MANILA, Philippines – Immaculate Heart of Mary College-Paraaaque’s Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh and St. Agnes Academy’s Isis Arnaldo broke records in their respective age-group in the 82nd Philippine Swimming League (PSL) National Series El Presidente Swim Cup Saturday at the Mariner’s Polytechnic Colleges Foundation Pool in Legazpi City.
Mojdeh, a veteran of international competitions, checked in at one minute, 35.58 seconds in the girls’ 9 years 100m breaststroke to smash her own record of 1:36.80 she registered in August.
Arnaldo also made her presence felt by submitting an impressive 1:30.92 output in winning the girls’ 10 years 100m breaststroke gold medal. She erased the 1:32.33 old mark of Female Swimmer of the Year Kyla Soguilon.
“PSL continues its grassroots development program in the Bicol region as we are preparing for bigger events. We told them to dream big to catch up because we are behind in the world standing,” said PSL president Susan Papa.
The meet is named in honor of Papa who is celebrating her birthday this week.
University of the Philippines standout Trisha Anne Oliveros also claimed five gold medals in the girls’ 15-over category (100m back, 200m free, 100m breast, 100m fly and 100m individual medley.)
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Winning four gold medals were Ferdinand Ian Trinidad (boys’ 13 100m free, 100m back, 100m breast and 100m fly), Luis Angelo Manliclic (boys’ 14 100m free, 100m back, 100m breast and 100m fly), Tristan James Laderoma (boys’ 11 100m free, 100m back, 100m breast and 100m fly), Caryl Ante (girls’ 12 100m free, 100m back, 100m breast and 100m fly), Nicole Camacho (girls’ 7 50m free, 50m back, 50m breast and 100m fly) and James Peter Hernandez (boys’ 15-over 100m freestyle, 200m free, 100m fly and 100m IM).
Three-gold medal winners were Cavite Sailfish Swim Club’s Gregg Marasigan (boys’ 12 100m back, 100m breast and 100m fly), and Rachel Abareta (girls’ 14 100m back, 100m breast and 100m fly), Zyrilyn Anonuevo (girls’ 11 100m free, 100m back and 100m fly), Heather White (girls’ 8 100m back, 100m breast and 100m fly), Joshua Camacho (boys’ 8 100m back, 100m breast and 100m fly), and Chelsea Pastolero (girls’ 6-under 50m free, 50m breast and 50m fly).
Besides Universiade slots, the competition offers slots for the 2015 Royal Bangkok Swim Meet, 2016 Phuket Invitational Swimming Championship and 2016 Indian Ocean All Star Challenge in Perth, Australia.
The PSL is a national sports swimming association for Universities and Colleges accredited by the Federation of School Sports Associations of the Philippines (Fessap),internationally affiliated member of Federation of International Sports University (FISU).