USPF trackster is first gold winner for Central Visayas in Prisaa National Games

By: Mars G. Alison May 21,2019 - 10:26 AM

University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) trackster Marites Facultila was Central Visayas’ first gold medalist in the Prisaa National Games in Davao City. | contributed photo

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Central Visayas is off to a slow start for its four-peat quest as it only managed one gold medal, two silvers and two bronze medals on the first day of competition on Monday, May 20, 2019, in the ongoing 2019 Private Schools Athletic Association (PRISAA) National Games here.

Central Visayas’ first gold was handed in by University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) trackster Marites Facultila in the 100-meter dash done at the oval of the University of Mindanao (UM) Matina campus. 

Accounting for the silver finishes were University of Cebu’s (UC) Juvan Baculot in the long jump women’s and April Joy Alampayan of Bohol Institute of Technology-International College (BIT-IC) in the 3,000-m.

University of San Carlos’ (USC) Melody Perez contributed the bronze in the 3,000-m while Baculot chipped in another medal, this time, a bronze in the 400 women’s hurdles.

Meanwhile, Central Visayas’ senior basketball and football teams opened their title retention bids with blowout wins over their respective opponents.

Central Visayas’ senior basketball team manned by the 13-time Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) men’s basketball champions University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers and beefed up by one player from Holy Name University (HNU) demolished Caraga, 153-60, at the Almendras Gym.

Over at the Tionko Football Field, the Central Visayas senior football team manned solidly by the six-time Cesafi men’s football champions University of San Carlos (USC) Warriors routed Northern Mindanao, 15-0.

The Central Visayas women’s and girls’ volleyball teams are also off to a good start as they won their first games.

The women’s team won over Cagayan Valley and SOCCSKSARGEN while the girls team won also against Cagayan Valley. /bmjo

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TAGS: 100-meter dash, Central Visayas, Davao City, Marites Facultila, National Prisaa, trackster, University of Southern Philippines Foundation

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