GOLD MEDAL. Rashied Faith Burdeos, who won gold for the shot put, poses for a photo with his coaches. Photo courtesy of Jose Gumabay

Cagayan Valley is leading Palaro Pambansa 2018 as of Monday morning

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VIGAN CITY, Philippines- The Cagayan Valley Regional Athletics Association (CAVRAA) is leading the partial medal tally for Palarong Pambansa 2018.

As of 11 am on Monday, April 16, CAVRAA topped the medal tally with their two gold medals in long jump and shot put.

The National Capital Region (NCR) and Bicol Region posted one gold medal each to rank second.

Algin Gomez, a high school student from Aparri town in Cagayan province, posted 6.96 meters to get the gold medal for long jump- secondary boys.

Gomez was also a gold medalist for triple jump in Palaro 2017, and is now set to defend his title.

For Cagayan Valley’s second gold medal, Rashied Faith Burdeos of Tuguegarao North Central School posted 10.13 meters for shot put- elementary boys.

Meanwhile, Lheslie De Lima recorded the first gold medal of Bicol Region for her 3000 meter dash-secondary girls. De Lima ran for 10:06:54 minutes.

Christian Ampong, a high school student, gave NCR its first gold medal for his victory in javelin throw, posting a 58.51-meter record.

The games continue for individual events on the second day of Palaro, as team sports continue for eliminations.