Top athletes of PSS/McDonald’s All Schools awarded

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Northern Marianas Athletics, the Public School System, and McDonald’s Saipan awarded the top athletes of the 2021 PSS/McDonalds All Schools Athletics Championships that concluded over a week ago at the Oleai Track and Field. (Contributed Photo)

Northern Marianas Athletics, the Public School System, and McDonald’s awarded the top athletes of the 2021 PSS/McDonald’s All Schools Athletics Championships that concluded over a week ago at the Oleai Track and Field.

Last Tuesday, NMA, PSS, and McDonald’s distributed medals to the MVPs in the 9U, 12U, 14U, and 18U divisions of the Athletics Championships at the Oleai Track and Field.

Medals were handed out to Mount Carmel School’s Andrei Kaithlyn Chavez, Grace Christian School’s Jasper Hall, Saipan International School’s Tiana Cabrera, Beatrice Gross, and Jude Rayphand, Agape Christian School’s Eason Tang, Tinian Elementary School’s Ysabella Lenteja, and Brilliant Star School’s Moshe Sikkel and Aiden Camacho.

Chavez gained the season’s MVP award for the girls 14U division with the highest accumulated score for topping all her championship events. The Lady Knight managed a total score of 70 points for dominating the 3,000m, 1,500m, 800m, 400m, and 200m events.

In the 3,000m course, Chavez finished with a time of 13:15, followed by a time of 5:50:43 in the 1,500m race. The Lady Knight moved on to conquer the 800m with a time of 2:52:14, the 400m event at 1:06:64, and finally the 200m race with a time of 29:46.

For the girls 18U division, Cabrera gained the MVP award with a total score of 48 points after gaining gold medals in the 3,000m and 1,500m events. Cabrera won the gold medal in the 3,000m run, coming in first with a time of 13:07, and grabbed her second gold medal in the 1,500m after finishing first with a time of 5:46:3.

Meanwhile in the boys 18U division, Tang was named MVP with a total of 54 points for gaining gold medals in the 400m, 200m, and 100m courses.

The Torchbearer bested the competition in the 400m event with a time of 56:23, then again in the 200m event, making it to the finish line at 25:10. He added a third gold medal to his collection when he finished first in the 100m with a time of 12:12.

Hall took home the MVP award in the boys 14U division with a grand total of 44 points for winning a gold medal in the 200m event with a time of 26:14. On top of that, he earned a silver medal in the 400m event with a time of 1:04:27.

The Geckos prevailed in the girls and boys 9U division with Gross and Rayphand earning the MVP award for a total score of 54 each.

Lenteja brought home the honor of MVP for the girls 12U division after accumulating a total of 54 points.

Tied for MVP in the boys 12U division were Sikkel and Camacho who each earned 70 points.

Gross dominated the long jump, the 200m event, and the 100m events. She took her first gold medal with a distance of 3.40m before submitting a time of 34:84 in the 200m to place first. She also earned herself another gold medal in the 100m race after completing the course in 16:67

Rayphand recorded the fastest times for the 100m championship qualifier and the 200m qualifier, putting him on top. In the 100m, he submitted a time of 16:53 and in the 200m, he came in at 37:06.

Lenteja gained 54 points overall after dominating the 200m, 100m, and the 60m events in the girls 12U division. She recorded a time of 31:43 in the 200m, followed by a time of 15:69 in the 100m, and in the 60m, she came out on top with a time of 9:50.

Sikkel and Camacho tied for MVP after conquering four events each out of the eight events during the 12U championships.

Sikkel topped the boys 1,500m event, the 800m event, the 400m event, the 200m event, while Camacho topped the softball throw, the long jump, the 100m event, and the 60m event.

For the 1,500m, Sikkel recorded a time of 6:25, followed by a time of 2:51 in the 800m. For the 400m race, Sikkel completed the course in just 1:04 before topping the 200m event in 28:37.

Camacho, on the other hand, recorded a distance of 40.45m in the softball throw and 4.08m in the long jump, before coasting past foes in the 100m race with a time of 14:02. Finally, he bagged his fourth gold medal with a time of 8:76 in the 60m event.

Kimberly B. Esmores | Reporter
Kimberly Albiso Bautista has covered a wide range of news beats, including the community, housing, crime, and more. She now covers sports for the Saipan Tribune. Contact her at kimberly_bautista@saipantribune.com.
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