Published in Sun Star Newspaper on Nov. 21, 2011 Monday issue
by Chesca Geli, Staff Writer
Mike Limpag, Sports Editor
KENYAN Abraham Missos stepped up his game, while Christy Tutor escaped the threat of her rivals in Paref-Springdale’s Run With the Titans at Parkmall, Mandaue yesterday.
Missos, who normally dominated the 5K divisions of previous races, won the men’s 15K open, a position usually taken by his fellow Kenyan Joshphat Kiptanui.
He clocked 51:27 to beat his compatriot Francis Kakui, who got second place in 53:40 for second place.
Ian Bernido was the best local finisher and placed third overall in 55:05.
Tutor was in tough competition against rivals Madelyn Carter and Mary Jane Beboso but she survived them by finishing first in 1:13.35, just a second ahead of Beboso and two seconds clear of Carter.
Team Reborn’s Tenggoy Colmenares topped the men’s 15K for parents in 1:10.36, beating veteran marathoner and Run for Sight chairman Dr. Potenciano “Yong” Larrazabal III (1:12.38).
In the women’s division, Donna Cruz-Larrazabal got first place in 1:24.11, more than six minutes ahead of second-placer Marjorie Ellen Jore (1:30.39). Marly Colmenares (1:35.33) got third place.
In the men’s 7K, Joel Delposo got the title in 22:58, finishing eight seconds ahead of Jobert Carolino (23:06). Jess Gonzaga got third place in 23:10.
Lovely Andrin snatched the women’s 7K title against Aiza Suaybaguio, and sister Jhean, while in the 7K division for teachers, Michael Adan was the best runner. Michael Mancio and Jewel Co got the 7K titles for parents.
Other winners in the event were RJ Lao in the 3K category and Thomas Durano outlasted others in the 400-meter dash. Cyclist Igi Maximo also got second place in the 3K division for high school students.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on November 21, 2011.