Sports: WV Wins Relay Events in 2012 PRISAA Athletics
CEBU CITY - Western Visayas is catching up by winning two relay event gold medals late in the afternoon yesterday but still stalled at third overall behind defending champion Central Visayas and CALABARZON in athletics event in the ongoing 2012 Private Schools Athletic Association (PRISAA) National Games held at Cebu City Sports Complex, formerly Abellana Stadium.
The WV relay teams in both men’s and women’s division won the 4 X 100 relay to add to three gold medals already won in the first day of action, and two bronze medals in yesterday’s events.
Defending champion CV also collected two gold medals yesterday and two silvers without a bronze to add to their first day wins of four gold medals last Monday to led the medal tally after two days.
Southern Mindanao (Region 11) also have two gold, two silver, and a bronze medals yesterday as they also collected four gold medals Monday.
CV Mary Joy Tabal (19:04.4) beat Cordillera Administrative Region Jessa Mangsat (14:12.9) for the gold in women’s 5,000 meters as WV Jerlyn Bornales settled for bronze (19:25.5) medal.
Former Palarong Pambansa standout for CV Irin Baluran dominated the women’s long jump in 5.19 meters beating Southern Mindanao Michelle Padian (5.02) and teammate Chen May Dagcuta (4.97) to settled for bronze.
In the absnece of national record holder Miaka De Oro of University of St. la Salle, Southern Mindanao April Rose Guiang asserted herself in the women’s discus throw in 32.49 meters against CAR John Zel Udaundo (29.29 meters) and Wv Christine Capaspas heave the iron plate to 28.26 meters to settled for bronze medal in the event.
Southern Mindanao Adrian Linao made it a double victory for the region in the discus by dominating the men’s side in 35.77 meters. Region 12’s kent Defensor Nepomucveno setteld for silver in 33.31 meters and CALABARZON Jerome Oclaret wotook the bronze medal in 33.13 meters.
CAR’s Cesar Castañeto ruled the men’s 5,00 meters in 15:25.9 seconds against two Southern Mindanao runners Anthony Nerza (15:30.5) and Sonny Wagdos (15:38.4).
Today’s athletic events have eleven gold medals at stake in the women’s 3,000 meters, men’s and women’s 400 hurdles, men’s and women’s triple jump, men’s and women’s 4 X 400 relay, men’s and women’s Javelin throw, men’s and women’s 800 meters and men’s 3,000 steeplechase & 10,000 walk.
In overall standing after day two of actions: CV placed first with 30 gold, 8 silver, and 16 bronze medals winning in swimming with 6 gold, 5 silver, and 3 bronze medals; CALABARZON came second with 15 gold, 14 silver, and 16 bronze medals with 5 gold, 5 silver, and 5 bronze medals in swimming; and WV was third overall with 11 gold, 11 silver, and 12 bronze medals including 2 gold, 3 silver, and 2 bronze medals in swimming.
Surprisingly, Region 5 (Bicol Region) placed fourth with 6-3-6 medal hauls then Southern Mindanao with 5-19-15 hauls followed by Ilocos Region with 1-5-6 while CAR with 1-6-1 medal hauls.*