JENYROSE Rosales was far from her best time but much better than her closest pursuer as she ruled the 400-meter run on Saturday in the 2015 Philippine National Games Luzon qualifying leg at the Philsports Track Oval in Pasig City.
Rosales, who holds the national record holder at 54.65 seconds, clocked 58.98 but didn’t need to push harder than that to beat Jessa Padeway of Baguio City, a far second at 1:02.23.
Rosales set the record in the UAAP two years ago, erasing the 54.75 mark of Lydia de Vega in the 1981 Southeast Asian Games in Manila.
La Salle’s Maureen Schrijvers, a Palarong Pambansa standout, cleared 1.68 meters to win the women’s high jump.
In swimming, Maurice Ilustre, Yuri Ilustre, Johansen Aguilar, Nicole Pamintuan, and Pricilla Aquino bagged two gold medals each on Friday.
Maurice Ilustre ruled the boys 200-m and 1,500-m freestyle, while Yuri Ilustre won the 200-m breaststroke and the 400-m individual medley.
Aguilar topped the 50-m butterfly and the 100-m backstroke.
Pamintuan won the girls’ 200-m freestyle and the 100-m backstroke, while Aquino came away with the 200-m breaststroke and the 400-m IM titles.
Baguio ruled the poomsae events, with Wiliza Maure (junior individual female), Stephen Bamba (junior individual male), Angel Dy and Glenn Timango (junior pair), and Angel Dy, Larissa Dy, and Maure (junior team female) capturing gold.
National University downed University of the Philippines, 8-1, for a 2-0 slate in baseball.
In the Under-19 football, Polytechnic University of the Philippines beat University of Makati, 3-2, while Bulacan State University shut out Bolinao, Pangasinan, 16-0.