Deandre Small of Barbados got her 2016-2017 NAIA season off with a relay win as the Wayland Baptist Pioneer ladies faced off against the women of the University of Texas –Permian Basin on Friday Sep 30.
Small teamed with Darby Dehass, Andrea Bond and Maria Barrera to take top honours in the 200 yard freestyle relay. Deandre’s anchor leg split was 25.83. She was again among the podium party in the 100 yard breaststroke. The junior from Bridgetown had the early lead at the halfway mark but lost out at the touch in a time of 1:10.29. The win went Anouk van Nellestijn of University of Texas –Permian Basin in 1:09.68. In the 100 yard freestyle she was 3rd in a time of 57.10.Small, who represented Barbados at the World Short Swimming Championships in 2014 also holds a number of school records. Deandre has the school standards in the 50 yard freestyle 24.06,100 yard backstroke 59.45, 200 yard backstroke 2:09.48and 100 yard breaststroke 1:06.47
Teammate Hadassah Morales of Trinidad and Tobago was 4th in the 100 yard backstroke in a time of 1:08.05.She placed 6th in the 50 yard freestyle in a time of 26.74. The sophomore’s 200 yard freestyle relay team swam for exhibition purposes only and had a total time of 1:49.86. Her split on the 3rd leg was 26.85.
The final score had the Lady Pioneers going down 72 to 130.