Joanna Evans Is High Point Of CARIFTA Championships

Joanna Evans Is High Point Of CARIFTA Championships

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Joanna Evans of Bahamas was the high point scorer at the XXIX CARIFTA Swimming Championships that were held in Savaneta, Aruba.

In both the pool and the 5 km open water swim, the versatile 16-year-old swimmer shone in the annual Caribbean age group swimming championships.

A 5 km ocean swim for boys and girls ages 13-14 and 15-17 was added at the 29th edition of the CARIFTA Championships where the best juniors of Caribbean Swimming against each other in the 11-12, 13-14, and 15-17 age groups. It was a qualifying event for both the Youth Olympic Games and the Central American and Caribbean Swimming Championships.

14-year-old Ingrid Champrobert of Martinique (1:14:51) joined the 16-year-old Evans of the Bahamas at the top of the podium as they both won their respective age groups.

Girls 13-14 5 km Results:
1. Ingrid Champrobert, Martinique 1:14:51
2. Florence Kock, Aruba 1:18:27
3. Lesy Celini, Guadeloupe 1:20:48
4. Louisa Bellon, Guadeloupe 1:20:59
5. Albury A Higgs, Bahamas 1:22:14
6. Lilly L Higgs, Bahamas 1:22:38
7. Annabella Lyn, Jamaica 1:23:21
8. Alice Marsau, Guadeloupe 1:23:36
9. Anjali Rahan, Suriname 1:24:29
10. Katie Klein, Cayman Islands 1:26:23
11. Bo-Anne Bos, Curacao 1:29:52
12. Samantha Bailey, Cayman Islands 1:31:06
13. Stefanie Boothe, Cayman Islands 1:24:43
14. Zoe N McCarroll, Bahamas 1:34:43

15-17 5 km Results:
1. Joanna L Evans, Bahamas 1:14:34
2. Syriah David, Trinidad & Tobago 1:15:29
3. Alexis Clarke, Barbados 1:17:33
4. Theana Hay, Trinidad & Tobago 1:17:36
5. Ginayla Arends, Aruba 1:18:43
6. Laure Anne Pascal, Guadeloupe 1:21:45
7. Shania David, Trinidad & Tobago 1:21:49
8. Catriona Macrae, Cayman Islands 1:22:47
9. Carolina Perez, Aruba 1:23:21
10. Carensa Kasdipowidjojo, 1:23:39
11. Aliah Maginley, 1:26:17
12. Rachel Wall, 1:27:34
13. Bailey Spiegelberg,1:29:52

Evans helped lead Bahamas to top the team standings with 55 total medals (23 gold, 22 silver and 10 bronze). Host country Aruba had 51 medals (16 gold, 16 silver and 19 bronze) with traditional power Trinidad and Tobago third with 34 medals (16 gold, 11 silver and 7 bronze).

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