DUMAGUETE CITY – London Games-bound Jessie King Lacuna added two more golds in the final day of swimming competition while Felyn Dolloso shattered a national record in girls triple jump Thursday in the 2nd POC-PSC National Games.
The 19-year old Lacuna, swimming for Bulacan, topped the men’s open 100-meter butterfly and 200-meter individual medley at the Lorenzo Teves Aquatics Center to hike his total to five.
Lacuna timed in 59.69 seconds to win the gold in the 100-m butterfly while Negros Oriental’s Adrian Mark Bonocan (1:24.05) and Silliman University’s Michael Alvarez (1:30.98) got the silver and bronze respectively.
His 12.41 seconds time topped the 200-m individual medley for his fifth gold in the competition. Davao City’s Joaquin Gonzales (2:12.93) won the silver while Murphy Ginlo (2:58.98) of Negros Oriental took the bronze.
Lacuna earlier ruled the 200-meter, 400-meter and 1,500-meter freestyle events in open men.
Meanwhile at the Perdices Sports Complex, the 19-year old Dolloso leaped 12.55 meters in her first try to shatter the old 12.53 meters mark she also set in Palarong Pambansa in Tarlac City.
Dolloso actually bettered her first attempt with 12.90m in second try but was ruled out foul by technical official.
“Confident naman ako kasi maganda training ko sa coach ko (Marestella Torres),” said the fourth-year Sports Management student at La Salle.
Her teammate, Michelle Laterte, secure the silver medal with 11.78 m while Mary Anthony Diesto, who won this event last year in Bacolod City, failed to defend her title as she settled for bronze with 11.21m.
Baguio City’s Tracy Kitongan won the gold in the 10-kilometer walk in women open while Jesa Arenilla ruled the girls side. Escalante City’s Benjie Quilates won the boys pole vault while Stephanie Cadosale bagged the gold in 3,000-meter girls steeplechase.
HyperSports’ Arniel Ferrera, a national team member, ruled the men’s discus throw while Lorenzo Capajo bagged the gold medal in the boys triple jump.
In archery, Sydney Olympics veteran Jennifer Chan tallied 696 points to win the gold medal in the women’s compound open, beating NCR’s Amaya Paz Cojuangco (682) and another Olympian Joan Tabanag (652).
Cojuangco won the gold in women’s compound Olympic round with 142 points. She was followed by Chan (140) and Tabanag (139).
Grandmaster Darwin Laylo topped the open men category of chess after the seven rounds. Bohol’s Jedara Docena won the women open division while Negros Oriental’s Vincent Balena ruled the youth boys. Jean Karen Enriquez of Marikina won the youth girls.