LAGAWE, Ifugao- Lamut Delegation bagged 24 and 19 gold medals in the elementary and secondary level respectively to land second in the just concluded 2013 Provincial Athletic Meet held at Lagawe, Ifugao on December 8-12,2013.
In the elementary level, Lagawe retains its place as Champion with 29 gold and zero gold in the secondary level. In the 2012 Provincial Athletic Meet held at the same venue, Lagawe was the overall champion in the elementary and IPSAA for the secondary. This year, IPSAA was dislodged to third with 16 gold, paving the way for Alfonso Lista with 33 gold to reign as champion for this year from being second of last year.
Lamut improved from being third placer last year to being silver medalist this year despite having no entries in some of the field and team events.
This annual sports event is an existing sports program initiated by the Department of Education gathering 3,000 and more athletes from the 11 districts of Ifugao Division and the Ifugao Private Schools Athletic Association(IPSAA) to select the best athletes to represent Ifugao in the Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Meet held every February of the year.
IPSAA is an association of all CICM schools in Ifugao namely San Francisco High School of Lamut, Don Bosco of Lagawe, Immaculate Concepcion of Banaue ,St.Joseph’s School of Kiangan and Deviating from the usual practice of including exhibition in Drum and Lyre, this year’s meet were concentrated on 23 events in both elementary and secondary with the theme,”Ifugao UnitedTime to shine for greatness and glory.”
December 8 was the arrival and there was a parade around town on Monday, December 9 with all the 11 delegations sporting their uniforms by colors. Lamut and Hingyon delegations were billeted at Ifugao State University,Lagawe Campus while the remaining 10 were housed at the Lagawe Central School Ifugao SPED Center,Tungngod Elementary School and the Don Bosco High School.
The 4-day meet was a chance to bring out the best among all the athletes in their chosen skill.
#Aurelia T. Ballitoc