Dasmariñas City trackster, chessers deliver

September 21, 2018

BAGUIO CITY-- Triumphs by Jason Jabol in athletics and IM Daniel Quizon, WIM Kylen Joy Mordido and Michael Concio Jr. in chess helped Dasmariñas City earn a share of the limelight on Day 3 of the Batang  Pinoy 2018 National Championships in different venues  here Thursday.

Batang Pinoy 2018 National Championships action in Baguio City. PSC photos

Jabol, one of 10 children of a poor family in Camarines Sur, teamed up with  Jherwin  Ricaforte, Charles Antones  and Lord Angel Santos to rule the boys 4x100-meter relay event with a time of 44.83seconds and capture  his third gold medal in the  week-long competition  organized by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) and  hosted by the Baguio City government.

The 15-year-old Jabol also bagged the gold medals in the boys 200m  (22.70sec) and 100m dash (11.59sec).

“Pangarap ko lang po mapabuti ang buhay ng mama at papa ko. Lalo na po si Papa kasi po may sakit po siya ngayon di po siya nakakapgtrabaho,”  said Jabol, who missed a fourth gold and settled for  the silver in  long jump.

In chess,  Dasmariñas City bagged  three of  four gold medals at stake in  the standard competition with  Quizon  ruling the  boys 15-under,  Modido dominating the girls 15-under and Concio topping the boys 13-under.

Quizon finished with 4.5 points on four wins and  one draw in  the five-round  competition to clinch  the gold for the third straight year.

The 13-year-old student of Dasmarinas National High School, who became the  country’s second youngest IM,  swept  his first four assignments  before  drawing with Chrisus Joshua  Sanchez of Koronadal City to win the title.

“Hindi ko na pinilit kasi tabla naman ‘yung position at para makapagpahinga ng maag para sa mga susunod pang laban,” said Quizon , who swept  all three events — standard, rapid and blitz   — in the last Batang Pinoy National Finals in Tagum City, Davao Del Norte.

Jave Mareck Peteros of Cebu City and Reishi Boy Polan of Tubigon, Bohol  finished second and third, respectively.

Mordido also drew her  match against Rhea Jean Rafols of General Santos City to close  out with 4.5 points and bagged  the gold over Rhea Jean  Rafols  of General Santos City and Josemier Panol of Pasig.

Concio completed   the three-gold medal haul for Dasmariñas City by topping the boys 13-under ctegory.

“Lamang talaga sila dahil nakapaglalaro na sila sa ibang bansa  at  kumpleto ang training,” said  Dasmariñas  City  head coach Roel Abelgas.

Edelyn Vosotros of Cebu City  ruled the girls 13-under standard.  Elsewhere:

-- Jeanna  Cañete of Cebu Province stamped  her class in the cycling competitions.

Cañete, a 13-year-old student from Talisay City Science High School,  dominated the cycling competitions after winning in the 13-15 girls individual time trial (11:16), the 1.5-kilometer road race (4:43.86) and the two-lap criterium race.

-- Cebu Province collected three gold  medals in karate competitions at the SM City Baguio.

The Cebuanos ruled the kumite  events  courtesy  of Janine Narboada  (10-11 girls -140cm), Trexie  Joy Ogoc (10-11 girls +140cm) and Precious Avegail Belicario  (12-13 girls -150cm).

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