Trinidad and Tobago: Jeron Thompson smashes PB in 50-yard free, ranked third best

Jeron Thompson of Trinidad and Tobago smashes PB in 50-yard free with 19.37 swim and ranked third fastest of all time from his country.

Trinidad and Tobago: Jeron Thompson of Trinidad and Tobago smashed PB in 50-yard free with 19.37 swim and ranked third fastest of all time from his country. On Wednesday night at the NCAA Division II Championships in Indianapolis, Trinidad and Tobago’s Jeron Thompson put himself among the very best sprinters from his nation.

Lifespan 007 Open Water Swim, through its Facebook account, shared the update and outlined the carrier of Jeron Thompson. 

Thompson representing the University of Indianapolis, had a PB of 19.78 (split time 9.40) from the 2021 National Championships. He had swam lead-off for the Hounds that won Bronze that year.

Lifespan stated that this year in the heats, he went out in 9.25 to place eighth in a new PB of 19.66. It marked the first time he earned a second swim in the race. His best placing previously was 18th in 2021 in 20.03.

The Championship final saw him taking it out the fastest with a split of 9.17. He would finish the second 25 yards in 10.20. The clock would read fifth in 19.37 , a huge new PB. It would be his best finish ever, and he is now the third-fastest performer in his country.

At number two on the all-time rankings is Olympian Dylan Carter, with NCAA Division I heats blast of 19.04 (split time 9.18). The overall leader is Olympian George Bovell III, with his 2009 swim of 18.98.

According to Lifespan, Thompson is the second fastest in school history behind Venezuelan Diego Mas, who took the Bronze in 19.32. The future Greyhounds Hall of Famer is making a lasting mark in his final National Championships.

Trinidad and Tobago’s Jeron Thompson and Kael Yorke close Indy NCAA Division II 200 medley relay career with a school record of 1:25.01. On Wednesday at the NCAA Division II Championships, the University of Indianapolis duo of Jeron Thompson and captain Kael Yorke helped the team to the Silver in a new school record of 1:25.01.

The team of Thompson backstroke 21.46, Liki Prema breaststroke 23.76, Yorke butterfly 21.09 and Diego Mas freestyle 18.70 won the Silver. The Gold went to Drury in 1:24.69.

The old record had the duo from Team Trinidad and Tobago on the previous record team. The record was done twice in 2022 and 2021.

Before the regional duo were a part of the sprint medley relay team, Indy had not been on the podium for more than five years. Since then, there has been a medal at every National Championship.

In 2020 Silver in 1:25.80. for 2021 Silver in 1:25.03 and last year the Bronze medal in 1:25.22. The experience of regional age group relays had served them well in preparing and excelling in the collegiate system. 

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