San Beda dominates swimming in 2011 UniGames
San Beda College never stepped out of its dominant form, clinching the men’s swimming crown for the sixth straight edition of the Philippine Sports Commission-University Games Friday in Roxas City, Capiz.
SBC collected 16 of the 20 gold medals in the pool while its women tankers also had an inspiring performance before finishing one medal short of a double title celebration at the Villareal Stadium pool.
UP Diliman put a damper on San Beda’s party by capturing eight golds compared to the seven events won by the Mendiola-based swimmers. De La Salle University shone in men’s athletics, chalking up three gold medals courtesy of Patrick Unso’s victories in the 110m and 400m hurdles and Andrew Wilson’s triumph in high jump.
Josie Malacad secured another gold in the 400m run, highlighting FEU’s four-gold collection for the day with Hanelyn Luquinto (100mdash), Dalyn Carmen (3000m run) and Aprilyn Laudencia (high jump) contributing to the Tamaraws’ strong effort in women’s track and field.
In sepak takraw, Rizal Technological University emerged with crown unbeaten in three games after scoring a 2-0 win over DMMAS College of Southern Philippines.
West Negros University sealed the first semifinals seat in men’s basketball via a 77-51 cruise over Ateneo de Zamboanga while St. Francis of Assisi College encountered another tough costumer in University of St. La Salle, 71-60, to set up the semis duel with WNU.
College of St. Benilde faces UP Diliman and defending champion Adamson University takes on St. Louis University in the final four of women’s basketball.
Central Philippine University nailed a semifinal seat in women’s volleyball after beating Ateneo de Manila in straight sets, 25-18, 25-22, 25-11, while the men’s football quarterfinals saw UP Diliman defeating CSB, 2-1 and USLS humiliating Ateneo de Manila, 6-0.