Baguio’s Luis Mikael Trinidad and Manila’s Sean Benjamin Gonzales led the Most Outstanding Swimmer awardees in Motivational Division of the 86th Philippine Swimming League (PSL) National Series dubbed as the Baguio Halloween Swim Meet at the Athletic Bowl Swimming Pool Complex in Baguio City.
Trinidad collected 40 points to bag the MOS trophy in the boys’ 14 years while Gonzales also scored 40 points to win the top honors in the boys’ 9 years category of the competition hosted by the Baguio Penguins Swim Club headed by Antonette Reyes Cheng and supported by The Manila Times, Victory Liner and the local government of Baguio City.
“A lot of good swimmers have emerged in this competition especially in the motivational division. We will continue guiding them, as we want to ensure that these kids are on a right track. This is part of our grassroots development program,” said PSL President Susan Papa.
Also claiming their respective MOS awards were Jameela Kristein Del Valle (6-under),
Jaymi Alexis Tamayo (7), Calyn Zerelle Batac (8), Anjolie Gabriel Novillas (9), Sophia Ysabell Batac (10), Carlyn Kate Kewan (11), Roany Angelique Tica (12), Glaiza Ortiguerra (13), Janzel Buan (14) and Mary Beatriz Tolentino (15-over) in the girls’ class.
The MOS winners in the boys’ category were Jeanne Dominic Bongotan (6-under), Nathan Montenegro (7), Justin Gallardo (8), Ron Jacob Tamayo (10), Aldrin Conrad Ortiguerra (13) and Nathan Angelo Retuta (15-over).
Also sharing the spotlight were medallists Tania Hussain, Hannah White, Behrouz Mohammad Mojdeh, Inigo Batac, Wania Hussain, Anet Aqui, Alea Bai, Justine Rafanan, Ernest Baldio, Aaron Tamayo, Irvin Montenegro, Sean Romero, Lawdean Haya, Adriena Batac, Elaine Galang, Aaliah Baldio, Ingrid Belingnon, Heaven Asong, Gino Parks, Duke Romero, Miguel Montenegro, Julles Salazar and Justin Montenegro.
The event is a qualifying for the prestigious Summer World University Games as well as international tournaments such as the Phuket Invitational Swimming Championship in Thailand and the Indian Ocean All-Star Challenge in Australia.
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).