July 25, 2024

La Trinidad, Benguet, host of this year’s Benguet Provincial Sports Meet, is the overall winner after its athletes amassed 162 gold, 83 silver, and 62 bronze medals during the event held April 1 to 5.

La Trinidad, considered as the perpetual provincial meet champion, ruled the elementary level with 51-36-23 medals and clinched 111-47-39 medals in the secondary level.

LA TRINIDAD ON TOP — The host town of La Trinidad topped the recently held Benguet Sports Meet with 162 gold, 83 silver, and 62 bronze medals. Here, Jasper Dagdag of La Trinidad clinched the gold medal against Zerjake Panijoc of Itogon via retirement in their 54-kilogram match in Muay Thai. — Augustin Dao-anis

The capital town also ruled the para games with 22-153 while Tublay placed second with two gold and one bronze medal.

Back in the overall games result, Itogon and Mankayan settled for second and third place with the former winning 49-45-60 medals while the latter got 27-36-31 medals.

Tuba followed with 21-24-28 medals on fourth.

Due to its strong showings in dancesports, taekwondo, arnis and field events, Bokod surprised the bunch as it placed fifth with 20-34-36 medals.

Sablan finished in sixth place, followed by Tublay and Buguias in seventh and eighth place, respectively, while BSU showed a slowing down of its athletes’ performance as it settled for ninth place.

The 10th to 14th placers are Kapangan, Atok, Kibungan, Kabayan, and Bakun.

Tublay, meanwhile, topped the indigenous games with two gold and one bronze medal while Bokod and La Trinidad tied with one gold and one bronze medal in second place and Kabayan with one gold medal in third place.

The sporting event, which is in preparation for the Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association Meet next month, is organized by the Department of Education.

The events to be played during the Caraa in the secondary are archery, arnis, athletics, billiards, boxing, chess, futsal, gymnastics, taekwondo, tennis, wrestling, wushu, and swimming.

To be played in the elementary are arnis, athletics, chess, gymnastics, taekwondo, tennis, and swimming. 

These focus-sports are based on the region’s Palarong Pambansa performance for the past three years. – Ofelia C. Empian