Gill just misses 100m record
HANNAH?GILL?narrowly missed out on her second record while Nkosi Dunwoody extended his excellent form at the National Swimming Championships on Thursday night.
Swimming on the third night of competition at the Aquatic Centre, the 14-year-old Gill came within a whisker of breaking the Girls’ 13-14 100 metres freestyle record, when she won the event in a time of one minute, 0.75 seconds.
The time was just outside Sariyah Sherry’s mark of 1:00.08, set two years ago.
Gill’s Pirates Swim Club teammate McKayla Treasure was second in a time of 1:03.47 while Grenadian Mia Benjamin was third in 1:04.42.
Stand-out swimmer Inayah Sherry of Alpha Sharks also missed out on a record in the Girls’ 15-17 50 metres backstroke. She touched the wall in 31.91 seconds, just outside the mark of 31.69 set by Lee-Ann Rose in 2012.
Inayah’s sister, Sariyah, finished second in 33.61 seconds while St Lucia’s Thalia Bergasse was third in 33.76.
Earlier, Sariyah was fastest to the wall in the 100 metres freestyle, posting one minute, 00.01 seconds out of lane four.
For the second straight night, Dunwoody bossed the Boys’ 11-12 age category. He opened his account in the 400 metres individual medley, winning in 5:36.43, in what was a two-man contest with Lamar Mayers.
The Alpha Sharks star then won the 100 metres freestyle, clocking 1:05.53 to finish ahead of Ethan Dyke-Elliott of St Lucia (1:05.74). Terell Monplaisir, of St Lucia, was third in 1:09.38.
Dunwoody also excelled in the 50 metres backstroke, winning in 35.95 seconds.
Grenadian Kerry Ollivierre, a CARIFTA gold medallist, flirted briefly with Barbadian Bradley Ally’s 13-year-old 50 metres record of 29.19 in the Boys’ 13-14 category, but fell short in the end when he won in 30.76 seconds. (KP)