Monday, June 25, 2012


Published in Cebu Daily Newspaper on June 25, 2012 Monday issue
by Mars G. Alison, Correspondent
Rick Gabuya, Sports Editor

THE CHIONGBIAN siblings are making their presence felt in the triathlon scene as they finished in the top 3 of their respective categories in yesterday's 2nd leg of the Congressman Red Tri Series held in Danao City, Cebu

Having the most notable finish among the Chiongbians yesterday was 14-year old Justin, who finished third overall in the sprint distance with a time of 53 minutes and 10 seconds.

Justin of the Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu opted to compete in the sprint distance rather than the half sprint for the SuperTriKids (STK) contest.  He also clinched the 16 & below title.  With this progress, Justin will be one of the competitors to look out for in the upcoming IronKids slated Aug. 4.

Justin's younger brother, Yuan, finished second in the 11-12 years old category of the STK, while his younger sister, six-year-old Savannah, ruled the under 7 years old category.


Franz Baguio relegated the rest of the field behind him as he finished first overall with a time of 51:23.  He also claimed the title in the 25-29 year old category.

Second overall went to former Philippine team member Chris Aldeguer, who clocked 52:15 to also top the 35-39 years old category.

Other top finishers were Vicente Cabahug in the 20-24 years old category, Ritchie Mataragnon in the 30-34 years old; and Mark Angelo Laus in the 40-44 years old.

In the STK category, Xeemon Sage Cuyos dominated the 7-8 years old, Ralph Eduard So topped the 11-12 years old male, Aaliyah Ricci Mataragnon reigned supreme in the 11-12 years old female, John Trian Tan came in first in the 13-15 years old male while Ana Patricia Maximo once again claimed the 13-15 years old female title.  The sprint relay was topped by the team of Bernie Gomez and John Benedict Sy./CORRESPONDENT MARS G. ALISON

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