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Asean University Games: Philippines wins 2 medals in athletics




10:38 PM December 18th, 2012

By: Mark Giongco, December 18th, 2012 10:38 PM

MANILA, Philippines—Team UAAP-Philippines seized medals in athletics Monday in the 16th Asean University Games in Vientiane, Laos.

Far Eastern University’s Josie Malacad finished second in the women’s 400-meter hurdles after clocking 1:03.48, more than two seconds behind first-place Nguyen Huyen of Vietnam as posted on the event’s official website.

Malacad also won the bronze in the 400-meter individual event last Saturday.

Dalyn Carmen, also of nine-time UAAP women’s athletics champion Lady Tamaraws, placed third in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 12:10.73. Vietnamese Nguyen Thi Phuong bagged the gold.

De La Salle’s Patrick Unso, who broke the Philippine record in the 110-meter hurdles last Sunday, settled for fourth in the men’s 400-meter hurdles at 54.45 seconds.

University of Santo Tomas Janry Ubas also came up short in the long jump despite equaling his personal best of 7.01 meters to finish sixth.

Swimmers Nikita Decera of the University of the Philippines and La Salle’s Johansen Aguilar failed to bag any medal.

Ateneo’s Jasmine Ong wound up fourth in the women’s 800-meter freestyle while teammate Kim Uy placed seventh in the same event.

The Philippines remain in sixth place with a 2-8-10 gold-silver-bronze medal haul.

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