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Cebu-Prisaa bares fangs in regional meet

By: James Nicole Franz R. Savellon, John Carlo Villaruel, Rabboni Centino Borbon February 28,2016 - 10:44 AM

Jacky Calabaryo of UC scores on a spike against Bohol during their men’s sepak takraw game in the PRISAA Regional Meet at Cebu City Sports Center. (CDN PHOTO/LITO TECSON)

Jacky Calabaryo of UC scores on a spike against Bohol during their men’s sepak takraw game in the PRISAA Regional Meet at Cebu City Sports Center. (CDN PHOTO/LITO TECSON)

Powerhouse Cebu City left no one in doubt in its domination of the regional Private Schools Athletic Association (Prisaa) Meet, stacking up gold medals at will including 23 in the centerpiece athletics events at the Cebu City Sports Center yesterday.

Leading the hosts’ dominance in track and field are Ruel Algufera who won gold in the Men’s 1,500m run with an elapsed time of four minutes and 19.50 seconds and University of San Carlos’ (USC) Jason Naces in the Men’s 400m run clocking 52.7 seconds.

University of Cebu’s (UC) Jelena Dagatan and Jan Khayl Quiño swept the golds in women’s and men’s shot put.

Other Cebuanos who bagged golds yesterday include Lynette Ursua (Women’s 200m run), Benjamin Reynes (Men’s 200m run), Rizza Bausin (800m Women), John Debulosan (800m Men), Melody Perez (1,500m Women), Geneda Arouino (3,000m Women), and Prince Joey Lee (3,000m Steeplechase).

Bohol, Cebu’s lone adversary in the meet, only won two golds courtesy of Ruel Sardan in the 110m Hurdles and 400m Hurdles. The remaining 10 athletic events will resume today at 6 a.m.

SWIMMING

Cebu City tankers were just as dominant, winning all 42 gold medals staked yesterday.

The Cebu men’s team will be represented by two schools for the PRISAA National Meet including USC’s Lorenzo Abello, John Michael Beltran, Myles Ioannis Chi, Ruliben Deligero, Goden Cynthjune, Bryan Bryll Inamarga, Keith Ashley Ocampo and Andre Pacheco with  UC’s Jay Mark Buslon, Michael Ichiro Kong, Niel Enrico Micarsos and Fritz Tamara.

Karla Katrina Arriga of USC (left) fights Bohol’s Mave Ledesma in -68kgs. women’s karatedo at the UV Gym. (CDN PHOTO/CHRISTIAN MANINGO)

Karla Katrina Arriga of USC (left) fights Bohol’s Mave Ledesma in -68kgs. women’s karatedo at the UV Gym. (CDN PHOTO/CHRISTIAN MANINGO)

TAEKWONDO

Taekwondo proved another gold mine for the Niños as 12 jins mentored by Michael Realista and Glenn Lava snared golds at the University of Visayas (UV) gym.

Winners include UC’s John Dominic Sedullo, Jay Mark Banglasan, Ma. Carmela Coran, Aila Lepon and Rizza Gimenez, USC’s Moses Bulicer, Roel Perales, Lawrence Elpa, Aldkein Abrio, Krystel Tangaro and USJ-R’s Ma. Asherah Dayuday and Micah Marie Mission.

VOLLEYBALL

The Southwestern University Cobras (SWU) beat Bohol Province to sweep the men’s and women’s crowns at the Aznar Coliseum.

The SWU Men’s team blasted the Boholanos, 25-14, 25-16, 25-11, in game 1 before taking home the men’s title after a 25-19, 25-20, 25-18 victory in game 2. The SWU Lady Cobras, too, swept the Boholanas in two games.

FOOTBALL

The combined powers of UC, USC, USJ-R and University of Southern Philippines Foundation annihilated Bohol, 17-0, in the first game of the best-of-three series then followed it up with a 10-0 rout in the second to snatch the football crown with ease.

BADMINTON

UC’s Aljun Pinote, USJ-R’s Peter James Almirol and SWU’s Android Tingson and Jhunna Francisco, also contributed gold medals for Prisaa-Cebu in badminton’s individual events at the CCSC. The UC tandem of Dexter Opalla and Nino Jay Quindao and the USJ-R pairs of Almirol and Anne Camille Soon and Mia Lyn Rizon and Charmaine Villa won golds in Men’s doubles, mixed doubles, and Women’s doubles, respectively.

An action-packed basketball championship game is also expected today at the USC gym as the Warriors look to prove their worth after losing game 1 to Bohol, 82-83, before taking game 2, 83-61, for today’s grueling rubber match.

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