Forty tankers were named Most Outstanding Swimmers in the Class C and Motivational categories of the 84th Philippine Swimming League (PSL) National Series – Gov. Florencio Miraflores Swimming Championship being held at the Aklan Provincial Sports Complex in Makato, Aklan.
Alic Deniel Dela Cruz and Joe Marie Borres of Capiz Turbo Sharks, Laika Mae Enero of Aklan Swimming Team and Knorlegne Elizabeth Corpuz of Poseidon Swim Club spearheaded the list of the MOS winners in Class C of the tournament supported by The Manila Times.
Dela Cruz earned 27 points to rule the girls’ 15-over event while Borres got 50 points for the boys’ 6-under MOS plum. Enero amassed 30 points in winning the girls’ 14 years top honors, and Corpuz gained 24 points, good enough to pocket the girls’ 13 years MOS trophy.
“It was a big surprise to many swimmers that for the first time, thousand of medals were awarded. It motivated young athletes, ending the meet with a big smile on their faces. Many were inspired and they truly appreciated the grassroots development program of PSL with the support of Gov. Miraflores,” said PSL President Susan Papa.
Joining them in the list were Erika Villareal (girls’ 11), Rafael Dionela and Cyru Masangyu (boys’ 11), Adriana Yulo (girls’ 12), Laurenz Roldan (boys’ 12), Tomas Bryce Cabrera (boys’ 13), Jopearlson Ituriaga (boys’ 14), Jeru Masangyu (boys’ 15-over), Estelle Margaret Mendez (girls’ 6-under), Samantha Lachica (girls’ 7), Denver Tolinero (boys’ 7), Irynne Sustiguer (girls’ 8), Victor Cabrera (boys’ 8), Georjeana Plenago (girls’ 9), Christian Alovera (boys’ 9), Junalyn Degoma (girls’ 10) and Ethan Cabrera (boys’ 10).
The MOS awardees in the Motivational Division were Mechaella Salazar (girls’ 11), Matthew Cobrador (boys’ 11), Mari Andreanna Barcas (girls’ 12), Sancho Navarro 4th (boys’ 12), Jana Pearl Simpas (girls’ 13), Regil Dan Billones (boys’ 13), James Lennox Lachica (boys’ 14), Cyra Dawn Montano (girls’ 15-over), Karl Joshua Perlas (boys’ 15-over), Joan Perlas (girls’ 6-under), Llanice Lozada (girls’ 7), Gian Paolo Gomez (boys’ 7), Trezcia Dorado (girls’ 8), Robby Raymond Loy (boys’ 8), Queen Erica Andrade (girls’ 9), Sanjo Perlas (boys’ 9), Kyna Rhyl Figueroa (girls’ 10) and Edmundo Tolentino Jr. (boys’ 10).
“We’re happy with the turnout of this competition. A lot of promising swimmers have emerged especially in the Class C and Motivational categories. These are the products of our program and we want these kids to be transformed from Class C to Class A,” stressed Papa.
PSL is a national sports swimming association for Universities and Colleges accredited by the Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines (Fessap), internationally affiliated member of Federation of International Sports University (FISU).