Cambronero sizzles with four golds-A A +A
Thursday, August 29, 2013
TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte -- Davao City tankers lived up to their billing by harvesting a total of 19 gold medals, 10 silvers and nine bronzes with second-timer Samantha Janne Cambronero sizzling for four golds on Day 1 of Batang Pinoy Mindanao Qualifying Leg swimming competition at the Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex here as of Wednesday evening.
Cambronero, a 15-year-old student at Precious International School of Davao (PISD), swept the girls 13-15 50-meter breastroke, 50m butterfly, 200m breastroke and 4X50 medley relay golds to lead the charge for the Davao City swimming team.
The Dabawenya improved her 2012 Batang Pinoy regional qualifying debut stint in Dapitan City where she hauled two golds, two silvers and one bronze.
"Para po kay Lord, sa parents ko at coach ang panalo ko. Kakayanin ko pong kunin pa ang dalawang gintong natitira sa dalawa kong events," Cambronero said in an interview with Sun.Star Davao at the swimming pool grandstand Thursday.
The breastroke specialist, however, said that beating her best time is more important to her than winning golds, saying, "It's useless to win golds when you don't improve your time."
She sets her eyes on the 200 individual medley and 100m breastroke as of yesterday presstime.
Also winning golds for Davao were Sheanetelle Fox (girls11-12 400m freestyle, 200m freestyle), Rey Jacob Alino (boys 11-12 200m backstroke, 200m butterfly), Cedric Joseph Fox (boys 13-15 100m freestyle), Katrina Nicole Aguelo (girls 13-15 100m freestyle, 200m freestyle), Fritz Jun Rodriguez (boys 12-under 50m breastroke, 200m breastroke), Juan Antonio Mendoza (boys 13-15 50m breastroke), Zoe Marie Hilario (girls 11-12 200m butterfly), Chyll Bea Amparo (girls 13-15 200m butterfly) and Kathryna Sandra Tom (girls 11-12 200m breastroke).
Davao City's boys 15-under 200m medley relay team of Mendoza, Cedric Joseph Fox, Fritz Jun Rodriguez and Aaron Dave Alinsub also snatched a gold ver Iligan and Lamba that finished second and third, respectively.
Cambronero was joined by Pia Alissandra Ballos, Hakura Jade Shimizu and Sheantelle Fox in copping the girls 15-under 200m medley relay gold as fellow Dabawenyas Hilario, Bea Jessica Villanueva, Amparo and Aguelo annexed the girls 15-under 200m freestyle relay.
Iligan was second in the current swimming team standing by collecting four golds, seven silvers and three bronzes followed by 3-3-3 General Santos City in third, 3-1-0 Surigao del Norte fourth, 2-4-6 Davao del Norte fifth and 2-0-0 Misamis Oriental.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on August 30, 2013.