July 21, 2024

Baguio City athletes reigned supreme in the Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association Meet 2023, winning 211 gold, 119 silver, and 54 bronze medals to become the runaway champions.

But Apayao athletes also stole the thunder from the rest of the delegation by clinching 52 gold, 54 silver, and 86 bronze medals to retain their spot in the overall ranking.

HAIL TEAM APAYAO — Officials of the Department of Education Apayao and elected leaders present the secondary level 1st runner-up trophy for the province during awarding rites in the just concluded CARAA Meet 2023 in Baguio City. Apayao closed the game with 52 gold, 54 silver, and 86 bronze medals. — DepEd Tayo Cordillera photo

The Baguio City Lions ruled the ele-mentary division with 67-35-17 medal haul while it amassed 144-84-37 medal haul in the secondary division.

The Apayao Eagles have amassed 27-25-38 medal haul in the elementary and 25-29-48 medals in the secondary division, repeating their strong performance when they hosted the Caraa Meet in 2019.

Settling in third place and impro-  ving from its previous fourth place finish in 2019 are the Benguet Stingers with 37 gold, 60 silver, and 62 bronze medals where they bagged 18-28-21 medal haul in the elementary and 19-32-41 medal haul in the secondary division.

The Stingers also topped the special games with 21-13-9 medal haul.

The Mountain Province Brave Mountaineers went two ranks higher from their sixth place ranking in 2019 to this year’s fourth place finish with 15-36-41 medal haul with some wins courtesy of the young wrestlers, who wrestled four gold, five silver, and two bronze medals.  

Also improving their ranking from its previous seventh place in the 2019 are the Tabuk City Brewers in fifth place with 15-24-56 medal haul while the Ifugao Builders, from its fifth place, dropped to sixth with 12-20-42 medal haul.

Settling for seventh place are the Abra Stallions, previously in third place, with 5-22-52 medal haul and in eighth place is Kalinga with 5-17-36 medal tally. – Ofelia C. Empian