NKOSI DUNWOODY had quite the day.
Alpha’s star swimmer looked near unbeatable in the pool after capturing five golds, including a meet record, to highlight the afternoon session before yesterday’s last series of events at the Aquatic Centre International Invitational.
Competing in the 13-14 boys’ age group, the Harrison College schoolboy clocked 32.54 seconds in the 50 metres breaststroke to slam the field, smashing Jumar Walrond’s previous mark of 33.02 in the process.
Four meet records
It was one of four meet records set on the day, which included Christian Selby’s mark of 52.77 seconds in the 100 free that still left him two seconds shy of automatic Olympic qualification in that event.
But the day definitely belonged to Dunwoody, who started the session by winning the Open 400 IM in five minutes, 1.02 seconds before going on to win the 100 free (59.69), 200 free (2:10.07) and 100 backstroke (1:08.76).
He did have to settle for a silver though, having lost out the open 200 fly to Pirates’ Luis Sebastian Weekes, who won in 2:17.44.
Fellow Alpha swimmer Danielle Titus was equally dominant, winning three races of her own while posting a Caribbean Islands Swimming Championship (CISC) qualifying time in the 100 back.
Contesting the Girls’ 13-14 division, the future Olympic hopeful clocked 1:11.32 in that backstroke event after also taking the Open 400 IM (5:27.87) and 100 freestyle (1:02.29).
After beating Ashley Weekes in each of those three events, Titus came second to her teammate in the 50 breast.
Weekes not only won the event, but her time of 36.71 seconds also qualified her for CISC. It was one of two events she used to qualify for the meet as she won the 200 free (2:16.37) as well.
Despite missing out on automatic qualification one night earlier, Alex Sobers still returned with a pair of creditable performances, highlighted by another record-setting performance.
Swimming under the Alpha banner, the CARIFTA Games captain posted a new mark of 1:59.25 in the 15-and-over Boys’ 200 free after also placing second to Selby in the 100 metres equivalent.
Pirates’ Danielle Treasure booked her CISC spot in the 11-12 Girls’ 200 free by clocking 2:21.50 before she won the 100 free (1:05.74) as well.
Alpha’s McCallum Clarke led home three CISC qualifiers in the 11-12 Boys’ 50 breast as he (33.94), Alex Joachim (35.25) and Jack Kelshall (36.56) all met the standard.
Clarke also qualified in the 200 free when he won the race in 2:14.02.