Titus sets CARIFTA swim record

Danielle Titus and Hannah Gill were in record-breaking form on Day 2 of the 31st CARIFTA Swimming Championships in Martinique yesterday evening.

Danielle Titus set a CARIFTA record in the backstroke.
Danielle Titus set a CARIFTA record in the backstroke.
Hannah Gill set a new national record in the 200m freestyle.
Hannah Gill set a new national record in the 200m freestyle.

Fresh from striking gold in the 800m freestyle on Tuesday’s opening day, Titus won the gold medal in the 13-14 age group of the 100m backstroke in a CARIFTA best time of 1.06.58, that also beat the national record set by Amara Gibbs of 1:07.99 back in July 2011. Competing in the Girls’ 15-17 200m freestyle, Gill swam a time of 2:08:55 to eclipse Lani Cabrera’s 2011 national record of 2:09:06. That swim earned Gill the bronze medal.

It was a day when Barbados added five gold, two silver and six bronze medals to their Tuesday tally of 13 medals. Those consisted three gold, six silver and four bronze.

Also in gold medal-winning form yesterday were Alex Sobers who won the boys’ age 15-17 200m freestyle in 1:53:61; Tristan Pragnell in the 11-12 100m backstroke in 1:07:88 and the boys 11-12 4x100m medley relay in a time of 4:41:80. Pragnell, Roan Baker, Eric Lashley and McCallum Clarke comprised the team. Clarke also added to his record-breaking 200m breaststroke swim on Tuesday by winning the 400m individual medley in a time of 5:12:33 yesterday.

Tristan Pragnell took the gold medal in the 100m backstroke in the 11-12 age group.
Tristan Pragnell took the gold medal in the 100m backstroke in the 11-12 age group.

Titus added to her medal collection by winning silver in the 400m individual medley in a time of 5:17:64 while Danielle Treasure also took silver in the girls’ 11-12 100m backstroke in a time of 1:11:67.

Clarke continued his impressive showing yesterday by taking bronze in the 200m freestyle in a time of 2:12:45. Treasure finished third in the 200m freestyle in 2:18:93 to add to Barbados’ medal tally. Ashley Weekes stopped the clock at 5:28:17 for the bronze medal in the age 13 to 14 400m individual medley. Luis Sebastian Weekes, competing in the 15 to 17 age group, won the bronze in the 400m individual medley in 4:47:76.

The foursome of Titus, Weekes, Destiny Harding and Zoe Taylor also won a bronze medal when they finished third in the 4x100m medley relay in a time of 4:49:31.(WG)

Day 1 (Tuesday) results of the XXXI CARIFTA Swimming Championships

Gold medallists

Danielle Titus – 800m Freestyle, 9:36:21

Hannah Gill – 800m Freestyle, 9:18:27

McCallum Clarke – 200m Breaststroke, 2:37:78 CR, NR

Silver medallists

Nkosi Dunwoody – 200m Breaststroke, 2:36:02

Luis Sebastian Weekes – 200m Breaststroke, 2:27:26

Danielle Titus – 50m Backstroke, 31:52 NR

Tristan Pragnell – 50m Backstroke, 31:97

Boys 11-12 Relay – 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay – 4:15:12 (Zachary Taylor, Tristan Pragnell, Roan Baker, McCallum Clarke)

Boys 15-17 Relay – 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay – 3:33:66 (Alex Sobers, Jack Kirby, Luis Sebastian Weekes, Damon St. Prix) NR

Bronze medallists

Alexis Clarke – 800m Freestyle, 9:32:18

Roan Baker – 200m Breaststroke, 2:49:01

Jack Kirby – 50m Backstroke, 28:03

Girls 13-14 Relay – 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay – 4:20:78 (Destiny Harding, Zoe Taylor, Ashley Weekes, Danielle Titus)

CARIFTA records

McCallum Clarke – 200m Breaststroke -2:37:82 (Prelim); 2:37:78 (Finals) Old record was held by Jordy Groters at 2:37:84

Barbados national records

McCallum Clarke – Boys 11-12 200m Breaststroke, 2:37:82 (Prelim); 2:37:78 (Final) Old record was held by Luis Sebastian Weekes (2:38:41) (Dec. 2013)

Danielle Clarke – Girls 13-14 50m Backstroke, 31:52, Old Record was held by Inayah Sherry (31:89) (June 2011)

Boys 15-17 4x 100m Freestyle Relay – 3:33:66 (Alex Sobers, Jack Kirby, Luis Sebastian Weekes, Damon St. Prix); Old record was held by A. Cross, T.Haynes, C.Gittens,

D. Alleyne (3:36:17) (July 2001)

Day 2 (Wednesday) results:

Gold medallists

Alex Sobers – Boys 15-17 200m Freestyle – 1:53:61

Alex Sobers won gold in the 200m freestyle.
Alex Sobers won gold in the 200m freestyle.

Danielle Titus – Girls 13-14 100m Backstroke – 1:06:58 CR, NR

Tristan Pragnell – Boys 11-12 100m Backstroke – 1:07:88

McCallum Clarke – Boys 11-12 400m Ind. Med –  5:12:33

Boys 11-12 4 x 100m Medley Relay – 4:41:80 (Tristan Pragnell, McCallum Clarke, Eric Lashley, Roan Baker)

Silver medallists

Danielle Treasure – Girls 11-12 100m Backstroke – 1:11:67

Danielle Titus – Girls 13-14 400m Ind. Medley – 5:17:64

Bronze medallists

Danielle Treasure – Girls 11-12 200m Freestyle – 2:18:93

Hannah Gill – Girls 15-17 200m Freestyle – 2:08:55 NR

McCallum Clarke – Boys 11-12 200m Freestyle – 2:12:45

Ashley Weekes – Girls 13-14 400m Ind. Med. – 5:28:17

Luis Sebastian Weekes – Boys 15-17 400m Ind. Med. – 4:47:76

Girls 13-14 4 x 100m Medley Relay – 4:49:31 (Danielle Titus, Ashley Weekes, Destiny Harding, Zoe Taylor)

CARIFTA records

Danielle Titus – Girls 13-14 100m Backstroke – 1:06:58

National records

Danielle Titus – Girls 13-14 100m Backstroke – 1:06:58; Old record was held by Amara Gibbs (1:07:99) (July 2011)

Hannah Gill – Girls 15-17 200m Freestyle – 2:08:55; Old record was held by Lani Cabrera (2:09:06) (April 2011)

One Response to Titus sets CARIFTA swim record

  1. Margaret Bascombe
    Margaret Bascombe March 25, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    Congrats

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