Castañeto, Taypoc rule September Run-A A +A
Monday, September 16, 2013
CESAR Castañeto Jr. of the University of the Cordilleras (UC) and Mercy Taypoc of the University of Baguio (UB) ruled the male and female divisions of the grueling 32K September Run that was part of the sports activities lined up for the 104th Charter anniversary of Baguio City.
Castañeto crossed the finish line at the Burnham Lake Drive in 2:03.48, besting Robert Arellano who came in a far second with a clocking of 2:15.01 while Taypoc checked in at 2:43.10, beating Librada Thompson who arrived at the finish line at 3:02.06.
Completing the top ten finishers in the male division were Richard Dicawen of Bontoc, Mountain Province placed third with a clocking of 2:15.42; Dino Mantilez – fourth; Marson Tarcelo – fifth; Joel Bentay – sixth; Jeff Aligan – seventh; Romeo Pedro and Enrico Arseo of Philex Mining Corporation occupied eight and ninth places, respectively and Jessie Magat placed tenth.
In the female division, Freda Orpilla placed third; Jocelyn Basilio – fourth; Yvonne Balag-ey – fifth; Rowena Biala – sixth; Margie Calicdan – seventh; Merryl Kate Legaspi – eight; Gladys Oaing – ninth and Girlie Cawa – tenth.
Aldrin Seño topped the 10K male category, besting Castro Cudli who placed second and Charles Cervera who placed third while Laura Buchan ruled the female division, edging Geraldine Cajigan who placed second and Tracy Kitongan who landed third.
Arnold Galap won the 5K male category, beating Erwin Generalao and Raymond Torio of Pangasinan who placed second and third, respectively while Divina Kitongan dominated the female division with Lilia Yatar and Rosenie Hull occupied second and third places, respectively.
Yussef Loraña, Hussein Loraña and Hassan Loraña occupied the top three slots in the 3K male category while the female division was dominated by Chrislyn Cudli followed by Maria Ramirez at second and Easter Hopeiwen placed third.
Seven out of the more than 100 runners in the 32K category, who were above 60 years old, were able to finish the race within the cut-off time. They were Joyce Newman, 71; Perfecto Fiaching, 63; Edward Ramos, 63; Jovita Villafuerte, 62; Eduardo Narvaez, 61; Bonifacio Doques, 61 and Feggie de Guia, 60. Rev. Fr. Camilo Villaneuva of the Archdiocese of Agoo, La Union, who is already 76 years old, finished the 5K male division.
Organizers expressed their heartfelt gratitude to all those who supported the event, particularly the participating runners from government agencies, business establishments, organizations, running enthusiasts, volunteers, traffic officers, marshals among others for their support in the successful staging of the event. (PR)
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on September 17, 2013.