Team Cordillera finished third and not fourth, A rectified official result provided by the Private School Athletic Association. The University of Baguio and the Kings College of the Philippines led Team Cordillera to a third place finish in the PRISAA in Zamboanga City over the weekend won by
Western Visayas. Team Cordillera earned 47 gold medals and not 43 as earlier reported to nip Region XII or Socksargen which finished with 46 mints.

This is on top of the 29 silver and 34 bronze medals for a 110 total medals and not 106 in the 15 region meet. Region 6 athletes meanwhile topped the event with a 96-36-45 medal haul to top with 177 total medals after ruling both the youth and senior division. Region 7 or Central Visayas amassed the most medals of 195 but finished second on a 79-57-  59 G-S-B haul. UB practically
almost single handedly made the Cordillera proud as it tallied 31-22- 27 haul to lead the mountain athletes to the respectable finish with the University of the Cordilleras missing the event with its athletic director instead choosing the Palarong Pambansa cluster elimination in Laoag, Ilocos Sur
where he was head of volleyball officiating.

KCP provided the extra effort as it chipped in 12-4-7 in the region’s effort, while Baguio Central University added three silver medals. KCP’s efforts in weighlifting provided the golds that helped propel Cordillera to third, in surprisingly the hometown of Olympics gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz.
The Cordillerans could have had a podium finish in youth girls beach volley when it lost Grade 11
Hilary Balaki of KCP who injured her toes during the second set of their semifinals match against Region X. CAR was looking at 10- 13 when Balaki said that she cannot continue playing due to pain from her toes which she injured when she tripped on the fishnets the host placed at the 8 x 16 court.

The youth girls team is also composed of KCP Grade 11 Lyka Mae Dolteo and Harriet Duday grade 11 BCU. Region XII or Socksargen came in fourth overall with a 46-61-63 haul. Region IV-B or CaLaBaRzon ended fifth with 129 total medals on 35-51-43. With a 29-9-8 haul, Region IX or Western Mindanao came in sixth. The PRISAA 2024 will be hosted by Bicol.

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