LINGAYEN, PANGASINAN-Day three of the athletics tourney here at Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center started with the finals in the 400m hurdles, javelin and discus throw. On the afternoon session the showdown will focus on the 100m dash.
In the secondary girls for 400m hurdles, Jealyn Lancita of WVRAA clocked 1:05.6 capturing the first place. Still this is short to break the record of Ma. Rochelle Jabrica of NMRAA who clocked 1:00.5 in 1994. Grace Gabilan (NMRAA) went to silver with a time of 1:06.7 and Josefina Yjay Baloloy of Calabarzon register 1:06.8 settling for the bronze.
In the elementary distaff side, Ezel Divinagracia registered 1:09.0 securing the victory against Roxanne Narciso and Alyssa Nicole Amado of MIMAROPA who clocked 1:10.3 and 1:12.9 respectively.
MIMAROPA’s Raffy Gonzales went victorious in snatching the gold in the 400m secondary boys with a time of 57.0 seconds which is still not able to erase Patrick Ma. Unso’s (NCRAA) Palaro Record of 54.1 in 2010. Next in line to Gonzales were Johnly Ison of WVRAA for silver with a time of 57.9 and Jaime Immanuel Mejia of NCRAA capturing the bronze with a clock of 58.0.
Elementary boys 400m hurdles was won by ARMM’s Zulkhaer A. Salilana who garnered a 1.01.4 time jousting settling for silver is CVRAA’s Mark Urbina who finished at 1:03.3 and NCRAA’s Rick Martin Liliam getting the bronze with a time of 1:04.3
Javelin in the elementary girls was won by Efrelyn Denocer of NMRAA with a throw of 35.18m which is not enough to abandon the 40.63m Palaro Record by Gia Bucag of CVRAA. Settling for silver and bronze were Hyleen Felino of CARAA (35.11m) and Diane Grace Zayco of WVRAA (33.88). Meanwhile, Reagan Contic of CARAA throw 40.01m to secure the first place in the discus throw in secondary boys. He was followed by Richee Joy Cabanyog (WVRAA) with a distance of 38.30m and Aries Camporedondo from CRAA securing the bronze with a measure of 36.69m.
Capping the morning session coverage was the Long Jump Elementary Girls with WVRAA’s Ailyn Tumbali adding another gold for her region with a leap of 4.53m. Jessica Onate of CAVRAA settled for Silver with a distance of 4.48m and Gianeli Gatinga of NCRAA slipping for bronze who register a 4.45m jump. Still Tumbali’s effort was not enough to scrape the mark of Alyssa Marie Andrade of WVRAA who still holding the Palaro Record of 5.07m established in 2010. (Airnel T. Abarra; as of 16:26 9-May-2012)