DEFENDING champions Cebu City Niños, Bohol Province and Mandaue City came out as leaders and are in a tight race after Day 3 of the 2016 Central Visayas Athletic Association (Cviraa) in Naga City yesterday.
As of 5 p.m. yesterday, Bohol Province led in the official ranking with 19 gold medals, 22 silvers and 16 bronze medals. Mandaue City is at second place with a 17-16-11 medal haul, while the 23-time champion Niños have 17 gold medals, 11 silvers and 26 bronze medals. Cebu Province is at fourth spot with a 12-8-10 tally and Danao City is fifth place with 7-7-12.
The medal ranking, however, in Naga City does not reflect all the results for Day 3 since the swimming event is yet to be tallied. Swimming is held at the Cebu City Sports Center, where Mandaue City, Cebu City and Talisay City are dominating.
In the unofficial tally—which includes swimming —Cebu City holds the lead with a total of 92 medals, Mandaue City takes second spot with 67 medals, while Bohol Province is at third place with 64 medals.
Talisay City, on the other hand, improved from 16 to 42 medals thanks to its superb performances in the pool. Talisay City walked away with the most gold medals in Day 3 with 12 golds to go along with seven silver and seven bronze medals.
Multi-titled tanker Raven Faith Alcoseba, 13, of Talisay Science High School led the swimming surge of Talisay City with three gold medals in the girls secondary 800m freestyle, 200 IM and 200m backstroke. Alcoseba now has five golds after winning the 400m freestyle and 100m backstroke last Tuesday.
The other gold medalists in swimming are John Philip Kong in the 200m IM elementary boys (2:57.68), Marielle Estreba in the IM elementary girls (2:53.06), Mandaue City in boys secondary 200m freestyle relay (1:52.10) and secondary girls freestyle relay (2:14:15), Joshua Mikhael Tubesa of Mandaue City in the 50m breaststroke elementary boys (40.15), Hazmin Rodrigo of Cebu Province in the 50m breaststroke elementary girls (41.26), Rian Marco Tirol of Tagbilaran City in the 200m breaststroke secondary boys (2:41.04) and 200m IM (2:32.60), Justine Garrido of Cebu City in the 200m girls secondary breast stroke (3:05.44).
Other gold medalists are Joshua Mikhael Tubesa of Mandaue City in the 100m freestyle elementary boys (1:07.24), Fresh Lorraine Seguerra in the 100m freestyle elementary girls (1:15.67), John Matthew Tubesa 100m free secondary boys( 58.43), Karen Mae Indaya 100m free secondary girls (1:06.88).
Sean Christian Monje and Mariel Estreba topped the elementary boys and girls 400m freestyle, Andrew Kim Remolino won the 800m freestyle boys secondary (9:56.44), Mikhael Tubesa in 50m elementary boys (34.54) Jaycee Mariel Amoyo in the 50m girls elementary (37.66), Andrei Louis Valencia in boys elementary 100m butterfly (1:19.31), Marielle Estreba in the 100m girls butterfly (1:19.36), Patrick Louie Birad in the 100m butterfly secondary boys (1:05.06) and Karen Mae Indaya in 100m butterfly secondary girls (1:17.06)
In the elementary boys and girls taekwondo, Rafael Turtoga Jr. of Bohol Province and Freil Ashley Macoy of Cebu Province won in Player 1; Charles Lawrence Labiste of Cebu City and Asha Blanchie Pacia of Toledo City topped Player 2; Ralph Lawrence Cababan of Danao City and Mary Jocelyn Syllanto of Cebu City ruled Player 3; Allen Jayden Gevera of Cebu Province and Mary RJ Max of Cebu City won in Player 4; Manuel Mativo of Cebu Province and Hanni Gin Bayno of Cebu Province won in Player 5; and Mike Nicholas Bascones and Celine Alveona Marcos won in Player 6.
In archery, Maria Ana Isabelle Villamor of Mandaue City won the 40m secondary girls; Sebastino Blanco got two gold medals for Cebu City in 40m and 30m boys; while Mary Joy Belvestre of Mandaue City topped the 30m secondary girls.
The gold medalist for athletics in Day 3 were Cebu Province’s Welstar Batiancila in the secondary boys 400m hurdles (1:00.21), Lynmart Mata in the secondary boys 800m run (2:05.72), Seth Abraham Pilapil of Cebu City in the 200m secondary boys (22.75), Thressa May Anuta in the 400m hurdles elementary girls ( 1:15.56), Catherine Remojo in the 200m elementary girls (28.35), Hazel Wena Roxas of Cebu Province in the 800m elementary girls (2:36.40), Amerson Galo of Cebu Province in javelin throw secondary boys (46.08m) and Cebu City’s John Marvin Rafols in secondary boys triple jump (14.44m), Rick Angelo Sotto in triple jump elementary (11.93), Lord Mikhael Valle in 400m hurdles and Shanelle Demilys Siasoyco in the secondary girls shot put (9.93m), Lady Ann Faciolan of Talisay in discus throw (23.50), Sheena Marie Anaña of Mandaue City in javelin throw (28m), Cebu Province’s Sam Gilbert Rodrigo in the 110m hurdles (16.22) and Welster Batanciala in the 400 meter hurdles (1:00.21)
In basketball secondary girls, Tagbilaran City beat Mandaue City, 36-31; Bohol Province slammed Lapu-Lapu City 34-26; Cebu Province routed Danao City 55-36; Naga City clobbered Talisay City, 41-19; and Cebu City beat Danao, 53-28.
In softball secondary, Bohol won over Cebu Province, 8-5; Lapu-Lapu City clobbered Mandaue City, 10-1, Bogo City blanked Tagbilaran City, 18-0; and Cebu City beat Bohol Province, 10-0.
In badminton, Cebu City took six gold medals; five in the secondary division and one in the elementary division, while Mandaue City bagged three gold medals in the elementary division.