Castaneto, Martes tops Panagbenga Run

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

CESAR Castaneto Jr. and marathon queen Cristabel Martes trail blazed across the finish line to top other competitors in the half-marathon event of the 1st Panagbenga Run 2014 held at the Baguio Athletic Bowl February 16.

University of the Cordilleras' Castaneto topped the men's side with a time of 1:21:02 while Martes conquered the distaff after clocking 1:34:11.

Joseph Somera checked in second with 1:26:38 followed by Robert Arellano clocking 1:30:05 to take the third place honors in the men’s 21K, while Led Orpilla and Rowena Biala rushed in for the second and third with 2:02:24 and 2:05:25 respectively.


Erwin Genarelao was the fastest in the men’s 10K category after clocking 36:53, with Arnold Galap (36:58) coming in a close second while Elizier Pedro (39:18) finished for the third spot.

Jenalyn Kimbatoy lorded in the women’s 10K with 52:46, with Juliet Gayao (1:00:15) and Karla Focno (1:06:51) crossing the second line second and third respectively.

BCNHS’s Reymark Quezada (19:47) topped the men’s 5-kilometer event, while Aldrin Seno (19:58) and ultramarathoner Marcelo Bautista (22:13) finished to take the second and third.

In the distaff, Divina Kitongan (22:53), Jolina Jose (24:36), and Cherry Doronilla (26:06) took the top three for the 5K event.

Meanwhile, Ralph Naoy (13:58), Jannsen Tablang (14:23), and Julius Catalan (14:45) ruled in the male 3-kilometer race, with Crislyn Cudli (15:26), Jenica Favila (15:27), and Jonalyn Sagmayao (15:31) taking the top spots for the female.

The 1st Panagbenga Run 2014 is one of the lined-up highlight events in celebration of this year’s Flower Festival celebration, backed by the Baguio Flower Festival Foundation Inc., the city government of Baguio, Philippine Military Academy, and SM City Baguio.

Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on February 19, 2014.


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