BTTHS Thunderbolts Dominate NOPSSCEA Track & Field
Bacolod Tay Tung High School (BTTHS) Thunderbolts dominated the elementary and secondary divisions of the Negros Occidental Private School Sports, Cultural and Educational Association (NOPSSCEA) Season 35 track and field competition at the Panaad Park and Stadium in Mansilingan, Bacolod City recently.
BTTHS athletics team in jubilation after dominating the recently-held NOPSSCEA.*
The Thunderbolts garnered a total of 11 golds, 9 silvers and 6 bronzes in the elementary category while, got 20-13-10 gold-silver-bronze haul in the secondary level.
BTTHS medalists in the elementary boys was led by eventual ‘MVPs’ who garnered 3 gold medals apiece, namely: Christian James Juguan (1,500 m triple jump and long jump), Recarte Florenz Montaner (shotput, discus throw and javeline throw) and Andrie Paguntalan (200 m, 4x100m relay and 4x400m relay).
Joining BTTHS medalists are Reymar Elgario and Andrielle Binguan with 2 golds and 1 silver medal each, as Jules Wong added 2 more golds and a bronze medal while Paul Sarminto delivered another gold, silver, and bronze medal.
Finished first runner-up in the division is University of St. La Salle-Integrated School (USLS-IS) with 3 golds, 2 silvers and a bronze; as Jack and Jill School-Homesite (JJS-H) with 1-3-6 gold-silver-bronze and St. Scholastica’s Academy (SSA), 1-3-1 gold-silver-bronze settled for second and third runners-up.
Meanwhile, the young Thunderbolts also had a good run in the girls elementary with a gold, 6 silvers and 3 bronze medals.
Ann Canino won Tay Tung’s lone gold in the high jump and added 3 silvers in long jump, 4x100m and 4x400m events. Other silver medalists are Ambrer Lily Biong (800m, 4x100m and 4x400m), Katherine Cortez (4x100m and 4x400m), Andrea Nicole Malate (1500m) and Kryxie Mayag (shotput), as Jihan Cortez has a silver medal in 4x400m and a bronze in 1,500m.
For the secondary boys, ‘MVP’ Godwin Tulio won 5 gold medals in the 110 m hurdle, 400m hurdle, long jump, 4x100m and 4x400 to lead Tay Tung’s medalists as Kenjie Okudaira won 3 gold medals in the triple jump, 4x100m and 4x400m together with a pair of silver medals in the 100m and 200m; while Ralph Acuna delivered 2 gold medals in the 4x100m and 4x400m while settled for silver in the 400 m and bronze in the 200.
Jaden Rivera also finished with a pair of gold medals in the 800m and 4x400m including a bronze in the 1500m; Kurt Formation added another gold medal in the 5000m alongside silver medals in the 1500m and 3000m staple chase; Arthur Muyco has a gold in discus throw and silver medal in the shotput event; Jev Ternal has one gold in high jump and 4x100m; Wilbert Garganera – silver javeline throw and 2000m walk; and bronze medalists Joshua Santander (5000m) and Kier Sipat in the javeline throw.
Meanwhile, eventual ‘MVP’ May Gula snatched 5 golds in the 400m, 800m, 1500m, 4x100m and 4x400m events to led Tay Tung in the secondary girls as Erica Kee added 4 more gold medals in the 200m, long jump, 4x100 and 4x400m; Antonette Aguillon added 3 more gold medals in the triple jump, 4x100m and 4x400m including a pair of bronze medals in the 100m and long jump; while Audrey Su also has 2 golds in the 4x100m and 4x400m and pair of silvers in the 400m and 400m hurdle.
Annisa Rivera also won the gold medal in the 3000m as Francis Aldaba added another gold medal in the 100m hurdle, silver in the high jump and bronze in the 400m hurdle events; and Rica Montaner won the gold medal in shotput. Meanwhile, added silver medals to Tay Tung are Stephanie Malate (triple jump) and Nohlin Jundana (javeline).
On the other hand, tertiary level results include: men – champion is University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos (9-10-5) followed by University of St. La Salle (9-9-9), John B. Lacson Colleges Foundation (2-1-3) and Southland College with a bronze medal; and women – La Salle captured the title with 13 gold medals, 11 silvers and 6 bronzes followed by UNOR with 6-4-3 and Lacsonins with a bronze medal.
Tournament manager is Yolly Vingno.*