ISIDRO Del Prado Jr. beat Jose Unso in a battle between sons of legendary track stars for the 200 meters title on Sunday in the Philippine National Games at the Philsports Complex in Pasig City.
Del Prado Jr., whose father Isidro Sr. was a multi-titled international campaigner, won the gold for Far Eastern University by by beating Unso by just 0.26 of a second with his 22.01-second effort.
Unso of TMS-De La Salle is the son of Renato Unso, one of the finest hurdlers the country has ever produced.
Larick Danes of LSA Smart Altas won the bronze medal with a time of 22.70 seconds.
Rieveneth Jeyed Penarubia, meanwhile, annexed the women’s 200m gold for FEU with a time of 28.13 seconds. Patricia Monsod of University of the Philippines placed second with 28.40, followed by Katrine Cacho of CSJDM Bulacan Athletics Team (28.90).
FEU also notched the gold in the 3,000m run for junior women as Catherine Bristol won the race with a clocking of 11:48.06.
In other events, Anfernee Lopena of Run for Change Team won the 200m junior men gold with a clocking of 22.07 seconds, while Jenyrose Rosales of University of the East captured the gold in the distaff side.
Jomar Udtohan of San Sebastian College and Leah Joan Creer of LSA Smart Altas tabbed the junior boys and girls crown in the 200m dash, respectively.
Other gold winners were Michael Icao of Jose Rizal University (3,000m junior boys), Angeli Ann Din of Dasmarinas City (discus throw junior girls), Joshua Patalod (javelin throw junior boys), and Shaira Hernandez of Bacolod Taytung High School (high jump junior girls).
In futsal action at the Brent gym, National Capital Region beat Cavite FA, 14-7, to capture the men’s gold.
Las Amigas FC blanked Emilio Aguinaldo College, 6-0, to take the women’s title.