CEBU CITY: The University of San Carlos-Basic Education Department (USC-Bed) snagged the overall title in the 21st Milo Little Olympics, which wrapped up Sunday at the SM Seaside in South Road Properties, Cebu City.
USC-Bed garnered 170.75 general championship points to win the secondary crown and accumulated 111.6 to rule the elementary division.
It was the third overall title for USC-Bed, with the previous two won in 2013 and 2014.
Last year, they were the champions in the elementary division.
“We did not expect to win the overall, at all. We only aimed to be at least in the Top 10 for this year,” said USC-Bed’s athletics director Saturnino Mayormita, who became emotional after local reporters informed him that they were the overall winner.
Abellana National School finished second in the secondary race with 116.25, while Sacred Heart School Ateneo de Cebu (SHS-AdC) came up with 100 points for third place.
The University of Visayas placed second in the elementary division with 82 points and SHS-AdC was third after scoring 80.
In the secondary division, USC-Bed scored 50 from athletics—30 in the boys’ division and 20 in the girls’ class.
The rest of the points came from basketball (5), boys’ badminton (1.25) girls’ badminton (15), girls’ chess (15), girls’ swimming (10), boys’ swimming (5), table tennis (15), taekwondo (1.5), boys’ tennis (10), girls’ tennis (15), boys’ volleyball (25) and girls’ volleyball (3).
In the elementary division, USC-Bed got their points in boys’ athletics (30), girls athletics (30), boys’ chess (10), girls’ chess (10), boys’ football (10), boys’ arnis (10), girls’ volleyball (10), basketball (5), swimming (5) and taekwondo (1.6).
Meanwhile, USC-Bed topped the boys’ secondary 4x400m relay in 3 minutes 49.21 seconds, the Iloilo National High School won the girls’ secondary 4x400m in 4:25.53.
In the elementary division, Bayawan City (4:50.03) topped boys’ 4×400 relay, while Talamban Elementary School won the girls’ division in 5:15.55.
USC-Bed’s Seith Abraham Pilapil was the fastest in the boys’ 100m secondary, while his teammate Frances Emmanuelle Aton (14.47) was the fastest in the girls’ 100m elementary.
SHS-AdC’s Timothy Llaban (14.19) won the boys’ 100m elementary, while USC-BED also dominated javelin throw with Justin Ian Betinol (23.07m) and Shaula Fernelli Santiago (15.60m) topping the elementary boys’ and girls’ divisions, respectively. Stephen Pekitpekit (5.89m) and John Luis Borces (3.89m) of USC-Bed added another gold from the boys’ long jump secondary and elementary division.
USC-Bed beat UV, 2-0, to win the gold medal in the secondary girls’ lawn tennis, while UV defeated USC-Bed, 2-1, to win the boys’ title. SHS-AdC topped the girls’ elementary, 2-0, but lost to Pardo Elementary School, 2-1, in the boys’ division.
In badminton, Southwestern University (SWU) swept the secondary division, winning both the boys’ and girl’s divisions.
Maslog Elementary School also took the boys’ and girls’ elementary top honors. In table tennis, USC-BED won the secondary boys’, while Awihao National High School won the girls title.
Mulao Elementary School dominated the elementary divisions, winning both the boys’ and girls’ events.
UV’s Daniela Reggie dela Pisa was named most valuable player in the gymnastics secondary division after winning four gold medals and one bronze.
Dela Pisa shone in rope, hope, clubs and all-around events. She won bronze in the ball event.
Theresia Rosse Regner, also from UV, pocketed five gold medals and one bronze in the elementary class. She topped the free hand, ball, ribbons, all-around, team competition and placed third in clubs.
In volleyball, Subangdaku swept the elementary division, while USC-BED won the boys’ secondary and USJ-R won the girls’ title.
In chess, the USC-BED again topped the girls’ and boys’ secondary division, while Labangon Elementary School reigned in the boys’ and girls’ elementary division.
In scrabble, the Cebu City Science National High School topped the secondary level, while USJ-R won the elementary division.
ANS and Cebu City Central School topped the secondary and elementary division in arnis. In karatedo, Tisa National High School won gold in the boys’ secondary, Compostela Science High School reigned in the girls’ secondary, and Tisa Elementary School ruled both girls’ and boys’ elementary class.