(Sports officer not satisfied)Zambo bags second during PRISAA Print
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 18:10

Zamboanga City bagged second place during the recently concluded regional Private Schools Athletic Association (PRISAA) meet conducted  from February 7 to 11 in Dipolog City.

In the senior category participated in by college students,   Pagadian city   placed first with a total of 123 medals where 60 are gold, 49 silver, and 14  bronze medals.

Second place went to Zamboanga City with a total of 107 medals with 44 gold, 40 silver, and 23 bronze medals.

Dipolog City is at third place with 28 golds, 6 silver, and 1 bronze medals while Isabela City bagged fourth place with 11 gold, 11 silver, and 7 bronze medals.

For the youth category played by 18 year-old students and below, Dipolog city bagged  first place with a total of 111 medals where 75 are gold, 30 silver, and 6  are bronze medals.

Second place went to Zamboanga City with a total of 43 medals wiith 25 gold, 17 silver, and 1 bronze medals.

Isabela City is at third place with 2 gold medals and Pagadian City at fourth place with 16 silver medals.

Approximately 500 secondary and tertiary  level students currently enrolled in private schools in region 9 participated in the sporting event.

Among the sports participated in by the students are the following:

Baseball, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Football, Sepak Takraw, Volleyball, Athletics, Badminton, Chess, Dance Sport, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, and singing.

Participants in Softball, Boxing, Karatedo, Tennis, and Weightlifting  will proceed directly to the national PRISAA games as there are no contender in the regional level.

Those who won during the regional competition will advance to the National PRISAA which is scheduled on April 19 to 27 at Bohol.

Cecilia Atilano, City Sports Officer said that she was not satisfied with the performance of the Zamboanga City athletes and cited reasons for the athletes’ performance.

“Hindi satisfied, pero may mga reasons ang mga bata kulang ang support ng schools nila private schools kasi yan.”

She also added that another factor is also due to the destruction of the Joaquin F. Enriquez Memorial Sports Complex used by students from public and private schools for practice sessions.

Meanwhile, the PRISAA flag was also turned-over to the next host of the regional PRISAA which is Zamboanga City during the closing ceremony. (RGAAGo)