Two junior swimmers set U.S. Virgin Islands age-group records Saturday during the St. Thomas Swim Association’s March swim meet on St. Thomas.
Lindsay Barr broke a 13-year-old record in the 15-17 girls 50-meter backstroke, while Sasha Poe broke a 23-year-old record in the 13-14 girls 400-meter individual medley.
Barr, 17, won the 50-meter backstroke in 31.47 seconds. The former record was 31.63, set by Caylee Watson in 2012.
Poe, 14, won the 400-meter IM in 5 minutes, 30.37 seconds. The former record was 5:32.75, set by Jamie Shufflebarger in 2000. Poe also won the 13-over girls 200-meter IM.
Scarlett Green, 9, topped the meet with four event wins in the 9-10 girls division: the 100-meter breaststroke, 100-meter freestyle, 50-meter breaststroke and 50-meter backstroke.
Four swimmers won three events each — British Virgin Islands swimmer Arun Bissoondutt (8-under boys 25-meter breaststroke, 25-meter backstroke and 25-meter butterfly); Grace McCarthy, visiting from North Carolina (13-over girls 50-meter freestyle, 100-meter breaststroke and 100-meter freestyle); Jackson Lowe (9-10 boys 50-meter freestyle, 100-meter freestyle and 50-meter backstroke); and Zion John Baptiste (11-12 boys 50-meter freestyle, 100-meter freestyle and 50-meter backstroke).
In addition to Poe, 11 others won two events each — Edward Uszenski (8-under boys 50-meter freestyle and 25-meter freestyle); Arianna Gumbs (8-under girls 25-meter breaststroke and 50-meter freestyle); BVI’s Hannah Kazembe (9-10 girls 50-meter freestyle and 50-meter butterfly); Reagan Uszenski (11-12 girls 50-meter freestyle and 100-meter freestyle); Malachi Yoder (13-over boys 50-meter freestyle and 50-meter breaststroke); Lisa Melwani (11-12 girls 100-meter breaststroke and 50-meter breaststroke); BVI’s Jack Morris (13-over boys 100-meter breaststroke and 50-meter backstroke); Veronica Leinenbach (13-over girls 50-meter butterfly and 100-meter butterfly); Will Rowe (11-12 boys 50-meter butterfly and 200-meter freestyle); Quinnton Caines (13-over boys 100-meter freestyle and 200-meter freestyle); and Eden Lowe (8-under girls 25-meter freestyle and 25-meter backstroke).
In addition to Barr, 11 others won one event each — Kailas Cohen (13-over boys 200-meter individual medley), Raine Wade (13-over girls 100-meter backstroke), Zoe Danet (11-12 girls 50-meter butterfly), Gebron James (13-over boys 50-meter butterfly), Bennett Auchincloss (8-under boys 100-meter freestyle), Mariana Diehl (13-over girls 50-meter breaststroke), Greer Scholes (8-under boys 50-meter breaststroke), Phoenix Moore (9-10 boys 50-meter breaststroke), Jacob Kalloo (11-12 boys 50-meter breaststroke), Narine Barrie (11-12 girls 50-meter backstroke), and BVI’s Naya Bissoondutt (8-under girls 25-meter butterfly).