LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, May 16 (PIA) — The Region I Athletic Association (R1AA) advanced three notches higher in this year’s Palarong Pambansa from its number 12 ranking in 2011.
The Region I team hauled in seven golds, 11 silvers, and 16 bronze medals with a general championship points of 97.01 to clinch the number nine spot in the over-all tally.
At least 300 athletes from the Ilocos Region displayed their sporting skills in the biggest sporting event held from May 6-12 in Pangasinan .
For the elementary division, the Ilocos athletes garnered 54.67 points making them place at 6th surpassing their 13th rank last year. For the secondary division, the contenders amassed 42.34 points thus maintaining their 11th spot ranking.
Perennial winner National Capital Region Athletic Association (NCRAA) accumulated 733 points making them the over-all champion while Western Visayas Region Athletic Association (WVRAA) or Region 6 -earned 452 points for its 1st Runner-Up finish.
Other athletic delegations of Palarong Pambansa were ranked as follows after the seven-day competition: 3rd place -Region IV-A Southern Tagalog – CALABARZON (335.5); 4th place Region VII – Central Visayas (305.17); 5th place Northern Mindanao – Region IX (170.5); 6th place Central Luzon – Region III (157); 7th place- Cotabato – Region XII (125.17); 8th place- Region IV-B MIMAROPA (117.7); 9th place – Region 1 (97.01); 10th Davao – Region XI (96.50); 11th Cordillera Administrative Region (87.50); 12th place -Zamboanga Peninsula – Region IX (46.17); 13th place Cagayan Valley – Region II (31.50); 14th place- Bicol – Region V (30.50); 15th place – Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao (19); 16th place CARAGA (14.17); and 17th place Eastern Visayas – Region VIII (5.17). (ANL/VHS-PIA 1 Pangasinan,PIO)