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Sinclair Lowers 17-Year Mark - Y Speedos Top Karl Dalhouse Meet
The Y Speedos Swim Club, with 961 points, were winners of last weekend's 17th staging of the Karl Dalhouse Swim Meet at the National Stadium pool complex.
The three-day meet, which started on Thursday evening, saw Tornadoes with 873 and Marlins with 666 rounding out the top three.
They were followed by Swimaz Aquatic, 479, Blue Seals, 204, Royals, 53, while Dolphins and Stingray of Cayman Islands, on 13 points, tied for seventh place.
Eight records were broken at the event, which is a qualifying meet for the CARIFTA Swimming championships to be held in The Bahamas from April 12-15.
Speedos' Angara Sinclair broke the girls 11-12 100m freestyle record in a time of 1:05:34, decimating the mark set by Jamaica swim star Janelle Atkinson in 1995. The previous mark was 1:05.78.
"My daughter has broken a 17-year-old record by Atkinson, one of Jamaica's best Olympian (swimmer) to date," said Sinclair's mother, Annette Francis.
"At 12 she's swimming at a high standard," Francis added. "I'm very pleased with her performance and it augurs well for her participation at the CARIFTA swim champs in The Bahamas in April later this year."
Sinclair also broke the 11-12 50m freestyle, recording 28.85 seconds.
Ten-year-old Britney Williams from Marlins broke the 10 and under 200m freestyle record in a time of 2:42:08. She also broke the 10 and under 200m individual medley event in 3:10:99 as well as the 10 and under 100m freestyle event in 1:12:82.
The record for the boys 10 and under 200m individual medley was broken by nine-year-old Cameron Brown of the Y Speedos in 3:12:37, while 10-year-old Chad Young of Blue Seals clocked 3:11:06 to also break that record.
The Tornadoes A team broke the meet record for the 11-12 girls 200 medley relay. Annastazia Chin, Kaela Girod, Justine Lopez, and Tiara Myrie clocked 2:26:31.
The next qualifying meet will be the Walter Rodgers Age Group Championships to be held February 16-19.