Milo Little Olympics (rev 1)
Milo Little Olympic Finals (some results)
15 year old Jaime Mejia of UP High School won the boys 100m in 11.1s and 200m in 22.8s. While his best performance was winning the Hurdles in 15.2s. All three times were personal bests for Mejia who has been the only high schooler so far voted athlete of the week during the Weekly Relays.
Mejia helped NCR win the 4x100m in 43.9 and 4x400m in 3:31.
While 16 year old Christine Del Rio of St Francis of Assisi Cavite wonm the girls 100m in 12.8s and 26.6s.
*As of now Milo Philippines upon several requests has not released the final results for this meet even though this meet is already over at Marikina Park October 19-21
Milo Little Olympics Background
(Aug 27) In the hearts of little champions, big dreams are waiting to come to life. Back then, these dreams partially comes to life in small town tournaments, local inter-school leagues and even informal street competition amongst friends. In the true spirit of building champions in life, MILO® saw the growing need for these little champions’ big dreams to come front and center.
In 1988, MILO® launched the MILO® Little Olympics in Manila. The league held competitions in 11 sports namely – athletics, badminton, chess, football, gymnastics, lawn tennis, sepak takraw, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo and volleyball. And though the league was initially based in Manila, many little champions savored the taste of what it is like to have their dream of playing in a big stage come true. That is why in 1996, the MILO® Little Olympics was also held in Cebu. And expanded to Cagayan de Oro in 1997 and in Pangasinan in 1998. In the short span of time, MILO® has successfully provided a sporting event that little champions look forward to other than Palarong Pambansa and as well as other major sporting events in the south.
After years of successfully mounting regional games, the MILO® Little Olympics finally went nationwide with the first ever National Finals held in Cebu City on October 23, 2009. With the Queen City of the South serving as host, little champions from all over the nation came and competed for glory. Thousands of little champions got to play, thousands of big dreams came true. The MILO® Little Olympics is now the premiere nationwide junior interschool league for elementary and highschool student-athletes. Little champions nationwide can now show their excellence in sports, their drive, determination, discipline and other champion’s values to their peers throughout the nation. This kind of exposure teaches them to be champions not just in sports but in life as well.
In its 20 years as an inter-regional league and three years as a premiere annual national sports meet, the MILO® Little Olympics has produced and discovered little champions that have donned the country’s colors. Little champions with big achievements in international leagues like the South East Asian Games, World Youth Cup and the Asian Junior Track meet.
Great things truly start from small beginnings. It began with the need for little champions to have a place where their big dreams will come true. Now, the MILO® Little Olympics, with the help of the little champions, parents, coaches and organizers, has now become one of the most recognizable and sought-after league. A sporting event where every game and every match helps build champions in sports and in life.
The Western Visayas visitors emerged overall champions int he Athletics. As these are high school and elementary aged kids there are no performances worth noting however it is noted that Joneza Mae Sustiedo (the bare foot runner from the Palaro competed) however her performance was well off what she ran in the Palaro a few years ago over 800m.
Article from the Freeman Cebu article by Caecent No-Ot Magsumbol
The Overall Champion (all sports) of the Visayas Little Olympics Eliminations in Elementary was University of San Carlos (135.25 pts) who had double the amount of points of the second place team. In High School division University of Cebu (176.25 pts) from University of San Carlos (161.5 pts).
Results – Winners (no times)
Raul Perez (UC) 200; 110H John Ganaba (Ilo) 400m; Axel Catalbas (95) (Ilo) 1500m,3000m; and 3ks; Ezel Divingracia (Ilo) 110H?, Lanz Halongong (Ilo) SP
Celina Revalde (95) (Ateneo) 100,200; Doren Romeral (UC) 100H; Joneza Mie Sustiedo (97) (Ilo) 800/1500; Shantel Tanucan (UC) LJ
Press Release: 25th MILO Little Olympics Underway in Cebu (kalongkong.wordpress.com)
- Who will be crowned Milo champ? (newsinfo.inquirer.net)
- Press Release: 25th MILO Little Olympics Visayas Leg Results (kalongkong.wordpress.com)
This years event was held at Lingayen, Pangasinan the same as the Palarong Pambansa earlier. The University of Baguio easily won the overall title (all sports) in elementary with 132 pts, Holy Angel University (Angeles City) won the secondary division with 92 points.
- Palaro 2013 – Cebu City (pinoyathletics.com)
- UV starts bid in Milo regionals (newsinfo.inquirer.net)
- 25th MILO Little Olympics National Finals to be Held in Marikina (kalongkong.wordpress.com)