Nerza, Jaro sisters win Milo finals slots-A A +A
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
MEN'S 21-kilometer (21K) back-to-back champion Anthony Nerza and women's 21K first two runners Jaro sisters, Cynthia and Criselyn, along with three others booked all-expense paid trip to the upcoming 37th National Milo Marathon grand finals after pulling off sterling finishes in Sunday's Davao elimination race that ended at Roxas Avenue.
Nerza, a fourth-year BS Physical Education student at Brokenshire College, checked in at one hour, 11 minutes and eight seconds to defend his men's 21K title and to surpass his 1:12:34 record last year.
"Nalipay ko kay mas nipaspas ko karon, na-break nako akong time. Mao ni akong pinakakusog nga oras sa 21K (I'm happy that I'm faster now, breaking my own personal best time. This is the shortest time I made in 21K)," Nerza said in an interview with Sun.Star Davao after crossing the finish line.
Nerza raced past Elmer Bartolo (1:14:43) and Machael Jan Echalico (1:15:44) who placed second and third, respectively. Bartolo and Echalico also advanced to the grand finals as well as women's 21K third placer Emely Avergonzado.
Arnie Macaneras, Juanito Mahinay, Jensen Lloyd Pasaforte, Joselito Dugos, Mario Ecalner, Lloyd Malinao and Jomar Bacalso rounded up the top 10 of men's 21K.
In the distaff side, Cynthia registered 1:30:43 over sister Criselyn's 1:32:49 and Avergonzado's 1:34:49. Trailing behind were Verginia Tumapon, Lyka Leather, Gloria Pastorin, Tiny Buenaventura, Luzvisminda Nuttal, Nareka Rebong and Karen Macapagal.
University of Mindanao (UM) bets Sonny Wagdos and Daisy Canencia stamped their rivals in 10K. Wagdos timed 32 minuts and 58 seconds over Jessmar Lopez (34:08) and Michael Barrosa (34:48) while Canencia (42:04) stormed past Mae Barit (45:51) and Ceceil Jaro (47:47).
Brokenshire's Michael Constantino, meanwhile, lived up to his billing by bagging the men's 5K title with a time of 13:46 while Erwin Cubal (14:25) grabbed the second spot and Richard Oliamot (14:28) came third.
Rosenelyn Depillo of the University of Southeastern Philippines clocked 16:28 to annex the women's 5K crown while Diana Memoracion of Emar College (16:30) and Jollymae Gabaisen (16:55) of Brokenshire wounded up in the next two places.
The boys 12-under 3K title went to Junel Rasay (10:08) who outran Michael Joseph Bisnar (10:15) and Jetlee Lerazan (10:25) while Emmalyn Taypin of Valencia, Bukidnon clinched the girls side by registering 10:47 while Jessica Baldomar was second with 10:59 and Janniel Sabandiha (11:20) third.
Daniel R. Aguinaldo National High School was the biggest school delegation for having a total of 1,149 finishers in 3K and 5K, beating Davao City National High School (1,019) and USEP (803).
UM, for its part, topped the fastest delegation category followed by DCNHS and DRANHS.
The One Network Bank had 24 finishers in 5K and 10K to romp away with the biggest delegation in company category while DCNHS (22) and Davao San-Ei (22) took the next two spots.
Davao San-Ei won the fastest delegation of the company division.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on October 15, 2013.