By Adrian Stewart Co
Negrense trackster Ara Rahbea Delotavo of Far Eastern University is looking forward to battle her elder sister in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) athletics competition.
According to the Silay City, Negros Occidental-native Delotavo, she was excited with the opportunity to go against her elder sister Hannah Jandra Delotavo, who committed to De La Salle University last year.
“I am excited and at the same time scared to face her. We have not faced each other for a long time since we were teammates at Bacolod Tay Tung High School,” Ara Rahbea told Watchmen Daily Journal on Tuesday.
“While it will not be a new experience for us, I believe that it will be a fun one since it is UAAP,” she added. “I will enjoy it as much as possible since I am also looking up to her as an athlete.”
Ara Rahbea was a decorated track and field athlete for Bacolod Tay Tung having won a gold and silver medal while representing the country in the Arafura Games in Australia three years ago.
She also captured gold medals while carrying the Bacolod Tay Tung colors in NOPSSCEA, Palarong Panlalawigan, Milo Little Olympics, Batang Pinoy, National PRISAA, and FCAAP Invitational.
At the Lady Tamaraws, the 18-year-old Ara Rahbea is expected to play in the hurdles and relay events.
“I feel extremely grateful to receive an offer to play for FEU since it was a dream for me to play in UAAP,” Ara Rahbea said. “I am looking forward to joining the team outright and learning from my coaches and teammates there.”/ASC, WDJ