Thursday 2 July, 2020

Immaculate and Campion retain titles at Mayberry All-Island Swim Meet

Immaculate Conception High maintained their grip on the girls' championship of the Mayberry All-Island Swim Meet, winning the 2019 edition in convincing fashion at the National Aquatic Centre at Independence Park in Kingston on Friday.

The Constant Spring Road-based school tallied 645 points to win the high school girls' section, 241 points clear of second-place Campion College with 404 points. St Andrew High  (310), Wolmer's Girls' School (108) and Montego Bay High (62) complete the top five.

Campion College retained the boys' title with 580 points, 97 ahead of second-place Wolmer's Boys' School (483).  Kingston College (256), Jamaica College (162) and American International High on (38) round off the top five.

The day produced 16 records of which Immaculate Conception HIgh's Zaneta Alvaranga and Campion College's Nathaniel Thomas accounted for three individual records each.

 Alvaranga ended with four records as the young swimming sensation joined forces with Imani Salmon, Brook Hopkins, and Safiya Officer for another new mark.

Alvaranga's records came in the Girls' 13-14 50m freestyle, Girls' 13-14 50m breaststroke and the Girls' 13-14 50m butterfly in what was her first year in the age-group category.

In the Girls' 13-14 50m freestyle, Alvaranga touched the wall in a meet record 27.32 seconds to lower the previous mark of 27.75 set by Breanna Roman in 2011. Isabella Sierra (29.82) of Hillel Academy High School was well beaten into second place, while Campion College's Paig'e Lewis finished third in 29.88.

In the Girls' 13-14 50m breaststroke, Alvaranga easily won in a meet record 35.15 to erase the previous record of  35.65, also set by Breanna Roman in 2011. Campion College's Sabrina Lyn finished second in 38.41.

Alvaranga rounded off her individual meet records with a 29.48 clocking in the Girls' 13-14 50m butterfly to erase Kendese Nangle's 2009 record of 30.23.  Lewis finished second in 30.41.

Alvaranga in addition to her medals and records also won the High Point Trophy for scoring the most points in her age -group.

Thomas achieved his records in the Boys' 13-14 50m freestyle, Boys' 13-14 200m individual medley, and the Boys' 13-14 50m butterfly.

In the Boys' 13-14 50m freestyle, Thomas won in 25.04 seconds to erase the record of 25.48 he set last year. Zachary Johnson (26.76) of Wolmer's Boys' School and Nyles Davis (26.92) of KC finished second and third.

Thomas also shattered the record of 27.28 seconds he set last year in the Boys' 13-14 50m butterfly with a 27.02 clocking to beat the Wolmer's Boys' School pair of Kaheem Lozer (27.96) and Devaughn Robe (29.45).

In the Boys' 13-14 200m individual medley, Thomas outclassed the field with a  2:22.08 clocking to erase Timothy Wynter's 2011 meet record of 2:26.14.  Robe (2:36.55) and Thomas' teammate Joshua Mair (2:41.63) finished second and third.

Thomas also won the High Point Trophy for the  Boys' 13-14 age group. 

Other record breakers were:
Kokolo Foster of Immaculate Conception (two)
Britney Williams of Wolmer's Girls' School (two)
Brianna Anderson of Immaculate Conception (one)
Kyle Sinclair of Wolmer's Boys' School (one)
Sabrina Lyn of Campion College (one)
Chester Adams of Jamaica College (one)

All record breakers are members of the current Carifta Swim Team. The 2019 Carifta Swimming Championships will take place in Barbados from April 11-24.

The Mayberry Prep and Primary Championships will take place on Saturday, also at the National Aquatic Centre.


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