Davao bet wins games’ 1st gold

Subscribe Now February 13, 2013 at 08:57am

Lingayen — A son of a teacher from Agusan del Sur delivered the first golden feat yesterday as Sonny Wagdoz reigned supreme in the men’s 5,000-meter run, even as the Calabarzon swimmers scooped four gold medals at the start of hostilities in the PRISAA National Collegiate games here yesterday. The 18-year-old Wagdoz turned in a time of 15 minutes and 46.9 seconds as he propelled Davao Region to a hot start in athletics before at the Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center.

“Takbo takbo lang po, at diskarte… mahaba rin ‘yung takbuhin, diniskartihan na lang po,” said Wagdoz, a University of Mindanao second year criminology student, who took the gold at the expense of teammate Antnony Nerza (15:48.9).

“Masaya po at nanalo. Gusto ko po manalo pa ng mas marami medal dito,” added Wagdoz.

He was 13th in the Tarlac Palaro Pambansa in the same event.

Host Region 1 (Ilocos Region) made its presence felt through 21-year-old Debby Habon, a Virgen Milagrosa University education student, who clinched the women’s long jump title with a 5.23-meter effort, beating out CAR’s Marla Felice Ellaga (5.23 meters) and Calabarzon Region’s Regine Ganidlon (4.95 meters).

Last year’s topnotcher Central Visayas, Western Visayas and Davao Region, likewise, launched their campaign on high note in the centerpiece event of athletics, one of 18 sports being contested here.

Ernesto Ybanez captured the men’s title in the long jump with a 7.01-meter effort to give Central Visayas a share of the pie in athletics, while Devy Isaac was just as impressive in her victory in women’s javelin throw as her initial throw of 33.20 meters proved to enough to dominate the field and also put Western Visayas on the day’s limelight.

Source: manilastandardtoday.com

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