Friday, April 19, 2024

Tag: September 30

Lady Trackster champ anew in Palawan leg

FOR THE second time, a Lady Trackster walked away with the gold medal in the qualifying leg of the 36th National Milo Marathon at Puerto Princesa City in Palawan.

Jila Dela Cruz bested a pool of 6,000 runners last Sept. 22, recording her second consecutive championship in the 21k run.

The 18-year-old Trackster finished the race in 1:35:59, a few ticks away from second-placer Marichel Maestro who had 1:47:00.

The victory booked her a ticket to the national finals against 18 leg winners from 17 different cities at the MOA grounds in Pasay city on Dec. 9. Hedrix Ar-ar C. Caballe

A harmony of symphonies

YOU MAY think that marching bands are merely for town fiestas, but Serenata: the UST Band Festival at the Philamlife Auditorium and Plaza Rajah Sulayman last Sept. 5-10 showed that symphonic bands could be a strong stage presence.

Fifteen local symphonic bands from different schools, municipalities, and even the army, as well as an international band from Taiwan showed off their musical prowess in the six-day festival which brought unity to a diverse, multi-faceted world of tubas and flutes.