It was not as masterful as last year but it was still a full rout.
The City of Pines garnered 385 medals, composing of 222 golds, 102 silvers, and 61 bronzes to bag the overall championship of the 2018 Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association Games held in Abra last February 4-9, 2018.
The rest of CAR came up with a combined output of only 148 golds, although it was an improvement from last year’s 232-103 count.
|Rest of CAR||148||267||376|
Baguio City still ruled over both elementary and secondary divisions.
Baguio got 147 golds in the secondary division, way ahead of Second Placer Benguet’s 24 and Third Placer Abra and Fourth Placer Ifugao’s 14. The combined gold haul of the other participants aside from Baguio was 76 golds.
The results were similar to last year’s where Baguio also won 147 golds to Benguet’s 15 and Mountain province’s 11. The rest of CAR only came up with 47 golds then.
|Rest of CAR||76||155||241|
The elementary division was closer this time. Baguio was still the runaway winner with 76 golds, way ahead of Ifugao’s 22, Benguet’s 14 and Apayao’s 13. The rest of CAR, however, did manage to snag 72 golds.
Last year, Baguio took home 85 golds in the elementary division compared to the rest of CAR’s 56.
|Rest of CAR||72||112||135|
An elated Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan welcomed the news and lauded the accomplishments of the Summer Capital’s athletes and coaches who not only brought honor to themselves and their families but the entire city of Baguio as well.
He also congratulated Abra’s officialdom for the successful and peaceful conduct of the annual regional athletic competitions.
Domogan stressed that every athlete should consider themselves winners for competing and giving their best in the games. He added that they should also imbibe the spirit of camaraderie, sportsmanship and fair play that the CARAA meet engenders.
BY: ARMANDO M. BOLISLIS, with reports from GABY KEITH.