the 2008 Olympic track & field team coaching staff in Beijing, China as an assistant coach for the women's throws. A native of St. Charles, Missouri, Price-Smith was inducted into the SIU Sports Hall-of-Fame in 1990, received the school's Distinguished Alumni Award in 2001, and was honored as the Administrative/Professional Woman of Distinction in 2007. Price-Smith was also named to the 2012 Olympic track & field team coach staff in London, United Kingdom. Achievements ^ Reached the 1987 World Championship Final at Discus but failed to register a distance. Note: Results with a Q, indicate overall position in qualifying round.

Mista Savona and Connie Price-Smith

Mista Savona (born Jake Dominic Savona) is a Reggae, Dancehall and Hip-hop producer and keyboardist based in Melbourne, Australia. He first gained international recognition with the release of his third self-produced album Melbourne Meets Kingston, released by Elefant Traks in 2007. This 21 track album was recorded in Jamaica and Australia between 2004 and 2007, and is the first ever album length collaboration between Australian and Jamaican musicians. It features performances from Jamaican singers and deejays such as Anthony B, Determine and Big Youth. It was followed in 2011 with the international release of his fourth studio album "Warn The Nation", recorded in the UK, Jamaica, Australia and Africa. It features internationally renowned artists such as Capleton, Sizzla, Horace Andy (Massive Attack), Alton Ellis (in one of his last recordings), Burro Banton and more. The album received widespread critical acclaim, including Triple J describing it as “Australia’s definitive reggae album”. He is also the first Australian producer to release his own riddim series in Jamaica, the successful 'Fire Dragon' riddim released in 2009 which features artists such as Sizzla, Burro Banton and Vida-Sunshyne. Other releases include two solo albums, Invasion Day and Bass & Roots.

Contents 1 Discography 1.1 Solo 1.2 Illzilla 1.3 Compilation appearances 1.4 Guest appearances 2 References 3 External links

Discography Solo Born A King - Muti Music (2014) Warn The Nation - Elefant Traks (2010), Soulbeats (2011) Soul To Sounds - Savona Records (2009) Fire Dragon Riddim - One Love Jamaica (2009) Melbourne Meets Kingston - Elefant Traks (2007) Invasion Day - Independent (2004) Bass & Roots - Didgeridoo Records (2001) Illzilla Wasteland - Shock Records (2008) Illzilla - Obese Records (2005) Compilation appearances Melbourne Yard - PBS 106.7FM (2006) Beach Vibes Vol.1 - 88 Recordings (2002) Guest appearances "Speaking Volumes" - Mantra (2011, Obese Records) "Power Of The Spoken" - Mantra (2010, Obese Records) "Move" - Chasm (2009, Obese Records) "Position Correction" - TZU (2004, Liberation Music) "The First Sample" - Diafrix (2005, Independent)
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