BIG WINNER. XU Junior High School athleteMaxene B Olango (center) championed in the under-15 girls' singles at the 15th National Equi-parco Badminton Tournament. Contributed photo. 

Young athletes have recently brought glory to the name of Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan in the field of badminton.

Xavier Ateneo Junior High School athlete Maxene B Olango (Grade 9 - Sedeno) emerged as the champion in the under-15 girls' singles at the 15th National Equi-parco Badminton Tournament held in Butuan City from May 16 to 19.

In the same event, Malou Babanto (Grade 11 - Clavius) and Missy Cervantes (Grade 11 - Becker) of Xavier Ateneo Senior High School badminton varsity nailed the championship in the under-17 ladies' doubles and garnered the 3rd spot in the women's doubles class C open.

The tournament was competed by various Palarong Pambansa qualifiers and top-caliber athletes in the country.

The XUHS Athletics Office is proud of the achievements of the three Atenean athletes. ∎


SENIOR HIGH ATHLETES. Malou Babanto and Missy Cervantes of Xavier Ateneo Senior High School badminton varsity earned the championship in the under-17 ladies' doubles and garnered the 3rd spot in the women's doubles class C open.


15TH EQUI-PARCO FIESTA. At 15th National Equi-parco Badminton Tournament, badminton champions Malou Babanto and Missy Cervantes struck a pose with their coach, Ricky Tadlip, who is also a teacher at XUHS. Contributed photo.

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