Veteran international campaigners Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh of Immaculate Heart of Mary College-Paranaque and Kyla Soguilon of Sun Yat Sen School the list record-breakers in the opening day of the 104th Philippine Swimming League (PSL) National Series on Saturday at the Rizal Memorial Swimming Pool in Malate, Manila.
Mojdeh nailed new marks in the girls’ 10-year 50m butterfly in 32.98 seconds and 100m butterfly in 1:13.47 while Soguilon smashed records in the girls’ 12-year 200m backstroke in 2:44.53 and 100m freestyle in 1:05.62.
Philippine junior record holder Jerard Dominic Jacinto of University of the East also share some spotlight when he registered new mark in the boys’ 15-over 200m backstroke via a 2:16.00-minute performance.
“It’s a good warm-up for these kids as they prepare for an international tournament next month. We’re looking forward to seeing more broken records on day two,” said PSL President Susan Papa.
Aishel Cid Evangelista had two new marks in the girls’ 100m backstroke (1:39.50) and 100m freestyle (1:26.65) as well as Richelle Anne Raine Callera in the girls’ 6-year 50m butterfly (44.25) and 100m backstroke (1:50.25).
Tokyo Invitational Swimming Championship veteran Marc Bryan Dula of Weisenheimer Academy reset the boys’ 9-year 100m backstroke record in 1:24.35.
The other record-breakers are Ronnel Andrew Alcantara in the boys’ 13-year 200m backstroke (2:31.41), Hannah Drelyn Sanchez in the girls’ 12-year 100m butterfly (1:11.60) and Marcus De Kam in the boys’ 11-year 200m backstroke (2:52.00).
The tournament serves as qualifying for international tournaments the PSL will be joining including in Australia, Japan, Hong Kong Thailand, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates.