Swimming

Bahamian competitors on the hunt for medals at CAC Games in Mexico

by: Shayne Stubbs

The Bahamas has found some early success at the Central American and Caribbean Games being held in Veracruz, Mexico.

So far, The Bahamas has made a splash in the swimming pool by snatching one gold and one silver medal, uip to press time on Monday.

Grand Bahama's Joanna Evans captured the silver medal in her 400 meter freestyle on day one of competition (November 15).

Anthony Colebrook placed 15th in the men's individual time trial final for cycling.

On day two (November 16) Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace continued to show her aquatic prowess when she snagged the gold in the 50 meter Butterfly with a time of 26.46 seconds, setting a new CAC record.

Despite a sixth place finish in the 200 meter freestyle, Evans succeeded in establishing a national record of 2:04.07.

Matthew Lowe finished eighth in the 1,500 meters freestyle with a time of 16:29.22 seconds.

On day three (November 17) Vanderpool-Wallace began her quest for The Bahamasâ third medal when she won in heat three of the womenâ s 100 meter freestyle.

Ariel Weech took second place in heat two of the womenâ s 100 meter freestyle.

Also in competition for The Bahamas on day three was Grand Bahamaâ s Elvis (Verence) Burrows, who placed second in heat two of the men's 50 meter Butterfly.

Unfortunately, the finals were not completed up to press time.

Final B for the women's 100 meter freestyle was scheduled for a 7:35 p.m. start and Final A was scheduled for an 7:40 p.m. start. Final B for the men's 50 meter Butterfly was scheduled for an 8:16 p.m start and Final A was scheduled for a 8:21 p.m. start.

The Bahamian contingent will continue to see action in other areas of the games. The Bahamas is expected to take part in six other sporting disciplines, Judo, Boxing, Volleyball, Tennis, cycling and Track and Field.

The judo competition begins November 20-23; boxing on November 21-29; the menâ s volleyball team begins play on November 21-29; tennis begins on November 24-30 and track and field gets underway on November 23-30.

 

Published Tuesday, November 17, 2014 


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