Thirteen year-old tanker Thanya Angelyn Dela Cruz set a new 13 & Under Philippine Junior National Swimming Record in the 50m Breaststroke event at the 2016 Batang Pinoy National Championships in Tagum, Davao del Norte last Monday.
SEA Age-Group Swimming Championships bound Dela Cruz clocked a new junior national record time of 35.35 seconds, en route to winning the gold medal of the Girls 13-17 division.
She erased Raissa Regatta Gavino’s PH junior record time of 35.85 set also in Batang Pinoy (Luzon Qualifying Leg) in October 2013.
If Dela Cruz maintains her form or even improves further going to Bangkok, Thailand for the SEA Age-Group Championships next month, she could be a possible gold medal contender in the said event in the 13 & Under Division.
Moreover, Dela Cruz new PH junior record has also erased the 13-15 Girls Batang Pinoy record of 35.69 held also by Raissa Regatta Gavino.
Meanwhile, five other Batang Pinoy records have been broken on day one of the 2016 Batang Pinoy National Championships.
Baguio City’s Maenard Batnag and Balon Dagupan’s Janella Alisa Lim both set two individual Batang Pinoy records each; while Rian Marco Tirol of Tagbilaran City Bohol chipped-in one national record.
Twelve year-old Batnag set a new 12 & Under 100m Backstroke Boys record of 1:08.88, erasing Seth Martin’s 1:09.19 record; and at the same time set a new 200m Butterfly record of 2:30.07, erasing Kenji Arguzon’s 2:30.38 record.
Twelve year-old Lin clocked a new 12 & Under 200m Free Girls Batang Pinoy record of 2:18.17, resetting Aubrey Bermejo’s 2:20.52 record; and at the same time erasing Maria Olegario San Juan’s 200m Back record of 2:39.22 with her new Batang Pinoy record time of 2:35.12.
Fifteen year-old Tirol on the other hand reset Joshua Taleon’s 31.88 Boys 13-15 record in the 50m Breast event, with his gold medal time of 31.73.
At this year’s edition of the Batang Pinoy, the 13-15 Division has been changed to 13-17 Division.
So far, none of our 16 and 17 year old swimmers have broken the current Boys/Girls 13-15 Batang Pinoy records.
In case where 16-17 year-old swimmers break the 13-15 Division records, PinoySwimming dot Com will make a separate 16-17 Records list, and will retain the 13-15 Division records.