THE UST Tracksters dominated the 2017 Unigames athletics competitions winning 28 gold medals last Oct. 22 to 28 in Dumaguete City.
The men’s team ruled the short-distance events while Male Trackster Kevin Capampangan hauled three gold medals in the 3000-meter steeple chase, 5000-meter run and 10000-meter run events.
Romnick Nor, Roque Lisondra, Joel Hera, and Richard Roselim zoomed past the competition in the 4×100-meter and 4×200-meter relay events.
Hera, Lisondra, Ronjon Redoble and Andre Bardos bagged the gold in the 4×400-meter relay. Roselim, Nor, Redoble and Baileyss Acot also had gold in the classical relay event.
In women’s play, Female Trackster Eloisa Luzon brought home two gold medals in the short-distance events while 2016 UAAP MVP Louielyn Pamatian won gold in three categories.
Janine Mansueto topped the 3000 and 5000 meter-run events.
Aira Teodosio (shot put), Sarah Dequinan (javelin throw, high jump) and Rosnani Pamaybay (triple jump) also won gold.
The Female Tracksters also emerged on top in the relay events.
“Nagpakita ng big fighting heart ‘yung men sa UniGames na kahit underdog sila sa lahat ng relays, naipanalo nila lahat gaya ng women’s team. ‘Yung relays ang naging decider sa Unigames championship,” Tracksters coach Manny Calipes said.
The UST Golden Tigresses were Unigames champions anew after surviving the De La Salle University Lady Spikers in a thriller, 13-25, 25-22, 25-17, 15-25, 15-11.
The Tiger Spikers also clinched its first Unigames plum since 2009 after beating the College of St. Benilde Blazers, 25-20, 25-20, 25-21.
The beach volleyball duo of Baby Love Barbon and Rainelle Gonzales took home silver after yielding to the University of Negros Occidental-Recolletos, 12-21, 19-21.