Trinidad and Tobago's Kael Yorke smashed a national record on his way to claiming the Boys 13-14 100m fly title on Wednesday night, at the Central American and Caribbean Swimming Championships (CCCAN) at the Aquatic Centre in Wildey, Christ Church, Barbados.
Yorke splashed to a 57.40 second clocking for the two-lap sprint.
It was a ding dong battle with silver medallist from Suriname Yael Toun Ngie Tjouw (57.98) with Jamaicans Jesse Marsh third in 59.75.
Yorke's time also broke the 2007 mark of Cadell Lyons of 57.69. It was one of six gold medals and one silver team that T&T, being led by 1984 Olympian Paul Newallo, achieved on the night.
Yorke returned with Jeron Thompson, Graham Chatoor and Luke Gillette to spring a surprise victory in the Boys 13-14 4x100 freestyle relay, their time of 3:47.22 edging out favourites Barbados (3:47.98) and Puerto Rico (3:48.11).
Chatoor had registered a personal best (PB) on the opening night to claim silver in the Boys 13-14 1500m freestyle (17:08.70).
USA based Racine Ross splashed to gold in 1:05.11 in the Girls 13-14 100m fly. Meanwhile, Ariel Cape posted a personal best in claiming the Girls 15-17 100m backstroke in 1:08. 93, while Aqeel Joseph won the Boys 11-12 200m butterfly in 2:29.71. And another USA based swimmer, Gabriela Donahue splashed to the final gold medal with 1:17.31 to win in the Girls 11-12 100m breaststroke.
Youth Olympian David Mc Leod swam to 58.50 for silver in the Boys 15-17 100m backstroke.
T&T's medal count for two days is ten gold and three silver.
The five-day meet concludes today.