Philippine junior record holder Jerard Dominic Jacinto, Richelle Callera and Aishel Cid Evangelista led the record-breakers in the 106th Philippine Swimming League (PSL) National Series – 10th Sen. Nikki Coseteng Swimming Championships on Saturday at the Diliman Preparatory School swimming pool in Quezon City.
The University of the East standout Jacinto dominated the boys’ 15-over 100m Individual Medley in record fashion, nailing 1:02.81 to erase the 1:03.03 previous mark of Paul Christian King Cusing he established last month.
The 15-year-old University Athletic Association of the Philippines gold medalist continued his impressive showing in the 50m backstroke via a 27.17-second performance to reset his 27.55 own record.
Callera also grabbed some spotlight by smashing records in the girls’ 6-under 100m IM (1:45.47) and 50m butterfly (45.16) as well as Evangelista, who broke records in the boys’ 6-under 100m IM (1:38.47) and 50m backstroke (45.84).
The other record breakers were Aubrey Tom of International Learning Academy of Cainta in girls’ 9-year 100m IM (1:20.12), Mhikcoloe Abina of San Sebastian College in boys’ 15-over 50m butterfly (26.31) and Kyla Soguilon of Aklan in girls’ 12-year 100m IM (1:13.00).
Winning two gold medals each were Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh of Immaculate Heart of Mary College-Paranaque in girls’ 10-year 100m IM (1:18.73) and 50m butterfly (33.89), Marc Bryan Dula of Weisenheimer Academy in boys’ 9-year 100m IM (1:22.16) and 50m butterfly (35.60), Andrea Jheremy Pacheco of College of Saint Benilde in girls’ 15-over 100m IM (1:13.74) and 50m butterfly (33.38), and Joana Cervas of Aklan in girls’ 100m IM (1:25.21) and 50m butterfly (38.03).
Diliman Preparatory School tankers Paula Carmela Cusing (girls’ 13-year 50m butterfly, 34.12), Albert Sermonia (boys’ 11-year 100m IM, 1:16.87) and Lee Grant Cabral (boys’ 10-year 50m butterfly, 38.50) likewise topped their respective events along with Trump Luistro of Legazpi in boys’ 8-year 50m butterfly (43.60), Lowestein Julian Lazaro of Isabela in boys’ 14-year 50m butterfly (20.09) and Tara Beard of British School Manila in girls’ 6-under 100m IM Class C (2:39.06).
Also claiming gold medals were Joey Del Rosario, Micaela Dula, Aalia Jaire Espejo, Charles Emmanuel Ticbaen, Master Charles Janda, CJ Manaloto, Charlize Dimapilis. Juliana De Mesa, Cassandra Santos, Adrian Manalad, Bernard Santos, Mark Espinosa, Kevin Chan, Ashton Jose, Dave Tiquia, Isabel Baclig, Adrienne Macapagal, Czarina Pamintuan, Yvonne Sampang, Angela Samson, Julianne Javier, Francine Cabato, Rey Capistrano, Denise Baui, Vergel Barong, Prince Legaspi, Judy Paguraya, Liam Trinanes and Joaquin Custodio.
“We saw a lot of potential swimmers here. We already have a few names that are qualified to represent our country in international level. It’s a fruitful start and we’re looking forward to see more talents,” said PSL President Susan Papa.