UAAP Season 81 swimming: Ateneo tankers on a roll

ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 10, 2018 05:42 PM
UAAP Season 81 swimming: Ateneo tankers on a roll
Ateneo collected 248 points to continue to stamp its class over University of the Philippines in the UAAP Season 81 swimming competitions. Three-time men's MVP Jessie Khing Lacuna led the Blue Eagles onslaught.

Ateneo stayed on course for a golden double as it dominated the second day of the UAAP Season 81 swimming competitions Friday at the Rizal Memorial Swimming Pool.

Three-time men's MVP Jessie Khing Lacuna led the Blue Eagles onslaught, topping in the 100-meter butterfly with 55.77 seconds, shattering the old league mark of 55.79 the two-time Olympian set in 2014.

Lacuna also ruled the 400-meter freestyle event with 4:01.98 for his fourth gold of the competition.

With 221 points, Ateneo way ahead of De La Salle (166) and University of Santo Tomas (89) as the four-day meet reached the halfway mark.

Last year's women's Rookie-MVP Chloe Daos added another pair of gold medals, ruling the 400-meter freestyle (4:33.37) and 100-meter butterfly (1:04.60) to banner the Lady Eagles sweep of Day 2 events.

Daos also has a total of four golds.

Ateneo collected 248 points to continue to stamp its class over University of the Philippines (174) and UP (72).       

The Eagles' Aki Cariño emerged victorious in the 200-meter backstroke with 2:11.85, while Miguel Barlisan, Drei Buhain, Brandon Sing and Jethro Chua set a new league record in the 4x100-meter freestyle relay with 3:36.73, breaking the old mark of 3:39.80 the school set in 2016.

De La Salle was able to avert a shutout by winning the men's 50-meter breaststroke courtesy of rookie Jexter Chua in 29.90 seconds. 

Other Lady Eagles gold medalists were Courtney Gray in the 200-meter backstroke (2:30.94), rookie Dara Carreon in the 50-meter breaststroke (36.53) and the 4x100m freestyle relay team of Shaye Uy, Kristine Santos, Hannah Castañeda, and Andrea Ngui (4:15.87).

That boosted Ateneo women's tankers bid to make it two in a row. 

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