Girls' team powers
Negros' golden haul
The Negros Occidental secondary girls' athletics team captured six gold medals, three silvers and three bronzes yesterday to highlight province's successful return to the Western Visayas regional meet at the Iloilo Sports Complex.
Ma. Isabel Oqueriza led the surge with a double gold as she topped the 400-meter and 800-meter run while Angel Ann Pranisa claimed the gold in 100 meters, Jennifer Hudierez in 100-meter hurdles, Trexie De la Torre in long jump and Franz Gela Bintad in discus throw.
“It was a close contest. Our athletes demonstrated a strong fighting spirit,” coach AddyArca, who along with her brother Miguel Arca, mentor the athletics team.