Junior national records fall on day two of Phil Swim’s LC Nationals


Three junior national Philippine swimming records were broken on day two of the 2016 Philippine Swimming National Long Course Championships at the Rizal Memorial Swimming Pool in Manila yesterday.

Tops Swim Club’s Xiandi Chua delivered the first junior record of the day, breaking the 2:25.29 record of Catherine Bondand in the 200m Backstroke Girls 14-15 category set three years ago at the 37th SEA Age Group Swimming Championships in Brunei.

Fifteen year-old Chua clocked a new junior record time of 2:24.84 to top the morning preliminaries of the said event. She later on clocked 2:25.74 in the afternoon finals to clinch the silver, with Courtney Gray taking the gold after clocking a new championship open record of 2:23.91.

Nicole Meah Pamintuan of De La Salle Zobel brought home the bronze with 2:31.72

Jexter Janzen Chua of PCA Stingray later on reset his 30.09 50m Breaststroke Boys 16-18 junior record to 29.65 in the morning preliminaries where he finished second to fellow PCA Stingray swimmer, Alfonso Jose Bautista, who clocked 29.64.

Jexter Chua later on clinched the gold in the afternoon finals with 30.00 clocking, relegating 19-year-old Bautista to a silver medal finish with 30.31; while Roman Rafael Gavino winning the bronze at 30.72

SEA Gamer Raissa Regatta Gavino, who had an ankle operation mid last year, is finally back in an excellent form, delivering her first Girls 16-18 junior national record in the morning preliminary of the Women’s 50m Breaststroke event.

Raissa Gavino clocked a new junior record of 33.56 in the 50m Breast Girls 16-18 category, resetting the 13-year-old record of 34.10, set by Jaclyn Pangilinan at the NCSA Junior Championships in USA last August 2003

She later on snatched the gold in the afternoon finals with 34.10 clocking, followed by Nichole Evangelista who took the silver with 35.34, and Dara Nichelle Carreon clocking 36.32 for the bronze.

Other winners in the afternoon finals were Akiva Jose Carino in the Men’s 200m Backstroke with a gold medal time of 2:12.15, followed by comebacker and Olympian Ryan Paolo Arabejo with 2:15.72 for the silver, and Gerard Christophe Reyes winning the bronze with 2:16.28

In the 100m Freestyle event, Jethro Roberts Chua took the gold with 53.11, followed by Maurice Sacho Ilustre for the silver (53.39) and Rafael Barreto for the bronze (53.60)

Regina Erin Castrillo clinched the gold in the women’s event with 1:00.27, while Andrea Ann Tiffany Ngui and Nicole Meah Pamintuan taking the silver and bronze with 1:00.69 and 1:01.22 clockings.

Maurice Sacho Ilustre and Kirsten Chloe Daos topped the 200m Butterfly event, with Ilustre clocking a gold medal time of 2:05.78 and Daos with 2:25.85

Timothy Yen and Phillip Joaquin Santos took the silver and bronze with times of 2:08.47 and 2:11.89; while Mary Angelic Saavedra and Camille Luaren Buico winning the silver and bronze in the women’s event with 2:28.70 and 2:29.41 clocking.

Sacho Ilustre also topped the Men’s 400m Freestyle event with 4:10.03, followed by Rafael Barreto and Ryan Arabejo with 4:17.72 and Ryan Paolo Arabejo.

Xiandi Chua was the fastest swimmer in the women’s side with 4:35.27, followed by Kirsten Chloe Daos with 4:35.36, and Collen Limsui with 4:45.54

NOTICE : Please note that PinoySwimming dot Com has no copy of the Day 2 official results, thus theRe maybe other junior national records especially in the 13 & Under that have not been included in this write up.

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