|Medal count:||53-21 gold, 16 silver, 16 bronze|
|Medal table position:||3rd|
|National age group records:||10|
|National open records:||1|
|Points table position:||4th|
|Division points:||3rd place 11-12 division
3rd place 13-14 division
ZABRINA HOLDER – 10 MEDALS: 9 GOLD MEDALS, 1 SILVER MEDAL
The performance highlight at the competition was Zabrina Holder who established a new record in Barbados’ gold medal haul by an individual at an international competition. Eclipsing the gold medal record haul of both Nicholas Neckles in 1995 and Shawn Clarke in 2002, Holder amassed 9 gold medals and 1 silver for a total of 10 medals overall. Three CISC meet and two age group records were also established by Holder. Improving over her Carifta performance in the 400 M IM, Holder posted 5:17.98 shaving 7 seconds off her last performance in this event to establish a new CISC meet record lowering the previous record from 5:18.81.
Holder next attacked the 800 M freestyle record and lowered team mate’s Lani Cabrera’s old CISC record established in 2008 from 9:29.64 to 9:28.09. The 200 M butterfly meet record also fell by the wayside. Puerto Rico’s Solimari Mojica’s record standing since 1998 for 12 years when CISC was last held in Barbados was lowered from 2:25.68 to 2:24.26. Two national age group records were also devoured by Holder.
In the 50 M freestyle her time of 28:01 registered an improvement over Alexis Jordan’s time of 28:10 done 8 years ago in 2002 and the 50 M butterfly time of 29:47 eclipsed Chelsea Gellineau’s time of 30:20 done at CISC 2008, with Holder going under 30 seconds for the first time in this event.
INAYAH SHERRY – 9 MEDALS: 4 GOLD, 2 SILVER, 1 BRONZE-1 RELAY GOLD & BRONZE
Inayah Sherry was 2nd on the gold medal achievement table with 4 individual gold medals, 2 silver and 1 bronze, Sherry ‘s 11-12 relay team of sister Sariyah, Alhea Williams and Kimberley Willoughby also achieved a gold medal in the 4×100 freestyle and a bronze medal in the 4×100 medley relays. Sherry also established a CISC meet record and 2 national age group records. Her swim in the 50 M backstroke clocked a time of 32:45 lowering Kendese Nangle’s time established in 2006 in Puerto Rico from 32:61 also registering a new 11-12 age group national record. Sherry went on to slash the 200 M backstroke time to 2:32.40 eclipsing her own record established at the Olympic Assocn’s Aquatic Centre International Invitational this year.
Both Lee-Ann Rose and Amara Gibbs achieved 2 gold medals and in the case of Gibbs her total medal haul was 9 with an additional 3 silver and 4 bronze. Both Rose and Gibbs established one national record each in the respective age groups and Rose set the lone open female national record. Rose in the 200 M freestyle lowered her own record from 2:10.86 established earlier this year to 2:10.35 while Gibbs in the 100 M backstroke launched into single figures and eclipsed Rose’s old record of 1:10.01 lowering it to 1:09.52. Rose also achieved bronze in the 100 M backstroke event.
Other gold medal performances came from Christian Selby who survived some tough competition from the Cuban and Trinidad & Tobago team, Sariyah Sherry and Raymond Edwards. Selby finished his performance with 6 medals:1 gold, 4 silver and one bronze. He achieved quality swims in the 200 M butterfly, 100 M and 400 M freestyle events. Selby established a new CISC meet record in the in the 400 M freestyle with his time of 4:27.67 rewriting Reynel Munoz’s 12 year old 1998 record. His 200 M butterfly time of 2:22.87 registered a new national 11-12 age group record shaving 5 records off his old time of 2:27.31. This performance also went under the CISC meet record time.
Sariyah Sherry’s performance registered 1 gold & 2 silver medals and Raymond Edwards eclipsed the field in the 200 M breaststroke to knock 5 seconds off his time posting in on 2:31.06 for the gold medal. Deandre Small’s 7 medals achieved were 4 silver and 3 bronze. She established a new age group record in the 50 M backstroke in 31:93 lowering her own record established at Carifta in March this year. Mathew Courtis also contributed three bronze medals to the medal pot through his performance in the 1500 M and the 400 M IM events. Kimberley Willoughby’s one silver and two bronze medals added to Barbados’ overall medal tally.