FORMER Bacolod City Legal Officer Rayfrando Diaz II clocked one hour and 53:40 minutes last Sunday to qualify for the 39th National Milo Marathon 42K category on December 6 in Angeles City, Pampanga.
Finishing in the Top 10 were Southeast Asian Games veteran Rene Herrera followed by Maclin Sadia, Jason Agravante, Rowell Hulleza, Paul James Zapico, Joel Aicon, Jun Montalbo, Alvin Villanueva, Denmark Sadia and Neo Anthony Saison.
Top 10 for the 3K boys include Load Laloy, Johnard Benito, Jide Valles, Joshua Flores, Joey Conopio, Jaypee Benito), Romel Constancio, Marco Sayon, Gail Juan Gargarita, and Lorence Systento.
For the girls’ 3K category, winners were Mea Tubongbanua, Aubrey Mae Mercado, Jenny Moises, Josiemers Maguad, Cherell Villasor, Jonalyn Launio, Kylie Marie Matarong, Shenna Mae Europa, Ma. Victoria Magbanua, and Ayeza Grace Arreglado.
The 5K division (13-17 years old) top runners were Ken Lorenz Cabalhin, Jonie Mayongue, Rommel Hulleza, Reymark Salazar, Greg Lorega, Bobby Benito, Jhomarie Dioko, Johnloyd Sustento, Eugene Benito, and Mark John Ordanel.
Leading the girls 5K were Marialyn Pantaliano, Jeraldine Hulleza, Stephanie Soledad, Ann Tubal, Mary Grace Lallen, Jelca Villarte, Bianca Vaflor, Girlie Esquilla, Lyann Dilema, and Thalia Mae Sernadilla.
This year’s winners will be sent to the classic, most prestigious marathon in the world – the Boston Marathon.
Milo Marathon top winners for the last two years were sent to international competitions – Paris Marathon in 2013 and LA Marathon last year. (HGD)