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Ateneo, UP split golds in Day 1

For ten years now, the University of the Philippines Lady Maroons and the Ateneo de Manila University Lady Eagles have been taking turns claiming the UAAP Swimming Championship in the women’s division.

The 81st UAAP Season seems to be no different.

In the five events at stake during the first day of action, the Lady Maroons won three, while the Lady Eagles ruled two.

In typical fashion, UP continued their mastery of Ateneo in the relay events. Janna Taguibao, Alyssa Pogiongko, Teresa Dela Rosa, and Ariana Canaya showed enough heart to finish first at 2:06.93 and hold off a rampaging Ateneo (2:07.47) in the 200m medley relay. DLSU completed the podium with a time of 2:09.24.

The other relay event was a different story, as Taguibao, Bianca Reyes, Nadine Tee Ten, and Pricila Aquino cruised to a golden finish with a time of 9:25.18, ahead of Ateneo (9:35.64) and UST (9:58.27) in the 800m freestyle relay.

Tee Ten also comfortably collected an individual gold medal for UP in the 200m individual medley. Her time of 2:31.87 easily bested Ateneo’s Courtney Gray (2:34.24) and Raegan Gavino (2:34.50).

Despite these golden performances by UP, the darling of the afternoon was Season 80’s Rookie-MVP Chloe Daos of Ateneo. Daos began her Season 81 campaign by delivering a UAAP record performance  in the 800m freestyle, as she erased Kimberly Uy’s 9:26.11 record in 2014 with a time of 9:24.51. Gavino finished second in 9:50.15 while UST’s Mariel Sorolla rounded out the podium in 10:15.55.

Later, Daos returned to the pool to vie for the 100m freestyle gold – the only event in which she finished as a runner-up last season. This time, however, she came prepared as she narrowly edged out teammate Andrea Ngui (59.70 seconds), who was last year’s winner, by recording a time of 59.62 seconds. DLSU’s Dara Evangelista touched third in 1:01.76.

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UAAP Swimming action continues on November 9, 2018 and will run until November 11, 2018 at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex Swimming Pool. Day 2 events include the 400m freestyle, 50m breaststroke, 100m butterfly, 200m backstroke, and 400m freestyle relay.

MVP Race:

Chloe Daos (ADMU) – 30
Reagan Gavino (ADMU) – 22
Nadine Tee Ten (UP) – 15
Andrea Ngui (ADMU) -12
Courtney Gray (ADMU) -12

ADMU – 117
UP – 72
UST – 45
DLSU – 30

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Aldo is an ultimate sports enthusiast who watches and plays a multitude of sports like basketball, volleyball, swimming and water polo. His heart bleeds blue as he graduated in Jesuit institutions and is currently employed in one. Purefoods (or whatever name they call it now) in the PBA and the LA Lakers in the NBA are his favorite basketball teams.

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