MANILA – Antonette Jay Aguillon took home six gold medals to lead Bacolod City’s campaign in the Filipino-Chinese Amateur Athletic Federation (FCAAF) Track and Field Invitational Cup at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City.
Aguillon, a native of Bacolod, won secondary girls’ long jump and 200m dash, and 4×100 relay and 4×400 relay with Ara Rahbea, Hannah Jandra Delotavo and May Therese Gula.
Aguillon, adjudged the Most Valuable Player on Sunday, also won golds in secondary girls 100m dash and triple jump on Saturday.
“Pinaghandaan ko po itong tournament na ito pero hindi ko po inakala na makakakuha ako ng six gold medals,” she told Panay News.
“However, I know marami pa akong practice na kailangan,” she added.
Franz Gela Romualdo Bintad, meanwhile, bounced back from her opening-day defeat when she won gold in secondary girls discus throw and silver in javelin throw.
Hannah Jandra added three more medals to her total – gold in 400m dash and silvers in 100m and 200m.
Gula bagged gold in 800m and silver in 3000m while Ara Rahbea clinched silver in 100m hurdles.
Ralph Vincent Acuña, meanwhile, captured three golds in secondary boys in 200m, 400m, 4×100 gold, and 4×400 relay gold along with Ralph Joshua Bangoy, Kenjie Okudiara and Godwin Tulio.
Acuña also had silver in 800m while Okudiara added bronze in 200m and 400m, and Tulio had silver in 110m hurdles. Jaden Gil Rivera claimed two more golds in 800m and 5000m.
In elementary girls, Jade Cordova captured two golds in long jump and 100m hurdles to go along with her silver in 400m hurdles, while Shalthea Delotavo had two silvers in 200m and 400m.
These young athletes were from Bacolod Tay Tung High School, mentored by Leigh Dano./PN