Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Davao's Nerza and Cebu's Carter rule Run To Serve

Anthony Nerza of Brokenshire College again dominated the competition at the Run To Serve 10k last Sunday in Davao City, establishing himself further as this city's current top male running sensation. This is Nerza's 6th 10k win here since October last year.

Madelyn Carter meanwhile ruled the distaff side. The speedy lady from Cebu has been quite a regular fixture in Davao City races and has won a couple of other races here last year.

Following is the full story filed by Marianne Saberon-Abalayan of Sun.Star Davao.

New sensation pulls off another win in 10K run
Denied of a top finish in Cebu because he was suffering from cough, Brokenshire College trackster Anthony Nerza was feeling better this time in ruling the men's 10K crown of the just-concluded Run To Serve 2011 held in an out-and-back at Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) Grounds on Sunday.
Nerza, who placed fourth in the 42-kilometer Cebu City Marathon the other weekend, received a cash prize of P5,000 for winning his first race of the year.
Michael Constantino, also of Brokenshire, finished second, and Brian Lupio emerged third placer.
The victory was Nerza's sixth 10K title since October last year following his sterling finishes in the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) "Takbo Kontra Droga" on Nov. 21, First RunClub-New Balance Challenge on November 14, Casino Femme Run "The Empowered Series" held on November 7, Maro Polo Fright Run on October 31 and Takbo Para Preso on October 30.
Nerza also placed fifth in the National Milo Marathon Finals last December in Manila, an impressive finish for a first-time finalist of the country's premier running event.
Madelyn Carter of Cebu City, meanwhile, ruled the women's 10K in the race organized to benefit the Psoriasis Club patients of the SPMC Department of Dermatology that organized the run.

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