INDANG, CAVITE – Philippine Navy cadets John Andre Ponce and Faye Jemima Domingo swept the gold medals in the 200-meter events of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) Games Luzon leg at the Cavite State University (CAVSU) Don Severino delas Alas campus track oval here on Monday.
Ponce, a BS Marine Transportation sophomore at the University of Cagayan Valley in Tuguegarao City, clocked 23.8 seconds in the men's division while Faye Jemima Domingo of Northwestern University topped the women's division in 29.9 seconds.
“I reserved my energy in the last 90 meters. It's actually my first time to compete in the 200m. My coach asked me to run because we have no entry in that event. I am happy," SAID the 19-year-old Ponce, who prevailed over Luke Salamante (25.1) and Ken David Montesa (25.3).
The six-foot Ponce, who hails from Batanes province, was silver medalist in the 400m hurdles at the Private Schools Athletic Association National Championships in Zamboanga City last July.
Jaymark Balicha and Jesamae Licup earlier dominated in the Philippine Army category.
Balicha, an Information Technology student at the Don Mariano Marcos State University in San Fernando, La Union, won the men's event in 23.46 seconds.
Licup, a BS Criminology freshman at the University of Baguio, ruled the women's division in 26.7 seconds.
In women's volleyball, Tarlac State University clobbered Grandby Colleges of Science and Technology 25-7, 25-7, 25-13; Mariano Marcos State University outclassed Don Honorio State University 25-0, 25-0, 25-0; and Kurios Christian Colleges Foundation demolished Asian
Institute of Science and Technology, 25-0, 25-0, 25-0, at the CAVSU gymnasium.
The ROTC Games is a joint collaboration of the Commission on Higher Education, Department of National Defense, Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine Sports Commission. (PNA)