De La Salle-Zobel (DLSZ), British School-Manila (BSM) and MGC New Life Christian Academy emerged as Grade School division champions in the 2017 JGFP Interschool Championship last November 12 at the Riviera Sports Club.
DLSZ ruled the Boys 1 (Grades 5 to 6) division with a final output of 86 Molave points for a 369 five-round total behind the performance of Miko Granada and Tae Won Kim, who scored 46 and 40 points, respectively. Granada and Kim were supported by their DLSZ teammates Rafael Ilas and Santino Magtalas.
Xavier School, meanwhile, matched Ateneo’s last day output of 67 points to maintain its six-point advantage, 307-301, to snatch the second place plum from the Blue Eaglets.
The Arenas twins Sebastian (39) and Joaquin (28) led the Xavier squad supported by teammates Luigi Dy and Anton Mapua while Jaime Alabastro (40) and Vitto Manalili (27) carried the cudgels for Ateneo in the absence of Kirk Dela Torre, who was out with an injury since the second round of play.
Zachary Castro of Bloomfield Academy won the individual title in Boys 1 category with 211 total followed by Granada (196) of DLSZ and Santino Pineda (183) of The Bridge School.
The BSM team of Bhuvas Nagpal, Armand Copok, Manolo Reyes, Johann Chan and Aaron Lang copped the crown in the Boys 2 (Grades 3-4) with a last day total of 83 to post a four-round best out of five total of 326 points.
Xavier finished second with its final 63-point output and four-day total of 251 points behind the efforts of Jude De Leon (33) and Enzo Cham (30) supported by teammates Seth Koa and Gabriel See. The DLSZ team of Jose Hernandez, Pablo Rafael, Jose Leonio, and Ariel Panganiban finished third with a 150 total.
Nagpal (174) of BSM emerged as champion in individual play with Leonio (154) of DLSZ finishing second and Copok (152) of BSM at third.
The MGC New Life team of Alexa Tan, Janelle Lim and Jazelle finished with 150 points to win the Girls 3 (Grades 3-6) title.
Theresa Dela Paz (165) of St. Michael de Archangel, Gabie Rosca (161) of Meridian International and Jody Castillo (157) of Brent Subic led the Girls 3A (Grades 5-6) category with Reese Ng (188) of BSM, Celine Abalos (142) of Poveda and Stevie Umali (136) of Everest Academy topping the individual race in Girls 3B (Grades 3-4) division.
The Peewee divisions (Grades 1-2) had Scott Ng (104) of Xavier School edging out Emilio Hernandez (103) of Singapore School Manila. Gavin Go (82) of Faith Academy finished third.
Coco Ong (86) of Home Global School defeated Mikaela dela Paz (85) of Assumption Antipolo to win the crown in the youngest division for girls. Precious Zaragoza (69) of Learning Links Academy finished third.
The 2017 Interschool was the biggest interschool championship in the country with over 200 participants.