• Soguilon, Jacinto bag MOS plums in Coseteng tourney

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    The Most Outstanding Swimmer awardees show their trophies with Philippine Swimming League President Susan Papa and Secretary General Maria Susan Benasa. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

    The Most Outstanding Swimmer awardees show their trophies with Philippine Swimming League President Susan Papa and Secretary General Maria Susan Benasa. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

    Veteran international campaigner Kyla Soguilon of Sun Yat Sen School Kalibo and Jerard Dominic Jacinto of University of the East led the list of Most Outstanding Swimmer (MOS) awardees in the 87th Philippine Swimming League (PSL) National Series – 8th Sen. Nikki Coseteng Swimming Championship held at the Diliman College swimming pool in Quezon City.

    Soguilon earned 70 points highlighted by her record-breaking feat in the 100m freestyle (1:05.65), 100m butterfly (1:11.78), 100m Individual Medley (1:16.89) and 50m freestyle (30.16) to claim the MOS trophy in the girls’ 11 years category.

    For his part, Jacinto got 64 points to pocket the boys’ 14 years MOS award. He nailed new marks in the 100m backstroke (1:01.15), 200m backstroke (2:18.41) and 100m IM (1:05.29).

    “It was a great competition as we saw a lot of talented swimmers from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. After this competition, our focus now is to name swimmers who will represent our country in international tournaments that we’ll be joining next year,” said PSL President Susan Papa.

    Also bagging MOS awards were record-breakers Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh of Immaculate Heart of Mary College-Paranaque (girls’ 9), Marc Bryan Dula of Weissenheimer Academy (boys’ 8), Charize Juliana Esmero of University of the Philippines Integrated School (girls’13), Sean Terence Zamora of University of Santo Tomas (boys’ 15-over), Ferdinand Ian Trinidad of Pedro Gue va ra Memorial National High School (boys’ 13), Aubrey Tom of Marikina Aquabears (girls’ 8) and Andrea Jheremy Pacheco of College of Saint Benilde (girls’ 15-over).

    The other MOS winners were Estelle Margaret Mendez (6-under), Ehm Admadelle Alavy-Chafi (7), Marie Joe Borres (10), Aubrey Bermejo (12) and Patricia Angela Aguilar (14) in girls, and Master Charles Janda (6-under), Trump Christian Luistro (7), Ivo Nikolai Enot (9), Jennuel Booh De Leon (10), Adrienne Laurence Macapagal (11) and Timothy Luke Bernal (12) in boys.

    Securing medals on the final day of the competition were Joey Del Rosario, Paul Christian Cusing, Paula Carmela Cusing, Marcus Faytaren, Aalia Jaireh Espejo, Lowestein Julian Lazaro, Nigel Romey, Jewel Sermonia, Albert Sermonia, Rio Lorenzo Malapitan, Marcus Ignatius Palces, Carmenrose Matabuena, Joy Rodgers, Jux Solita, Lans Rawlin Donato, Drew Benett Magbag, Namahig Asa Mahiwo, James Peter Hernandez, Roger Dante Giron, Ruben White, Alfonso Torrico, Joanna Cervas, Maxine Dalmacio, Lee Grant Cabral, Angela Claire Torrico and Heather White.

    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).

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