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Cebu City increases total gold haul to 47

Niños bag 19 more swim golds

/ 07:37 AM December 01, 2011

Tagbilaran City, Bohol—The swimming team gave the Cebu City Niños a sizeable lead as they dominated the competition by adding another 19 gold medals to the 19 they accumulated on the first day of competition yesterday in the ongoing Central Visayas Regional Athletics Association (CVIRAA) meet here.

The Cebu City swimming team made a splash in the Carlos P. Garcia Sports Complex and bagged a total of 38 gold medals at the end of swimming competition yesterday. Cebu City now has a total of 47 gold medals.


The Niños’ elementary boys and girls teams and the secondary boys squad ruled their respective divisions but lost out the secondary girls title to second overall finisher Dumaguete City.

Lyh Ann Navarro led the elementary girls gold medal haul with four via the 50-meter and 100m butterfly and the 50m and 100m freestyle.


Karen Mae Indaya continued her winning ways with two more gilts via the 400m freestyle and the 100m backstroke.

Leanne Mancira and Annita Monterola added one each via the 50m butterfly and 100m breaststroke, respectively.

All four girls also combined their speed to clinch the 4×50 freestyle relay gold.

Their boys counterparts accounted for two gilts via Brian Minerva’s 100m backstroke and the 4×50 freestyle relay. The team was manned by Mathhew Anjelou Caneda, Anthony Navarro II, Christante Veloso and Minerva.

The secondary boys contributed five of the gold medals. Cynthjune Goden compensated for his disqualification the other day with a first place finish in the 200m breaststroke. The other gilts came from Keith Ocampo via the 800m freestyle and Anthony Linn Navarro in the 100m backstroke.

The remaining two golds were won by the 4×100 medley relay team and the 4×50 freestyle relay team.

The 4×100 medley relay team was powered by Navarro, Goden, Michael Ichiro Kong and Keith Ocampo while the 4×50 freestyle relay team had Israel Gabunada, Ruben Jacobsen, Kyle Nemil and Ray Lister Tungala.


In the distaff side, Romylin Nina Ignacio notched gold in the 100m backstroke while Danielle Mae Ballesteros got her gold via the 200m breaststroke.

Both girls teamed up with Bethmay Arellano and Trina Caneda to bag the 4×100 medley relay gold.

Finishing third in swimming was host Tagbilaran City followed by Talisay City and the Cebu Province.


The Cebu City athletics team also added five gold medals to their haul yesterday.

The elementary boys athletes continued to rout their opponents with Neville Morales ruling the high jump and John Marvin Rafols topping the long jump.

The secondary boys owned two of the gilts via Jersell Cabatino in boys high jump and Raul Perez in the 100m run.

The remaining gilt was contributed by Kirstie Kaye Vinco in the secondary girls high jump.

Ball games

In the ballgames, the Niños continued their dominance with their elementary and secondary football teams routing their opponents yesterday.

The secondary Niños topped their bracket with a spectacular 18-0 routing of Talisay City. The team is manned by Don Bosco Technology Center (DBTC) booters and beefed up by two each from Springdale and Abellana National School (ANS). Scorers were Jay Arizabal, Val Calvo and Dennis Legaspi with four goals each; Christian Agot and Yves Caballero with two each and one each from Rogelio Castellon Jr. and Niko Villacin.

The elementary football team also manned by DBTC trashed Tagbilaran, 6-1. Scorers were Ryan James Haosen (3), Jon Joseph Rena (2) and Thomas Glen Ramos (1).

In basketball, the Niños advanced with their secondary boys team defeating Lapu-Lapu City and their secondary girls team beating Dumaguete City.

In baseball, Cebu City’s elementary boys team is making a headway with a win over Dumaguete City, while in softball, the secondary girls won over Lapu-Lapu City.

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