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Jamaica poised to improve CISC tally

Published:Monday | July 7, 2014 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica's youth swimmers to the 20th staging of the Caribbean Islands Swimming Championships (CISC) in Bar-bados will enter today's final day of competition seeking to boost their tally of 15 medals - four gold, six silver and five bronze.

The team, which secured four gold medals, two of which were won by Sidrell Williams in the boys 15-17 100m and 200m butterfly. Williams clocked 57:68 and 2:11:32, respectively.

Angara Sinclair claimed gold in the girls 13-14 50m backstroke, clocking 31.47 seconds.

Trudiann Patrick completes the gold medal quartet, winning the 18 and over 200m butterfly in 2:22.64.

Danielle Boothe and Alexia Royal-Eatmon led the silver-medal winners, both narrowly missing out on gold.

Boothe was second in the 50m backstroke in 31:48 and 200m backstroke in 2:27.21 and Royal-Eatmon finished one off the top spot in the 100m butterfly in 1:04.93 and the 100m backstroke in 1:07.97.

Annastazia Chin, with a 32:30 clocking in the 13-14 50m backstroke, and Patrick, who returned 4:53.19 in the 18 and over 400m freestyle, were the other silver medallists.

Timothy Wynter and Boothe led the bronze-medal winners, as they claimed two apiece. Wynter took the 50m backstroke in 27.79 and 100m backstroke in 1:01.07, while Boothe was third in the 100m backstroke (1:08.54) and 100m butterfly (1:05.59). The other bronze medallist was Leanne McMaster in the 200m breaststroke (2:55.28).

"For a small team of 12, I couldn't have asked for more," said coach Gillian Millwood. "With 15 medals so far and more to come, their performances have been excellent."