Once again, Cagayan de Oro’s Corpus Christi School proved she is Mindanao’s powerhouse in sports competitions by collecting a whooping 171 points and emerged as overall secondary division champion in 2010 MILO Little Olympics Mindanao that ended on Sunday, August 1, 2010, here.

But Corpus Christi’s athletes in the elementary division needed 10 points or more to retain the top spot where she was last year and in 2007 as Cagayan de Oro’s City Central School piled up 122 points to grab the prestigious championship title.

Corpus Christi High School and City Central School of Cagayan de Oro will be receiving intricately designed championship trophies and P40,000 cash incentives each during a simple awarding ceremonies at Don Gregorio Pelaez Sports Center on Saturday, 1:30 p.m., August 7. 2010, according to Mindanao area organizer Megdonio R. Llamera.

“In the secondary division, the schools making it to the top 5 are the same as last year,” observed Llamera, adding that all those in the top 10, both in secondary and elementary divisions, will be receiving awards on Saturday. Aside from trophies and plaques, runner-ups will be receiving P2,000 cash incentives; third placers, P10,000; fourth placers, P5,000; and those in fifth to 10th places P3,000.

Rounding up in the top 10 secondary schools are: Misamis Oriental General Comprehensive High School, 118.5 points; Xavier University High School, 89 points; Iligan City National High School, 88 points; Tangub City National High School, 67 points; Holy Cross National High School of Camp Phillips, Bukidnon, 40 points; La Salle Academy of Iligan, 40 points; Alubijid National Comprehensive High School, 27 points; Christ the King College of Gingoog City, 26 points; and Pablo Lorenzo National High School, Tagum City, 25 points.

In the elementary division, those in the top 10 are: Corpus Christi School, 112 points; Xavier University Grade School, 83.5 points; Balingasag Central School of Misamis Oriental, 63 points; Tangub City Central School, 57 points; A.O. Floirendo Elementary School, Panabo City, 47 points; Iponan Elementary School, Cagayan de Oro, 42 points; West City Central, Cagayan de Oro, 41 points; Ateneo de Davao University Grade School, 40 points; and South City Central School, Cagayan de Oro, 39 points.

The 2010 edition of MILO Little Olympics was participated in by 178 schools, 75 in the secondary and 103 in the elementary divisions who participated in at least three of the 12 sports events, namely athletics, badminton, chess, football, gymnastics, lawn tennis, scrabble, sepak takraw, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, and volleyball. Reference: Uriel C. Quilinguing

from Business Week Mindanao

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