USC dominates Cesafi swimming-A A +A
Sunday, September 15, 2013
UNIVERSITY of San Carlos (USC) tankers won eight of the 10 gold medals in the morning event of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. swimming competition yesterday at the Cebu City Aquatic Center.
USC has been dominating the Cesafi swimming tertiary competition for five years and it seems it is not slowing down, thanks to former Palarong Pambansa record holder Loren Dale Echavez, who topped the 200-meter freestyle event in 2:25.34.
“I am still confident that we will win the overall title in the tertiary level,” said head coach Tito Bonilla.
Echavez was followed by Romlin Nina Ignacio of the University of Cebu (UC) in 2:43.56 and teammate Samantha Cortez in 2:44.06 for third.
In the men’s 200-m free, USC’s Jebb Lynus Cane (2:19) and Keith Ashley Ocampo (2:21.51) took the top two spots, while Michael Janea Jr. of the University of the Visayas (UV) took third place in 2:50.33.
Ocampo also won the men’s 1500-m free in 20:52.08, beating teammate Jesse Arriola Jr (21:06.30) and Jay Clifforc Fernandez of UC (23:29.54), while USC’s Cynthjhune Goden and Ara Denise Echavez also swept the 100-m breaststroke.
Andre Pacheco, Peter John Apas, Tungala and Arriola added another gold medal in the men’s freestyle relay, while the women’s title was won by UC.
In the secondary division, UC leads the standings with five gold medals, while USC has three.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on September 15, 2013.