PHIL STAR. LINGAYEN, Philippines. Eduardo Buenavista bested younger rivals and a host of foreign runners to capture the 1st gold medal in the Milo-National Open Track and Field Invitational Championship with a victory in the 5000-m run at the Don Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center here yesterday.
Buenavista, 30, thwarted Julius Sermona's challenge at the finish to rule the race in 14:37.3. Sermona, 23, settled for silver in 14:37.6 while Mendel Lopez of Navy took the bronze in 15:21.6.