Results of the 59th PSL Swim Series – the 5th Sen. Nikki Coseteng Cup, are now added in the 2014 Philippine Swimming Ranking.
Most notable swimmers in the 59th PSL leg are Christen Mercado, Patrick Tierie, Sean Terence Zamora, McTracy Johnn Alindogan and Rian Marco Tirol.
Christen Mercado of Susan Papa Swim Academy takes the top spot of the men’s 50m backstroke ranking with a time of 28.37, relegating Olympian Ryan Arabejo, who has been assuming the first place position since April, to second place.
The UP Varsity team swimmer Mercado also makes it to the 6th place of the 50m Free and 50m Breast ranking, and 11th place in the 50m Fly ranking.
Another seventeen year-old swimmer of Susan Papa Swim Academy, Patrick Tierie, registered a really impressive swim in the 50m fly event, breaching the YOG B standard time of 26.32, with his gold medal time of 26.07.
This feat has made him the second Filipino male swimmer to hit the 2014 YOG qualifying B standard time; and he now joins the ranks of Jethro Roberts Chua, Roxanne Ashley Yu, Kirsten Chloe Daos, Suzanne Vernon Himor, Catherine Bondad, Ariane Herranz and Regina Maria Paz Castrillo who all have registered 2014 YOG qualifying standard times.
Tierie now takes the 2nd spot of the men’s 50m butterfly ranking, behind Dhill Anderson Lee who has been taking the top spot since the start of 2014 season with his 25.29 clocking.
On the other hand, swimmers Sean Terence Zamora and McTracy Alindogan continued to stamp their class in the 14 boys age group, with both swimmers clocking 30.08 seconds in the 50m backstroke event – a feat that breaches the 30.38 boys 14-15 top 5 time of this year’s SEA Age Group swimming championship in Singapore.
Zamora, of the MCUR3 Aquaspeed Sailfish, also dominated the 100m backstroke event, topping the 14 boys age group with his time of 1:05.97, which again breached the 1:06.38 boys 14-15 top 5 time of this year’s SEA Age Group swimming championship.
He also tops the 100m Free and 200m IM boys 14 age group with times of 57.50 and 2:19.44 respectively; 2nd in the 14-15 boys 200m Free; and ranks 3rd in the 50m breast, 100m breast and 100m fly boys 14 age group.
Angeles University Foundation’s Alindogan on the other hand tops the 100m breast boys 14 age group with his time of 1:13.16, and second in the 200m IM event.
Both Alindogan and Zamora, who will still be swimming in the 14-15 age bracket next year, are among the swimmers to watch in the said age bracket in the 2015 season.
Meanwhile, Rian Marco Tirol of University of Bohol Rockets proves that he is one of the swimmers to watch in the breaststroke events.
The thirteen year-old swimmer dominated the 13 and under breaststroke rankings, clocking a “2014 SEA Age Group silver medal could have been swim” in the 50m breaststroke event.
His 50m breast time of 32.44 has beaten Singapore’s Daryl Tan’s 32.85 silver medal time in the 2014 SEA Age Group, and is just a few milliseconds away from the 32.20 gold medal time of Singapore’s Dylan Siew.
His 100m breast clocking of 1:13.30 and 200m breast time of 2:40.00 also beat the boys 13 and under top 4 times of the 2014 SEA Age Group swimming championship in Singapore last June.
Tirol, who will be swimming in the 14-15 age bracket next year, is another swimmer to watch in the said age bracket in the 2015 season.
Also making waves in the 2014 Philippine Top 30 Swimming Rankings are Gian Daniel Berino (top 2 in 50m Back and top 5 in 100m Back Men), Joy Rodgers (top 2 in 50m Breast and top 4 in 100m Breast Women), Delia Angela Cordero (top 3 in 100m Fly and top 8 in 50m Back Women), Denjylie Cordero (top 3 in 50m Breast Women), Ana Nicole Tan (top 6 in 50m Back Women), Drew Benett Magbag (top 9 in 50m Breast Men), Dennice Juliet Cordero (top 9 in 50m Breast Women), Mhikcoloe Dominique Abina (top 10 in 50m Free Men), Andrea Jheremy Pacheco (top 10 in 50m Free Women), and Carmerose Matabuena (top 10 in 100m Fly Women).