Bermuda Win 5 More Medals on Day Four, Jesse Washington and Shannon Hassell Win Gold, Benedict Parfit Wins Silver, Washington and Ashley Yearwood Win Bronze
Bermuda won a Total of Five Medals on the Final Day of the 2012 Carifta Swimming Championships in the Bahamas.
Jesse Washington won a Bronze Medal in the 11-12 Boys 400 Meter Freestyle Final when he finished third with a time of 4:37.92, Washington then won a Gold Medal in the 11-12 Boys 50 Meter Freestyle Final when he touched the wall first clocking 26.57.
Ashley Yearwood won her first Medal of the Championships, when she won a Bronze Medal in the 15-17 Girls 50 Meter Freestyle Final, Yearwood finished T3rd clocking a time of 27.40.
It was then the turn of Benedict Parfit as he captured a Silver Medal competing in the 15-17 Boys 50 Meter Freestyle Finals clocking a time of 24.45.
Bermuda’s second Gold Medal of the day came when Shannon Hassell won the 11-12 Girls 200 Meter Backstroke Final when she touched the wall in a time of 2:39.79.
Katrina Beveridge finished the 15-17 Girls 200 Meter Backstroke Final in 8th place with a time of 2:37.85.
On the final morning during the heats of the 2012 Carifta Swimming Championships the plan for Bermuda was to finish strong. Everyone had another opportunity to swim and another opportunity to better their times. The first event was the Boy’s 400 Meter Freestyle and were Jesse Washington, Philip Hagen and Nick Patterson all competed in their Age Groups.
Washington moved directly to tonight’s final as the top heat is done at night. He is seeded 3rd behind the two swimmers from Guadalupe who he has been battling for the entire meet. Next was Hagen in his 400 where he lowered his personal best time. Nick Patterson had a strong swim but finished 1 second above his personal best time still feeling the effects of the 200 Butterfly from the previous night.
Next up was the most exciting event in the meet, the 50 Meter Freestyle. This event is splash and dash and there is no room for error. Shannon Hassell swam a 30:80 finishing 14th with a new personal best. Maddie Moore swam a personal best of 30:39 taking 12th. Aaron Rego finished his first Carifta with another personal best swimming 32:42 and placing 27th. Washington swam 27:49 which is 6 hundredths away from William Massey's age group record and has him seeded 2nd for tonight's final.
Hagen finished off his Carifta by breaking 28 for the first time with a time of 27:83 finishing 20th. Ashley Yearwood had a strong morning, swimming 27:72 and she will be in the fast 50 final tonight.
Benedict Parfit was the next person to join the final party with a blistering 50 0f 24:41 which has him seeded 2nd for the finals. He followed this great swim with the 100 breast but suffered foot cramps right off the start and finished in 14th.
Bermuda finished the morning with the 200 Backstroke were Maddie Moore finish her meet with a 7 second personal best and a time of 3:00:79. Shannon Hassell was not ready to end her meet and dropped her personal best by 15 seconds and is seeded first for the finals with a relaxed 2:44:82. Katrina Beverage rounded out the morning with a good 200 finishing with a 2:38:41. Bermuda will have 5 finals swims tonight and finishing off this amazing 2012 Carifta.