MAYNARD Pecson of Go for Gold Baguio took the overall plum in the recent Go for Gold Sprint held in Subic recently.

The 24–year–old Pecson finished the course with a time of one hour and 10 minutes swimmming 750 meters, biking 20 kilometers (km), and running an uphill five km.

Pecson was joined by fellow teammates Grade 9 Baguio City National High School student Daniel Nazarro who topped the 15-19 male age category while Angelo Quitlong, a grade 10 athletics scholar of the BCNHS special program for sports landed 3rd place in the same category.

Cyclist George Alcido earned the third spot in the 20-24 age category.

This will be Alcido’s first try in an open water triathlon race.

On the distaff side, Erica Bulatao bagged first place in the 15-19 female age category.

The Sunrise Sprint is the shorter distance race of the Black Arrow 5i50 event.

The Black Arrow 5i50 follows the standard or Olympic distance triathlon event.

Eliz Vin Quintela joined the BAE 5i50 race and finished 1st place in the 15-19 male category. He finished the race in two hours and 23 minutes.

The grassroots youth athletes of Baguio Benguet Triathlon are coached and handled by spouses Jet and Lou Ramos aiming to help the youth mold their future thru the sport of triathlon. (PR)