13 records fall in Cesafi swimming-A A +A
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
THIRTEEN new records were posted in the 12th Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) swimming competitions over the weekend at the Cebu City Aquatic Center.
The University of San Carlos (USC) topped the collegiate division with 40-31 points, while the University of Cebu (UC) was at a distant second with 2.2 points. UV came in third.
In the secondary division, it was UC who lorded over the standing with 18.9 points, followed by USC with 7.11 and Cebu Eastern College for third with 3.2.
Leading the record-breakers was Cebu’s top female tanker Lorendale Echavez of UC. The Pambansang Palaro record holder broke two of her 2011 records in the individual event and led the team in a new relay record.
She reset the best time in the the 100m freestyle to 1:04.29 from last year’s 1:05.58.
She also posted a new time to beat in the 50m butterfly from 32.29 seconds to 32.15.
Echavez said her 100m freestyle finish may be a new record in the Cesafi but it is not her best time to date as she managed a one minute flat in the Palarong Pambansa two years ago, a record no one has broken just yet.
Echavez and her teammates broke a record in the 4x200m freestyle relay. She was joined by Rozelle Diaz, Maphet Candia and Abegail Sakib in posting a new record of 10:58.91.
Another USC swimmer made a killing last weekend with Keith Ocampo resetting two records. He erased John Solon’s 2009 record in the 200m free of 2:14.16 to 2:14.02. He also posted a new record in the 1,500m freestyle, improving Jesse Arriola Jr.’s 2009 record by about seven seconds.
USC’s John Beltran broke the 2004 record of Andrei Ynclino of 26.38 in the 50m freestyle to a new record of 26.11. Jon Pete Guno btoke the 2003 record of Andrew Dequina in the 50m backstroke of 31.77 to set a new record of 31.74.
In the secondary division, Michael Ichiro Kong of UC broke the 11-year-old record of Andrei Ynclino in the 200m backstroke—the oldest record in the competition.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on September 12, 2012.