MILO LITTLE OLYMPICS VISAYAS: Negrenses retain volley title, break swimming records

THE Negros Occidental delegates made waves in volleyball and swimming in the 2018 Milo Little Olympics Visayas Regional Finals in Cebu City on Sept 2, 2018.

True to its promise, Bacolod Tay Tung High School (BTTHS) was in good form as they successfully defended their volleyball crown at the expense of University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJR) during their fame at the Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu.

Led by tournament MVP Alyssa Bertolano, the team won the first two sets, 25-23 and 25-16. But the host team staged a comeback in the third set, 25-22.

The duo of Katherine Cortez and Aurea Alvero eventually claimed the victory for BTTHS in the third set, 25-20.

Mentored by Coach Biboy Calamba, BTTHS squad includes Kiesha Bedonia, Charlene Tayapad, Gwen Bañas, Anikha Cabasac, Sophie Cagalawan, Nicolei Galvan, Jermaine Joniega, Kathleen Kate Tan, and Elijah Ysulan.

Meanwhile, the Negros swimming team shattered records in the regional competition.

The team was led by Bustydwyne Jalandra of the University of St. La Salle – Bacolod who set a new record in the elementary boys’ 400m freestyle. The Negrense aquanaut clocked 5:13.54 to break the 5:21.75 record of Michael Lozada of Aklan in 2017.

Alexi Cabayaran, the pride of Mambulac Elementary School in Negros Occidental, also set a new record after finishing 5:06.45 in the elementary girls’ 400m freestyle. She broke the 2016 record of Cebu tanker Marielle Estreba (5:18.53).

Raegan Joseph Garbanzos of the St. Scholastica’s Academy-Bacolod clocked 4:27.48 to surpass Andrew Kim Remolino’s record of 4:38.97 in secondary boys’ 400m freestyle.

Kyla Mae Soguilon of Aklan won two gold medals in secondary girls’ 200m individual medley and 400m freestyle, respectively, and bronze in the 200m breaststroke.

Jade Cordova, April Anne Dealagdon, Shalthea Delotavo, and Ana Francessca Hermosura of Tay Tung torched the competition in elementary girls 4x100m relay team to snatch the gold medal.

Living Stones International School clinched the title in secondary boys’ volleyball after defeating University of San Carlos.

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