UAAP Season 80 athletics: FEU, UST retain crowns
Winning six golds and a silver medal, FEU's Clinton Bautista captured the season MVP honors.
Far Eastern University topped the men's division for the eighth straight season, while University of Santo Tomas copped a fourth consecutive women's title Sunday in the UAAP Season 80 athletics championships at the Philsports oval.
Clinton Bautista capped his scintillating collegiate career by shattering the league's 110-meter hurdles record with a time of 13.31 seconds in the final day of competition.
Winning six golds and a silver medal, Bautista captured the season MVP honors.
Bautista earlier swept the 100 and 200-meter sprint crowns. He emerged as the century dash king for the fourth straight season, matching his UAAP and personal-best record of 10.81 seconds.
Despite falling short of .05 seconds from the meet record, Bautista was able to claim the 200-meter gold, tying his personal best 21.87 seconds.
FEU now has a league-best 26 championships.
The Tigresses won their eighth title overall behind Louielyn Pamatian, who emerged as the MVP for the second straight season.
A middle distance specialist, Pamatian clocked 58.01 in the 400-meter and 2:19.06 in the 800-meter run to capture golds.
De La Salle's pole vault gold medal winner Francis Obiena was the men's top rookie, while the women's Rookie of the Year award went to University of the Philippines trackster Sunshine Acaso.
University of the East swept the high school titles, with the boys emerged as the 5-peat champion, and the girls winning a three-peat.