Morgan Cogle represents Jamaica at the CARIFTA Games 2018

Jupiter Dragons swimmer Morgan Cogle represented in an excelent way Jamaica at the CARIFTA Games 2018.

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Cogle Bronze medal

Morgan Cogle celebrating her 100 metre backstroke Bronze medal Photo courtesy of Mike C Lyn

Of the debutantes on this year’s CARIFTA team Morgan Cogle in the 11-12 age group led the medal charge for that group with Six medals. She swam her way to Two Gold , Two Silver and Two Bronze medals.

In the 200 meter backstroke she ended a five year medal drought when she took the Silver when she touched in a time of 2:38.19. The last medalist was teammate Annabella Lyn who won Silver as in front of a home crowd as well  in 2013 That also is the fastest time recorded by a Jamaican girl in that age group in over a decade at CARIFTA.

100 metre backstroke Bronze 11-12

11-12 meter backstroke medal podium from left to right Silver medalist Keianna Moss of The Bahamas, Gold medalist Milli-jo MacDonald of Barbados and Bronze medalist Cogle Photo courtesy of Mike C Lyn

The 100 metre backstroke saw her ending a more than five year long medal drought as she won the Bronze in 1:13.55.The last podium finish was in 2012 by age group backstroke standout Angara Sinclair in The Bahamas.

11-12 girls Gold medallists

11-12 Gold Medalists from left to right Cogle, Heaven, Sierra and Officer Photo courtesy of Mike C Lyn

Three medals were won in the relays. The 200 metre freestyle relay was a national record as she joined teammates Safiya Officer, Isabella Sierra and Aliyah Heaven in winning in a Championship record of 1:55.47.

400 metre freestyle Gold 11-12

400 meter freestyle Gold champions from left to right Cogle, Hunter, Officer and Heaven Photo courtesy of Mike C Lyn

There would be another relay Gold when the team of Officer, Heaven, Ireland Hunter and Cogle  took the victory in 4:19.13.

mixed 400 free relay team

Mixed 400 meter freestyle Bronze medalists from left to right Robe, Cogle, Balfour and Officer Photo courtesy of Mike C Lyn

In the mixed 400 meter freestyle relay Devaughn Robe  and Adrian Balfour joined Cogle and officer to take the Bronze in 4:13.73.

The 100 meter freestyle saw her continuing a strong Jamaican tradition of medaling almost every year in the sprint freestyle events when she won the Silver in 1:03.11.

When Draftingthecaribbean spoke to the young swimmer on April 7 about her debut in the Jamaican colors “I was happy for the opportunity to represent Jamaica.  I was also glad to be able to help the team by winning the medals. I am excited for more to come!”