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Saturday, February 15, 2014

HOST City Cebu posted 107 gold medals to become the virtual overall champion in the Private Schools Athletic Association (Prisaa) Regional Meet, which opened yesterday at the University of San Carlos-Main Gym.

Cebu tankers swept all the gold medals in swimming, table tennis, lawn tennis, beach volleyball women, indoor men and women's volleyball, boxing, dancesport. They also earned gold medals in athletics, taekwando and badminton,

In table tennis, Prisaa 7 will be represented by Cebu City in the national finals, behind the University of Cebu (UC)’s Val Stephen Jaca, Dannel Jay Tormis, Lemuel Agbon, Fausto Zeus Comaingking and Jamil Ano-os in the men’s division and Elonna Dane Tormis, Jerny Kaye Pepito, Krishna Mae Galenzoga, Janelet Saromines in the women’s side.


In athletics, Prince Joey Lee topped the men’s 10K run in 34:25:64 followed by Daryl Manos of Prisaa Cebu in 35:06:18 and Jivea Pojas of Bohol with 36:09:68.

Cebu’s Kenn Montellano also took the title in the men’s shotput after throwing 11.09 meters, while Cebu's Bera Rose Saragena won with a throw of 8.71m.

The other gold medal winners were Roy Villahermosa in 110m men’s hurdles; Khenly Parcon in the 200-meter run; Cebu's Muyene Kimberly Alforque in the women’s longjump; Joemar Abello in the men’s longjump; Rizza Baunsin in the women’s 800m run; John Cliff Debulosan in the men’s 800m; Jelena Mae Dagatan in the women’s discus throw; and Jason Giganto in the men’s discus throw.

In taekwondo, winning the gold in the women’s division were Lyza Mae Sabellano (finweight); Charisse Labiste (flyweight); Ciara Ramirez (featherweight); Janice Crezil Ybarra (lightweight); Marvie Jane Rosal (welterweight); Goldyn Cabo (middleweight); and Shayne Kaven Go (heavyweight).

Winning the gold medals in the men’s seniors division were John Paul Tomarse (finweight); Lord Jay Guia (flyweight); Hermes Lawrence (featherweight); John Loi Gara (lightweight); Mark Anthony Amado welterweight); Jefferson Louie Callino (middleweight); and Abdani Capal (heavyweight).

Gold haul

In swimming, the Cebu tankers swept all the gold medals led by Cebu’s top tanker Loren Dale Echavez, who won five gold medals in all her events— 800m, 400m, 200m, 100m and and 50m freestyle.

This will be Echavez’s last stint in the Prisaa as she will be graduating. She hopes she will be able to led the team in retaining their dominance in the national finals.

The other swimmers qualifiying to the national finals are Lister Ray Tungala, Myles Loannis Chi, Keith Ashley Ocampo, John Beltran, Cynthjune Goden, Edgar Allan Jarina, Jebb Lynus Cane, Jeffry Sedillo, Andre Pocheco, Jay Clifford Fernandez, Bohol prisaa's Paul Jumamil, Leo Delusa in the men’s side and Beth May Arellano, Romylin Nina Ignacio, Ara Denise Echavez, Trina Caneda, Rozelle Marie Diaz, Bianca Borinaga, Samantha Cortes, Clanyl Gonzales, Binca Marie Diaz, Kysra Maphet Candia and Precious Gim Lopena in the women’s division.

In tennis, the Cebu men's and women’s team also lorded it over Bohol, 3-0.

In volleyball, the men’s and women’s titles also went to Cebu.

In football, Cebu blanked Bohol, 8-0. Agapito Baclaan Jr. and Rico de Guzman led Cebu after scoring a hattricks. Ben Lorenzo Magbanua, Anthony Brian Tabuelos, Marjun Capol, and Lester Agravante added one goals apiece.

In basketball, Cebu, composed of players from University of the Visayas also beat Bohol, 90-56 in the first game and 106-76 in the second game to claim the title.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on February 16, 2014.


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