Ateneo swimmers stay on top

ABS-CBN Sports on Oct 23, 2016 04:05 PM
Ateneo swimmers stay on top
Reigning MVP Jessie Lacuna won his second gold after topping the men's 100-meter butterfly with a time of 56.29 seconds to spearhead the Katipunan tankers attack.
Ateneo de Manila University preserved its commanding lead in the men's and women's division of the UAAP Season 79 swimming championships Saturday at the Rizal Memorial Swimming Pool.

The three-peat seeking Blue Eagles have now collected 262 points as the meet enters the halfway mark.

Reigning MVP Jessie Lacuna won his second gold after topping the men's 100-meter butterfly with a time of 56.29 seconds to spearhead the Katipunan tankers attack.

Trailing Ateneo are De La Salle University, which is in far second with 142 points, and University of the Philippines, which has 90 points in third spot.

Other Day 2 gold medalists for the Eagles are Axel Ngui in the 400-meter freestyle (4:07.66), Gerard Reyes in the 100-meter backstroke (2:11.84) and the 4x400-meter freestyle relay team (3:39.89).

The Archers' lone gold came from Alfonso Bautista in the 50-meter breaststroke (29.71).

Hannah Dato, the women's MVP, topped the 400-meter freestyle (4:40.87) and the 100-meter butterfly (1:04.63) to hike her gold medal total to three and Arianna Herranz ruled the 100-meter backstroke to help collect Ateneo a two-day total of 210 points.

The Lady Maroons are now making a stiff challenge against the Lady Eagles, also seeking a third straight win, as they have now 189 points in second spot.

UP's Joy Rodgers emerged victorious in the 50-meter breaststroke (33.95) while the 4x400-meter freestyle (4:19.36) also won the gold.

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