TACLOBAN native Karen Janario bagged three gold medals including the 100m dash, highlighting the Philippine Olympic Committee-Philippine Sports Commission Batang Pinoy National Finals being held in Bacolod City.
Janario also won the 100m hurdles and the 4x100m relay with Rosemarie Olorvida, Feiza Lenton, and Gemmalyn Fino in an inspiring win being a survivor of supertyphoon 'Yolanda' that flattened her school.
Janario trained for two months at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex after being rescued by the PSC along with her fellow students at the Leyte Sports Academy after the wrath of 'Yolanda.'
Meanwhile, Alexis Soqueno of Negros Occidental captured her fourth gold medal on Thursday by winning the boys 400m hurdles.
The 5-foot-8 Soqueno clocked 56.8 seconds to beat Pangasinan’s Ludivico Dela Cruz Jr. (57.4), and teammate Rodrigo Delaben (57.6).
Soqueno had already won the high jump, 110m hurdles, and 4x100m relay with Delaben, Mark John Balajeboco, and Jose Jerry Belibestre.
"My goal is to win all five events in my program," said Soqueno, who will still see action in the 4x400m relay.