Priscila Loren Aquino of University of the Philippines (UP) and Sean Elijah Enero of Mapua Institute of Technology bagged the Most Outstanding Swimmer awards in the Philippine Swimming League (PSL)-Philippine Inter-schools, Colleges and Universities Athletic Association (PISCUAA) 2016 University Games FESSAP Swimming Championship held at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila.
Aquino earned 30 points to cop the MOS trophy in the women’s division. She won gold medals in the 100m breaststroke (1:21.78), 400m Individual Medley (5:51.81) and 200m breaststroke (2:55.25).
For his part, Enero topped the men’s class by claiming gold medals in the 50m breaststroke (30.94), 50m freestyle (25.28) and 50m backstroke (29.31).
University Athletic Association of the Philippines record holder and Gwangju Universiade veteran Joy Rodgers of UP, NCAA record-breaker Andrea Jheremy Pacheco of College of Saint Benilde, Leichelle Buenaventura of University of the East, Angelica Mae Medrano of Technological Univeristy of the Philippines-Manila, Aubrey Ybanez of University of Santo Tomas, and Gianna Data, Julienne Torres, Julian Ingrid Pupos, Alliah Saliendra, Ana Tan and Jazmine Mirasol also shone in their respective events.
The other participants in the men’s class were Drew Benett Magbag, Jux Seaton Solita, Lans Donato, Alfred Maglabe, Sam Ongcojo, Sean Ortega, David De Layola, Randy Llantino, Jeffrey Hirao, Christen Mercado, Malachi Enero, Ryan Dimayuga, Jan Vincent Llaguno, Joseph Lacson and John Cuachin.
In the coming weeks, PSL President Susan Papa will be announcing the list of qualified tankers for the 29th Summer World University Games to be held next year in New Taipei City in Taiwan.
“These kids are working hard just to make it to the Philippine team that will be representing the country in the World University Games. It’s a once in a lifetime experience that’s why they’re doing their best to earn that coveted spot in the team,” said Papa.
PSL is a national sports swimming association for Universities and Colleges accredited by the Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines (Fessap), internationally affiliated member of Federation of International Sports University (FISU).