Clifford Pusing, Moira Erediano top Alaska IronKids


DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Clifford Pusing and Moira Erediano came away with victories in varying fashions to lead the winners in the Alaska IronKids swim-bike-run race at the Azuela Cove here yesterday.

Pusing flashed top form and dominated the boys’ 13-14 division in 41:23.7, taking control in swim (5:52) before sustaining his charge in the bike (20:07) and run (13:09) to beat Adrian Dionisio, who clocked 41:47.6 while Irienold Reig Jr. placed third in 41:49.0.

Erediano nipped Marielle Estreba in the stretch of the closing run leg to snare the crown in the girls’ premier side of the local junior version.

She timed 43:29.8, Estreba 43:30.5 and third-ranked Nicole del Rosario 45:35.5.

Other winners in the annual event organized and produced by Sunrise Events, Inc. were Earol Belonguil and Asia May Araneta (11-12), Carron Canas and Chloie Dairo (9-10) and Al Dustin Bersabal and Eleora Avanzado (6-8).

Belonguil timed 32:58.9 to topple Matthew Hermosa (33:05.6) and Mark Grist (35:25.5) while Araneta clocked 41:22.0 to edge Angel Quidasol (41:32.2) and Mikele Jopson (42:26.5); Canas turned in a 26:27.4 clocking to outlast Connor Hodges (26:52.8) and Matthew Dugaduga (26:54.8) while Dairo clocked 27:14.3 to dominate Zurielle Galo (29:44.4) and Raiannelle Bacus (29:51.7).

Bersabal (18:03.5) beat Peter del Rosario (19:09.6) and Ahmad Ali Alonto (19:24.8) while Avanzado (20:34.2) topped Rhexiel Belonguil (22:27.9) and Perrine Arenas (27:50.6).

In other events, Catherine Kamdom (24:24.5) and Charles Potter (27:09.8) topped the Play Short category; Jayden Corvera (33:03.1) and John Tayros (38:15.9) (Play Long); Team Paolo (relay-28:03.4) and Team Heart (21:46.6).