JAMAICA collected six more medals on Monday at the XIX Caribbean Islands Swimming Championships (CISC) in Savaneta, Aruba.
Angara Sinclair and Annastazia Chin gobbled up the top two places in the Girls 11-12 50m backstroke event. Sinclair clocked 32.51 seconds for gold, while Chin timed 33.13 for silver, ahead of Bermudan Shannon Hassell, 33.60.
Dominic Walter copped gold in the Boys 18 & Over 200m butterfly, winning in a time of 2:11.13. Radhames Kalaff of the Dominican Republic timed 2:15.95 for second and Dillon Willems of Aruba finished third in 2:23.82.
Ramon Walton posted 27.46 seconds for the silver medal in the Boys 18 & Over 50m backstroke, won by Trinidad & Tobago’s Caryle Blondell who swam 27.08. Suriname’s Marcelino Richaards took third with 27.65.
In the Girls 15-17 50m freestyle, Breanna Roman registered 27.43 seconds for the bronze, after Aruba’s Allyson Ponson, who triumphed in a time of 26.56, while Bahamian Bria Deveaux took the silver in 27.16.
Ivana Chang, meanwhile, logged 1:21.50 for third in the Girls 13-14 100m breaststroke won by Suriname’s Candis Pique (1:19.10), with Grenada’s Oreoluwa Cherebin taking silver in 1:21.31.
After three days of competition, Jamaica have 22 medals: six gold, seven silver, and nine bronze.
They are four medals short of surpassing the 2010 championships in Cuba when they finished seventh with three gold, 12 silver, and 11 bronze.
At press time yesterday, Matthew Lyn, Kevaughn Campbell, and Walter, Breann Roman, Ramon Walton, Alexia Royal-Eatmon, Timothy Wynter were expected to increase the medal tally at the championships which end today.