UB hits mark, splits Archery with UC-A A +A
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
KAREEL and Jezreel Hongitan made the archery competitions of the Baguio – Benguet Educational Athletic League a sibling rivalry but nonetheless proved to be effective in towing the University of Baguio (UB) Cardinals win its first women’s championship in the competition.
Freshman Kareel was the most bemadalled archer in the competition hitting three gold medals in the process after topping both the first and second 18 meter distances and winning the Olympic round and led UB to the team event title.
Her sister, who is now in second year took a silver, a bronze and a gold medal in the three events at the UP Gym during the weekend.
Another freshman in the BBEAL, Gaway Trisha Bomogao playing for SLU, brought home a silver and a bronze medal in the process.
Bomogao and the Hongitan sisters were the top archers lording over regional games and eventually representing Cordillera region during Palarong Pambansa, Batang Pinoy and Philippine National Games.
But Bomogao’s effort was not enough to retain Saint Louis University’s crown as it fell to third place.
University of the Cordilleras, which was the second in last year’s women’s archery, retained second place after placing second in the team competitions with Giesabelle Orosco bagging a bronze medal in the first 18 meter distance.
UB runaway with 69 points in the over-all ranking, enough to dislodge defending champion SLU, who only took 28.5 points while UC came second with 32.5.
In the men’s competition, defending champion UC Jaguars needed 62.5 points to retain the crown edging SLU in the process with 44.5 points as UP finished third in the contest.
James Quilal-lan led the charge for the Jaguars with his two gold medal production while fellow Jaguars Steve Degway scored the gold medal in the Olympic round.
SLU however made their mark in the team event for the gold medal match as UC and UB finished with silver and bronze respectively.
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on September 19, 2013.