Wolmer's, Immaculate lead the way again
Many-time boys' and girls' champions, Wolmer's Boys and Immaculate Conception Prep, proved a class ahead as both easily retained their respective 2016 Milo Prep and Primary Schools Swimming Championships crowns at the National Aquatic Centre yesterday.
The two-day championships began on Friday and ended yesterday.
The maroon and gold-clad Wolmer's Prep topped the boys' section and finished overall as runners-up with 375 points, while Immaculate topped the girls' competition. They were also crowned overall champions with a total of 459 points.
Mona Prep were third with 350 points, while Sts Peter and Paul Prep (348) and St Hugh's Prep (291) rounded out the top five.
In the primary schools section, Windward Road Primary and Jessie Ripoll, on 22 points each, tied for first.
Immaculate Prep's coaches Anthony Thomas, Teddy Haynes and Michael Wilson collected the top coach award.
Thomas told The Sunday Gleaner: "If Immaculate wins we do not make headlines. It is expected; only if we lose. In terms of trophies, swimming is our main sport. I am proud of the work the team has put in again this year."
In the individual section, Jonathan Haynes of Stella Maris Prep topped the boys' six and under with 26 points.
There was a three-way tie in the girls' section with Konomi Foster of Stella Maris, Lisa-Marie Martin of Immaculate, and Rianna Scott of Wolmer's Prep all scoring 17 points.
For the boys seven to eight, Jordan Kennedy of Hillel Academy Prep scored 31 points, while brilliant youngster Christanya Shirley of Wolmer's Prep had 45.
For the boys nine to 10, Ibrahima Diouf of Hillel Academy scored 32 points, while in the girls nine to 10, St Hugh's star Zaneta Alvaranga closed out her prep career with 36.
Outgoing Sts Peter and Paul Prep's Joshua Alleyne topped the boys 11-12 with 49 points and outstanding female Paig'e Lewis, of the same school, scored a whopping 48 in the girls 11-12.