Another successful staging of the Karl Dalhouse Memorial was held this past weekend at the National Aquatic Centre in Kingston Jamaica. The meet had an international flair with the presence of teams from the United States, The Cayman Islands and Bolivia. The Y Speedos hosted event saw a number of record breaking performances and top swims.
Leading the way was Jillian Crooks of Camana Bay Aquatics from the Cayman Islands. The 13 year old took down two national 13-14 records. In the 50 metre freestyle she lowered the 26.97 record held by Allison Jackson to 26.83.
She also lowered the meet record held by Zaneta Alvaranga of 27.70. It is also the fastest time ever recorded at the meet by a girl.
In her sights will be the CARIFTA record of 26.73 held by Emily MacDonald and the CCCAN record also held by Emily at 26.48.
. The fastest time by an English speaking swimmer from the CARIFTA region is 26.34 set by Alvaranga in November at the Dean Martin Memorial in Kingston. It was also the best FINA points rated individual swim of the meet. Her sprint earned her 686 points.
Jillian also took the down 100 metre backstroke record of Lauren Hew with a new record of 1:05.74. Hew had set a national standard of 1:07.21 in winning the event in a then Championship record at the 2014 CARIFTA Games in Aruba.
Falling along the wayside was the meet record of 1:09.23 set by Jamaican age group standout Kendese Nangle from 2009 .
.Also bettered was the fastest time ever done by 13-14 girl in the event of 1:08.00 set by Bahamian McKayla Lightbourn at the 2007 CARIFTA Games in one of the most dominant individual displays at the Championships.
|800 metre freestyle||9:18.65||Gold||CR|
|200 metre breaststroke||2:38.67||Gold||CR|
|200 metre freestyle||2:09.74||Gold||CR|
|100 metre backstroke||1:08.00||Gold||CR|
|400 metre IM||5:00.35||Gold||CR|
|200 metre IM||2:22.80||Gold||CR|
|50 metre breaststroke||35.04||Gold||CR|
|200 metre butterfly||2:25.43||Gold|
|400 metre freestyle||4:31.05||Gold||CR|
|100 metre breaststroke||1:16.24||Gold|
|200 metre backstroke||2:26.05||Gold||CR|
Jillian will have a chance to go after the CARIFTA record and fastest English speaking record for the region held by Barbadian star Danielle Titus of 1:05.61. Also on notice will be the CCCAN record of 1:05.11 set by Celismar Guzman of Puerto Rico set in 2015.
In the land of the sprinters older brother Jordan crushed the 50 freestyle meet record of 24.44 by Sidrell Williams by almost a second .He stopped the clock in 23.50. That time was just off his 23.48 set recently at the TYR Pro swim series in Knoxville Tennessee that would have in the top 100 swims by 18 and under swimmers globally. He also had the most FINA points at the meet for a single event with that swim amassing 744 with 51.60 100 metre freestyle blast. At CARIFTA in 2019 he won the Silver with an effort of 53.24 Jordan will be looking to take the title of CARIFTA’s fastest swimmer in Barbados.
The last time the Cayman Islands lifted the crown was when CARIFTA legend Shaune Fraser won in the 15-17 title 2005 in Curacao with a time of 24.38. That year saw another outstanding and dominant display of versatility by Shaune at the annual regional Championships.
|50 metre freestyle||24.38||Gold|
|100 metre freestyle||52.08||Gold|
|200 metre freestyle||1:54.94||Gold|
|400 metre freestyle||4:08.46||Gold|
|1500 metre freestyle||17:10.31||Gold|
|50 metre backstroke||28.20||Gold|
|100 metre backstroke||1:00.36||Gold|
|200 metre backstroke||2:11.42||Gold|
|50 metre butterfly||26.10||Silver|
|100 metre butterfly||56.74||Gold|
|200 metre butterfly||2:07.16||Gold|
|200 metre IM||2:09.23||Gold|
|400 metre IM||4:44.60||Gold|
This year’s CARIFTA again promises to be the stage when we see names such as Jordan, Lamar Taylor and DaVante Carey of the Bahamas, Jayhan Odlum Smith among the protagonists likely to break the 23 seconds barrier.
The meet was won by the hosts with 862.50 points. They were followed by Tornadoes with 673 points and Camana Bay Aquatic Club.341
Meet records broken
|1500 metre freestyle||Zachary Randle||Speedos||open||18:19.21||18:30.81|
|50 metre freestyle||Lilla Higgo||Camana||11-12||27.96||28.17|
|100 metre freestyle||Lilla Higgo||Camana||11-12||1:02.06||1:02.61|
|200 metre IM||Lilla Higgo||Camana||11-12||2:33.25||2:45.04|
|200 metre backstroke||Lilla Higgo||Camana||11-12||2:33.19||2:44.07|
|50 metre freestyle||Jillian Crooks||Camana||13-14||26.83||27.70|
|100 metre freestyle||Jillian Crooks||Camana||13-14||59.26||1:01.06|
|200 metre freestyle||Jillian Crooks||Camana||13-14||2:12.50||2:18.47|
|100 metre backstroke||Jillian Crooks||Camana||13-14||1:05.74||1:09.23|
|200 metre backstroke||Jillian Crooks||Camana||13-14||2:28.17||2:34.89|
|50 metre freestyle||Zaneta Alvaranga||Kaizen||15-24||27.02||27.07|
|50 metre freestyle||Jordan Crooks||Camana||15-24||23.50||24.44|
|100 metre freestyle||Jordan Crooks||Camana||15-24||51.60||53.82|
|200 metre freestyle||Jordan Crooks||Camana||15-24||1:56.94||2:01.78|
|100 metre backstroke||Jordan Crooks||Camana||15-24||1:00.55||1:02.37|
|100 metre breaststroke||Jessica Denniston||Swimmaz||10 and under||1:41.14||1:46.14|
|100 metre breaststroke||Kai Radcliffe||Aquamarine||10 and under||1:28.71||1:36.51|
|100 metre breaststroke||Kai Radcliffe||Aquamarine||9-10||39.86||39.91|
|200 metre breaststroke||Aiden Kohanyi||TS Aquatics||13-14||2:34.06||2:44.08|
|200 metre freestyle||Aiden Kohanyi||TS Aquatics||13-14||2:04.00||2:05.76|
|100 metre breaststroke||Aiden Kohanyi||TS Aquatics||13-15||1:08.62||1:13.15|
|100 metre freestyle||Sabrina Lyn||Tornadoes||15-24||59.58||59.77|
|100 metre butterflu||Sabrina Lyn||Tornadoes||15-24||1:04.16||1:04.38|
|50 metre backstroke||Luke Higgo||Camana||9-10||37.25||37.79|
|200 metre butterfly||Kyra Rabass||Stingrays||open||2:34.13||2:37.27|
|200 metre freestyle||Kyra Rabass||Stingrays||15-24||2:12.70||2:12.76|
|100 metre butterfly||Jose Quintanilla||Bolivia||15-24||56.44||59.53|
|100 metre breaststroke||Kito Campbell||Speedos||15-24||1:10.96||1:11.15|