FEU, UST retain athletics crowns

ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 13, 2017 03:05 PM
FEU, UST retain athletics crowns
Far Eastern University and University of Sto. Tomas ruled the men's and women's athletics, respectively.

Far Eastern University annexed its seventh straight men's title, while University of Santo Tomas completed a three-peat in the women's division Sunday in the UAAP athletics championships at the Philsports oval.

The Tamaraws drew strength on Janry Ubas gold medal feats in the long jump, triple jump, high jump and decathlon to collect 404 points to beat the Growling Tigers, who finished second with 244 points.

De La Salle, which shared the lead with UST in Day 1, settled for third place with 243 points.

FEU now has a league-best 25 championships, with Janry Ubas winning the men's MVP plum.
Ubas, who also bagged a silver medal, broke the UAAP long jump record with 7.39 meters. He also shattered the league mark in the high jump during the decathlon competition with 2.05 meters.

Behind double gold medalist Louielyn Pamatian, the Tigresses amassed a five-day total of 490 points to win their seventh crown overall, besting the Lady Tamaraws, who tallied 401 points in second place.

University of the Philippines placed third with 165 points.

Pamatian, who topped the 1,500-meter and 800-meter run events on top of a silver finish in the 400-meter race, was named the season MVP in the distaff side.

University of the East, meanwhile, swept the boys and girls titles with 553 and 524 points, respectively.

Junior Warriors' James Darrel Orduña and Ellah Therese Sirilan were named MVPs in their respective divisions. 

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