SPC sizzle in Dacs taekwondo-A A +A
Sunday, September 23, 2012
SAN Pedro College (SPC) bagged a total of five gold medals, two silvers and one bronze to emerge overall champion in the Davao Association of Colleges and Schools (Dacs) Collegiate Sportsfest 2012 taekwondo meet that ended yesterday at the University of the Immaculate Conception (UIC) Bonifacio Campus Gym.
Philippine Women's College (PWC) placed second overall with three gold medals, three silvers and two bronzes while John Paul II College of Davao (JPIICD) settled for third place with three golds, one silver and four bronzes.
Kathleen Britos brought home a gold medal for SPC by ruling the women's pinweight division. Britos defeated Ateneo de Davao University (AdDU) bet Aderlyn Mae Rubante in their titular showdown. Rubante settled with the silver while Nova Baclayo of JPIICD settled with the bronze.
Reiza Garcia added a gold for SPC after defeating PWC's Girly Balbido to clinch the women's flyweight crown. Shiesta Paganpan of Addu salvaged the bronze.
Jocell de Leon of SPC clinched the women's bantamweight gold after dominating JPIICD's Bianca Carpio in their championship match. Carpio received the silver while Mae-Anne Bornillo of AdDU picked up the bronze.
SPC's Menaga Ganesan, meanwhile, seized the women's heavyweight title after beating AdDU's Jona Dessierto. Dessierto settled with the silver while JPIICD's Eunice de Guzman took home the bronze.
Jan Jovell Canillo of SPC, for his part, romped away with the men's bantamweight crown smothering JPIICD's Paul Merencillo with kicks during their finals clash.
The gold medal winners for PWC were Rahassan Papasan (men's pinweight), Rainer Sempio Jr. (men's lightweight) and Kevin Cagas (men's welterweight) while JPIICD's gold medals came from Mark Kevin Lozada (men's flyweight), Lee June Timbang (men's middleweight), Joseph Deveza (men's heavyweight).
Other gold medalists were AdDU's Christopher Garcia (men's featherweight) and Sharlene Perraren (women's lightweight) and UIC jins Saralyn Villanueva (women's featherweight) and Charmaigne Segura (women's welterweight).
Tournament chairman Edgardo Grandeza announced after the awarding ceremony that the winners in each category will represent the city in the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP) regional meet in November.
Grandeza also named PWC's Rainer Sempio Jr. as head coach for the men's team while SPC's Michael Bombeza will be mentoring the women's team.
The event is organized by Dacs under its executive director Jimmie-Loe dela Vega.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on September 24, 2012.