Friday 18 October, 2019

Good morning session for Jamaica at Carifta Swimming Championships

Sabrina Lyn.

Sabrina Lyn.

Jamaican swimmers had a good morning session on day one of the 2019 Carifta Swimming Championships at the Barbados Aquatic Centre on Saturday.

Sabrina Lyn led the Jamaican qualifiers with a Carifta Swimming Championships record and new personal best of 1:03.47 in the Girls' 13-14 100m butterfly heats.

The previous Carifta Swimming Championships record was 1:03.50 set in 2016 by Emma Harvey of Bermuda.

Lyn's time also represents a national age-group record. Lyn had the previous record of 1:03.82. 

Jamaica will occupy 18 lanes in individual finals on Saturday night.

Meanwhile, Britney Williams topped the early morning heats in the Girls' 15-17  800m freestyle with a season best of 9:39.41. Countrywoman Naomi Eaton recorded a personal best of 10:02.80.

Daniel Mair had a personal best of more than 10 seconds in the Boys' 13-14 1500m freestyle of 18:34.56.

There were 15 personal best times recorded in the morning session.

JAMAICANS WHO WILL COMPETE IN FINALS ON SATURDAY NIGHT

EVENT               AGE GROUP  NAME     TIME      RANKINGS
200m breaststroke Girls' 11-12 Kokolo Foster (3:00.69) 1st
200m breaststroke Girls' 11-12 Emma Marston (3:16.11) 8th
200m breaststroke Girls' 15-17 Naomi Eaton (3:06.27) 8th
50m backstroke Girls' 11-12 Giani Francis (32.74) 2nd
50m backstroke Girls' 11-12 Leanna Wainwright (33.98) 3rd
50m backstroke Girls' 13-14 Zaneta Alvaranga (32.56) 5th
50m backstroke Boys' 13-14 Nathaniel Thomas (28.26) 1st
50m backstroke  Girls'15-17 Brianna Anderson (30.66) 1st
50m backstroke Girls' 15-17 Simone Vale (32.46) 8th
100m butterfly Girls' 11-12 Giani Francis (1:12.29) 5th
100m butterfly Girls' 11-12 Saidah Brown (1:11.03) 4th
100m butterfly Boys' 11-12 Brady Macpherson Lewison (1:06.22) 3rd
100m butterfly Girls' 13-14 Sabrina Lyn (1:03.47) 1st
100m butterfly Girls' 13-14 Zaneta Alvaranga (1:05.77) 2nd
100m butterfly Boys' 13-14 Nathaniel Thomas (1:00.08) 2nd
100m butterfly Girls' 15-17 Emily MacDonald (1:05.12) 1st
100m butterfly Girls' 15-17 Simone Vale (1:09.02) 8th
100m butterfly Boys' 15-17 Nicholas Vale (57.95) 2nd

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