Adamson University emerged as the leader to open the UAAP Season 85 High School Boys’ Athletics Championships, late Wednesday night at the Philsports Oval in Pasig City.
Meanwhile, University of Santo Tomas started to take control of the girls’ side in the five-day meet over its closest pursuer University of the East, taking a 103-89 lead.
University of the East’s Chino Balmores got the other gold of the day with a heave of 35.79 meters in the discus throw to put the Junior Warriors at 76 points, just two points behind UST’s 78.
Ateneo High School currently stands in fourth place in the boys’ division with 11 markers.
UE earlier started on the right track by sweeping the podium in the hammer throw with Jazen Arano leading the way with a throw of 31.52 meters, way ahead of fellow Junior Lady Warriors Alayannah Rico’s 26.60 and Louise Manangan’s 25.19.
Adamson is in third place after Day 1 with 37 points.
The championships for the high school division continue at the same Pasig venue starting with the continuation of the boys’ decathlon on Thursday.