UC starts strong in City Olympics
Caecent No-ot Magsumbol (The Freeman) - November 15, 2019 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines — Defending champion University of Cebu took the early lead in the first day of action of the 29th Cebu City Olympics thanks to its athletics and swimming team yesterday at the Cebu City Sports Center.

UC garnered two gold, two silver and one bronze medals in athletics. Crystal Villanueva and Princess Jean Nalzaro led the charge with two golds each. Villanueva dominated the high jump event with 1.30-meter mark, while Nalzaro ruled the 100m hurdles with a time of 15.21 seconds clocking.

Over at the pool, Jehaosh Garrido reigned supreme in the 400m freestyle and 50m butterfly with a time of 4:58:63 and 29.50, respectively.Bencynth Luage, for her part, was the fastest in the 50m butterfly with a time of 33.06, while Mary Indaya topped the 200m butterfly with 3:23.96, clocking.

UC’s secondary boys also won the gold in the 200-meter medley relay with a time of 2:10.70.

University of San Carlos is currently at second with two golds, nine silvers and three bronzes, while Unit 6 is at third with 2-1-2 gold-silver-bronze medals.

In the elementary level, Unit 8 leads zoomed into the top spot with three golds, four silvers and three bronzes followed by Unit 4 with three golds, one silver and one bronze. Cebu Institute of Technology-University and unit 1 shared the third spot with two golds and one silver each.

Meanwhile, the University of San Jose-Recoletos belles advanced in the semifinals of the girls volleyball with back-to-back victories against Punta Princesa, 25-7, 25-3 and Sirao Elementary School, 25-7, 25-9.

USJ-R takes on Pardo Elementary School in the next round.

In futsal, Abellana National School leads group A with two wins followed by the University of Southern Philippines Foundation with two wins and one loss.

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