UP Mindanao swim team gain golds, high ground in Nationals

THE DAVAO Region swim team, headed by the UP Mindanao varsity swim team for the 2018 PASUC-SCUAA National Games gained new grounds in the overall standings as they returned home victorious, and not without securing eight medals and a trophy.

FROM L-R: UPMin Vice Chancellor Prof. Nilo Oponda, UPMin Chancellor Prof. Sylvia Concepcion, Paula Yap, Kathryn Hintay, Juan Antonio Mendoza, Coach Vasit Venturillo, Dominique Epie, Bhazel Acac, Angelica Jem Verga, UPMin Varsity Cross Trainer and Medical Officer Mr. Albert Ramos, and UPMin Varsity Director Prof. Armando Salazar.

FROM L-R: UPMin Vice Chancellor Prof. Nilo Oponda, UPMin Chancellor Prof. Sylvia Concepcion, Paula Yap, Kathryn Hintay, Juan Antonio Mendoza, Coach Vasit Venturillo, Dominique Epie, Bhazel Acac, Angelica Jem Verga, UPMin Varsity Cross Trainer and Medical Officer Mr. Albert Ramos, and UPMin Varsity Director Prof. Armando Salazar.

Team captain Mr. Juan Antonio Mendoza of UP Mindanao led the charge with a haul of five medals, one bronze in the 50m butterfly, two silvers in the 200m IM and 50m freestyle, and two golds in the 100m and 200m freestyle events, where he has bested his previous time records.

Two more bronze medals were won by Ms. Bhazel Acac of UP Mindanao in the 400m IM and 100m butterfly Events, and another bronze medal was awarded to Coach Vasit Venturillo in the best coach category.

The team was also able to garner 3rd (trophy) place in the men’s overall ranking, while combined overall for both men and women ranking was 4th among all other regional teams, thanks to the combined group effort, placings, and equivalent points of the rest of the 10-person swim team comprised of Ms. Dominique Epie (UPMin), Ms. Jessa Gubalani (USeP), Ms. Kathryn Hintay (UPMin), Ms. Angelica Jem Verga (UPMin), Ms. Paula Yap (UPMin), Mr. John Rey Cuyos (DOSCST), Mr. Carlo Nazareno (USeP), and Mr. Rap Pizara (USep)

The 2018 PASUC-SCUAA National Games was held in Antique last February 18 to 24, 2018, and attended by thousands of delegates from approximately 102 State Colleges and Universities across the archipelago.

 

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