The Freeman, SunStar rule CPF fun run, Metafit

Saturday September 22, 2018

THE Freeman (TF) runners ruled the Cebu Press Freedom (CPF) 2018 Fun Run while the SunStar Daily (SSD) team clinched the title of the Coach-A Throwback Metafit Challenge held at the Cebu Business Park (CBP) yesterday morning.

TF’s Julius Pañero and Artemio Abellar clinched the 3-kilometer and 5K titles, respectively.

Pañero clocked 15 minutes and 39 seconds to rule the 3K distance while Abellar crossed the finish line with a time of 25.15 to dominate the 5K race.

Three other TF runners also made podium finishes with Cherrie Mae Uy and Glory Lariosa finishing second and third, respectively, in the 3K female division, and Flora Mata finishing second in the 5K female division.

Uy clocked 26.27 while Lariosa finished with 27.50.

They trailed eventual 3K female title holder Demi Jane Hernani of GMA who had the best time at 22.15.

Mata, for her part, trailed SSD’s Rosa Maria Paquera who bagged the 5K female title with her time of 25.30.

Mata clocked 28.06.

Three other SSD runners also finished in the top 3 in their respective categories.

Robert Aniñon rounded up the top 3 in the 3K male with his time of 17.10, while Hendrell Caballero (26.05) and Rodrigo Saducos (26.10) had a 2-3 finish in the 5K male division.

The lone podium finisher for Cebu Daily News (CDN) was Edouard Illut who finished with a time of 16.03 which placed him second in the 3K male division.

Meanwhile, for the first time in three years, SSD ended CDN’s reign in the Metafit Challenge which always follows the CPF Run.

SSD finished with a total of 190 points to dethrone CDN who settled for second runner-up after accumulating a total of 160 points.

The first runner-up honors went to TF while GMA finished in fourth place. (CEBU DAILY NEWS)