San Beda’s Alfritz Arevalo was the first-ever recipient of an NCAA Season 96 gold medal after ruling the men’s standard poomsae event, Monday afternoon.
Arevalo, a former De La Salle Green Jin, struck gold following a tally of 7.217 points in a breakaway win.
Finishing second was College of Saint Benilde’s Ivan Solimen with 7.083 points. Meanwhile, Letran’s Roi Belano had 7.134 points to complete the podium.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, all jins had to send in their videos, making this event a virtual meet.
Arellano’s Christian Tayrus and San Sebastian’s John Estoy finished in fifth and sixth, respectively, with 6.617 and 6.417 points.
Completing the field were Jose Rizal University’s Mikko Bataoil (6.284), Lyceum’s Jake Aldrin Ramos (6.150), and Emilio Aguinaldo College’s Ralph Gasco (6.033).
Perpetual and Mapua did not participate in the event.
The women’s division will take place on Tuesday.