Defending Champs Widen Margin on Day 2

The Bahamas has widened the gap on Jamaica to hold on to extend their lead at the end of the second day of competition at the CARIFTA Swimming Championship at the Barbados Aquatic Center in Wildey, Barbados.

The Bahamas has 470 points while Jamaica trails them with 392.50 points. Cayman Islands sits in third place with 367 points. The 77.50 points difference is an improvement from a 25.50 points difference after the first day of competition.

The Bahamas has 31 total medals and sits in sixth position with four gold medals. In addition, they have 10 silver and 17 bronze medals. The second day saw The Bahamas winning 16 medals that include two golds, six silvers and eight bronze.

The two gold medals that came yesterday, were in the relay races. One of those gold came along with a new CARIFTA record of 4:07.96 in the 13-14 boys 4x100m medley relay. The record-breaking quartet included Donald Saunders in in the backstroke, Caden Wells in the breaststroke, Asher Johnson in the butterfly and anchoring the team home with the freestyle was Caleb Ferguson.

They broke the previous record held by The Bahamas of 4:09.98 set back in 2017 edition of the Games.

The second gold of the night came in the 15-17 boys 4x100m medley relay. Jake Thomspon kicked it off for Team Bahamas in the backstroke before Erald Thompson III closed the gap. Nigel Forbes had the butterfly portion of the race before Marvin Johnson brought home the gold medal in the freestyle.

Action continues today at 9 a.m. with the preliminaries