Wednesday 22 May, 2019

Kokolo Foster's national record highlights Day 2 at Walter Rogers meet

Kokolo Foster.

Kokolo Foster.

Tornadoes Swim Club's Kokolo Foster highlighted the second night at the 2019 Walter Rogers Age Group Championships with a national record in the Girls' 11-12 100-metre breaststroke on Friday.

Foster won the gold medal in 1:18.51, a time which also lowered the 2009 Championship record held by Danielle Boothe of 1:20.31.  Boothe would go on to have a very successful CARIFTA Championships that year in Aruba winning three gold, four silver, and a bronze.

Foster’s teammate Sabrina Lyn also achieved a championship record on the night, lowering her previous record from 1:18.42 to 1:17.51 on her way to gold in the Girls' 13-14 100-metre breaststroke.

The Girls' 15 and over gold medal was won by another swimmer who competed at CARIFTA 2009, Octivia Gray of the Marlins Swim Club. She won in 1:25.76. In 2009 she had won the bronze medal in the event in a time of 1:21.61

The fastest time of the night came from Chester Adams of the Y Speedos who won in a personal best time of 1:10.90 to take the Boys' 15 and over title.

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