SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA–Reah Bacani of Cagayan Valley, Datunot Magaluyan of SOCCSKSARGEN, Bianca Jane Combate of Eastern Visayas and Veruel Verdadero of CALABARZON on Wednesday became the fastest runners when they captured their respective 100-meter run events in the ongoing Palarong Pambansa at the Binirayan Sports Complex here.
Bacani, clocked 13.16 seconds and Magaluyan posted 12.24 seconds to rule the girls’ and boys’ century dash,while Combate registered 12.38 seconds and Verdadero submitted 10.96 in the girls’ and boys’ secondary 100 meter run.
Other top winners in the 100 meter run: elementary girls-Aubrey Mae Mercado of Negros Island Peninsula who bagged the silver at 13.56 seconds and Hazel Malco of Western Visayas who settled for bronze (13.57 seconds); elementary boys – Zyron Pallec took the silver (12.38 seconds) and Mark Paul Bartolome settled for the bronze, who are both from Western Visayas.
While in the secondary (100-meter run) girls – Eliza Cuyom of CALABARZON won the silver (12.50 seconds) and Samantha Gem Limos of Central Visayas took the bronze (12.55 seconds); boys –John Carlo Yuson of Cagayan Valley salvage a silver (11.14) while the bronze went to Kennard Reyne Alarba of Western Visayas (11.19 seconds). National Capital Region (NCR) tankers proved their superiority anew in the pool, winning seven golds out of 16 at stake that highlighted by five record-breaking performances.
The gold medals were hauled in secondary boys’ girls’ and 200-meter breastroke, both a new meet records; secondary boys’ and girls’ individual medley; boys’ and girls’ 100 meter freestyle and secondary boys’ and girls’ 400 meter medley.
NCR’s gold medalists and record breakers (pool) include Sacho Mau Ilustre, who captured his fourth gold in a record-breaking feats in 100 meter freestyle and 400 meter medley (secondary boys); Bela Lo Magtibay who set a new mark in the 200 meter secondary girls (2:47.48) eclipsing the 19-year mark of 2:48.00 set by Jenny Guerrero.
NCR also ruled the secondary boys’ and girls 400 meter medley, in record breaking performances.
The quartet of Ilustre, Drew Magbag, Andrei Pagnongo and Jerald Jacinto captured the boys’ 400 meter medley in record breaking time (4:01.16) beating SOCCSKSARGEN tankers who took the silver (4:12.14) and CALABARZON for bronze (4:16.98).
Big City’s secondary girls 400 meter medley team composed of Samantha Coronel, Bella Louse Magtibay, Camille Buico and Zoe Hilario took the gold, again, in record –breaking time (4:35.09) beating CALABARZON who settled for silver (4:43.97) while Western Visayas silver (4:51.66). Host Western Visayas topped the elementary boys’ and girls’ 200 meter Individual medley, clocking 2:27.18 and 2:36.97, respectrively.