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Monday, August 26, 2013
CHRISTY Tutor defended her title, while Bonifacio Monjas jumped from second last year to first in the 25K division of the 8th University Run at the Cebu Doctors’ University (CDU) at the North Reclamation in Mandaue City.
Tutor, 30, overcame her weakness in the uphill portion and crossed the finish line in 2:01:44, beating Mary Jane Beboso by almost seven minutes (2:07:29). Cynthia Aranaiz got third place in 2:18:45, and Analiza Dacayan got fourth in 2:27.03. Ann Boac got the fifth spot in 2:27:22.
“We used almost the same route. Ang Cansaga bridge ang gi add sa 25K route and it made the race very tough. Challenging kaayo because I am weak in uphill runs and I am glad that I was able to overcome that weakness and at the same time, defended my
title,” said Tutor.
Meanwhile, the absence of Kenyan Joshphat Kiptanui paved way for Monjas to win this year’s race.
Monjas clocked 1:38.14 and was followed by Michael Largo (1:43:33), Joshua Canada (1:57:12), Wilmar Saveedra (1:57:47) and Arjay Lao (2:01:45).
According to Monjas, 26, a third-year education student of the Professional Academy of the Philippines, although this was his second time to join the race, he still found the route challenging.
“I enjoyed the race but still I find it very challenging,” said Monjas who passed through the old and new bridge as well as in the Cansaga bridge.
On the other hand, Kisha Mae Delechos ruled the women’s 13K category in 1:05:12, beating Carla Cosep by just five seconds. Emely Rojas got third place in 1:07:00, Virgita Soco finished fourth in 1:08:03 and Lorren Jabenis got fifth spot in 1:08:40.
In the men’s 13K category, Jieter Bada got the title in 48:38. He beat Reprinel Banzon (49:20) and Charlie Berberio (49:37).
Agapito Baclaan Jr. ruled the men’s 6K in 21:33, while Ajhee Mark Samoya and Phebe Cutamora took the men’s and women’s 3K division.
Samoya crossed the finish line in 12:34 to beat Tran Dung (13:05) and Mark Ortego (13:06), while Cutamora clocked in at 15:17, beating Guada Caballes (17:22) and Nicole Jalandoni (18:30).
Race director Dr. Potenciano “Yong” Larrazabal III said this race attracted over 4,000 participants, their biggest so far.
“For me, this is the best race with a lot of marshalls. Students were really involved this year because of the water station contest among the colleges. Ni cooperate sad ang weather,” Larrazabal said.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 26, 2013.