BANTAY, Ilocos Sur — Baguio City and Sta. Rosa City archers hit the bullseye for a five-gold medal performance in the 2022 Philippine Sports Commission-Batang Pinoy National Championship at the San Ildefonso Central School here Monday.
Jathniel Caleb Fernandez of Baguio City and Adrianna Jessie Magbojos of Sta. Rosa City swept all five golds in the 10-meter, 15-meter, 20-meter, 30-meter and final result in their respective categories.
Fernandez, the nine-year-old from Baguio Pines Family Learning Center student, outclassed Paul Gabriel Castro of Bulacan and Harcklee Mario Tabayag of Baguio City after scoring 1064 in boys 10-under.
A first timer in Batang Pinoy, Fernandez also ruled the 10 meters (304), 15m (243), 20m (260) and 30m (257)
The third-grader, who used the same bow and equipment his elder siblings used in national competitions in the past is hoping to get his sixth gold in the Olympic round.
Equally impressive was Magbojos, who outplayed Ayisha Rejoice Bilbao of Iloilo and Aliyyah Fatima Usman of South Cotabato in girls 10-under lwith a final result of 1440.
Elsewhere, Romanito Maravilla reigned supreme in the 110m hurdles where he clocked 15.17 seconds and 200m hurdles where he timed in 23.18.
“Ang goal ko mag compete sa SEA Games at international na malalaki,” said Maravilla, who got into running when his bid to make the school’s badminton and volleyball teams failed.
The other winners were Rafael Guinto of Olongapo, who ruled the boys’ 5000m in 17:27.2 and Marjorie Ragudos of Pangasinan, who topped the girls’ high jump with a 1.30m leap.
In cycling, Maritanya Krogg claimed her second gold by ruling the girls’ individual time trial for 13-15 years old in 12:39.240 in the event that started and ended in front of the Provincial Capitol
The 13-year-old campaigner from Baesa High will gun for a three-gold sweep as she is also entered in the road race set today.
Also hitting paydirt were Pangasinan’s Jerick Cabael (14:06.448) in boys’ 13-and-below, Harvy Dolutan (22:32.823) in boys 14-15 and Aira Danara Gregorio (15:26.385) in girls 14-15.
Over at the Quirino Stadium pool, Daniel Jonas Ocampo of Angeles City (boys’ 200m back 12-under), Laguna’s Jaella Mische Mendoza (girls’ 200m back 12-under) and Lucena’s Peter Cyrus Dean (boys’ 200m back 13-15) made their presence felt.
In virtual wushu competition, Quezon City captured six gold medals.
Three of the golds came from Alexander Gabriel Delos Reyes, who topped the male long weapon category with a score of 8.67 against teammate Gabriel Matthew Cua 7.52.
Delos Reyes claimed his second and third golds in the male first set short weapon and male barehand-first set Chang Quan.