MANILA, Philippines - Ten-year-old public school swimmer Khiel Libat won all five events in his age group and emerged the most outstanding swimmer in the Philippine Swimming League 22nd leg, dubbed Gov. Alfonso Umali Cup, yesterday at Calapan, Oriental Mindoro.
Libat, from the Lipa Mediatrix Swimming Club, outclassed the opposition in the 50m butterfly (35.01), surpassing the American AAAA age group motivational time of 35.09.
Libat also reached the AAA mark in the 50m backstroke (39.61), 50m breaststroke (44.05) and 50m freestyle (34.69) and AA in the 100m breaststroke (1:38.8).
Fifteen-year-old Michael Sangalang of the host Raging Paddlers topped the 200m breaststroke while Andrei Manzo (17), a candidate for 2013 Summer Universiade, topped the 200m, 50m breaststroke and 50m freestyle.
PSL president Susan Papa said the monthly PSL competition drew the full support of the Calapan City and provincial government headed by Gov. Alfonso Umali Jr.
Other most outstanding girl swimmers were Isis Arnaldo (6), Iris Arnaldo (7), Bernice Anne Magtibay (8), Charize Esmero (9), Bela Louise Magtibay (10), Veevien Vance Herrera (11), Angelica Eunice Mascarinas (12), Trisha Anne Oliveros (13), Mia Mantaring (14), Jemcy De la Cruz (15), Jackilyn Orig (16), and Denise Angela Tiquia (17 and over).
Most outstanding boy swimmers were Eddrian Galeno (6), Lanz Alonzo Ventabal (7), Carl Jude Tence (8), Marione Patrick Barcelon (9), Khiel Libat (10), Christopher Catelo (11), Lyndon Baines Herrera (12), Emmanuel Adornado (13), Joey Lavina (14), Ron Angel Serrano (15), Mhikcoloe Abina (16) and Andrei Lorenzo Manzo (17 and over).
The Ibalong Magayon Aquagliders Swim Club (IMASC) took the overall team championship with five swimmers won most outstanding awards.