Thanya Dela Cruz sets the tone once again, breaking the women’s 50-meter breaststroke national record to 32.42 seconds on the first day of the 2022 PSI National Open, Friday afternoon at the Teofilo Yldefonso Swimming Complex in Malate, Manila.
The standout from the Ayala Harpoons Swimming Club set the mark of 32.89 seconds in the 2021 PSI National Selection Bubble in Capas, Tarlac last October, but slashed a considerable amount of time this time around. The result is likewise just 0.13 seconds off of 32.35, which is the time for 750 FINA points — the qualifying standard B.
Meanwhile, Harpoons’ Rafael Isip bagged the 50-meter breaststroke with 30.06, while QC Buccaneers Swim Club’s Seb Wong took the 50-meter freestyle victory with 23.94.
Miguel Barreto, also of the Harpoons, likewise won his two events in the day. He opened with a men’s 400-meter freestyle win in 4:13.08, and then followed it up with the 200-meter individual medley title in 2:13.97.
Buccaneers’ Chloe Daos bagged the women’s 400-meter freestyle with 4:37.99, while it is Xiandi Chua of the All-Star Swim Club who took the 200-meter IM for the women’s side with 2:23.31.
BEST Main swimmers emerged on top of both the 100m butterfly events with Jules Mirandilla and Jass Mojdeh taking the men’s in 56.87 and the women’s in 1:03.89. The 16-year-old Mojdeh upset national team member Daos and Camille Buico in a thrilling finish.
Meanwhile, the Buccaneers swept the 100-meter backstroke events with Pierre Chan taking the men’s side in 30.06 seconds and Mishka Sy the women’s event in 1:08.91.
Raymund Paloma of the Nautilus Club won the men’s 1500-meter freestyle with 17:23.65, while All Star’s Hannah Sanchez stopped the clock at 19:22.46 in the women’s side of the said event.
The competition is set to resume at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday.