“Intense competition with friendly rivalry” best describes the ongoing preliminaries of the Prime Minister’s Best Village Trophy Competition.
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Wilson bags silver, two bronze
Zarek Wilson was the start performer for T&T with a silver medal and two bronze on the opening day of competition at the inaugural Union Americana de Natacion (UANA) Swimming Cup which splashed off at the Coral Springs Aquatic Complex, Coral Springs, Miami, Florida, yesterday
Wilson raced home in 27.32 seconds to pick up a silver medal in the 11-12 Boys 50m freestyle Time Finals to finish behind Brail’s Joao Pierre Campos (26.57 seconds) while his countryman Vitor Pelissari took bronze in 27.44.
Earlier on Wilson swam to his first medal of the three-day meet, a bronze in the 11-12 Boys 400m freestyle in four minutes, 33.49 seconds clocking, well adrift of gold medal winner, Brazilian Joao Pierre Campos (4:21.80 minutes) and runner-up Emilian Moreno Viera of Mexico, who stopped the clock in 4:26.34.
His other bronze came in the 11-12 Boys’ 200m individual medley when he touched the wall in two minutes, 32 seconds flat behind Mexico’s Viera (2:28.81) and Brazil’s Joao Pedro Afonso (2:29.07).
The other local swimmer to come close to a medal was Zoe Anthony who had a creditable fourth placed finish in the 11-12 Girls 400m freestyle.
Anthony clocked five minutes, 04.30 seconds to trail Mexican duo, Carballeda Naranjo (4:44.17 mins) and Be Santaolaya-Rivera (4:51.47 mins), and bronze finisher, Tyara Ramos of Brazil, who clocked 4:51.52 minutes while Savannah Chee-Wah (5:13.92) ended ninth.
Girls 200m IM:
11-12: Zoe Anthony - 2:46.12 mins - 10th; Savannah Chee-Wah - 2:48.38 mins - 12th.
13-14: Adriana Gooding - 2:36.43 mins - 11th; Regan Allen - 2:43.94 mins - 16th.
15-17: Jada Chatoor - 2:41.95 mins - 30th; Racine Ross - 2:43.08 mins - 33rd.
Girls 400m freestyle:
15-17: Jada Chatoor - 4:46.52 mins - 11th
Girls 50m freestyle:
11-12: Savannah Chee-Wah - 29.55 seconds - 7th; Zoe Anthony - 29.93 - 10th; Gabrielle Vickles - 30.13 - 11th
Girls 50m freestyle:
13-14: DeNicha Lewis - 28.93 seconds - 9th; Regan Allen - 29.97 - 26th; Brianna Bocage - 31.25 - 37th.
15-17: Deshor Edwards - 27.78 seconds - 8th; Danielle Williams - 28.12 - 11th.
Girls 4x50m medley relay:
13-14: Adriana Gooding, Brianna Bocage, Regan Allen, DeNicha Lewis - 2:15.09 mins - 5th.
15-17: Jada Chatoor, Ileana Bocage, Racine Ross, Danielle Williams - 2:11.35 mins - 7th.
Boys 200m IM:
15-17: Luke Gillette - 2:18.58 mins - 8th; Christopher Dieffenthaller - did not start
Boys 50m freestyle:
15-17: Kael Yorke - 24.52 seconds - 14th
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