Sports academy bet B Pinoy fastest girl
By: The Freeman (Philstar)

MANILA, Philippines - Karen Janario of Leyte Sports Academy-Smart flashed top form to rule the 100m dash in emphatic fashion and crown herself the fastest girl in the Philippine Sports Commission-Philippine Olympic Committee Batang Pinoy Visayas qualifying leg in Maasin, Leyte yesterday.

The 14-year-old Janario, a product of a prototype club that takes in students with big athletic potential, topped the century dash in 13.05 seconds to pick up her second gold of the meet at the Southern Leyte Sports Complex inside Tomas Oppus Pilot School.

Janario earlier topped the 100m hurdles in 15.58 seconds to share the spotlight with Cebu City’s crack bets in athletics and in most other fields.

Host Maasin City secured its second gold behind its futsal team, which defeated Baybay B, 2-0, at Badian gym.

Cebu City’s Ivan Miguel Santos and Jrict Ray Talicug bagged two gold medals each together with Palarong Pambansa champion Anjelica de Josef.

A 14-year-old from Lezo, Aklan, De Josef set a new Palaro elementary record in 800m running barefoot last year. Yesterday she added the Batang Pinoy golds in 1,500m and 400m.

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Santos, winner of the meet’s first gold last Wednesday, took the boys 1,500m crown to add to his 5,000m gold.

Talicug claimed the boys’ century dash gold, and later the 400m as Cebu City pulled away in the overall standings with 50 golds, 32 silvers and 14 bronzes.

Bohol Province is far second with 22-32-14 tally competing only in swimming.

Negros Occidental, which only sent athletes in taekwondo and badminton, stood up against Cebu City in taekwondo at Massin City gym, taking five gold medals. NegOcc gained through Stephanie Marie Lamayo in girls finweight, Kathleen Dinsay in girls flyweight, Julienne Bermeji in girls featherweight, Caroline Espinosa in girls lightweight and John Michael Casana in boys bantam.

But the Cebu City jins also chalked up five wins courtesy of Kyle John Flores in boys lightweight, Sal Luigi Estrada in boys featherweight, Francis Louise Reyes in boys flyweight, James Louise Callino in boys finweight and Zozen Prajes in girls heavyweight.

Over at Maasin Bus Terminal, LSA sent three boxers to the semifinals, including Ramil Pingol in ant weight, Lester Carl Oledan in minimum weight, and Diether Casida who knocked out Consolacion, Cebu’s Christian Monilar to advance in light mosquito.

Also making the medal round in boxing were local boy Louie Jay Forzado in kiddie weight who will take on Jefre Jiminez of Cebu City; Joseph Novero Jr., of Bacolod City who will face Pingol; Sogod, Southern Leyte’s Shen Kaduyong who moved up to face Oledan; Lloyd Jabes Antoque of Tagbilaran and Seos Vicente of Mandaue City who advanced in powder weight following a third-round TKO win over Wince Bretly Abas of LSA.