The city of Baguio experienced heat wave as the student athletes of San Carlos City Division reigned anew in the Batang Pinoy Luzon Qualifying Leg which was held last September 15- 21, 2018, leaving in their wake a blazing trail of wins and medals.
6 students exhibited phenomenal prowess in wushu, namely; Angelike R. De Guzman and Joshua M. Sayson for Silver medals, Stephen V. Perez and Gerald De Guzman for Bronze medals, Joey Gimena for 5th place, and Ma. Arcene Marquez for 6th place.
In wrestling, Ivan M. Castro emerged as a Silver medallist while Kristine Mae Quinto placed 5th.
Athletes from the Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation also showcased exceptional skills, with Felimon Canilang garnering Silver medals in both 200 meters and 4×100 meters for Athletics. Alysa Frenz Salazar also scored a Silver medal in Basketball girls. In addition to that, Aleah Collado garnered a 4th place finish in Taekwondo.
San Carlos City’s Basketball Boys also earned themselves bronze medals, with Mark Gelou Bucog, Arjay Junatas, Michael Swirtszinsky, Rafael Angelo Dela Cruz, Hans Diaz, and Christian Aterado constituting the team.
Ahriannah Sarmiento of Saint Charles Academy and Jharene Ayra Pontawe of Our Lady of Grace School both emerged as Silver medallists in the Basketball Girls division.
In the Arnis division, three of the city’s athletes emerged as victors, with Alessandra Del Rosario earning a Gold medal, Rodolfo E. Padlan III standing at 4th place, and Marc Joseph Caguioa standing at 7th place.
Batang Pinoy is a national youth sports competition of the Philippines for athletes under 15 years old. This competition may not be as grandiose as the Palarong Pambansa but it definitely highlights the God- given athletic prowess of the Filipino learners all across the nation. For San Carlos, the outpouring of accolades is definite testament that the city is genuinely a haven full of athletes and potential flag bearers in the field of sports. The outcome of the competition now serves as the driving force and the impetus that will guide and motivate the entire division for future sports events.