BACOLOD CITY, June 10 (PNA) — Bacolod-born Princess Joy Nolido-Griffey crossed the finish line with a time of 11.83 seconds to settle for silver in the women’s 100-meter dash of the 28th Southeast Asian Games in Singapore, a report from the Mayor’s Office here said.
Griffey’s finish came behind Thailand’s Tassaporn Wannakit’s season-best time of 11.68 seconds.
In behalf of the City of Bacolod, Mayor Monico Puentevella extended his congratulations to the sprinter whose recent achievement is seen to serve as an inspiration to young athletes.
“She proved that anything is possible with hard work and perseverance,” said the mayor, who stressed that athletes who want to wear the nation’s colors “should focus on their goal” and to strive for excellence.
The US-based Griffey, a second-generation sprinter, is the daughter of former Asian Youth and Asean School Games standout Leah Nolido. In 2010, Griffey became the fastest Filipina with a time of 11.65 seconds.
Born in Bacolod City and raised in Paglaum Village, she is currently behind Lydia De Vega-Mercado’s 11.28 mark at the 1987 SEA Games in Jakarta, Indonesia with a personal best of 11.58 seconds.(PNA)