Photo by June Navarro/INQUIRER

Photo by June Navarro/INQUIRER

SAN JOSE, ANTIQUE—Sprint king Veruel Verdadero of Dasmarinas City can ship high-octane velocity even in longer distances.

The fastest man on this yr’s Palarong Pambansa dominated the secondary boys 400 meters Thursday and joined the ranks of double-gold performers in athletics on the Binirayan Sports Complex monitor oval.

But the 15-year-old Verdadero, a bronze medalist within the 100m through the current Southeast Asian Youth Athletics Championships in Ilagan, Isabela, isn’t finished but.

“I would like the 200m in my assortment,’’ stated the two-time Batang Pinoy Games dash double champion in Filipino. “I’ve to be in nice form tomorrow.’’

Verdadero is the hands-down favourite within the 200m Friday after he topped the centerpiece 100m sprint the opposite day in 10.96 seconds.

The incoming ninth grader from Emilio Aguinaldo College-Immaculate Concepcion Academy in Cavite clocked 49.58 seconds within the 400m, beating Marjun Sulleza of Socsargen (50.03 seconds) and fellow Calabarzon runner Jan Vincent Alejandro (50.06).

Germar Marcelo of Davao area later adopted Verdadero’s golden path and received his second mint in secondary boys 3000m steeplechase following an earlier victory within the 5000m.

Over on the Pis-anan National High School monitor oval, archer Charmaine Angela Villamor of Baguio City earned a windfall of 4 gold medals in secondary ladies’ recurve with victories within the 60m, 50m and 40m
for a complete of 1301 factors within the Fita spherical.

Lloyd Apawan of Central Visayas netted two golds within the 36-arrow 60m and 70m secondary boys recurve whereas Kennyben Gallogo of Caraga lastly hit the mark after compiling 1,267 factors within the Fita spherical amongst 72 contributors. Gallogo completed second within the 30m, 50m, 60m and 70m.

Triplets John Clark Seguiter, John Carl Seguiter and John Christian Seguiter of Western Visayas prevailed within the Anyo single weapon staff occasion of arnis, the nation’s national sport. John Clark additionally received the person Anyo single weapon occasion.

Bicol’s Rafael Siso shone within the particular person Anyo double weapon whereas the trio of Lovely Tawingan, Martina Mendoza and Melliny Jane Rivera of Bicolandia seized the double weapon staff gold.

Grapplers Veronica Ompod (40kg), Andrea Rowella Abrea (48kg) and Angela Alferez (56kg) made Eastern Visayas proud in ladies freestyle wrestling whereas Mary Char Morgado of Caraga (44kg) and Jiah Pingot (52kg) achieved the identical feat for his or her respective areas.

National Capital Region snared a pair of golds in desk tennis courtesy of the combined pair of Neo Angelo Laudato and Sherlyn Love Gabisay and the highschool boys staff of Romualdo Ramiro Jr., Elijah Chars Johan Yamson and Laudato.

After 4 days of competitors, NCR has amassed 60 gold medals, 37 silvers and 26 bronzes adopted by Western Visayas (22-13-26) and Southern Tagalog (16-34-35).

Other golden performers on the monitor have been Bicol’s Edgie Garbin (boys 110m hurdles), Pamela Marquillero of Western Visayas (ladies 110m hurdles) and Riza Jane Vallente of Central Visayas (ladies 400m hurdles).

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