John-Williams splashes to double gold at CISC
Wednesday, June 27 2012
KIMBERLEE JOHN-WILLIAMS splashed to a pair of gold medals on Sunday as the Caribbean Islands Swimming Championships (CISC) 2012 meet continued in Aruba.
John-Williams, one of the key members of the Trinidad and Tobago squad, set a new meet record when she emerged victorious in the girls 15-17 age group 100-metre backstroke.
She completed the course in one minute 5.94 seconds, to withstand the challenges of Bria Deveaux of Bahamas (1:07.54) and Alexia Royal-Eatmon of Jamaica (1:07.54).
In the 100m butterfly, John-Williams whipped the field in 1:05.47, followed by Dorian Mc Menemy of the Dominican Republic (1:06.48), Taryn Smith of Bahamas (1:07.16) and fellow TT entrant Rebecca Marshall (1:08.31).
Caryle Blondell claimed gold, with a time of 58.97, in the boys 18-and-over 100m backstroke. The Dominica pair of Jean Luis Gomez (59.17) and Ramon Walton (1:00.40) were second and third respectively.
Another TT gold medallist was Dylan Carter, who took the boys 100m butterfly in 56.31, while his compatriot Joshua Romany was third in 57.65. The TT pair sandwiched Jursil Chirino of the Netherlands Antilles (57.35). In the 18-and-over girls 100m butterfly, Sharntelle Mc Lean got the better of the field in 1:04.76, ahead of Jenna Chaplin of Bahamas (1:05.18) and Chinyere Pigot of Suriname (1:07.59).
Alexandria Donahue won the girls 15-17 200m breaststroke in 2:42.44, ahead of Breanna Roman of Jamaica (2:42.65) and Suriname’s Evita Leter (2:51.02).
And the gold medal quest was completed by the boys 11-12 400m freestyle relay team of Osaze Riley, Johnpaul Pedro, Kael Yorke and James Gillette, with a time of 4:08.75, followed by Puerto Rico (4:13.34) and Aruba (4:18.88).
Levar Goossen placed second in the boys 18-and-over 200m freestyle in 1:58.74, with Dominican Republic’s Radhames Kalaff (1:56.49) winning and Jamaica’s Dominic Walter (1:59.05) finishing third. Goossen collected a bronze in the 100m butterfly.
Jabari Baptiste was the runner-up in the boys 13-14 50m freestyle in 24.73, as Zuhayr Pigot of Suriname (24.49) got the victory while Andres Solivan of Puerto Rico (24.79) was third. Kael Yorke got silver in the boys 11-12 200m butterfly in 2:30.43, trailing Miguel Cancel of Puerto Rico (2:28.28), while Barbados’ Damon St Prix (2:35.36) was third and TT’s Christian Marsden (2:36.86) was fourth. Arielle Downes was second in the girls 11-12 200m butterfly in 2:42.68, behind Kendi Bynoe of Barbados (2:29.09) and ahead of Annabella Lyn (2:42.73), while Syriah David collected a silver in the girls 13-14 100m butterfly in a time of 1:07.87.
A trio of TT participants also got bronze medals on Sunday, in the 200m breaststroke — Abraham Mc Leod (boys 18-and-over in 2:28.50), Jessica Gay (girls 13-14 in 2:57.25) and Dario Omiss (boys 11-12 in 2:53.94).