7 Balon Dagupan swimmers set 15 new R1AA records

DAGUPAN CITY –Balon Dagupan’s victory in the 2018 Region Athletic Association (R1AA) meet was never in doubt as seven of the city’s powerhouse swimmers set 15 new R1AA meet records in the swimming event held at the Dagupan City Poolside from February 13 to 14.

Janelle Alisa France T. Lin, a Batang Pinoy national record holder, set new meet records in her favorite events in the 800, 400, 200 and 100 meters freestyle swimming competitions, which won her four gold medals.

Her new R1AA record set in the girls 13-17 age bracket 400 long course meter freestyle secondary was four minutes and 47.81 seconds; one minute and 2.97 seconds in the 100 long course meter freestyle; nine minutes and 57.25 seconds in the 800 long course meter freestyle; and two minutes 17.73 seconds in the 200 long course meter freestyle.

She also won a gold medal in the 200 long course meter individual medley secondary and two more gold medals in the girls 400 long course meter freestyle 4×100 secondary and 200 long course meter medley 4×50 secondary.

She won a total of seven gold medals.

John Carlo G. Carulla set a new R1AA meet record in the 13-17 age bracket 200 long course meter butterfly secondary by clocking two minutes and 37.08 seconds.

Carulla also won two more gold medals in 200 meter long course freestyle 4×50 secondary and 400 meter long course freestyle 4×100 secondary.

Sean Iverson C. Fabiana ruled his favorite event with a new record meet in 400 meter long course freestyle with four minutes and 32.42 seconds and in the 800 meter long course freestyle secondary with nine minutes and 44.77 seconds.

Fabiana also won gold medals in 200 meter long course medley 4×50 secondary, in 100 meter long course freestyle secondary, in 200 meter long course freestyle 4×50 secondary and a silver medal in 200 meter long course freestyle secondary.

Jessie B. Cacapit broke the old record in the 100-meter long course backstroke secondary by setting a new record of one minute and 6.97 seconds.

The 15-year old swimmer also won gold medals in the 200-meter long course medley 4×50 secondary and 200-meter long course backstroke secondary.

Jeremy Carlo Jizmundo also made a new mark in the 100-meter long course butterfly secondary with a time clocking of one minute and 4.43 seconds.

Paul Andrew B. Rioflorido ruled the 100 meter long course breaststroke secondary by setting a new record meet of two minutes and 35.28 seconds, the 200 meter long course freestyle secondary with a new record meet of two minutes and seven seconds, and the 100 meter long course breaststroke secondary with a new record meet of one minute and 10.46 seconds.

He also won more gold medals in 200 meter long course medley 4×50, in 200 meter long course individual medley secondary, and in the 400 meter long course freestyle 4×100 secondary.

Paul’s younger brother Mark Bryan B. Rioflorido in the elementary boys division, also set a new meet records in the 200 meter long course freestyle elementary by clocking in two minutes and 20.53 seconds, 100 meter long course backstroke elementary with a new meet record of one minute and 13.76 seconds and in the 400 meter long course freestyle elementary with a time clocking of four minutes and 59.37 seconds.

He also won two more gold medals in the 100m meter long course freestyle elementary and under 50 long course meter backstroke elementary. (Joseph C. Bacani/CIO/Feb. 19, 2018)