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5 medals so far for CARIFTA swimmers

Cayman Islands swimmers have hauled in five medals so far at the 2016 CARIFTA Swimming Championships, in Martinique.

Four of those medals came on day one (22 March) while at least one more was added during the Wednesday (23 March) session up to the time of this post.

Sabine Ellison won gold 22 March in the 11-12 year old girls 200-metre freestyle.

Lauren Hew on 23 March won gold in the 15-17 year old girls 100 backstroke with a time of 1-minute, 8.53 seconds.

Results from 23 March are not yet complete, so Cayman may have won more medals when all is said and done.

To round out the medal haul, Holly Stradling, Ria Plunkett and John Bodden each earned some hardware on day one of the meet.

Stradling won silver in the girls 13-14 year old 800-metre freestyle while Plunkett won bronze in the same event.

John Bodden won bronze in the boys 15-17 year old 1,500-metre freestyle.

Check Cayman 27 News at Noon and Cayman 27 News at 6 p.m. on 24 March for more updates.

Click here for live results.

Cayman finished day one of the meet in seventh place of the 18 countries competing.

About the author

Kevin Morales

Kevin Morales

Cayman 27 News Director Kevin Morales is an award-winning journalist with more than 12 years of experience. Kevin is a Milwaukee, Wis., native. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism in 2005 from the University of Minnesota. He's a proud father and a loyal fan of the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks and U of M Golden Gophers.

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