• Traje, Legazpi lead MOS awardees

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    Philippine Swimming League President Susan Papa and Secretary General Maria Susan Benasa with the winners of the Most Outstanding Swimmer in Novice Division award.  CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

    Philippine Swimming League President Susan Papa and Secretary General Maria Susan Benasa with the winners of the Most Outstanding Swimmer in Novice Division award. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

    Record-breakers Stacey Lianne Traje and Ethan Legazpi topped the list of the Most Outstanding Swimmer awardees in the Novice Division of the Philippine Swimming League (PSL) 101st National Series Novice and Motivational Swimming Meet held at the Diliman Preparatory School swimming pool in Quezon City.

    Traje registered a perfect 40-point showing to claim the top honors in the girls’ 10-year category while Legazpi earned 36 points to win the boys’ 13-year MOS award in the tournament supported by The Manila Times.

    Hannah Gallardo (6-under), Allysa Cabatian (7), Stefanie Anita Villegas (8), Mickey So (9), Ixidorre Mikhaila Cajucom (11), Olivia Ocampo (12), Lirisha Coeli (13), Carlynn Caliwara (14) and Alyza Balleza (15-over) were the other MOS winners in the girls’ class.

    The other MOS in the boys’ division were Jude Austine Gapultos (6-under), Jacob Ethan Gapultos (7), Marco Ubaldo (8), Julian Philip Gaza (9), Janne Philip Gaza (10), Angelo Joaquin Olaguer (11), Vince Emmanuel Salenga and Fierre Afan (12), Lorenz Macario (14) and Kyle Adrian Roldan (15-over).

    “It is a great program for our beginners, coaches were able to sustain their interest and so you see our grassroots developmental increasing year by year,” said PSL President Susan Papa.

    “Without a great swimming community, a wonderful swimming family it is very hard sans support from government but PSL is surviving because it is not a corrupt association. Everything is for the good of young swimmers,” she added.

    PSL shifts its sights on the SSC International Midget Swimming Championship scheduled on September 10 to 11 in Singapore.

    Veteran campaigners Marc Bryan Dula of Weisenheimer Academy, Aubrey Tom of International Learning Academy of Cainta and Joey Del Rosario of De La Salle-Zobel will be leading the country’s campaign in the two-day meet.

    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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