JOSE Rizal University (JRU) aims for a fifth straight athletics title in the 90th National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) track and field competition that will start today at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City.
Last year’s triple-gold winner Domingo Cabradilla will spearhead the Kalentong-based Bombers’ campaign against rivals from College of Saint Benilde, University of Perpetual Help, San Sebastian College and Colegio de San Juan de Letran.
Jojo Posadas, who is coaching the Bombers with his wife former national team track star Elma Muros-Posadas, said that they are expecting a much more tougher battle this year.
“We expect a tougher field this season but we will do our best to win it again this year,” said Posadas.
NCAA Management Committee chairman Paul Supan of host JRU said that he expects the meet will yield fresh competitors of national caliber.
“We’re very happy with the level of competition over the years because we’re really getting highly competitive. Hopefully, we could continue to contribute athletes to the national team,” said Supan.
Mapua athletic director and NCAA Mancom member Melchor Divina, who’s the head of the committee hosting the athletics meet this season said that a total of eight gold medals would be up for grabs in the first day of action.