Five records sunk
The records just keep falling for Danielle Titus.
Alpha Sharks’ dominant junior has been setting so many marks, she had to settle for replacing one of her own after lowering the 100-metre freestyle record as the highlight of Thursday night’s action of the Cave Shepherd Short Course Nationals at the Aquatic Centre.
Competing in the girls’ eight-and-under division, Titus raced to a new age group record of one minute, 12.76 seconds, with teammates Ashley Weekes (1:15.12) and Britney McCollin (1:21.48) finishing second and third, respectively.
It was the third new mark in as many nights for Titus, who also lowered the times of the 200 individual medley and the 50-metre butterfly in successive days.
Multi-CARIFTA gold medallist Zabrina Holder was also at her record-setting best for Alpha, going under a minute in the 100 free by clocking 58.88 in the girls’ 13-14 category to erase Natalie Crump’s 15-year-old mark of 59.94.
They were just two of five records that fell by the wayside on Thursday as Titus’ teammates Damon St Prix and Sariyah Sherry each accounted for a new mark, while unattached CARIFTA gold medallist Amara Gibbs added one of her own.
Competing in the 13-14 girls’ category, Gibbs raced to a record-setting time of 31.08 in the 50m backstroke, relegating Holder (33.24) and Titan’s Vanessa Keany (35.88) to second and third, respectively. Titus actually got a front-row seat for another of those records, having come second to Sherry (1:01.10) in the 100m freestyle.
St Prix (1:11.35) and second-placed Jack Kirby (1:13.91) were both in record time of the 9-10 boys’ 100m backstroke.
To date, 11 new age group records have been set at these Nationals, which are slated to conclude tomorrow night.