By Keziah G. Huelar
CPU “iron woman” Jacqui Rose Lamparero dedicates her victory for the glory of God and the pride of Central.
CPU “iron woman” Jacqui Rose Lamparero, a 1st year BS Psychology student bagged the top spot in the Black Arrow Express 5150 Triathlon Subic Bay, Female 15-19 Category held at Subic Bay on November 4, 2018.
Lamparero was able to finish the 1.5 km swim, 40 km bike and 10 km course in 2:36:16, bagging first place in the said category. She finished 62nd out of 594 contenders around the globe.
Previously, Lamparero ranked No. 1 in the National Age Group Triathlon (NAGT) Leg 4 Women Sprint Distance in Cagayan De Oro, besting 30 other contestants from all over the country. She also won first place in the Sprint Distance 16-19 Age Group Female Title in the recently concluded National Age Group Triathlon 2017 Subic Leg on January 29, 2017 at ACEA Subic Bay (formerly Sands of Triboa) with 1:19:45. The Sprint Distance includes a 750 m swim, 20 km bike and 5 km run.
She also joined the 2017 Triathlon Asian Championship held at Jakabaring Sport City, Palembang, North Sumatra, Indonesia. The race was organized by the Asian Triathlon Confederation. Lamparero was able to finish the 750 m swim, 20 km bike and 5 km course in 01:21:31 placing 22nd among international contestants in the Junior Elite Female category. The winner, a Japanese, finished the race in 01:05:43.