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Early medal glory for Bermuda at championships

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Bermuda's 18 and over 4x50 metres freestyle relay team claimed third place in their event on the opening day of the CCCAN Championships on Saturday. Left to right: Adriana Argent, Caleb Ingham, Myeisha Sharrieff and Jesse Washington.
Another bronze: Jesse Washington celebrates with the Bermuda flag after winning the bronze in the 200 metres freestyle at CCCAN last night in Barbados

Bermuda’s 22-member swimming team won two bronze medals on the opening weekend of competition at the Central American and Caribbean Amateur Swimming Federation Championships in Barbados.

The 18 and over mixed 4x50 metres freestyle relay team, of Adriana Argent, Caleb Ingham, Myeisha Sharrieff and Jesse Washington placed third in a time of 1 min 45.88 sec to claim the first bronze on Saturday.

Last night Washington added another to the Bermuda collection when he finished third in the 18 and over 200 free, clocking a time of 1:57.13 to finish behind Erick Gordillo of Guyana, in a winning time of 1:53.22, and Tristan Pragnell of Barbados who claimed the silver in 1:55.03.

Also in action last night Connor Hupman finished eighth in the 11-12 boys 200 free in a time of 2:14.23, while Marleigh Howes was sixth in the 13-14 girls 200 free, touching the wall in 2:15.74. Tayla Horan was eighth in the girls 15-17 200 free, clocking a time of 2:16.15.

Action continued earlier in the day with Washington placing fourth in the 18 and over 50 butterfly in a time of 25.83 seconds while Ingham was two places behind in sixth after clocking a time of 26.43 seconds.

In the girls 13 to 14 50 butterfly, Imojen Judd was tied for fifth overall in 29.96 while Howes was seventh in 30.02. Sherrah Broadbelt of Cayman Islands placed first in 29.03.

In the girls 15-17 200, Sharrieff placed sixth in 2:33.36, with the winning time being 2:23.63 by Belen Santolaya Rivera of Mexico. Sharrieff also placed fifth in the 50 butterfly in a time of 29.73.

In the girls 13-14 200 individual medley, Judd finish sixth in a time of 2:35.82.

Bermuda is represented at the championships by eleven boys and eleven girls, with competition continuing until Wednesday.

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Published July 11, 2022 at 12:54 am (Updated July 11, 2022 at 12:54 am)

Early medal glory for Bermuda at championships

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