Yeziel Morales Wins Second Event On Day Three Of Panam Aquatics Age Group Swimming Championships


By Sharon Robb
BALMAIN COUVA, Trinidad & Tobago, June 4, 2022–Yeziel Morales of Puerto Rico won his second event Saturday at the Panam Aquatics Age Group Swimming Championships on Day Three at National Aquatic Centre.

Morales, 26, who trains with Azura Florida Aquatics, won the 200-meter backstroke by 7 seconds in 2:02.02. He has the 100 backstroke left to swim on Sunday. Morales also won the 50 backstroke in 26.40 on Friday.

Peru continues to lead Puerto Rico in the combined team standings, 932-878. Host Trinidad & Tobago leads the men’s team standings with 440 and Peru continues to lead the women’s teams with 544.

The meet has attracted 232 athletes from 17 countries and is serving as a qualification meet for the 2023 Santiago Pan American Games.

The four-day tournament, formally called the UANA Cup, is an elite championship for age groupers. The event has athletes from South America, Central America, Canada, British Commonwealth and Caribbean.

Sunday’s events are 1500-meter freestyle, 100-meter backstroke, 200-meter butterfly, 50-meter freestyle and 4×50 mixed freestyle relay.

The event is being live streamed on the Panam Sports app. Streaming website: http://www.panamsportschannel.org. Former SOFLO swimmer Alia Atkinson is doing on-deck interviews of the gold medalists.

SATURDAY RESULTS
COMBINED
: 1. Peru 932, 2. Puerto Rico 878, 3. Trinidad & Tobago 643, 4. Jamaica 209.5, 5. Honduras 197.5.
WOMEN: 1. Peru 544, 2. Puerto Rico 487, 3. Trinidad & Tobago 203, 4. Jamaica 147, 5. Colombia 113.
MEN: 1. Trinidad & Tobago 440, 2. Puerto Rico 391, 3. Peru 388, 4. Honduras 127.5, 5. Surinam 95.

WOMEN
400-meter freestyle: 11-and-over, 1. Emma Guglielmello, PUR 4:24.46, 2. Tifanny Jinete, COL 4:25.01, 3. Danna Moreno, ECU 4:25.86.

100-meter breaststroke: 11-12, 1. Monica Rivera, PUR 1:27.61; 13-14, 1. Victoria Vazquez, PUR 1:18.79; 15-17, 1. Andrea Cuebas, PUR 1:17.02; 18-and-over, 1. Marissa Mojica, PUR 1:15.92.

200-meter backstroke: 11-and-over, 1. Alexia Acuna, PER 2:19.48, 2. Elizabeth Garrido, DOM 2:23.03, 3. Orenelia Walker, TTO 2:28.36.

50-meter butterfly: 11-12, 1. Elvira Demera, ECU 29.98; 13-14, 1. Yasmin Contreras, PER 29.16; 15-17, 1. Alexia Acuna, PER 28.22; 18-and-over, 1. Rafaela Erazo, PER 28.47.

MEN
400-meter freestyle: 11-and-over, 1. Victor Rosado, PUR 4:00.12, 2. Nikoli Blackman, TTO 4:05.49, 3. Caleb Serrano, PUR 4:06.06.

100-meter breaststroke: 11-12, 1. Ian Melendez, PUR 1:17.61; 13-14, 1. Jorell Figueroa, PUR 1:07.58; 15-17, 1. Braynsly Dirksz, ARU 1:06.34; 18-and-over, 1. Josue Ramos, DOM 1:04.25.

200-meter backstroke: 11-and-over, 1. Yeziel Morales, PUR 2:02.02, 2. Ricardo Willing, PER 2:09.93, 3. Johann-Matthew Matamoro, TTO 2:12.35.

50-meter butterfly: 11-12, 1. Carlos Carmona, PER 28.47; 13-14, 1. Giovanni Rivas, TTO 26.81; 15-17, 1. Nikoli Blackman, TTO 24.92; 18-and-over, 1. Christian Awah, TTO 24.60.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
http://www.swim4soflo.com

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