CPU student named National Triathlon Champion

Jacqui Rosee Lamparero, a Grade 11 student of Central Philippine University, won first place in the National Age Group Triathlon’s (NAGT) Leg 4 Women’s Sprint Distance in Cagayan de Oro, July 3.

Besting over 30 other contestants from all over the country, Lamparero triumphed in the “16 years old and above” age group, making her the over-all champion in the one-day event.

A 2016 Grade 10 completer of the Central Philippine University High School and daughter of Tommy and Jo Lamparero, the 16-year old Jacqui joined the tournament to qualify for the national team.

“Triathlon isn’t just a sport but it is a healthy lifestyle. That’s why I love what I do. It requires a lot of discipline and you have to devote immeasurable time for training,” said Jacqui. “It will help you to be motivated in all things and develop a positive mindset. Whenever I am awarded, I feel proud and relieved because all of my hard work paid off and, most of all, I feel God’s blessings in my life,” she added.

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Lamparero also garnered awards in prior legs of the NAGT. She won 3rd in Leg 1 in Subic Bay, February 21, and 1st place in Leg 2, March 20. She also earned awards in various triathlon events in the country.

NAGT is a national event organized by the Triathlon Association of the Philippines and sanctioned by the Philippine Sports Commission. [By Vic Alizon Morena/Central Echo]

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