Jesse Marsh, Anjouii Barrett steal spotlight at WATA/Walter Rodgers meet
Tornadoes' Jesse Marsh and Marlin's Anjouii Barrett - both students of Campion College - were very dominant in the respective boys' and girls' 13-14 age group WATA/Walter Rogers Age Group Swimming championships at the National Stadium pool.
Marsh won 11 races to help Tornadoes blow away the competition and secure the championship with 1,827 points, while Barrett dominated the female section with 10 wins.
Marsh won the 50, 100, and 200 metres backstroke, the 50, 100 and 200 metres butterfly, the 100, 200 and 400 metres freestyle, and the 200 and 400 Individual Medley (IM) events to amass 104 points for his team.
"I feel pleased because I did some of my best times, but this is really a training meet for me because CARIFTA is my main goal. So winning all these events and doing some (of my) best times and being close to my best times was really good for me," the youngster said.
Barrett took the 50, 100, and 200 metres freestyle, the 50, 100, and 200 metres butterfly, the 200, and 400m IM, and the 50m backstroke and 200m breaststroke to tally 106 points.
"I think I did very well. I was in preparation from before, and I trained hard, and I came here gave it my all," she commented.
Other outstanding performers included David Morris of Y Speedos with three wins, and Christanya Shirley of Marlins with five wins in the eight-and-under category.
Zachary Jackson Blaine (boys) of Tornadoes and Zaneta Alvaranga (girls) of Y Speedos topped the 9-10 age category with three and six wins, respectively.
In the 11-12 category, Y Speedos' Cameron Brown posted seven wins to edge Kyle Sinclair of Blue Seal for the boys' honours, and Naomi Eaton of Wahoo scored five victories to better Karci Gibson of Marlin for the female section.
The stars of the 15 and over category were Kevaughn Campbell of Swimaz with three successes and Angara Sinclair of Y Speedos with five first-place finishes.