Day 2 of the 2018 CCCAN Swimming championships on Saturday June 30 saw Team Jamaica adding Five more medals to their treasure chest. The team won One Gold Two Silver and Two Bronze medals. The total medal count after two days of competition stands at Seven, One Gold, Two Silver and Four Bronze medals
Leading the way for the Black, Green and Gold was Sabrina Lyn in the girls 13-14 100 metre butterfly.
In this event Jamaica had not won a medal in the event for than 13 years on Saturday it would be two won as Emily MacDonald earned the Silver in the same event.
When gun sounded in the Championship final it would be the Jamaicans who separated themselves from the field as Lyn and MacDonald had the only sub 30 seconds splits of 29.83 and 29.96 respectively.Over the last 25 metres it would be Sabrina who pulled away from her teammate to get a decisive win in new PB 13-14 age group record and PAN AM B time of 1:03.82. MacDonald earned Silver in 1:05.36 and The Bronze to Laura Catalina Reyes Briceno of Colombia in 1:06.77.
This Gold medal performance by Sabrina marks her second consecutive CCCAN Gold in the event as in 2017 in Trinidad and Tobago she won the 11-12 crown .It also marks her second consecutive age group record breaking swim as she had set the current 11-12 age group mark in the twin island republic last year on June 29.
The old age group record was held by MacDonald when she had won CARIFTA Gold in a time of 1:04.28 (split time 29.61).The PAN AM B standard stands at 1:04.93.Lyn who had not qualified for CARIFTA in the event as she was not in top two is now Jamaica’s fastest age group 100 metre butterflier of all time in the age category.
When draftingthecaribbean spoke to Lyn she gave this impression of her record swim
“The race was smooth and nice.I had a great start and my turn was good. I just kept pace. I got tired towards the end but maintained the pace. I felt good about my race.”
Simone Vale earned Silver in the 13-14 50 metre backstroke as she produced a personal best time of 32.02. In a very tight race 7 swimmers swam 32 seconds.Gold went Bermuda Logan Watson-Brown in 31.62.Bronze went to Kimberly Ince of Grenada in 32.16.
Her brother Nicholas would not be left out on the medal podium party as he won the Bronze in the boys 15-17 100 metre butterfly in a time of 56.67 (split time 26.21). Gold went Kael Yorke in 55.28 (split time 26.68) who recorded the Golden Double as he also won the CARIFTA title in Jamaica. Silver was won by Curaçao’s Mauricio Payne in 56.54 (split time 26.45). Teammate Jesse Marsh was disqualified.
Vale again provided the “outside smoke” as he did in his hometown of Kingston Jamaica earned his medal from Lane 1 .
Competing in her final year of the 15-17 age group Bryanna Renuart stopped the clock in 2:45.63 (split time 1:18.60) to win Bronze in the 200 metre breaststroke. This is a step up from 2017 from Renuart who was fourth in 2017 in 2:47.79 (split time 1:19.04). She also won the CARIFTA Bronze at home in Kingston earlier in the year.
Jamaica would also have other Championship finalists on the day.
Brooke Hopkins placed 7th in the 11-12 girls 200 metre breaststroke (split time 1:27.38).
Jaedon Lynch placed 7th in the boys 11-12 200 metre breaststroke in 2:53.59 . Teammate Joshua Mair placed 8th in a PB of 2:56.13.Annabella Lyn recorded a new PB of 31.90 to place 7th in the 15-17 girls 50 metre backstroke.
PERSONAL BESTS RECORDED SO FAR
|Day||Name||Event||Personal Best||Previous Best|
|One||Naomi Eaton||Girls 15-17 800 metre freestyle||10:05.82||10:11.99|
|Two||Joshua Mair||Boys 11-12 200 metre breaststroke||2:56.13||2:56.28|
|Two||Safiya Officer||Girls 11-12 50 metre backstroke||33.65||34.61|
|Two||Daniel Mair||Boys 11-12 50 metre backstroke||34.26||34.60|
|Two||Simone Vale||Girls 13-14 50 metre backstroke||32.02||32.05|
|Two||Annabella Lyn||Girls 15-17 50 metre backstroke||31.90||32.59|
|Two||Ireland Hunter||Girls 11-12 100 metre butterfly||1:17.56||1:20.37|
|Two||Isabella Sierra||Girls 11-12 100 metre butterfly||1:20.04||1:26.20|
|Two||Jaedon Lynch||Boys 11-12 100 metre butterfly||1:11.26||1:12.26|
|Two||Joshua Mair||Boys 11-12 100 metre butterfly||1:11.86||1:18.58|
|Two||Sabrina Lyn||Girls 13-14 100 metre butterfly||1:03.82 AGR||1:05.69|