Yellow caps heat up pool
WHILE THE AQUATIC CENTRE’s huge electronic clock has been on the fritz, it’s Barbados’ swimmers who’ve been showing up big time.
Traditionally overlooked by their track and field counterparts, the yellow caps have used these LIME CARIFTA Championships to show the local sporting fans exactly what they’ve been missing for some years now.
From Zabrina Holder’s complete dominance of the 13-14 age group, to Lani Cabrera’s long-awaited return and the rise of Sariyah Sherry and Alex Sobers, there’s been no shortage of storylines coming out of the ultramarine and gold camp.
And the medals have been flowing with equal regularity, as the hosts’ 14 golds in three nights led the standings ahead of last night’s final session.Overall, Barbados were third in the total medal hunt with 35, barely trailing perennial powerhouses Trinidad and Tobago (36) and leaders Guadeloupe (42).
It is the first time in six years that Barbadians have swam in front a local crowd for the regional junior meet.