Sports: Victorias, Bago Share 3 Gold Each in Panaad Athletics
Victorias City in the north and Bago City in the south of the province capital shared three gold medals each in the second day of the three-day athletic competitions in the 19th Panaad sa Negros Festival held at the Panaad Park and Sports Stadium oval in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City yesterday.
Victorias’ Angie Sumaria won the Under-17 girls’ 800 meters over Escalante City’s Jay Mae Lorega (2:45.36) and Bacolod City A’s Cristy Aguilar (2:53.48) on Tuesday added two more gold medals yesterday. Victorias’ other winners yesterday were Jerk Tabanao in the Under-13 boys’ 110 meter hurdles clocking 22.95 seconds; and Rica Mae De La Cruz ruled the Under-17 200 meters in 28.17 seconds beating sister Jerry Mae De La Cruz (28.76) for second placed and Bacolod A Mary Ann Aguilar settled for third place in 30.10 seconds.
On Tuesday, Bago’s Jason Ramos ruled the Under-17 boys’ discus throw in 28.34 meters for the gold Tuesday beating Calatrava’s Leonilo Salumag (28.25 meters) for the silver and La Carlota City’s Romeo Tongcua (26.24 meters) for bronze medal.
Yesterday, Bago added two other gold medals courtesy of Carlos Gabriel Castro who won the Under-13 boys’ 200 meters in 30.44 seconds, ahead of Escalante City Rey Mahilum who clocked 30.93 seconds, while Jerk Tabanao of Victorias City settled for third place in 30.96 seconds. The other winner was Jeffer Sitiota won the Under-17 boys 200 meters clocking 24.51 seconds. Victorias Christian Martines placed second (24.87) and Bacolod A Joshua Saylo clocked 24.93 seconds to placed third.
Murcia added another gold medal yesterday when Angelica Magbanua ruled the Under-13 girls 200 meters in 31.15 seconds ahead of Cadiz city Geraldine Hulleza (31.95) and Escalante Nove Mae Villamero (32.17). On Tuesday, Murcia’s John Lloyd Sustento dominated the Under- 13 boys’ 800 meters clocking 2:40.52 ahead of teammate John Rey Limco ( 2:41.63) and Bago’s Carlos Gabriel Castro (2:49.87).
On the first day of competitions, two Local Government Units (LGUs) in the first District of Negros Occidental dominate the first athletic competition with both two gold medals each.
Escalante that ruled both the Under-129 and open categories 27-KM Mambukal Relay on opening day Monday added two more gold medals Tuesday in the Under-17 girls’ discus throw and Under-17 boys’ 800 meters.
Escalante’s Cedie Cabungcag claim the first gold after throwing the iron plate to a 25.65 meters distance over Bacolod A’s Carla Riva who had 25.59 meters for silver and Revy Lambaste of Bago (23.13 meters) for bronze medal.
Cabungcag teammate’s Jonie Mayongue also won the Under-17 boys’ 800 meters clocking 2 minutes, 10.43 seconds ahead of Bago’s Fernando Montalbo (2:11.39) and Marvin Santillan of Bacolod A (2:12.75).
Calatrava also had two gold medals with John Boy Purisima ruling the Under-13 Boys’ discus throw in 23.74 meters beating Victorias’ Elvin Suarez (22.20 meters) and Murcia’s Johnedel Craste (14.39 meters). Another athlete, Apple Mae Adlawan won the Under-13 girls’ discus throw in 24.81 meters over teammate Deanne Yanion (24.22 meters) and Murcia’s Yvielista Ana (20.76 meters).
Geraldine Hulleza of Cadiz won the Under-13 girls’ 800 meters with a time of 2:39.32 against Bago City’s Jelca Villarte (2:50.09) and Wilmay Jane Valencia of Bacolod A (2:52.00).
Athletic events will have its final event today after the 3K and 5K road race will finish at the oval starting at 6am.*