Barbados captures 31 medals at Carifta
The final day of competition at the Roly Bisilik pool saw Barbados capture an additional 3 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze medals to bring the final tally at the 2014 Carifta championships to 31.
In the 400m freestyle event, Hannah Gill took gold in a time of 4:32:05 ahead of the Bahamas Albury Higgs (4:39:55) and Aruba’s Florence Kock (4:40:34). Damon St. Prix, competing in this event for the 13-14 boys, earned the bronze medal (4:19:56) behind Guadeloupe’s Samuel Marinette (4:10:24) and Aruba’s Patrick Groters (4:13:86).
In the 15-17 age group, Christian Selby and Alex Sobers captured gold and silver respectively ahead of Aruba’s Mikel Schreuders. Selby posted a time of 4:04:70 with Sobers stopping the clock at 4:09:05.
Zabrina Holder was the only Barbadian to capture a medal in the fastest event in the pool, the 50m freestyle. Holder tied for second
place with Trinidad’s Kristin Julien in a time of 27:23. Bahamian Joanna Evans was the fastest in this event posting 27:01.
The final event of the meet was the 200m backstroke and Danielle Titus made light of her competition taking gold in 2:33:55. Her prelim time of 2:32:24 was a new age group record for Barbados, erasing the old record of Inayah Sherry set in 2010. Mckayla Treasure swam a personal best of 2:32:49 in the 200 backstroke to take bronze medal position behind Lauren Hew of the Cayman Islands (2:29:14) and Shannon Hassell of Bermuda (2:31:63).
Christian Selby emerged as age group champion in the boys 15-17 age group with
44 points. Zabrina Holder was second in the 15-17 female age group with 40.5 points and Danielle Titus was 3rd in the 11-12 age group with 46 points.
Hannah Gill was awarded the FINA High Point Trophy for her swim in the 800m freestyle which earned 708 FINA points.
Barbados finished in 6th place with 437.50 points. The meet champions were the Bahamas with hosts Aruba finishing second.