Thursday, July 18, 2019

Sorongon tops UV run

ONE of Cebu’s top long distance runners Ruffa Sorongon asserted her dominance in the University of the Visayas (UV) Centennial Run, winning the women’s 10-kilometer title at the school’s main campus along Colon St. on Saturday, Jan. 12.

Sorongon, a native of Sultan Kudarat, completed the race course in 44 minutes and 16 seconds to beat Jeneicel Saballa (47:06) and Princess Jive Borneo (53:41.)

The Kenyan runners, meanwhile, showed their force in the 10K race with a 1-2 finish by Elliud Kiring and Eric Chipsiror with times of 33:14 and 33:36, respectively. Azlan Pagay settled for third place in 39:22.

In the 5K race, Ariel Saballa topped the men’s race in 17:26, edging out Florendo Lapiz (17:29) and Ruel Algufera (17:31.)

Melody Perez ruled the women’s race in 21:36, posting a three-minute margin over runners-up Jeneda Arquino and Azalea de Jesus. RSC


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