SPRINTER Feberoy Kasi of Northern Mindanao broke the record in the boys’ secondary 100-meter dash in the 2016 Palarong Pambansa athletics competition at the Albay Sports Complex track oval in Legazpi City.
Kasi posted 10.74 seconds to win the gold medal and smash the 10.80-second old mark of Jomar Udtohan of National Capital Region (NCR) in the 2014 edition held in Sta Rosa, Laguna.
Davao Region’s Jeremiah Cortez wound up second with 11.22 seconds while Southern Tagalog Region’s Joviane Calixto took the bronze medal in 11.28 seconds.
Negros Island Region’s Angel Ann Pranisa pocketed two gold medals – girls’ elementary 100m dash (12.9 seconds) and 200m dash (26.15 seconds) while John Carlo Yuzon of Cagayan Valley Region bagged the gold in the boys’ secondary 200m dash (22.43 seconds).
Francis Obiena of NCR ruled the pole vault secondary level event.
In tae kwon do, Cordillera Administrative Region earned four gold medals in the elementary division.
Winning gold medals for Cordillera were Andrei Tacay (elementary boys’ over 128-136 cm), Xaphrine Rivera (elementary girls’ over 136-144 cm), the elementary girls’ poomsae individual Group A and the elementary boys’ poomsae mixed pair of Rivera and Alexander Ogoy.
The other gold medalists in the elementary boys were Stephen Serimogan of Negros Island (120-128 cm), Jhyrald Dalida of Soccsksargen Region (over 136-144 cm), Charles Darwin Flores of Northern Mindanao (over 144-152 cm), Paul Sioco of Negros Region (over 152-160) and Jay Zamudio of Davao Region (over 160-168 cm).
Marzelie Ignacio of Central Luzon (120-128 cm), January Gallego of Northern Mindanao (over 128-136 cm), Aubrey Lopez of Southern Tagalog (over 144-152 cm), Jana Manalo of NCR (over 152-160 cm) and Mervonne Shayne Nicor of Negros Island (over 160-168 cm) were the other gold winners in the elementary girls.
NCR moved close of claiming its 12th straight overall title with an unbeatable medal haul of 67 golds, 38 silvers and 29 bronzes while Southern Tagalog (30-27-40) and Western Visayas (29-26-25) are battling toe-to-toe for the No. 2 spot.