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Friday, May 30, 2014
Racing In Trinidad For FINA Junior Worlds
24 swimmers raced 3 different courses (5 km, 7.5 km, 10 km) at the Point-a-Pierre Yatch Club Harbour in Point-a-Pierre, Trinidad in qualification races for the Caribbean Island Swimming Championships and the FINA Junior World Open Water Swimming Championships in the 14-17 and 18 & over categories.
Carifta Swim Team manager, Shastri Sankar created a 1250m course so the athletes could race 4 loops (for the 5 km), 6 loops (for the 7.5 km), and 8 loops (for the 10 km). Swimmers in the 10 km race were also timed at the end of 4 loops and 6 loops to get their times for the shorter events.
Trinidad’s top open water swimmers, Christian Marsden, Jivan Chee Foon, Theana Hay, Syriah David and Shania David, competed in the 10 km. The results are as follows:
5 km Category A Female (ages 14-17):
1. Syriah David, 1:08:03.00
2. Shania David, 1:08:24.74
3. Brianna Patterson, 1:14:02.00
4. Sajni Maharaj, 1:18:13.37
5. Chelsea Mohammed, 1:27:07.56
6. Siddhi Samlal, D.N.F.
7. Yorel Gould, D.N.F.
8. Serayah Jamadar, D.N.F.
9. Soraya Mohammed, D.N.F.
5 km Category A Male (ages 14-17):
1. Christian Marsden, 1:03:49.75
2. Kael Yorke, 1:03:49.75
3. Kyle Caracciolo, 1:04:24.00
4. Sachin Sankar, 1:05:33.34
5. Graham Chatoor, 1:08:19.00
6. Andrew Gillette, 1:10.52.00
7. Bradley Thomas, 1:14:14.44
8. Johansen Hosein, 1:20:11.32
9. Armand Santana, 1:21:27.00
10. Amartya Hosein, 1:26:51.00
11. Mathew Ocando, D.N.F.
5 km Category B Female (ages 18 and over):
1. Theana Hay, 1:08:20.00
5 km Category B Male (ages 18 and over):
1. Jivan Chee Foon, 1:03:52.00
2. Josian Morales, 1:05:37.40
3. Aleem Mohammed, 1:06:33.00
10 km Category A Female (ages 14-17):
1. Syriah David, 2:19:10.00
2. Shania David, 2:19:22.00
10 km Category A Male (ages 14-17):
1. Christian Marsden, 2:10:01.97
2. Sachin Sankar, 2:22:46.93
10 km Category B Female (ages 18 and over):
1. Theana Hay, 2:20:56.00
10 km Category B Male (ages 18 and over):
1. Jivan Chee Foon, 2:12:17.00
2. Josiah Morales, 2:23:26.30
1. Christian Marsden, 1:37:33.00
2. Jivan Chee Foon, 1:37:35.25
3. Syriah David, 1:42:55.00
4. Theana Hay, 1:43:34.00
5. Sachin Sankar, 1:43:47.21
6. Josiah Morales, 1:43:52.96
7. Shania David, 1:43:53.03
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