T&T second at CISC
Jabari Baptiste and Kimberlee John-Williams won their overall age groups, but could not lift Trinidad and Tobago to victory in the 2012 Caribbean Islands Swimming Championships (CISC) in Aruba last week.
On the final day of competition last Wednesday, Baptiste grabbed gold in the Boys 13-14 100-metre backstroke and 100m freestyle, while Alexandria Donahue won the Girls 15-17 100m breaststroke event to help close the gap on Aruba.
Baptiste clocked one minute, 01.71 seconds in the 100m backstroke and 53.76 seconds in the 100m freestyle, while Donahue's time in her event was 1:14.21.
By the end of the final race, the hosts had tallied 890 points, 13 more than Team T&T, who finished with 877 points.
The top two teams eclipsed their other rivals. Puerto Rico (558.50) were third, with Suriname (471) fourth and Bahamas (460), Barbados (417) and Jamaica (356) rounding out the top seven in that order.
Baptiste captured the Boys 13-14 title with 49 points, just one ahead of second-placed Mikel Schreuders of Aruba.
John-Williams also had a good meet and finished tied for the Girls 15-17 Division win, joint with Danielle van den Berg of Aruba with 43 points overall.
Among the other medals for T&T, Amira Pilgrim picked up Girls 11-12 50m freestyle silver in 28.93, while Syriah David was second in 2:34.93 in the Girls 13-14 200m individual medley (IM).
And Rebecca Marshall was second to van den Berg in the Girls 15-17 200m IM, the T&T swimmer clocking 2:30.27.
Jonathan Ramkissoon also secured silver in the Boys 15-17 100m breaststroke in 1:06.81, while Napoleon Howell was second in 1:04.98, and Abraham Mc Leod third in 1:05.37, in the Boys 18 and over 100m breaststroke.
The Trinidad and Tobago Boys 11-12 400m relay team of Christian Marsden, Dario Omiss, Kael Yorke and James Gillette clocked 4:41.33 to take silver in that event, won by Puerto Rico, with Aruba in third.