Ateneo athletes help QC District VII win track and field championship

November 21, 2019
Miko Perez and Paul Daza; Photos by Chris De Luna of ASHS ITC

(L-R) Ethan Rebosa, John Gotladera, JP Realuyo, Jerry Conde, Sabina Angeles, Lance Santuyo, Jetri Bolintiam, and Joaquin Ipapo

Representing Quezon City District VII, eight ASHS athletes won medals at the Quezon City Track and Field Meet, helping the district to emerge as overall champion of the meet’s secondary boys and secondary girls divisions. The eight athletes are Ethan Rebosa (11-San Vitores), John Gotladera (12-Evans), JP Realuyo (12-Gonzalez), Jerry Conde (11-Tsuji), Sabina Angeles (12-Acquaviva), Lance Santuyo (11-Perez), Jetri Bolintiam (12-Bobola), and Joaquin Ipapo (12-Xavier). Leading with a haul of five medals under his belt was Ipapo with three golds (high jump, 400m dash, 4x400m relay) and two silvers (400m hurdles, 4x100m relay). Earning two medals was Realuyo, with a silver for the 4x100m relay and a bronze for the 110m hurdles. Winning a medal each were Bolintiam (gold, 2000m walk), Conde (gold, shotput), Santuyo (gold, 4x400m relay), Angeles (silver, high jump), Gotladera (silver, 100m dash), and Rebosa (bronze, discus throw).   Joaquin Ipapo won three golds (high jump, 400m dash, 4x400m relay), and two silvers (400m hurdles, 4x100m relay).

Comprised of athletes from Ateneo de Manila and Starland International, Quezon City District VII was named overall champion of the QC Meet’s secondary boys and secondary girls divisions. The meet was held from November 13-15, 2019. Its first two days were held at Rizal High School in Pasig City while its third and last day, which consisted of a single event (high jump), was held at Ateneo de Manila’s Moro Lorenzo oval.

(L-R) Gold medalists Jerry Conde, Joaquin Ipapo, Lance Santuyo, and Jetri Bolintiam

(L-R) Silver medalists JP Realuyo, Sabina Angeles, Joaquin Ipapo, and John Gotladera

(L-R) Bronze medalists Ethan Rebosa and JP Realuyo

All QC Meet gold medalists automatically qualify for the NCR Meet to be held early next year. As the winning coach for both the Unit and Division Meets, Ateneo track and field coach Miko Perez will once again be the head coach of the Quezon City contingent at the NCR meet.

Ateneo track and field athletes were part of the Athletic Association of Private Schools (AAPS) contingent, which competed in the meet as the special City District VII. The contingent was formed after the AAPS unit meet held at Ateneo de Manila's Moro Lorenzo oval last September 15, 2019. Ateneo won overall for the Secondary Boys category while Starland International won for the Secondary Girls category.