It was another night where Alpha shone in the pool as national swimmers Danielle Titus and Aza Dunwoody ruled on day three of the Short Course National Championship held Thursday evening at the Aquatic Centre.
Titus added another record to her name when she splashed her way to victory in 50 metres backstroke for girls in the 15-17 age group. The talented Titus clocked 29.08 seconds to eclipse the old record of 30.47 seconds set 15 years ago by Natalie Ferdinand.
Virtually an unstoppable force following her dominance the previous night, Titus also won the 100 metres freestyle, registering 1:00.83 ahead of Alpha teammate Ashley Weekes who timed 1:04.58 for second, and Shirkeitha Hunte of Titans who was third in 1:09.50.
Dunwoody, meanwhile, extended her good form from the previous night, executing well to win the 50 metres backstroke in the girls 13-14 age group, clocking 32.62. Teammates Takiyah Weekes (35.20) and Kayla Renwick (37.14) were second and third respectively.
A national swimmer, Dunwoody produced another classy performance to top the girls 100 metres individual medley in 5:30.16, ahead of teammate Renwick with 6:00.54.
However, Dunwoody found herself on the receiving end in the 100m freestyle when she was edged by Keilani Talma of Pirates in a time of 1:01.60, with Dunwoody following her home in 1:01.98.
Jumar Walrond, meanwhile, claimed top honours in the boys 15-17 50 metres backstroke, clocking 29.05 and also returned to win the 100 metres freestyle, touching the wall in 54.26.
In the boys 400 metres individual medley, Alpha’s McCallum Clarke was triumphant in 4:47.85 as he dismissed the Pirates duo of Christopher Pollard (5:00.39) and Eric Lashley (5:10.86).
Che Talma of Pirates also tasted success, winning the boys 11-12 400 metres in a time of 6:04.89. Meanwhile, Kathryn Forde stamped her authority on the girls 11-12 girls 400 metres individual medley, easing home as a comfortable winner in 5:23.05, with her closest rival being Mya Defreitas of BSSS of St Vincent and the Grenadines in 5:42.95.
Amelie Baker of Pirates was third in a time of 5:46.02.
Alpha’s Liam Weaver also left his mark on the programme, winning twice. First, he captured the 13-14 backstroke in a time of 28.62 before returning to win the 100 metres with a time of 53.29.
The 50 metres backstroke in the 11-12 boys went to Alpha’s Omari Sealy in 34.12 with teammate Khaleb Gaskin finishing second in 35.71.
Adara Stoddard of High Tide enjoyed a good night in the pool in the girls 11-12, winning the 50 metres backstroke in 33.63. The 100 metres freestyle also went to Stoddard in a time of 1:01.59 ahead of teammate Amelia Mayers in 1:03.48.
The 9-10 boys and girls had two clear winners in Jayden Lavine of Titans and Kenyah Deane of Pirates. Lavine’s time of 1:22.04 allowed him to take charge of business in the boys 100 metres backstroke. He also stood out in the 100 metres freestyle, clocking 1:06.66 for the win.
Deane, meanwhile, had two wins on the night, winning the girls 100 metres backstroke in a time of 1:19.14 and and the 100 metres freestyle in 1:04.47.