The battle for 100 yard breaststroke 1A State Championship title will see the CARIFTA region represented by three territories The Bahamas with Izaak Bastian swimming for Saint Andrews, Jamaica with duo of Cameron Brown and Adrian Grant turning out for Sagemont and The Bolles School respectively and Trinidad and Tobago’s Christopher Dieffenthaller suiting up for Berkley.
Yet again the at the 1A Championships to held today the top seed going into the morning heats will be a swimmer from the CARIFTA region as Izaak Bastian holds down the top spot with a seed time of 56.43. The FSU commit will be the man to beat tomorrow given the successes of the past season. At the CARIFTA level he extended his unbeaten streak in the 100 metre breaststroke with a winning time of 1:04.68, winning a historic Silver medal for his country at the Commonwealth Youth Games in a personal best time of 1:03.71 and recording the time by a Bahamian man at the World Junior championships with a time of 1:04.67. His build up to his last high school championships has been good with record breaking swim at the Palm Beach county championships where he smashed his 2016 meet record of 57.55 and the county record of 56.87 set by one of his coaches Quinn Cassidy with a 56.27 performance. He would follow up with wins at the district and Regional Champs
|Oct 7||Palm Beach County Champs||56.27|
|Oct 20||1 A District Champs||57.73|
|Oct 27||1A Region 4 Champs||56.43|
Izaak will be seeking to end his career with a win in the event following two 3rd place finishes previously
|2016||100 yard breaststroke||55.68||3rd||26.46|
|2015||100 yard breaststroke||57.19||3rd||27.06|
Cameron Brown who is a Sagemont recruit will be competing in his first Championship meet. Brown is the 8th seed with a time of 1:00.21 He owns the Jamaican national long course record for 13-14 boys setting it this past summer with a time of 1:09.48 . That record swim represented the 4th time he set the record in the 13-14 age group. He has been getting faster with each competition and will be looking to go well beyond the minute mark today.
|Oct 20||1 A District 10 Champs||1:00.67||2nd|
|Oct 27||1A Region 4 Champs||1:00.21||5th|
Dieffenthaller is the reigning 13-14 CCCAN 100 metre breaststroke champion He earned that title when he won that event at home in the twin island republic in a time of 1:09.10.Christopher will enter the water today as the number 15 seed with a time of 1:00.82. He seems set to better his 3rd place showing in the B final last year. Christopher will be looking to go under the 59 seconds barrier after posting 59.43 in the heats of last year’s champs.
|Oct 21||1A District 7||1:01.85||3rd|
|Oct 28||1A Region 3||1:00.82||3rd|
Adrian Grant of Bolles will be making his debut at the Championships like his Jamaican countryman Brown. Grant was a member of the 2017 CARIFTA team and posted a time of 1:10.41 for 10th overall. A swimmer poised for big time drops in his first year of training in the States as evidenced by his swims at the District and Regional Championships
|Oct 17||1A District 2||1:03.75||4th|
|Oct 26||1A District 1||1:01.44||6th|
Today the quartet will look to add their name to the list of the regional standouts who have claimed Florida High School State Championships
|Jordy Groters||Aruba||University School||1A||2013||54.76|
|Wayne Denswil||Suriname||St Brendan||2A||2013||56.97|
|Bradley Ally||Barbados||St Thomas Aquinas||3A||2004||54.79|