Apayao steals limelight, lands 3rd in Caraa-A A +A
Monday, March 4, 2013
LUNA, Apayao -- While Baguio City continued its dominance in the annual Caraa meet, Apayao emerged as the biggest leaper as the athlete’s performances catapulted the province to number three in the overall standings.
As usual, The Big City amassed a total of 872 points to win the overall crown since hosting the regional meet in 2008 in both elementary and high school divisions, even as it saw the province of Apayao emerging as a serious title contender.
The elementary, in topping the competition, took home the top honors in arnis boys and girls, athletics girls, badminton girls, chess boys and girls, men’s artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, softball, swimming boys and girls, tae kwon do boys and girls, volleyball girls.
It will be the first time the city won the elementary softball crown despite the lack of playing and practice venue, even with the presence of the Athletic Bowl, which is more often used as parking or landscape areas during special occasions.
Baguio also reclaimed the archery boys and girls crown as it towed the city to the top of the secondary divisions, including their championships in archery boys and girls, arnis boys and girls, athletics boys and girls, badminton boys and girls, boxing, chess boys, football, men’s artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, women’s artistic gymnastics, swimming boys and girls, tae kwon do boys and girls, tennis boys and girls.
Benguet nearly escaped Apayao for the number two spot with 434.60 points after winning football, women’s artistic gymnastics, sipa takraw, and tennis boys (tied with Mt. Province) in the elementary division while the secondary squad took the chess girls, softball, volleyball boys crown.
Apayao was in close third with 419 points, bringing home the championships in the elementary athletics boys, badminton girls, table tennis boys and girls, volleyball boys while the secondary team topped basketball and volleyball girls, respectively.
Abra also made a huge improvement in the overall standings as it leaped to number four with key victories in elementary basketball, secondary basketball boys, table tennis girls (tied with Baguio) and a second place finish in swimming boys and girls.
Perennial third placer Mt. Province slid to number five after winning the baseball crown in the elementary level while Kalinga was sixth despite winning the baseball and softball in the secondary divisions while Ifugao was dead last in the competition.
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on March 05, 2013.