Results of the 2014 Batang Pinoy Mindanao Leg staged last September 10-14 in Pagadian City, Zamboanga Del Sur have been added in the 2014 Philippine Swimming Ranking.
Notable swimmers in the said meet are Christian Paul Anor, Cedrich Joseph Fox, Fritz Jun Rodriguez, Kelsey Claire Jaudian, Bernice Elesterio and Sheannelle Fox.
Davao Oriental’s Christian Paul Anor debuts in the Men’s 1500m national ranking in 16th place with his time of 18:23.24, and in 28th place in the Men’s 50m Backstroke with a time of 30.33.
The fifteen year-old swimmer also improved his Men’s 200m Backstroke ranking to 24th, from 25th, with a new clocking of 2:23.82
Cedrich Joseph Fox of Davao City successfully made it in the Men’s 1500m national ranking with his time of 18:54.50, enough to place in 30th place.
Thirteen year-old Fritz Jun Rodriguez stamped his class in the Boys 13 and Under ranking where he now ranks 2nd in all breaststroke events with his times of 34.06, 1:17.73 and 2:47.10
Apart from improving his breaststroke ranking, Rodriguez now ranks 3rd in the Boys 13 and Under 100m Freestyle ranking with his 1:01.44 clocking.
General Santos City’s Kelsey Claire Jaudian on the other hand made her presence felt in the Women’s Top 30 national ranking where she now ranks debuts in 20th place in the 400m Individual Medley ranking (3rd in Girls 13 & Under Ranking), 27th in Women’s 800m Freestyle (5th in Girls 13 & Under Ranking), and 30th in the Women’s 200m Butterfly (2nd in Girls 13 & Under Ranking). She also now ranks 6th in the 200m Backstroke Girls 13 & Under Ranking, and 8th in 400m Freestyle Girls Ranking.
Another 13 year-old swimmer, Sheannelle Fox of Davao City debuts in the Women’s 400m Individual Medley ranking in 19th place and 2nd in the Girls 13 & Under Ranking. She now also ranks 11th in both 100m and 400m Freestyle Girls 13 & Under ranking, and 15th in 200m Freestyle.
Dapitan’s Jesse Kirei Tan has also made it in the Women’s 50m Breaststroke ranking, placing 24th with her time of 38.14.
Twelve year-old swimmer Bernice Elesterio is another swimmer to watch in Mindanao.
This native of Panabo City successfully made it to the elite Women’s Top 30 national ranking in the Women’s 200m Breaststroke event with his golden time of 3:03.02; and 2nd in the Girls 13 & Under Ranking.
She is among the potential swimmers in the breaststroke events who can can be tapped to represent Philippines in the SEA AG next year for the Girls 13 and Under division if she continues to improve her times in the national championship.
Another potential Philippine representative in next year’s SEA AG is twelve-year old Zoe Hilario who is also one of the swimmers to watch in next year’s Girls 13 & Under events.
Though she only improved her Girls 13 & Under ranking times in 100m Freestyle and 200m Butterfly events at the Mindanao Leg, expect this kid to show her might in the Batang Pinoy National Championship as she swims for a place in the Philippine team in next year’s SEA Age Group Championship in Malaysia.
Other swimmers who have made their marks in the Boys and Girls 13 & Under Rankings are Von Andrew Cruz (4th in 1500m Freestyle, 8th in 400m Freestyle and 15th in 400m Individual Medley), John Martin Yarra (6th in 200m Butterfly), Josiah Paul Lozano (8th in 50m Freestyle), Jie Mark Emol (11th in 200m Breaststroke and 12th in 50m Breaststroke), Aaron Dave Alinsub (14th in 200m Backstroke), Phillip Bayawa (14th in 200m Butterfly), Shehzada Lucman (11th in 200m Breaststroke), Rocy Faith Mendoza (11th in 200m Butterfly), Engeline Jain (14th in 50m Breaststroke) and Paula Gonzalez (15th in 200m Breaststroke)
Great job to our Mindanao swimmers for making their marks in the 2014 Philippine Swimming National Ranking!