Baguio routs rest of CAR in Regional Games

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.

Overall Championship
Delegation Rank
Gold Silver Bronze
Baguio 222 102 61 1st
Benguet 38 66 82 2nd
Ifugao 36 55 60 3rd
Abra 23 62 65 4th
Apayao 22 41 71 5th
Kalinga-Tabuk City 16 22 49 6th
Mt. Prov. 13 21 49 7th
Delegation Total Medals
Gold Silver Bronze
Baguio 222 102 61
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.

Secondary
Delegation Rank
Gold Silver Bronze
Baguio 146 67 38 1st
Benguet 24 28 52 2nd
Abra 14 39 39 3rd
Ifugao 14 34 39 4th
Apayao 9 26 44 5th
Mt. Prov. 8 16 37 6th
Kalinga-Tabuk City 7 12 30 7th
Delegation Total Medals
Gold Silver Bronze
Baguio 146 67 38
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.

Elementary
Delegation Rank
Gold Silver Bronze
Baguio 76 35 23 1st
Ifugao 22 21 21 2nd
Benguet 14 38 30 3rd
Apayao 13 15 27 4th
Abra 9 23 26 5th
Kalinga-Tabuk City 9 10 19 6th
Mt. Prov. 5 5 12 7th
Elementary
Delegation Total Medals
Gold Silver Bronze
Baguio 76 35 23
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.

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