Young tankers notch new records in PSL Dipolog tilt

Manila Times - - Public Square -

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.

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