LA TRINIDAD have once again proved their might after securing the over-all title during the five-day provincial sports meet hauling a total of 315 medals at the Benguet Sports Center.
The strawberry capital packed 158 gold medals, 105 silver medals, and 52 bronze exceeding its previous record last year of 290 medals broken down to 143 gold medals, including 83 silvers and 64 bronzes.
High school athletes attained 91-72-31 record, hauling 28 golds in swimming, 13 in archery, 12 in athletics, 10 in taekwondo, eight in wrestling and seven in arnis, while elementary athletes bagged 67 golds, 33 silvers, and 20 bronzes with 27 golds in swimming, 13 in gymnastics, and 12 in taekwondo.
Itogon meanwhile came in second with with 40 golds,36 silvers,44 bronzes while Buguias came in third after garnering 21-16-29 with Benguet State University placing fourth with 20-22-17 medal haul.
Mankayan placed fifth followed by Tuba, Atok, Tublay, Bakun, Sablan, Kapangan, Kibungan, Kabayan and Bokod.
Athletes who have won during the athletic meet will be qualified for the upcoming Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association meet next year hosted by Abra as they hope to at least come close to perennial champion Baguio City.
Other provinces, aside from Abra, Baguio City and Benguet, competing in CARAA are Apayao, Ifugao, Kalinga, and Mountain Province.
Published in the SunStar Baguio newspaper on December 11, 2017.
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