Quezon, Baguio rule swimming’s Day 1

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Thursday, January 30, 2014


QUEZON City showed brilliance, taking five golds, five silvers and three bronzes as its swimmers dominated the first day of Batang Pinoy national finals at the Panaad pool.

Cool Baguio splashers snatched three golds and a silver while Malolos has two golds, one silver, and one bronze. Lucena collected two gold medals plus a silver to start the day right and stay close with the leaders.

Luis Vicente Evangelista saved Bacolod by finishing first in the 200-meter backstroke for Boys 13-15 with a finals time of 2:25.68. Quezon City's Roman Rafael Gavino clocked 2:26.72 for silver while Christian Paul Anor of Davao Oriental was good for bronze with 2:27.42.

Bago City's lone silver medalist at the pool was Regine Garbanzos in 1:04.61 behind Laguna's Nicole Pamintuan who checked in at 1:02.96 in the 100- meter free style in Girls 13-15 bracket.

Other gold collectors with one each as well as silvers and bronzes are Davao (1-5-4), La Union (1-0-3), City of San Jose del Monte (1-0-1) San Juan (1-1-0), Laguna (1-2-2), Oriental Mindoro (1-1-0), Zamboanga (1-0-1),.

In softball, General Santos City shocked Cebu, 8-3 in Game 1 but lost to Pasig 1-10 in Game 2 at Diamond 1 at the Bacolod City National High School.

Over at Diamond 2, Bacolod clouters disposed Negros easily, 9-1 in Game 1 and battered Cebu, 11-1 in Game 3. Iloilo blanked Negros, 10-0 in Game 2.

The Bacolodnons have four runs in the first inning and five in the fifth against Negros whose only run was recorded in the fourth. The Cebuanos stepped on the home plate only once in the second while the hosts have nine in the first, one each in the second and fourth innings.

In gymnastics, Parañaque topped Cheerleading with 232.5 points and placed finished runner-up in Group Stunts with 116.5 points behind Iligan which took the gold with 122.5 points.

Calamba was good for silver (209 points) in Cheerleading and Maasin came all the way from Leyte for the bronze with 182 points. Tacloban was fourth (152.5) and Butuan fifth (144.5) Calamba also pocketed bronze in Group Stunts.

Iriga was the best in Cheer Dance with 249 points; Naga second with 233; and First Christian Academy, third with 231.5.

Rapid chess (girls) after Round 3 saw Shania Mae Mendoza of Sta. Rosa, Laguna leading with three points while Marie Antoinette San Diego of Dasmariñas City, Cavite collected same number of points.

Bacolod City's Manilyn and Cristy Cabungcag have two points each same with Bea Mendoza of Baguio and Jesca Docena of Bohol.

Completing the top 10 with two points each are Vic Glysen Derotas of Cebu, Nathalie Ramos of Kalibo, Aklan, Genesis Descalsota of Negros Occidental and Kate Nicholle Sadje of Bacolod City.

Stevenson Garong of Bacolod City is on top in the Rapid chess boys with three points like Alberto Diolola Jr. of General Santos City.

With two points in their credit are Juan Carlos Presente of San Jose Del Monte City, Allen Daven se Asis of Davao, Brylle Gever Vinluan of Baguio and Mark Bryan Villarojo of Tagbilaran City.

Completing the top 10 are Cebu City's Christia Klent Pondoyo; Ace Rey Loquez of San Fernando, Cebu; Bacolod's Alson Vincent Lim Jr. and Alex Gemoto.

Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on January 30, 2014.

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