Banking on his strong performance in the Manila, Philippine-team event, the University of Santo Thomas ended De La Salie’s two-year reign in the UAAP Poomsa competition on Tuesday.
UST won the gold medal for both the men’s and women’s teams when they returned to the Poomsae competition held at the Coral Way of SM Mall, Asia Arena.
Vincent Gabriel Rodriguez of Tiger Jeans, Miguel Alexandre Baladad and Darius Venerable of 8,520 reigned in the event, with James Matthew Lopez of the National University Bulldogs, Kierra Macalino and Rico Jিওmn, Rico Jিওm টn and Rico Jem ট T টr80, John Aldrin Pakana, who had 8,220 for bronze.
Meanwhile, Aidaine Laxa, Chelsea Xen Tacay, and Stella Nicole Yape topped the women’s team with 8,515.
University of the Philippines Joanna Pauline Jubelag, Adele Julian Adriano and Alyssa Luis Cabaye reached their only podium finish with 8,500 points, with Mikey Rose Regala of De la Sal, JICA Angelica Santiago and Daphne Ching scoring 8.4. Bronze
“I am very proud of everyone,” said Rani Ortega, UST’s head coach. “What I told the team was that they did not train for two weeks but they trained for two years. Even when the epidemic started, we didn’t stop training. Everyone from me and Coach Jr. (Race) did their part to have their online program.
“The good thing about it is that they worked on their personal weaknesses and where we can improve. So when we finally saw each other (personally), we just said ‘you’re ready and on condition’,” he continued.
USTA’s Luxa Season 84 went home with the Rookie-MVP Award. She also won silver in the women’s individual event.
Kobe McCarrio and Jade Ashley Carno top the mixed pair with 8.665 to jumpstart the US Gold Rush. Patrick Perez and Mikey Rose Regala of La Salle won silver with 8,615, and San Rosquilo and Leila Soria of National University won bronze with 8,555.
The Bulldogs finished second with one gold, two silver and one bronze, while the second-placed team with three titles, the Green Archers 1-1-3, finished third.
De La Salle’s Patrick Perez’s 8,550 brought him the third individual men’s gold in the UAAP. Rosquillo (8.53) of NU won silver and Vincent Gabriel Rodriguez (8.370) of UST won bronze.
USA’s Luxa (8.455) and De La Salle’s Sophia Sarmiento (8.385) were followed by NU’s Soria with 8.470 to win the individual women’s gold.
UP is in fourth place, while Atenio and Far Eastern University are in fifth and sixth place respectively.
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