08 June 2015

Borlains dominate Alaska IronKids

SUBIC – Sisters Samantha and Tara Borlain turned the Wow Pool and Remy Field into their own playground, topping their respective divisions in the Alaska IronKids Aquathlon II in dominating fashion Saturday.

Samantha ruled the field in the girls’ 13-14 category while kid sis Tara romped off with the 11-12 tiara, making their twin feat even more dramatic by breasting the tape side by side. They logged an identical 14:39 winning time in the swim-run competition sponsored by Alaska and organized by Sunrise Events, Inc.

“It was a great race, it was fun. All I wanted to do was go with my sister, finish the race with her and have fun,” said the 13-year-old Samantha.

“It had a good start and it was a very exciting race,” said Tara, 12.

Samantha came out of the swim phase ahead of everybody else at 4:21 then sustained her charge in the run with a 5:58 clocking to log a triumphant 14:39.0. Christine Levi Gaspar (15:37) and Una Janus Sibayan (15:41) took runner-up honors.

Tara emerged from the pool not long after her sister and they went on to run together at the tracks of Remy Field. Tara (4:48 in swim and 5:05 in run) beat Julianne Christine Javier (15:24) and Everly Janarie Macalalad (15:35) for the top plum.

Their youngest sister Franchezka, however, fell short of a podium finish in the girls’ 6-8 category, which was dominated by Ma. Chelsea Faith Miñoza in 8:28.7. The seven-year-old Franchezka posted 11:03.9 for fourth. Gabrielle Agpalza (10:06.6) and Jisla Martina Batungbacal (10:51.0) placed No. 2 and 3, respectively.

National developmental team member Sabino Czar Manglicmot flashed top form in dominating the boys’ 13-14 play, clocking 13:47 to defeat Neil Nazarro (15:00) and Joshua Alexander Ramos (15:17).

Also striking gold were Matthew Thomas Alumbres (7:09.1) and Gabrielle Ong (8:49) in the 9-10 boys and girls bracket, respectively, Juan Francisco Baniqued (14:29) in boys’ 11-12; and Michael Gabriel Lozada (8:40.8) in the boys’ 6-8.

TriKids won the mixed team relay with 6:25 over Limitless Multisport (7:11.9) and Zamba Tri Team (7:19.1). (Olmin Leyba, Philippine Star)

Sisters Sam and Tara Borlain rule their respective age bracket in the Alaska IronKids Aquathlon in Subic Bay, Zambales. Sam topped the 13-14 year-old girls division while Tara reigned in the 11-12 years old division.(Jun Mendoza)