Corpus Christi in sweeping finish anew

CORPUS Christi School rallied from behind in both the medal counting for elementary and secondary levels to rule anew the 21st Milo Little Olympics Mindanao Leg, which formally ended the awarding ceremony at Limketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro City, last Saturday, September 23.

The Little Knights overcame a tight race in the overall tally as they overtook Maramag Elementary School in the final and official medal count by only a 3.5-point difference, amassing 88.5 points to Maramag’s 85 for the elementary title.

“Sa partial counting, naglabaw ang Maramag og usa apan naapsan sa Corpus,” said Russel Galgao, Mindanao Leg’s official tabulator.

The Little Knights got a combined 21.5 points from gymnastics, swimming and taekwondo events to overhaul Maramag’s narrow lead.

Earlier, Corpus Christi’s badminton girls, football team and table tennis boys delivered 15 points each, followed by 10 from chess boys and another 7, 3 and 2 points, respectively, from badminton boys, chess girls and table tennis girls.

The Maramag bets pulled big in athletics with 40, while its lawn tennis girls and volleyball girls took 15 points each.

Maramag also earned 10 and 5 points each from basketball and volleyball boys.

Bulua Central School came in third place with 67.5 points, while Malaybalay City Central School and Santo Nino CES-Davao landed at fourth and fifth places with 58 and 50 points, respectively.

Igpit Elementary School and City Central School tied at sixth and seventh spots with 47 points apiece.

Koronadal Southern Elementary School occupied eighth with 42 points, while South City Central School and Abbas Orchard of Davao shared ninth and tenth places with 40 each.

The Corpus Christi Knights, on the other hand, finished strong in late counting with an aggregate of 173.5 points in ruling the secondary division.

Misamis Oriental General Comprehensive High School (MOGCHS) was leading by nine points in the first day of the medal counting, but the Knights took a commanding turn in the second day.

MOGCHS secured the second place, while Iligan City National High School settled for third with 92.3 points.

Rounding up the top-10 circle are La Salle Academy Iligan (45), Agusan National High School-Butuan (43), Xavier University High School (42.6), Lanao del Norte National Comprehensive High School (40), Looc National High School (38), Infant School of Jesus-Bukidnon (35) and Bukidnon National High School (34.7).

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