The final day of competition at the UANA Cup at the Coral Springs Aquatic Complex on Jan 21 saw Keianna Moss of The Bahamas and Zoe Anthony of Trinidad and Tobago earning medals .
Moss added to the 100 metre backstroke Bronze she had won earlier in the competition when she won the Silver in the 50 metre backstroke in 33.71. The Gold went to Luiza Lima of Brazil in 33.30 and the Bronze to Emilia Julieta Gutierrez Merino of Mexico in 34.16. When draftingthecaribbean spoke to her after the race she had the following thoughts
“In the 50 backstroke I got Silver I executed my race how my coach wanted me to but on my start I went a little too deep. I missed by PB by hundredths of a second. I am proud to bring home the Silver for The Bahamas”.
Zoe Anthony of Trinidad and Tobago showed grit and determination to win her first medal of the competition in the last individual race of the meet , the 50 metre butterfly .Anthony had a number near misses before stepping on to the medal podium stopping the clock in 31.44 to win Bronze. Silver went to Paraguay’s Astrid Caballero in 31.42 and the Gold to Mexican Sofia Laureano Perez in 30.14. Anthony was the best placed CARIFTA region garnering 29 points to place 6th overall.When draftingthecaribbean spoke to the versatile youngster she gave her impression of her performances in Florida
“I certainly felt relieved to finish in third place in the 50 fly you don’t want to attend a swim meet of this calibre and go home empty handed I had three 4th places finished in the 400 free, 200 free and a heartbreaker in the 100 freestyle (she was out touched for the Bronze by 0.25 of a second) so my third place finish was indeed very satisfying. Overall the meet was a tough one for me. The competition from the Mexicans and Brazilians was really challenging and the weather on Day One was a significant challenge. My times were much slower than normal for the 400 free and 200IM but overall it was a fantastic experience”.
Top CARIFTA region performances
|Keianna Moss||The Bahamas||50 metre backstroke||11-12||33.71||Silver|
|Keiana Moss||The Bahamas||100 metre backstroke||11-12||1:12.50||Bronze|
|Keiana Moss||The Bahamas||50 metre freestyle||11-12||29.50||4th|
|Zoe Anthony||Trinidad and Tobago||50 metre butterfly||11-12||31.44||Bronze|
|Zoe Anthony||Trinidad and Tobago||400 metre freestyle||11-12||5:04.30||4th|
|Zoe Anthony||Trinidad and Tobago||200 metre freestyle||11-12||2:22.73||4th|
|Zoe Anthony||Trinidad and Tobago||100 metre freestyle||11-12||1:03.48||4th|
|Zoe Anthony||Trinidad and Tobago||100 metre breaststroke||11-12||1:25.03||5th|
|Zoe Anthony||Trinidad and Tobago||50 metre breaststroke||11-12||38.33||6th|
|Zoe Anthony||Trinidad and Tobago||200 metre IM||11-12||2:46.12||10th|
|Jillian Crooks||Cayman Islands||100 metre butterfly||11-12||1:12.43||7th|