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Campion, Immaculate too strong for rivals

Published:Sunday | April 10, 2016 | 4:00 AMShayne Fairman
Faith Graham competes on the way to winning heat one in the 7-8 girls’ 50-metre breaststroke at the 2016 Mayberry Preparatory and Primary Schools Swimming Championships at the National Aquatics Centre yesterday.

Campion College and Immaculate Conception High showed that they were a class ahead of the rest as they comfortably retained their respective titles at the Mayberry Investments High Schools Swim Meet on Friday at the National Aquatics Centre, Independence Park, National Stadium complex.

Campion retained the boys' title with 419 points, finishing well ahead of Wolmer's Boys' (366), Jamaica College (282), Hillel Academy (166), and Calabar High (91).

Immaculate blew away their opponents in the girls' category with a whopping 634 points. Campion College (354) were second, followed by St Andrew High (282.50), Wolmer's Girls' (137) and Convent of Mercy Academy (Alpha) 57.

There was also a two-team tertiary competition, which saw the University of the West Indies (316 points) reign over Caribbean Maritime Institute (121).

The high-point trophy winners with the best individual scores were:

Boys 12 and Under:- Kyle Sinclair of Wolmer's Boys', 41 points, while recent Carifta Swim Championships record breaker Emily MacDonald led the girls' age group for Campion College with 45 points.

In the age 13-14 category, Jordane Payne of Wolmer's Boys' scored 43, while Immaculate's Karci Gibson had 31.

Chay Stewart of Wolmer's Boys' and Anjuii Barrett of Campion (girls) topped the 15-16 age group with scores of 43 and 41 points, respectively.

The 17 and over boys went to Jamaica College's Yonatan Goren, courtesy of 37 points, and Gabrielle Hopkins of Immaculate won the female award with 32.

SEVEN INDIVIDUAL RECORDS

Seven individual records were broken at the meet, including a double by MacDonald in the girls 12' and under 100 and 200m freestyle events.

Dominic Mullings set new marks in the boys' 12 and under 100 and 200m freestyle, while Kyle Sinclair also broke the 50 and 100m freestyle records.

The other record fell to Britney Williams in the girls 13-14 200m freestyle, while two relay records were also broken - by Wolmer's Boys' in the 15-16 200m freestyle and the UWI women in the 17 and over 200m freestyle.