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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesThursday, January 30, 2014

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R. Maravilla students lead
Negros’ surge in athletics

Seven students from the Romanito Maravilla National High School in Brgy. Estefania, Bacolod City, gifted the Negros Occidental team nine gold medals at the start of the competition in athletics of the 2013 Batang Pinoy National Championship at the Panaad Park and Stadium in Brgy. Mansilingan, Bacolod City, yesterday.

Classmates Alexis Soqueño and Mark John Balajeboco captured two gold medals each while Jose Jerry Belibestre, Rodrigo Delaben, Riva Louise Cario, Romerose Villanueva and Joycie Beranio finished first in their respective event to underscore Negros Occidental’s dominance in athletics.

Balajeboco topped the boys’ 100 and 400-meter run, Soqueño ruled the boys’ high jump and 110m hurdles, while Belibestre’s 6.87m leap in boys’ long jump earned him the gold. Belibestre also secured the bronze medal in boys’ 100 meters.

Hanah jins win in Iloilo

Bacolod City-based Hanah Taekwondo Club, mentored by Vic Feria, topped the cadet division of the Mayor Jed Patrick E. Mabilog 2014 Dinagyang Taekwondo Championships held January 25at the Ateneo de Iloilo, a press release from the taekwondo club said.

2013 Smart MVP best player Keith Docado ruled the cadet boys advance bantamweight division, while Marcus Hinojas, a triple gold medalist in a tournament held in Chicago, USA last year, was unbeatable in cadet boys advance flyweight, the press release said.

Palarong Pambansa campaigner Caroline Dean Espinosa, another jin trained by Feria, won the gold medal in cadet girls advance lightweight as Winche Doromal reigned in cadet girls advance bantamweight and Lester Paolo Escasinas, dominating the cadet boys advance finweight category.

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