The Central Luzon (CL) archery team proves to be a formidable contender in the upcoming Palarong Pambansa as its top-caliber archers Bryan Amir Stevenson Eugenio and Maria Karylle Pangilinan are keen on winning another round of championship this year.
Both with excellent records, Bryan and Karylle earned their own marks in the Palarong Pambansa having won gold medals in the recent national athletic meets.
Father and son in Palaro
A Grade 7 student of Tarlac National High School (TNHS), 15-year-old Bryan is continuing his father Demson’s Palaro dream. The older Eugenio, who now coaches the archery-secondary boys team, says his son started playing archery at the age of 10.
“When I was a student-athlete, I was only able to compete in the regional meet. Bryan is following my footsteps and has fulfilled my dream of joining the Palarong Pambansa. He won gold medals in the last two Palaro and has also represented the country in the International Youth Archery Tournament held in Korea,” Demson Eugenio shared.
Eyeing a 2019 SEA Games slot
Meanwhile, Karylle, who is an incoming Grade 12 student of the Pampanga State Agricultural University (PSAU), is determined to snatch more gold medals in addition to her 2018 Palarong Pambansa championship success.
Having started playing archery at the tender age of six, the charming Karylle looks up to her elder sister as her inspiration in the said sport. A consistent Central Luzon Regional Athletic Association (CLRAA) Meet’s champion, she is now eyeing a spot to represent the country in the upcoming 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games to be held in Clark, Pampanga.
“It is a great honor to represent Region III and Pampanga kasi hindi naman po lahat nakararating sa ganito, so of course, gagawin ko po lagi best ko para maitaas po ‘yung Region III and Pampanga,” Karylle shared.
By: Michelle Lacson
Regional Information Officer