Tigers reign in UAAP season 75 judoBy Celest R. Flores
MANILA, Philippines — University of Santo Tomas reigned in the 75th season of the Universities Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) judo competitions once again, bagging the men’s, women’s and junior’s titles.
The Growling Tigers chalked up 51 points off a 3-3-3 (gold-silver-bronze) medal haul, behind the efforts of MVP Al Rolan Llamas.
UST won its second straight title by banking on an onslaught in the last day of competitions Tuesday to defeat University of the Philippines and La Salle, which both finished with 27 points.
The Maroons finished second, while the Green Archers ended up in third place behind the Tigers, who remain the winningest squad in the men’s division.
The Tigresses, meanwhile, edged the 12-time champions Lady Maroons, by holding on to a 15 point-edge to win the women’s crown with 53 points.
MVP Jewel de Castro and top rookie Sueko Kinjho helped UST clinch its sixth overall title just as the Tiger Cubs ended Ateneo’s six-year reign in the junior’s tie.