Filipino track bets, tankers first to use Clark facilities
Local bets are the first to test the New Clark City oval during the SEA Games pre-qualifying competitions.
Ding Cervantes

Filipino track bets, tankers first to use Clark facilities

Ding Cervantes (The Philippine Star) - September 2, 2019 - 12:00am

CLARK FREEPORT, Pampanga, Philippines — Filipino  swimmers and runners were the first to use the brand new facilities at the New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac as they competed in pre-qualifying competitions in their bid to make the national team for the coming  Southeast Asian Games.

“National athletes tested the new and modern sports facilities in the field of swimming and athletics. Competition winners will be part of the national team for the SEA Games which will run from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11,” the Bases Conversion and Development Authority said.

Over at the 2,000-seater Aquatics Center, still on-going is the first Philippine National Open Swimming Championships organized by the Philippine Swimming Inc.

Meanwhile, the final leg of the 2019 Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (PATAFA) Weekly Relay Series was held at the 20,000-seater Athletics Stadium yesterday.

BCDA president and CEO Vince Dizon said “before, these facilities were just a dream. Now, I’m happy to see our athletes training here as they try to make their country proud in the upcoming biennial games. The facilities are proof that government is serious in providing our athletes with a sports center that is truly world-class.”

“This was also the first time that the road from New Clark City to the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) was used by the athletes. The road will boost accessibility in the area and ease traffic especially during main events,” he added.

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