WILLIAMS, MULLINGS AND ALVARANGA SET MEET RECORDS ON DAY ONE OF KARL DALHOUSE 2017

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Winner and new record holder in  the girls open 800 metre freestyle Swimaz Aquatics Britney Williams and Mr Ian Grey from Guardsman Group.Photo courtesy of Lynval Lowe

The 2017 edition of the Karl Dalhouse Memorial Invitational Swim Meet got underway on Friday February 3 at the National Aquatic Centre with a record breaking start with records falling in the distance events. In the very first event the girls open 800 metre freestyle race it was Swimaz’s Britney Williams who would etch her name in the record books. She lowered the 2016 meet record of 10:24.15 by Tornadoes Annastazia Chin to 10:22.37. She was followed to the wall by Naomi Eaton of the Y Speedos who took the Silver in a new personal best of 10:34.83. The Bronze medal was won Karci Gibson of the Marlins Swim Club in 10:55.39.

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Winner  and new record holder in the 1500 metre freestyle Dominic Mullings of the Y Speedos and Mr Ian Grey from Guardsman Group.Photo courtesy of Lynval Lowe

In the boys open 1500 metre freestyle Dominic Mullings of the Y Speedos Swim Club crushed the meet record of 19:06.85 by Tornadoes Alex Mignott and his own personal best of 18:51.39 to stop the clock in a time of 18:39.54. Winning the Silver and also under the meet record was Adrian Grant of Tornadoes Swim Club with a huge personal best of 18:48.27. His previous best effort in the event was 20:50.15. The Bronze was won by Mullings teammate Jordane Payne in a time of 19:18.90.

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11-12 50 freestyle Gold medallist and new record holder Zaneta Alvaranga of the Y Speedos receiving her Gold medal from the father of the former record holder Emily MacDonald Mr Allistair MacDonald.Photo courtesy of Lynval Lowe

The next record to fall was in the 11-12 girls 50 metre freestyle. The Y Speedos’ Zaneta Alvaranga lowered the meet record of Swimaz’s Emily MacDonald of 28.69 when she registered 28.68. She led a Y Speedos sweep as teammates Paig’e Lewis and Callier Maxwell took Silver and Bronze in personal bests of 29.57 and 31.78.

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13-24 girls 50 metre freestyle medal presentation party From left to right Brianna Anderson Y Speedos Silver medallist , Emily MacDonald Swimaz Gold Medallist , Britney WilliamsBronze medallist .Their medals were presented to them by Olympian Allan-Roy Marsh.Photo courtesy of Lynval Lowe

Emily MacDonald in her first race in the 13-24 category got off to a winning start by taking the 50 metre freestyle in a time of 27.72.Silver went to the Y Speedos Brianna Anderson in a personal best of 28.47. Distance Champion Britney Williams showed her range by taking the Bronze in 28.64.

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13-24 50 metre freestyle medal presentation from left to right Keith -Jordan Wilkinson of the Marlins Silver medallist, Jordan Hinds unattached Gold medallist , Kyle Sinclair of the Y Speedos .Medal were presented to them by 1984 Olympian Allan-Roy Marsh

In the male equivalent the event was won by Jordan Hinds in 25.71.Silver and Bronze went to Keith Jordan Wilkinson of the Marlins in 26.25 and the Bronze to the Y Speedos Kyle Sinclair in 26.41.

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From left to right 11-12 50 freestyle Gold medallist Nathaniel Thomas of Tornadoes , record holder in the event ( Tornadoes1995) Mr Ramon James and Bronze medallist Nikolos Gordon-Somers of Tornadoes.Photo courtesy of Lynval Lowe

The 11-12 boys event to Tornadoes Nathaniel Thomas in 28.08.The Silver was won by Joshua Alleyne of Swimaz Aquatics in28.63 and the Bronze to Nikolo Gordon-Somers in 29.90. Their medals were presented to them by record holder in the event Mr Ramon James who set the standard of 27.08 in 1995.

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Medallists in the 8 and under boys 50 metre butterfly From left to right Zion Bundy Bronze medallist of the Y Speedos, Zack-Andre Johnson Gold medallist of the Y Speedos and Bronze medallist Jonothan Haynes Silver medallist of Tornadoes. Their medals were presented to them by Mr Garrick Robinson who set the record in 1996.Photo courtesy of Lynval Lowe

In 8 and under 50 metre butterfly the event was won by Zack Andre Johnson in 44.40. Silver and Bronze were won Jonothan Haynes of theY  Speedos and Zion Bundy of the Y Speedos in 46.48 and 52.49. Their medals were presented to them by the record holder in the event Mr Garrick Robinson who set the mark of 37.44 in 1996.

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8 and under girls 50 metre butterfly medal presentation From left to right Saamanta Selvon silver medallist,Renae Chung Gold Medallist , Savannah Taylor Bronze medallist .Medals were presented by Mr Christopher Shirley father of record holder in the event Christanya Shirley.Photo courtesy of Lynval Lowe

The 8and under girls race was won by Renae Chung in 41.86. The 9-10 age group races went to Marlins duo Christanya Shirley in 36.50 and 37.02 respectively.

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9-10 50 metre butterfly presentation. Swimmers from left to right Emma Marston Y Speedos Silver medallist,Christanya Shirley Gold medallist and Saidah Brown Bronze medallist . Medals were presented by Mr Rory Alvaranga father of the record Zaneta Alvaranga.Photo courtesy of Lynval Lowe
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