New national records
The action continued at the Aquatic Center last night.
The first medal of the evening came from Kendi Bynoe who added a 3rd silver to her medal count. In the 200m Butterfly, she dropped nearly seven seconds off her previous best to finish in 2:31:32, just behind Puerto Rico’s Victoria Acosta (2:30:18), while Keeley Madder took bronze in 2:32:84.
Also in the 200m Butterfly, Damon St. Prix swam a personal best of 2:16:70 to capture the bronze, with gold going to Miguel Cancel of Puerto Rico and silver to Trinidad’s Kael Yorke.
The final butterfly medal for Barbados went to Matthew Courtis in a time of 2:10:13, ahead of Puerto Rico’s Anthony Fantauzzi (2:10:35) and Josiah Morales of Trinidad in 2:10:42.
Danielle Titus secured the second gold of the evening for Barbados in the 50m backstroke event finishing in 32:70. Silver went to Jada Chai (32:98) and bronze to Virginia Stamp (32:99).
Christopher Courtis in the 18 & over 50m Backstroke got the bronze medal posting in at 27:89. Dominic McLeod of Trinidad took the top spot in 27:14 just splits ahead of Rex Tullius of USVI (27:16).
The much-anticipated relays brought in four additional medals, two national age group records and one new CISC championship record for Barbados. First up in the 800m free relay were the 15-17 girls and the team of Alexis Clarke, Sariyah Sherry, Zabrina Holder and Amara Gibbs swam to a new national age group record of 8:54:15 taking the silver medal in the process. The previous record was 8:56:35 set at Carifta earlier this year. Aruba earned gold (8:52:85) and Puerto Rico bronze (9:02:14).
In the boys 18 & over, Matthew Courtis, Kevin Cadogan, Russell Oliver and Christopher Courtis captured bronze in 8:19:52 with gold and silver going to Puerto Rico and USVI.
Mckayla Treasure, Rebecca Lashley, Kendi Bynoe and Hannah Gill swam to a new 13-14 national age group record time of 8:59:32 taking the gold medal in the process. The previous record of 9:03:00 was set at Carifta in 2008 by Kimberley Willoughby, Inayah Sherry, Amara Gibbs and Zabrina Holder. This is the first year the event has been swum in this age group at CISC and as such Barbados established the new record of 8:59:32.
In the last event of the evening, Luis Sebastian Weekes, Kent Mullins, Jack Kirby and Damon St. Prix were determined to finish in the top three as the previous relay teams had done, and they were victorious in their quest. In a time of 8:26:88,they touched the wall behind Puerto Rico (8:13:99) with Trinidad settling for bronze in 8:33:61.
At the end of day three, Barbados is in 3rd position behind Puerto Rico and Trinidad & Tobago.