15 years with no medal, Adamson now sees light at end of tunnel

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Nov 13, 2016 09:51 PM
15 years with no medal, Adamson sees light at end of tunnel
HOME IMPROVEMENTS. Adamson promised a Pep Squad that will be better than last year.

How did the Adamson Pep Squad do last year? Seventh.

Adamson University has only one medal to show for itself in the 21-year history of the UAAP Cheerdance Competition.

Having claimed that first and only silver in 2001, the Adamson Pep Squad is in the midst of the longest stretch without a medal for all of the league’s eight member-schools.

Still, in the eyes of the San Marcelino-based squad, things can only get better from here. “Ang gusto lang naman namin, ma-improve yung last year,” team captain Carlo Espelita expressed.

Last year, Adamson placed seventh out of eight competitors.

A letdown, considering the year before, they claimed a fourth-place finish that was the closest they have ever come to the podium since their silver medal. “Aminado rin naman kaming nagkulang kami dun. Nagkulang talaga yung hinanda namin,” Espelita said.

Now, however, the captain assured the Adamson community and promised the spectators that the crew that will come into this year’s CDC will be nothing but prepared. “Araw-araw na talaga kaming nagpa-practice. Pinipilit talaga naming ma-perfect lahat ng ginagawa namin,” he said.

Espelita, however, was not about to guarantee an end to their 15-year quest for a medal or even just an entry back into the top four. What the Adamson Pep Squad will promise is that they will be better than last year as he said, “Basta abangan na lang nila. Sigurado akong ito yung magiging simula ulit para sa amin.”

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