Five Medals For Saint Lucia CARIFTA Swim Team in Jamaica

Image of Naima Hazell

SAINT Lucia swimmers up their medal count a few notches at the 33rd CARIFTA Swimming championships which entered its fourth day in Jamaica on Tuesday 3rd April 2018.

After four days of competition Saint Lucia had 3 silver and 2 bronze medals in the bag for 16th place overall on the medal table which is topped by the Bahamas with 23 gold, 22 silver and 11 bronze (56).

Image: (L-R) Naima Hazell and D’ Andre Blanchard (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)
(L-R) Naima Hazell and D’ Andre Blanchard (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)

Second, Trinidad and Tobago (19 -19 -7 (45), third – Barbados (14 -9 -7 (30), fourth – Guadeloupe (13 -12-22 (47),and host Jamaica (13 -12-16 (41) round off the top five spots.

Saint Lucia’s silver medalist in last year’s championship Naima Hazell continues her good run on form to win silver in the 50 metres breast, 50 metres freestyle and bronze in the 50 metres fly.

Debutant, D’ Andre Blanchard captured silver in the 50 metres breaststroke and bronze in the 50 metres.

Saint Lucia swimmers also went on to set 7 age groug records in the process.

Terrel Monplaisir 200 metres backstroke in a time of 2 minutes 23.02 seconds; record held by Jordan Augier in 2012.

Devin Boodha, 100 metres breastroke – 1 minute 10. 20 seconds; record held by Jordan Augier in 2012.

Naima Hazell, 50 metres freestyle 27.84 seconds; record set by Katie Kayle in 2015.

D’ Andre Blanchard, 100 free in a time of 1 minute 00.83 seconds, old record time was 1 minute 01.36 seconds set by Runaka Daniel.

Naima Hazell, 50 metres breatsstroke in a time of 35.72 seconds; previous record was held by Danielle Beaubrun in 2003.

Terrel Monplaisr, 200 metres breaststroke in a time of 2 minutes 40.60 seconds, old record held by Jon L Innocent in 2009.

Meanwhile, Veronica Brown was scheduled to compete in the open water swim- meet just before press time yesterday.

The Saint Lucia team is expected back home tomorrow.

Anthony De Beauville is The VOICE Publishing Company’s multi-award winning sports journalist. He works closely with a number of sports federations including the Department of Youth Development and Sports, the Saint Lucia Olympic Committee and other organizations.

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