Michaelean athletes shine in 9th ASEAN Schools Games

  • Aquino wins gold in long jump

  • Calixto gets silver in 4x100m run

Two Michaelean high school athletes scored medals in the 9th ASEAN Schools Games held in Singapore, July 13-21.

Karl Arvyn Aquino dominated the long jump event at Bishan Stadium. He led competing athletes from Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Laos with a 7.05 record. Thai Churod Chatchanan followed at 6.68, while another Filipino, John Marvin Rafols inched at 6.58.

Also, Aquino, together with teammates John Carlo Yuzon, Veruel Verdadero, and another Michaelean, Joviane Calixto, clocked 00:42.60 finishing second to Thailand (at 00:41.01) in the 4x100m run.

Aquino then bagged the bronze medal in triple jump (final) at 14.88. Filipino runner Rafols won the gold medal at 15.02, followed by Thai Srinonta Nattapong at 14.91.

Calixto, on the other hand, ranked 7th in the 100m dash event.

Photo Credits: Karl Aquino, Anthony Valdez

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