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Wolmer's, Mona on top

Published:Monday | April 11, 2016 | 4:00 AMShayne Fairman
Christanya Shirley of Wolmer’s Preparatory School competing in heat seven of the girls 7-8 50 metres breaststroke at the 2016 Mayberry Preparatory and Primary Schools Swim Championships at the National Aquatic Centre last Saturday.

Wolmer's and Mona Preparatory schools captured the boys' and girls' titles, respectively, in the preparatory and primary section of the 18th annual Mayberry Investments Schools Swimming Championships held at the National Aquatic Centre last Saturday.

Wolmer's Boys amassed 232.50 points to finish ahead of Sts Peter and Paul Prep - 148. Third went to Mona, 138, while St Hugh's Prep, 121, and Stella Maris, 118, rounded out the top five.

In the girls' section, Mona Prep scored 151 points and they were followed by Stella Maris, 133, Sts Peter and Paul, 130, Wolmer's, 116 and St Hugh's 109.

A whopping 38 individual records were broken on Saturday, including what could be considered a standout performance from 10-year-old Zaneta Alvaranga of St Hugh's Prep.

She smashed a record per event, copping four individual records. She won the 50m backstroke girls 9-10 in 35:19 seconds; the 50m freestyle in 29:23; the girls 12 and under 100m freestyle in 1:07.08; and the 50m butterfly for girls 9-10 in 31.97.

She also anchored her school to a new 200m freestyle relay record of 2 minutes 33:71 seconds for girls 9-10.

Alvaranga picked up the high point trophy for the girls 9-10 age group with 36 points.

Other high-point trophy winners were Stella Maris' Jonathan Haynes and Nia-Kai Campbell of Mount Alvernia in the six and under age group; Kajaun Haughton of Wolmer's Prep and Christanya Shirley, also of Wolmer's Prep, in the 7-8 age group; Sts Peter and Paul's Joshua Alleyne and Paig'e Lewis in the 11-12 age group.

The three-day Tornadoes Swim meet will take place at the same venue, starting on Friday.