Navo, Ulat register fastest times in ruling Vermosa aquathlon

Teenagers Richard Anson Navo and Eunice Ulat reigned over 400 participants by clocking the fastest times in the Vermosa Sports Hub Aquathlon last Sunday in Imus, Cavite.

Navo finished the standard distance 500-meter swim and 5km run event in 28 minutes and 27 seconds, placing first in the 15-17 age group. Fellow age-grouper Irienold Reig Jr., came in at 29:03 for the 2nd fastest time. Don Velasco of the 30-34 age group followed 52 seconds later to round off the top three male finishers.

Eunice Richard Ulat went head-to-head with Erika Nicole Burgos in the 15-17 female age group, sprinting to the finish of the standard distance in 34:10, just 16 seconds ahead of Burgos. The girls were joined by Celma Hitalia of the 50-above age group coming in as the third fastest female in 36:40. In the relay category, siblings Janelle and Jacob Blanch put in a fast finish time of 30:17.

Younger and first-time multisport athletes took advantage of the Vermosa aquathlon’s petite distance – a 300-meter swim and 3-km run – to test their mettle. Among the inspiring came from two expectant moms, six-month pregnant Aimee Lagman and Nadine Bettina Almario, four months on the way.

“We are delighted with the great turnout of this event in partnership with Bike King who ensured that the contests ran smoothly. The participants had a lot of fun,” said Vermosa Sports Hub operations manager Andrea Intalan who awarded the age-group winners along with Bike King official Ting Joson.

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