UNIVERSITY of the East’s Jenyrose Rosales shattered Lydia De Vega’s 32-year-old Philippine record in the 400 meters heat during the University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 76 athletic competitions at the La Salle Dasmariñas track and field stadium.
Rosales posted 54.65 seconds beating Asia’s Sprint Queen De Vega’s record of 54.75 seconds, established during the Southeast Asian Games at the Rizal Memorial Oval in Manila in 1981.
Rosales, a 19-year-old Physical Education junior from Talisay, Batangas, also captured the gold and led the 1-2-3 podium-finish of UE tracksters in the finals.
She notched 56.03 followed by teammates Neslee Angco (57.62) and Carmela Leonardo (58.14).
The Far Eastern University (FEU) women’s team, meanwhile, won its 10th-straight women’s overall crown after tallying 451 points in the four-day meet, while University of Santo Tomas finished second with 394, followed by UE, with 233 points.
Meanwhile, FEU dominated for the fourth straight year the men’s side after tallying 378.5 points, followed by UST with 319.5 and University of the Philippines with 211 points.