Young tankers notch new records in PSL Dipolog tilt
SIXTEEN new records were established in the opening day of the 147th Philippine Swimming League ( PSL) National Championships on Saturday at the Dipolog City Sports Complex in Olingan, Dipolog City.
Heading the list of record breakers was Palarong Pambansa most bemedalled athlete Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh, who registered four new marks in the girls’ 12- year division— 5: 22.78 in the 400m individual medley, 1: 03.35 in 100m freestyle, 1: 18.69 in 100m breaststroke and 1: 05.13 in 100m butterfly.
Sharing the spotlight were West Manila Christian School’s Aishel Cid Evangelista, who established two records in the boys’ 8- year category ( 50m backstroke, 38.12, and 50m freestyle, 33.51).
Masville Elementary School- Parañaque’s Marc Bryan Dula surpassed the old mark in the boys’ 11- year 50m backstroke with 32.85.
The others who notched new records were Saira Pabellon ( girls’ 11year 400m IM, 5: 51.56), Ashley Yu ( girls’ 14- year 400m IM, 6: 13.38), Kelsie Jaudian ( girls’ 15- over 400m IM, 5: 36.01), Myel Lisondra ( boys’ 9- year 400m IM, 6: 53.38), Izyndro Warain ( boys’ 10- year 400m IM, 6: 30.60), Jehu Alguno ( boys’ 12- year 400m IM, 5: 52.29), Leano Dalman ( boys’ 13- year 400m IM, 5: 32.87), John Alexander Talosig ( boys’ 14- year 400m IM, 4: 57.01) and Nino Owen La Torre ( boys’ 15- over 400m IM, 5: 12.46).
“It was a great day to see these young swimmers break records. We have already spotted some who are qualified to be included in the PSL team competing abroad,” said PSL President Susan Papa.
The two- day tournament supported by and MX3 serves as qualifying for international competitions that the PSL will join next year in the US, Canada, Australia, Japan, Singapore, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.