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Ja bag three bronze at CCCAN champs

Published:Friday | July 5, 2013 | 12:00 AM
Annabella Lyn

 Robert Bailey,  Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's swimmers have so far captured three bronze medals at the Central American and Caribbean (CCCAN) Age Group Swimming Championship, which is being held in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Annabella Lyn won the country's first medal of the championships, when she captured the bronze in the girls' 11-12 400m freestyle 4:55.19 on day two of the championships on Tuesday. Venezuela's Veronica Contreras won the event in 4:46:41.

Sidrell Williams then followed up with a sensational swim in the boys' 15-7 100m butterfly, with a spectacular finish to capture bronze in a new personal best time of: 57:87.

Sean Douglas Gooden competing in his first overseas meet for Jamaica, swam a well-timed race in the boys' 11-12 100 metres breaststroke to give Jamaica their bronze medal of the championships.

Jamaica's other finalists on day two were Jesse Marsh, who swam a personal best time of 4:50.34 to finish seventh in the boys' 11-12 400m freestyle and Anjuii Barrett, competing in her second final of the championships, also placed seventh in the 11-12 girls 100m breaststroke final.

Jamaica's coach Syreeta Biggs said she was very pleased with Jamaica's performance so far in the championships.

"The swimmers have really stepped up with all of our swimmers making finals and achieving personal best times," Biggs said.