Koronadal City won the over-all championship title in swimming after garnering a combined team score of 567 points for its elementary and secondary girls and boys divisions on this year’s Cotabato Regional Athletic Association (CRAA) Meet at the Olympic-sized swimming pool of the South Cotabato Sports Complex.
Photo courtesy of Sir Ronnie Payopelin

Koronadal City won 21 gold medals out of the 60-events to wrap up this year’s swimming competition.

It maintained its last year’s champion title for Elementary Boys for garnering 9 gold medals this year. Among its gold medalist who qualify to represent the region on the upcoming Palarong Pambansa on May 8-14 at Dapitan City were June Ian Roger Bamboa and Earl John Tablizo (3 gold medals each); Keith Glenjoy Tuya (2 gold medals); and Mario Madero II ( 1 gold medal).

Silver medalists who contributed to the team standing were Symon Lanz Ilustre and Kevin Troy Dagum won 2 silver medals each.

Koronadal City snatched this year’s championship from General Santos City in the Secondary girls for winning 7 gold medals courtesy of Tiara Beboney Tudio, hurling four gold in a row for her 200m fly, 100m and 200m breaststroke; and 200 m Medley Relay; and Ellainecatte Yap who won 3 gold medals for 100m backstroke, 100m freestyle and 200m backstroke. Other contributors to the win were Vina Rose Madero winning four silver medals and Jeammie Kate Lao with two more silver medals.

Other Gold medalists in Secondary Boys were Madero Marc Joven, Bonifacio Pagunsan II, Ruliben Deligero and Arvin Clyne Pormilos.

South Cotabato surprisingly came in second in the over-all swimming competition with 446 points after they won the over-all championship tilt in the Girls Elementary division.

They won five gold and 8 silver medals.

Among its gold medalists were Frances Izzabelle Octaviano for winning two gold for her 50m and 100m breaststroke; Sweet Deldrie Apas for her 100m freestyle and three silver medals for 50m and 100m backstroke’and 50m freestyle; Mariel Angela Sorolla for 100m fly (gold);and 200m and 400m freestyle (Silver); Janan Joyce Alperto and Kate Joanne Robles also won silver medal for 50m and 100m breaststroke.

General Santos City garnered 319 point to land on the third place despite winning the championship in the Secondary Boys with eight gold medals. Omar Philip Dacera and Frits Delle Anos contributed four gold medals each.

Cotabato Province landed fourth place with 162 points and Sarangani province with 73 points. (PIO South Cotabato)


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