By Zaheer Mohamed
Region One Barima Waini has demonstrated their prowess in the pool once again by winning the Indigenous Heritage Swimming championship which was contested yesterday at the National Aquatic Centre, Lilliendaal for the third straight year.
Region One amassed 282 points, while Region Two Pomeroon Supenaam took the runner up spot with 177 points, Region Three Essequibo Islands West Demerara placed third on 68 points followed by Region 5 on 62, Region 7 with 39, Region 9 on 24 and Region 6 with five points.
Ramesh Lyte of Region two won the boys 15-17 25m freestyle in a time of 13.26 seconds ahead of Ithmar Barker 13.94 and Damien Smith 14.14 respectively; both of Region three. Lavoan Williams of Region two won the girls 18 and over 25m freestyle in 17.30 seconds ahead of Lavona Williams of Region two in 17.75 and Nakesha Williams of Region two in 18.18.
Darius Williams of Region two took the top podium spot in the boys 18 and over 25m freestyle in 13.36 seconds, while Bernard Sebico of Region two took the runner up spot in 13.41 and Chobez De Freitas finished third in 13.44 seconds.
Darius Williams of Region two grabbed the boys 18 and over 50m freestyle in 36.16 seconds, while Corrie Ann-Campo won the girls 11-12 25m freestyle in 17.18, Melon Lucas of Region one took the boys 11-12 25m freestyle in 14.65, while Jenel Braithwaite of Region one took the girls 13-14 25m freestyle in 16.97.
Travis Smith handed Region one another gold by winning the boys 13-14 25m freestyle in 13.44 seconds, while Coleen Stephen gave Region nine gold in the girls 15-17 25m freestyle in 15.45. Saskia Ramraj of Region seven took the top podium spot in the girls 11-12 50m backstroke in 47.23 ahead of Vicky Rodrigues of Region who finished second in 59.09 seconds.
Darius Williams carted off the boys 18 and over 100m freestyle in 1:05.22, Melon Lucas won the boys 11-12 50m backstroke in 43.75, Allianna Charles of Region one grabbed the girls 13-14 50m backstroke on 43.33, while Melson Lucas of Region one took gold in the 13-14 50m backstroke in 36.18.
Lisa Ramraj of Region seven won the girls 15-17 50m backstroke in 45.34 seconds, while Ramesh Lyte captured in the boys 15-17 50m backstroke in 35.15. Colleen Stephen of Region nine won the girls 15-17 25m freestyle in 15.45.
In Volleyball action, Mainstay A of Region two, Pakuri Warriors of Region four, Region One Spartons and Region six have advanced in the male category, while in the female segment, Region four Kanaima, Region one and Morakaibai have qualified for the next round following wins in their opening fixtures yesterday.
In Archery action, George Mc Lee topped the table for the male 13-17 division with 24 points, while Mark Anthony 12, Bert Paul five and Josh John three points have all made it through to the next round which will be contested today. Beyonce Dundas six points, Senal Fredericks with five points and Serena Clenkian on two points have qualified for the next round.
Aliya Melville chalked up 27 points while Marisha Melville marked 17 points to earn their spot in the female U12 finals, while Ravedo Kanhai with 76 points, Sean Duncan 46, Robena Kanhai 30, Stephon Pearson 28 and Jeremy Dundas 17 points have also booked their passage into the male U12 finals.
Rushell Dundas with 17 points, Kim Manbodh 13, Benette Gordon, Yvonne Pearson and Nodlyn Krammer with 12 each have advanced in the senior female segment while Jesus Lamazon seven points, Gary Shuman seven, Enroy Pearson six and Tyrrel Paulin three will battle for podium spots today.
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