Gold with an all-comers record and silver for Guyanese swimmers in Trinidad
Guyana’s swimmers had an excellent 3rd night on Saturday at the Marlins Invitational Swim Meet in Trinidad. Jessica Stephenson achieved gold in a new all-comers record for the 50m breast. She beat Trinidad’s national 13-14 age group record held by Cherelle Thompson of 35.42 by over half a second with her new personal best time of 34.81. Swimming his first ever 50m breast Niall Roberts managed a great time of 32.49 to achieve 6th in the 15 and over category, while for the girls same event, Noelle Smith touched home in 7th with a time of 40.77.
Athena Gaskin swimming with Jessica swam a 40.85 to finish 5th and her brother Hannibal Gaskin again swam a personal best in the boys event to take 10th place with 40.46 (previous PB was 42.08).
Niall Roberts then took his second silver of the Meet with a 1:01.14 in the 15 and over 100m butterfly whilst in the earlier event for the boys 11-12, Hannibal Gaskin took almost 10 seconds off his PB to swim a 1:16.94 and attain 7th place.
The girls began the evening with the 200m freestyle with Jessica and Athena again in the same heat both attaining PBs – Jessica to touch in 5th with a 2:23.52 and Athena 6th in 2:25.17 and Soroya Simmons finished in 12th after taking 10 seconds off her PB to record a 2:32.31. Soroya was also swam her first 200m back where she finished a very creditable 4th with a 2:50.18
Yesterday was the final night of competition.