Dagupan’s girl gymnasts, boys volleyball shine in R1AA Meet

By May 21, 2023Inside News

DAGUPAN’S Gymnastic Team (Clusters 1 and 2), captured 12 gold and six silver medals to win the overall championship in the Women’s Artistic Gymnastics in the ongoing Region 1 Athletic Association (R1AA) Meet.

All eyes at the Dagupan People’s Astrodome were on diminutive Zoe Bettina Ilaw of Cluster 2 who accounted for six gold medals as she shut out on all competitors, dominating all performances, while Jeannette Xiannea Carpio of Cluster 1 seized five gold medals and Carlyl Elisha Navalta, also of Cluster 2, earned only gold but nevertheless won five silver medals.

The phenomenal performances of the three girl were matched only by the Dagupan boys volleyball team when they captured the crown in the elementary division, Thursday afternoon. Members of the team came from the Sabangan Elementary School in Barangay Bonuan Gueset.

Enthused by the victory of the elementary volleyball team, a highly charged Mayor Belen Fernandez said: “This is another proud moment for all of us! We also would like to thank their coaches, parents, and kind-hearted sponsors for their support. Bastia Barangay Dagupeno, you’re number 1,” she added.

Ilaw earned the gold medals in beam, bars, vault, floor exercise, individual overall, and overall  team, while Carpio earned her five golds in beam, vault, floor and IAA, except in bars where she only earned the silver medal.

The other five silvers for the women WAG team were won by Navalta—in beam, bars, vault, floor and IAA.

The three Dagupenas will pace the Region 1 Gymnastic Team in the next  Palarong Pambansa scheduled this year.

With only two days left before the R1AA Meet drew to a close last Thursday and with six gold medals tucked under her belt,  Ilaw emerged as the most be-medaled athlete in this year’s  regional sports extravaganza of Department of Education .

As of last Thursday, Dagupan’s  other gold medalists are: Noah Ventayen in Chess Blitz Individual in Elementary Boys, Bianca Oxino in Arnis Secondary Girls  (Individual Espada y Daga),  Mark Bryan Riofloredo) in Swimming Secondary Boys (200 LC meter freestyle),  Meneses and Mamaril  in Aero Gymnastics (Secondary Mixed  Pair) and   Jessica Domingo in Athletics Elementary (1,500 meter run)

The silver medalists are: Melquizedick Macam in Arnis Secondary Boys (Espada y Daga), Maria Genevieve Barrozo in Swimming Secondary Girls (50 LC Meter Butterfly), Crystal Jade Santiago in Arnis Elementary Girls Individual Solo Baston (Single Weapon),

The bronze medals for Dagupan were won by: Juliana Elaine Catapang in Swimming Secondary  Girls (50 LC Meter Butterfly, Jerson  Malasan in Arnis Elementary Boys (Individual Solo Baston (Single Weapon), Melquizedick Macam, and Nikko Ugaban and Mark Jayson Ramos  in Arnis Secondary Boys Team (Espada y Daga). (Leonardo V. Micua)

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