CORTES, Bohol, February 13 (PIA)—Bohol elementary athletes strained for its final ounces of strength which pushed them second place but it was not enough to tug the whole team Bohol up the medal tally boards, in the recently completed Central Visayas Regional Athletic Association (CVRAA) sports meet in the City of Naga.
At the end of the seven day sports hostilities, February 7-13, Bohol elementary covered for the medal deficit of Bohol’s secondary athletes which only mustered 11 gold medals to prop up the elementary athlete’s 20 gold medals for a sum of 31 for Bohol.
But this effort was only good enough for a third over-all rank, among 13 participating delegations at the athletic competitions held at the Teodoro Doring Meniola Sr. Sports Oval in Naga.
Cebu City Nino’s homed with a total of 113 gold medal finishes, 71 silver medals and 59 bronze medals to be declared overall champs in the sports meet.
Second to the Ninos is Mandaue City, whose athletes packed home 47 gold medal finishes, 42 silver medals and 47 bronze medals to be ranked second best.
In its third over-all rank, Bohol harvested 31 gold medals, 40 silver and 65 bronze medal finishes.
After seven days, Bohol elementary athletes picked 20 gold medal finishes, 16 silver and 28 bronze finishes to rand second after Cebu City in the elementary category.
Cebu City elementary athletes proved superior with 32 gold finishes, 27 silver and 27 bronze medals to top the 12 other competing delegations.
Running in at close third in the category is Mandaue City, whose athletes romped home with 13 golds, 13 silvers and 18 bronze medals, while Cebu Province pulled a 12 gold, 20 silver and 24 bronze performance after seven days.
Sidling in fourth is Cebu Province with a 12-20-20 gold-silver-bronze performance while Talisay City trailed with 12-6-10 gold-silver-bronze record.
In the secondary division however, Bohol athletes could only gather as much as 11 gold medals, well behind Cebu City’s 81 gold medals, Mandaue City’s 30 gold medals, Cebu Province’s 16 gold medals and Lapulapu City’s 12 gold medal finishes.
Bohol secondary team ranks fifth in the secondary category, with 11 gold medals, 24 silver and 37 bronze finishes.
Apart from 81 gold medals, Cebu City athletes also reaped 44 silvers and 32 bronze medals to be declared first in the secondary category.
Meanwhile, aggressive Mandaue City delegation capped 30 gold medals, 29 silver and 29 bronze medal finishes to be second best in their high school division.
Cebu Province nailed 16 gold medals, 16 silver and 25 bronze medal finishes to be ranked fourth in the secondary levels while Lapulapu City settled for a close fourth with 12 golds, 20 silvers and 24 bronze medals to ease up over Bohol’s fifth ranking.
Bohol could only muster 11 golds, 24 silvers and 37 bronze finishes to get the fifth place in the secondary category.
On the other hand, Tagbilaran City improved its performance when from the 13th position, it steadily moved up the competitive ladder to settle for 8th from the 11th place on day 2 and 13th on day 4 of competitions.
Tagbilaran Elementary delegates earned 4 gold medals, 10 silver medals and 6 bronze while its secondary athletes delegation also picked 4 gold medal finishes, 10 silver and 14 bronze medals.
Overall, Tagbilaran City athletes went hoe with 8 gold medals, 20 silver and 20 bronze to rank 8th among 13 teams.
The overall ranking are the following: First: Cebu City (113-71-59); Second: Mandaue City ((47-42-47); third Bohol: (31-40-65); Fourth: Cebu Province: 28-36-45); Fifth: Lapulapu (21-30-36); Sixth: Talisay City (19-15-16) and Seventh: Danao City (15-19-24).
Eighth: Tagbilaran City: (8-20-20); Ninth: City of Naga (3-3-14); Tenth: Siquijor (2-4-6); Eleventh (Carcar City (2-3-5); Twelfth: Toledo City (1-4-10); and Bogo City (0-5-8). (rac/PIA-7/Bohol)