DC tankers haul 6 golds-A A +A
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
DAVAO City tankers harvested a total of six gold medals, five silvers and two bronzes on Day 1 of the 2013 Davao Region Athletic Association (Davraa) Meet swimming competition at the Davao del Norte Sports and Cultural Center in Barangay Mankilam, Tagum City late Tuesday afternoon.
The Island Garden City of Samal took one gold, two silvers and two bronzes while Davao Oriental copped one gold and one bronze. Tagum City accounted for three bronzes while Compostela Valley salvaged one bronze.
Ateneo de Davao University's Franco del Rio clocked 31.03 seconds to clinch the elementary boys 50-meter gold over Fritz Jun Rodriguez of the Island Garden City of Samal (Igacos) and Josiah Paul Lozano of Abba's Child Science High School who settled for the silver and bronze, respectively. Rodriguez registered in 31.53 while Lozano finished in 31.81.
Sheanetelle Fox of Philippine Nikkei Jin Kai International School copped the elementary girls 50-meter freestyle gold by checking in at 32.50 followed by Sophia Danica Trinidad of Ateneo de Davao University (32.69) and Joana Marie Cabatingan of Compostela Valley (34.90).
The elementary boys and girls 100m baskstroke golds went to Dabawenyos Dave Jones Andebor and Pia Ballos, respectively.
Andebor, a student of Brokenshire Science High School, timed one minute and 17.40 seconds to race past Lozano (1:22.53) and Island Garden City of Samal's Rolando Elaco, Jr. (1:34.69) who occupied the next two spots.
AdDU mainstay Ballos (1:20.35), for her part, prevailed over Rosel Aro (1:31.79) of Davao Oriental and Joanna Michelle Latayan (1:32.78) of Tagum City.
Andebor doubled his feat by topping the elementary boys 100m butterfly event with a time of 1:23.19. Igacos bet Mark Louie Rico (1:40.12) placed second while Tagum City's John Troy Albano (1:41.26) came third.
Davao City's Hakura Jade Shimizu of Independent Liberty Baptist Academy ruled the distaff side by registering 1:16.34 at the expense of AdDU's Karinne Bianca Trinidad (1:25.81) and Latayan (1:31.84).
Igacos entry Rodriguez, however, bounced back by snatching the elementary boys 50m breastroke gold having clocked 40.94. He bested Davao City's Addang Alvarez of Osmeña Elementary School (41.50) and Igacos' Kenny Jay Dogmoc (42.87).
Davao Oriental's Aro (43.84) also recovered by bagging the gold in elementary girls 50m breastroke while Danica Trinidad (44.03) copped the silver and Davao City's Camille Quimno (45.59) got the bronze.
At the Bulwagan ng Lalawigan, Davao City secondary boys and girls chessers remained unbeaten after three rounds.
Doña Carmen Denia National High School tandem of Austin Jacob Literatus and John Ray Batucan scored perfect three points each along with their girl counterparts Ella Grace Moulic of Holy Cross of Davao College and Dhona Yngayo of Davao Central College.
Literatus defeated JC James Villacanas of Davao del Norte in the third round following his victories over Ruel Bucaling of Davao del Norte and Jaypeth Dupla of Davao del Norte in earlier games.
Batucan's victims were Jason Gurang of Compostela Valley, Joel Dupalco of Comval and Juan Miguel Lad of Tagum.
Moulic, on the other hand, outclassed Davao Oriental's Frince Ezra Ocliasa after turning back Davao del Norte's Fritzi Ghean Gabayaran and Davao del Norte's Engel Managaytay while Yngayo outwitted Agnel Davao of Comval, Venz Hayag of Panabo and Kythryn Geverola of Digos City.
In the elementary division, Davao City's John Marvin Miciano and Honey Grace Buenafe also stayed undefeated while Earl Mantilla and Irish Yngayo posted two wins each.
Over at the Davao del Norte Sports and Cultural Center field, Davao City's secondary boys football team grabbed its third straight win by beating Tagum City, 3-0, yesterday morning behind the goals of AdDU's Jonathan Lim (2nd minute), Warren Ravanes of Davao City National High School (42nd) and Javier Romero-Salas of AdDU (50th). The Davao squad, coached by Albert Ryan Lim, subdued Comval, 3-1, and Davao del Sur, 5-1, in past games.
The Ronoel Garfin-mentored elementary boys football team of Davao City also entered the winning column by hacking out a 3-1 win over Davao Oriental.
In basketball, the Davao City secondary girls team posted its second win by overcoming Panabo, 56-46, while the secondary boys quintet crushed Davao del Sur, 89-31, and the elementary boys squad thrashed Mati City, 145-20. (With report from Marizz S. Robilla/Sun.Star SuperBalita)
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on February 28, 2013.