BAGUIO CITY – Jason Jabol of Dasmariñas City, Cavite and Antonette Jay Aguillon of Bacolod City, Negros Occidental became the fastest runners in the on-going 2018 “Batang Pinoy” meet after they ruled the 100-meter run event of the Boys and Girls secondary division, respectively, on Monday.
Jabol, who had an impeccable start dashed home at 11.59 seconds for the gold. He defeated Claveland Joel Mallari of Makati City, who clocked 11.84 seconds to settle for the silver. Albort Joses Villaces of Zamboanga City posted 11.96 for the bronze medal.
The Bacolod lass, Aguillon, who struggled from a slow start but went strong in the halfway mark finished at 13.20 seconds to capture the gold. She beat Dianna Rysiamie Hurano of Bohol (13.22 seconds) for the silver while Shane Avryl of Leyte took the bronze (13.32 seconds).
Mary Grace Joson, 15, Grade 9 student of Camarines Sur Sports Academy, actually, became the first gold medallist in the track and field competition when she ruled the secondary girls discus throw event with a distance of 26.87 meters, which was posted on her second attempt.
“I dedicate this win to my mother. She is very supportive of me since I became an athlete,” said Joson, a four-time Palarong Pambansa campaigner who dreams of becoming a firewoman someday.
The amiable Joson beat Janine Ledina of Zambales, who took the silver, while Althea Guadalupe of General Santos bagged the bronze.
Leyte Province captured two golds to mark the first day of track field competition.
Leyte’s gold medallists were Ranelo Gili, who stamped his class to rule the 400-meter run of the boys secondary; and Christian Zamora, who topped the secondary boys discuss throw event.
Gili outclassed Clyde Wendell Monteflor of host Baguio City, who settled for the silver, while Claveland Joel Mallari settled for the bronze.
Zamora defeated Jerome Acejo of Maasim City, bagging the silver medal while Christian Ote of Aklan got the bronze.
Laguna’s middle distance specialist, Sharlaine Saguid, breezed home for the gold in the secondary girls 400-meter run, Alexandrarose Tabian of Tarlac for the silver while Mel Joy settled for the bronze.
Before dusk, Peterson Laparan of Misamis Occidental and Ara Rahbea Delotavo of Bacolod City ruled their favorite events. Laparan clocked 15.97 seconds to bag gold in the secondary boys 110 meter hurdles while Delotavo registered 17 seconds to grab the gold in the secondary girls 100 meter hurdles.
Laparan defeated Allen Roy Mationg of Laguna, who took the silver, while Joshua Malanum settled for the bronze.
Delotavo beat Krytelle Mereyson of Cebu City for the silver while Trisha Mel of South Cotabato got the bronze. PRIMO AGATEP, PNA