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Swimming: Crooks continues record-smashing season in Jamaica

 

12-year old Jillian Crooks continued her strong season in the pool this past weekend (26-28 October) competing in the Dean Martin Memorial Meet held at the National Stadium Pool in Kingston, Jamaica.

The Camana Bay Aquatic Club standout set 11 new Cayman Islands long course swimming records, nine of which she held previously:

Cayman Islands Aquatic Sports Association (CIASA) Long Course records (5)

* 100 Backstroke 1:08.40, 26/10/18 (Former holder J. Crooks 1:10.45, July 2018).
* 200 IM 2:34.88, 26/10/18 (Former holder C. Tomascik 2:36.50, April 2010)
* 200 Freestyle 2:15.17, 27/10/18 (Former holder J. Crooks 2:16.95, July 2018)
* 100 Butterfly 1:04.54, 28/10/18 (Former holder J. Crooks 1:06.87, June 2018)
* 200 Backstroke 2:33.91, 28/10/18 (Former holder J Crooks 2:33.98, July 2018)

National Long Course records (6)

* 100 Backstroke 1:08.40, 26/10/18 (Former holder J. Crooks 1:10.45, July 2018).
* 200IM 2:34.88, 26/10/18 (Former holder J. Crooks 2:36.70, July 2018)
* 200 Freestyle 2:15.17, 27/10/18 (Former holder J. Crooks 2:16.95, July 2018)
* 100 Breaststroke 1:23.60, 27/10/18 (Former holder A. Jackson 1:24.96, April 2015)
* 100 Butterfly 1:04.54, 28/10/18 (Former holder J. Crooks 1:06.87, June 2018)
* 200 Backstroke 2:33.91, 28/10/18 (Former holder J Crooks 2:33.98, July 2018)

Crooks also broke the Girls 11-12 meet records in every event except the 100 breast, winning high points award for her age group.

Just two weeks ago, Crooks dominated the CBAC Fall Kick Off meet, setting 15 new domestic swimming records.

View all the meet results here.

 

About the author

Jordan Armenise

Jordan Armenise

Jordan Armenise began his sports broadcasting journey with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL). It was in this role where he was able to craft the immersive and enthusiastic approach to reporting, broadcasting and production you see here today in Cayman's sports community.

Jordan has also worked behind the scenes for a number of Canadian broadcasting & production companies such as CBC Sports, Cineflix Productions and Cream Productions.

Did he mention he was St. Clare of Assisi's 1994 Athlete of the Year?

Now dubbed 'The Sports Guy', Jordan relishes the role as Cayman 27 Sports Producer, where he can tell the stories of Cayman’s athletes. You can reach Jordan at 333.6521 or jordanarmenise@hurleysmedia.ky.

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