Monday, January 25, 2010

RTU athletes dominate SCUAA

Source: People's Journal

RIZAL Technological University dominated six more sports – chess, arnis, badminton, beach volleyball, futsal and sepak takraw – to cap another big year in the 22nd State Colleges and Universities Athletic Association (SCUAA)-National Capital Region in various venues around Metro Manila.

RTU, bannered by national junior campaigner Paulo James Florendo and Richelieu Salcedo III, swept the men’s chess competitions with a seven-round aggregate of 20 points.

Polytechnic University of the Philippines finished runner-up with 16 points, while Eulogio “Amang” Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology wound up third with 13.5 points.

Florendo also emerged as the individual gold medalist on board one with five points in six matches, edging out Kenneth Ryan Sumile of Philippine State College of Aeronautics and Narciso Gumila of EARIST.

Salcedo, a gold medalist in the Asian age-group championships in 2008, also bagged the gold medal on board two with six wins in six matches.

Nathaniel Gravillo of PUP and Benjamin Bugarin of Philippine Normal University finished seocnd an dthird, respecitvely.

Other individual gold medalist were Kritz Albelar (RTU), board three; Mauric de los Santos (PUP), board four; and Michael Efmar Reyes (PHILSCA), alternate.

In the women’s division, RTU finished first with 21.5 points, three points ahead of EARIST and 4.5 points clear of PUP.

The individual medalists were Melflore Soriano (PUP), board one; Katherine Gay Florendo (RTU) board two; Lorelie Cuizon (RTU) , board three; Carren Biscocho (EARIST) board four; and Dovelyn Navarro (EARIST), alternate.