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    National team veterans dominate PNG athletics

    May 29, 2013

    LONG-time national team members Henry Dagmil, Arniel Ferrera and Danilo Fresnido dominated their events in the athletics competition of the Philippine National Games on Wednesday at the Philsports complex in Pasig City.

    Dagmil claimed the gold in the men’s long jump with a leap of 7.39 meters, beating Benigno Marayag of Philippine Air Force and Harry Dolones of Run for Change, who leaped 7.12 meters.

    Ferrera, meanwhile, outclassed the field in the men’s hammer throw with a 60.20-meter heave. Karl Francisco of Run for Change was a far second with a 46.55-m throw while Jerro Perater of Air Force placed third with 40.12.

    Fresnido ruled the men’s javelin with a 66.15-meter throw. Kenny Gonzales of Run for Change (62.10) and Melvin Calano of Jose Rizal University (60.87) finished second and third.

    Mark Anthony Diesto of Hualiong won the 100m junior girls finals with a time of 12.90 seconds, while Jomar Udtohan of San Sebastian captured the 100m junior boys, clocking 11.15.

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    Chairy Palermo of UST cleared 1.58 meters to claim the junior girls high jump gold, while Daveson Kyle Narido of University of the East topped the 2,000m steeplechase with a time of six minutes, 39.89 seconds.

    Meanwhile, fifth seed Marc Reyes stunned top-seed and many-time PCA Open champion Johnny Arcilla, 6-3, 6-2, in men’s tennis action at the Rizal Memorial Tennis Center.

    No. 3 Patrick John Tierro defeated Ruel Rubellar, 6-0, 3-6, (4); while Rolando Ruel beat Reynaldo Noel Mariano, 6-2, 7-6 (4).

    Top seed Marian Jade Capadocia and Maika Tanpoco defeated Roxanne Resma and Khim Iglupas, 4-6, 6-2, (2), in women’s doubles.

    In chess at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, GM Joey Antonio won the gold with six points in the rapid open chess division with IMs Ronald Dableo and Jan Emmanuel Garcia taking the silver and bronze, respectively.

    Woman National Master Jan Jodilyn Fronda captured the gold in the women’s division with six points with Woman International Master Bernadette Galas taking the silver and WNM Loreshyl Cuizon the bronze.

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    Christian Nanola won the boys’ title and Jean Karen Enriquez bagged the girls’ crown.

    At the Ninoy Aquino Stadium, Philippine Air Force swept Angeles University Foundation, 25-19, 25-16, 25-12, in women’s volleyball. Medtek defeated Emilio Aguinaldo College, 25-21, 25-15, 25-11.

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