Baguio’s Frances Jamie Chia and Wesleyan College of Manila’s Reeve Ignacio bannered the Most Outstanding Swimmer (MOS) awardees in the Elite Category of the 86th Philippine Swimming League (PSL) National Series dubbed as the Baguio Halloween Swim Meet held at the Athletic Bowl Swimming Pool Complex in Baguio City.
Chia amassed 46 points to win the MOS award in the girls’ 14 years event while Ignacio earned 47 points, good enough to rule the boys’ 14 years class of the event hosted by the Baguio Penguins Swim Club headed by Antonette Reyes Cheng and supported by The Manila Times, Victory Liner and the local government of Baguio City.
“It was a successful competition as we saw a lot of talents here. Hindi kami mapapagod na pumunta sa mga probinsiya para makatuklas ng mga mahuhusay na swimmers. Gusto namin sila bigyan ng chance na maging bahagi ng Philippine delegation sa mga international tournaments na sinasalihan ng PSL,” PSL President Susan Papa said.
Joining the list of MOS winners were Aubrey Tom (girls’ 8), Marc Bryan Dula (boys’ 8), Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh (girls’ 9), Ferdinand Ian Trinidad (boys’ 13), Angelica Mae Medrano (girls’ 15-over) and Paul Christian King Cusing (boys’ 15-over).
The other awardees were Felice Alexis Reyes (girls’ 13), Edrian Laureta (boys’ 12), Aalia Jaire Espejo (girls’ 12), John Danielle Fadriquela (boys’ 11), Rigel Cassandra Hechanova (girls’ 11), Ruben White (boys’ 10), Abigail Taylor (girls’ 10), Philip James Princillo (boys’ 9), Gian Carlo Banas (boys’ 7), Master Charles Janda (boys’ 6-under) and Estelle Margaret Mendez (girls’ 6-under).
“We would like to thank Baguio City Councilor Roberto Ortega, Victory Liner’s Johnny Hernandez and Antonette Cheng of Baguio Penguins Swim Club for helping us stage this competition. We are looking forward to work with them again in the future,” added Papa.
Winning medals on the final day of competition were Danielle Reine Emiterio, Heather White, Janelle Blanch, Triza Tabamo, Trizie Ortiguerra, Shane Majimbun, Jhon Caruncho, Tiffany Sanchez, Maxine Dalmacio, Asha Samal, Elle Alavy-Chafi, Nicollete Belgica, Jazzmine Abril, Yshie Ortiguerra, Bianca Banas, Niana Reyes-Cheng, Jan Sarmiento, Aleah Samal, Alyssa Lustina, Albert Sermonia, Charles Chia, Justine Fadriquela, Tricia Princillo, Kristiana Sampang, Claire Dionsay, Paula Cusing, Katrina Coronel, Jenny Ong, Patricia Enriquez, LJ Co, Murielle Macapinlac, Hannah Respall, Jewel Sermonia, Eriah Abenir, Tim Bernal, Prince Legazpi, Zachie Gallegos, Marcus Faytaren, Edward Princillo, Jason Ong and Nathan Anthony Reyes-Cheng.
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).