Half of Jamaica’s record breaking 400 metre women’s medley relay at the PAN AM Games Trudian Patrick and Breanna Roman were in action for their respective universities last week.
Patrick, a junior made her season debut in her Columbia Lions 125 to 176 loss to Penn on Friday November 6. Her 200 yard medley relay B team finished third in 1:47.53 with Patrick clocking 25.89 for her butterfly leg. She was also third in the 200 yard butterfly. Patrick who swam the butterfly leg for Jamaica 400 medley relay, swam the 100 yard butterfly in 58.29 to place fourth overall. She finished the meet helping the Lions B team to second in the 200 yard freestyle relay in 1:39.02. Patrick contributed a 24.96 second leg split.
National teammate Breanna Roman made her season debut on Saturday November 7 against Indiana. Also competing at the meet was Auburn freshman Christian Selby from Barbados and Bahamian freshman Laura Morley.
Roman anchored the D team in 23.83 in the 200 yard medley relay to fifth overall in 1:44.91. Roman was also the freestyle anchor for the 400 medley relay team that set the new national standard of 4:14.58 at the PAN AM Games in Canada. She finished sixth in the 100 breaststroke in 1:05.48.Roman ended her participation in the meet by splitting 52.08 on the third leg of Tigers C team that finished third in 3:25.86.
Morley’s Hoosiers C team finished sixth in the 200 medley relay in 1:47.74.Morley split 30.70. The Nassau native then did a season best in the 100 yard breaststroke of 1:05.70 to finish seventh overall. She was sixth in the 200 yard breaststroke in 2:21.32.Morley has represented the Bahamas internationally at the 2014 Youth Olympics Games in Nanjing as well as the 2015 PAN AM Games.
Selby was on the Tiger’s D team that finished sixth in the 200 yard medley relay in 1:32.92. He anchored the team in 21.37 .Selby finished fifth and eighth in the 200 and 500 yard freestyle events in times of 1:42.44 and 4:42.59 respectively. He finished the meet with a fifth place ranking as the Tigers C clocked 3:09.33.Selby again was the anchor this time splitting 47.67.
Auburn swept both the men and women’s competition .Their men’s team won 169.5 to 130.5.The women were the victors with a score line of 184.5 to 115.5.