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2012 Palarong Pambansa Athletics Day 1 Lingayen
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Synopsis from articles by Airnel T. Abarra
The 2012 Palarong Pambansa returned to Lingayen, Pangasinan province after seventeen years. The Palarong Pambansa was first held at Lingayen in 1959 when it was then the Bureau of Public Schools Interscholastic Athletics Association (BPISAA).
Day One: Fuentes takes home more than just the long-jump gold
The highlight of Day 1 came from Julian Reem Fuentes of Region 2. Fuentes came in second to Western Visayas (WV) Gerald Layumas last year in an epic 6.86 to 6.85 lockout (Layumas went on to win the UAAP title this year for DLSU). This year, Fuentes satisfied his hunger for the gold and dished out a new Palaro record with 7.26m. Erasing the ten-year-old secondary boys’ 7.15m record of Paolo Martinez set at the 2002 Palaro in Bicol. So dominant was Fuentes in the event the silver was a very distant 6.45m.
Fuentes’s jump was the 2nd best jump even against the Men of 2012 at the time behind Dagmil’s opening jump of 7.43m at the Laguna time trials. Fuentes’s leap is the 4th best-ever performance by a junior behind Joebert Delicano (7.55), Teodoro Nonato (7.33), and Marayag (7.31). Fuentes will have this year and next to go after the national junior mark which has stood for thirteen years.
Cabanyog takes the shotput record but not a personal best
Richie Joy Cabanyog of WV went into the Palaro with the best throw of 14.15m from the regional palaro. Last year’s silver medalist this time hurled the shot-put 13.90m although not his best throw it was still enough to erase the record of his teammate Efraem Gesulgon who won last year in 13.68m.
Meanwhile in the Javelin Evalyn Palabrica exchanged her silver medal last year for the gold in the girl’s javelin with a 39.61m throw for the WV ahead of Rinalyn Apos 36.90m (Region 13).
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