Another day and another V.I. national record for Sasha Klein at the Carifta Swimming Championships on Wednesday.
The 14-year-old Antilles School student swam the 200-meter freestyle final in Savaneta, Aruba, at 2 minutes, 13.68 seconds, placing sixth in the finals at the event.
The race also broke another of Shelley Cramer's records, this time a 2:14.60 swim from August 1976, which was 37 years ago.
TORTOLA - Two years after making the final, Elinah Phillip made British Virgin Islands sporting history on Wednesday when she obliterated the 50-meter freestyle record at the Carifta Swimming Championships in Aruba - the territory's first gold medal in swimming at this level.
Phillip's performance came a day after snatching a 100 butterfly bronze on Tuesday for the territory's first ever medal in the championships.
Early registration deadline near for Power Swim
ST. JOHN - Early registration ends May 2 for the 11th annual Beach-to-Beach Power Swim, which is May 24 on St. John.
The race, held in the protected waters of the Virgin Islands National Park, consists of three courses: A 1-mile short course, a 2.25-mile intermediate course and a 3.5-mile long course.
The long course may be raced solo or part of a three-person team.
Susthens Vialet Men and Women Modified Pitch League
- Oilers 17, Bapos 7: Juan Santiago earned the victory, and Athniel Thomas Sr. took the loss.
Claudio Simon was 3-for-4 with five RBIs in the win, and Derrick Bouganeau was 2-for-2 with an RBI for the Bapos.
- Bapos 8, Oilers 6: Eddie Bryan earned the victory, and Juan Santiago took the loss.
Bryan was 3-for-3 at the plate, and Cyril Battis
Clyford Hypolite scored three goals to lead the Ivanna Eudora Kean soccer team to a 6-0 victory Tuesday against All Saints Cathedral.
Jefferson Georges, Dwight Ferguson Jr., and Stivenson Gabriel added tallies for the Rays.
At halftime the Rays lead 3-0 on a brace by Hypolite and Georges' goal.
Varsity soccer action continues at 5:15 p.m. today as Charlotte Amalie High School plays against Antilles
Sasha Klein is one of the territory's leaders this week at the Carifta Swimming Championships in Savaneta, Aruba.
And in part because of her performance during Tuesday's opening day, the 14-year-old St. Thomas resident will represent the USVI this summer at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.
Klein broke the V.I. national record during time trials for the 50-meter freestyle, racing in 27.58 seconds.