Medal count climbs for swim team in Jamaica

| 05/04/2010

(CNS): Updated Monday 8:30 am. Cayman’s young swimmers now have nine medals in the bag at the CARIFTA Swimming Championships in Jamaica. As the region’s athletes of the future battled it out in Cayman on the track and field, in the pool Cayman’s future swimmers took two more medals in Kingston. In Sunday evening’s first event, Coral Tomascik (left) picked up her 4th medal, taking silver in the 11-12 girls 200 Individual Medley. Lara Butler collected Cayman’s 3rd gold when she won the girls 15-17 final, in which she took the lead after the first 50 metres and never looked back with a time 4 seconds faster than her previous best.  The action begins at 9am today (Tuesday 6 April) the final day with preliminary heats and the finals start at 6pm.

 
Previously, Coral Tomasick took her second medal of the meet with a bronze in the Girls 11-12 100 metre backstroke and just 30 minutes won gold in a dominating performance in the 400 metre Individual Medley Event, leaving the second place finisher some 12 seconds behind her. Lara Butler picked up her first medal in the 15-17 Girls backstroke shaving 9 seconds from her personal best to finish 3rd in the event and take bronze.

 The medal total of 9 has already surpassed last year’s total for the meet of 5.

Yesterday the team had 103 points putting them in 9th place of the 16 competing countries.
Other results for the Cayman team include:
1-12 girls 200 Individual Medley — Lara Butler finished 4th ind Seiji Groome was 7th.
 
In the 50 Metre Breastroke finals, Seiji swam to a 6th place finish, producing a personal best time in the event.
 
 200 Butterfly Iain McCallum competing in his first CARIFTA final, picked up 8th place in the boys 11-12 category, a point for the team and a personal best time.
 
The girls 15-17 4×200 relay team of Summer Flowers, Abi Drummond, Ariana Bain and Lara Butler ended the nights action with a  7th place finish. 
11-12:  Coral Tomasick – 200 Freestyle – 5th (PB)
Simon Butler  – 400 Individual Medley(IM) – 7th (PB)
Girls 4×100 medley Relay – 7th
Boys 4×100 Medley Relay – 6th
13-14: Tori Flowers  – 200 Freestyle – 4th (PB)
Tori Flowers –  400 IM – 5th  (PB)
Geoffrey Butler – 400IM – 7th (PB)
15-17: Lara Butler – 100 Backstroke – 6th (PB)
Seiji Groome – 400IM – 6th
 
 

 

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  1. Anonymous says:

    The Cayman Swimming Team comes home on the CAL flight tomorrow morning from Jamaica. Come to the airport and meet them and show them how proud we are of them.

  2. Anony says:

    GOOD JOB ALL ATHLETES……..I AM SO PROUD OF YOU…..KEEP UP THE GOOD WORKS. ………JAMAICA TOOK HOME MOST OF THE GOLD FOR TRACK & FIELD ……..BUT IT GOOD TO SEE YOU BRINGING HOME THE GOLD’S FOR SWIMING…….AGAIN GOOD JOB AND GOD BLESS

  3. Anonymous says:

    CARIFTA swimming and track and field success, Selita’s Apprentice success, let’s bask in the glow of positive young Caymanian role models instead of violence. Congratulation to them all!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Congrats!!  Doing Cayman proud!  Keep it up! šŸ™‚  šŸ™‚

  5. Anonymous says:

    Congrats to all the swimmers. 

  6. Isabella Reyes Flores says:

    You are doing very good in Jamaica and we are raising flags, Hipp, H o o r a a y.

  7. Live Free.... says:

    Congratulations to all our Caymanian athletes, I’m very happy to see them taking home medals and I’m very proud of them, good job well done!!! From your fellow Caymanian, God Bless… And to all the visiting athletes, you are all welcome here and keep up the good work.

  8. EastSider says:

    Congratulations !!!!! Way to go Cayman.