Defending champion De La Salle University still leads the UAAP overall championship race with four more events left.
La Salle has won five titles, six runner-up honors and four third-place finishes for a total of 228 points.
Perennial title contender University of Santo Tomas was second (214 points), and University of the Philippines in third with 189 points. followed by Ateneo de Manila University (180),
Far Eastern University had 122, next season host University of the East 119, National University 115 and current season host Adamson University 66.
La Salle ruled men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s table tennis, men’s tae kwon do and women’s judo; placed second in the men’s swimming, women’s table tennis, women’s tennis, women’s badminton, men’s fencing and baseball; and wound up third in women’s swimming, men’s tennis, women’s tae kwon do and men’s judo.
Multi-titled UST topped women’s tae kwon do and poomsae, finished second in the men’s basketball, men and women’s beach volleyball and athletics, women’s fencing and men’s tae kwon do.
UP swept the men and women’s swimming events, while Ateneo dominated four events – men and women’s badminton, men’s judo and baseball; FEU won the men and women’s athletics; UE reigned in the men and women’s fencing; NU got the men and women’s tennis, and men’s beach volleyball crowns; and Adamson bagged the women’s beach volleyball title.
Still up for grabs are the softball, football, chess and volleyball championships.
The UAAP awards 15 points to the first placer, 12 to second, 10 to third, eight to fourth, six to fifth, four to sixth, two to seventh and one to eighth.
EMIL C. NOGUERA