LAGAWE, Ifugao – Team Baguio survived the scorching heat of a dry spell to once again lord it over their Cordilleran counterparts as dust settled in the 2010 Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association meet on Feb. 11, here.
Baguio’s elementary level athletes painted Ifugao blue with the boys amassing 194.5 points and the girls’ 148 to bag the championship trophy in the elementary division, piling up 342.5 points.
Their manongs and manangs in the secondary level, on the other hand, raked in 450 points in the same disciplines for a combined primary and secondary total of 792.5 points.
The athletes battled it out in 17 disciplines which include archery, arnis, athletics, badminton, baseball, basketball, boxing, chess, football, gymnastics, lawn tennis, sepak takraw, softball, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, and volleyball.
Gold in team events are given 25 points; silver, 15; bronze, 10; while the 4th and 5th placers were given 5 and 3 points, respectively.
Individual sports on the other hand were awarded 7-5-4-3-2-1-points depending on the rankings; while individual sports computed on overall team performances were awarded 15-10-7-4-3-2, successively.
As expected, Benguet province came in second with 205 elementary points combined with 304 in the high school level for a total of 509.
Mountain Province came third with 173 points from the primaries and 187.5 from high school to clinch third overall with a total 360.5.
Kalinga finished fourth with 123 elementary points combined with a high school total of 155.5 for a 278.5 total.
Posted in the bulletin board of Kiangan Central School are the words, “No Ifugao child is left behind.”
The axiom was realized by Host Ifugao as its athletes proved winning is 90 percent heart and 10percent equipment with a decent 5th place finish.
Ifugao’s elementary (145) combined with its high school (123) totaled 268 points.
The rankings for the successful holding of CARAA 2010 saw Abra finishing 6th with a combined elementary and secondary schools effort of 244 points; while Apayao, with the smallest number of athletes, came in 7th with 90.5 medal points.
The CARAA hostilities was held from Feb. 7 to 11 in Ifugao but the Baguio medal haul started at the Baguio Swimming Pool Complex with the blue tankers fetching 120 medal points in a gold medal shutout.