Veteran international campaigners Kyla Soguilon of Sun Yat Sen Kalibo, Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh of Immaculate Heart of Mary College-Parañaque and Sean Terence Zamora of University of Santo Tomas bannered the list of record-breakers in the 95th Philippine Swimming League (PSL) National Series – 9th Sen. Nikki Coseteng Swimming Championships on Saturday at the Diliman College Swimming Pool in Quezon City.
Soguilon notched new marks in the girls’ 11-year 100m butterfly (1:11.35) and 200m Individual Medley (2:40.82) while Mojdeh smashed records in the girls’ 100m IM (1:20.87) and 50m butterfly (33.95).
For his part, Zamora remained undefeated with new marks in the boys’ 15-over 100m butterfly (57.42) and 200m IM (2:10.93) of the tournament supported by Diliman Preparatory School and The Manila Times.
Joining them in the list of record-breakers were Charize Juliana Esmero of University of the Philippines Integrated School (girls’ 13-year 200m IM, 2:37.23) and Carmenrose Matabuena of University of the East (girls’ 15-over 200m IM, 2:30.25), who dominated their respective events in record fashion.
Also earning gold medals were Marc Bryan Dula of Weisenheimer Academy (boys’ 50m butterfly), Rio Lorenzo Malapitan of Divine Word College-Calapan (boys’ 12-year 100m butterfly) and Ferdinand Ian Trinidad of Pedro Guevara High School (boys’ 14-year 100m butterfly).
The other gold medalists in Class A-C were Angela Claire Torrico, Penelope Rago, Kyla Managuelod, Isabel Baclig, Juliana Lirio, Kysha Altura, Eirik Judiel Rivera, Karl Pastoril, Gregg Marasigan, Richelle Callera, Raehanna Gargullo, Janelle Blanch, Master Janda, Czesk Valdez, Aldrin Montalban, Justin Badion, Trump Luistro Lee Grant Cabral, Luis Joaquin Ventura and Jose Corpuz.
In Motivational Class, the gold medalists were Recs Agustin, Samantha Gualdad, Jenn Sermonia, Jaymi Tamayo, Zavastiane Buhain, Jasper Benigla, Antonio Bautista, Jaden Valin, Elijah Reyes, Yla Balagot, Tida Narciso, Noreen David, Bridelyn Gandol, Yvez Magpantay, Christian Bautista, Nathaniel Pagunuran, Dominic Ortiz, Raphael Isla, Anthony Tabuzo, Amytha Abarintos, Lord Janda, Gabriel Severa, Abbhy Ilagan, Julianna Villanueva, Mary Jude Ansula, Crisha Dimapilis and Francis Bautista.
“This is just the opening day and a lot of records have already broken. It’s a good venue for our young swimmers to showcase their talents as we are selecting swimmers for international tournaments,” said PSL President Susan Papa.
The tournament serves as qualifying for the 2017 Summer World University Games to be held in New Taipei City, Taiwan as well as the Singapore Invitational Swimming Championship, Singapore SCC National Midget Meet, Tokyo Fall Classic Invitational Swimming Championship in Japan and Royal Bangkok Swimming Championship in Thailand.
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).