• UST grabs lead in overall UAAP race

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    Powerhouse University of Santo Tomas (UST) is slowly pulling away in the general championship race after earning six titles in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 79.

    UST solidified its grip on top wit 161 points as it added the men and women’s judo crowns to its collection.

    The Growling Tigers also ruled the men’s tae kwon do, men’s table tennis, and men and women’s beach volleyball and had three runner-up trophies in women’s tae kwon do, poomsae and women’s table tennis.

    Running second is former overall champion De La Salle University with 149 points highlighted by its dominated performance in the men’s basketball tournament.

    Zachary Huang of UST defends against Terrence Mustre of Adamson during a UAAP men’s basketball game at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. PHOTO BY RUSSELL PALMA

    Zachary Huang of UST defends against Terrence Mustre of Adamson during a UAAP men’s basketball game at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. PHOTO BY RUSSELL PALMA

    The Green Archers recently copped its ninth title in basketball after sweeping Ateneo de Manila University in the best-of-three championship series.

    Besides the men’s basketball, La Salle also topped the women’s table tennis and poomsae and placed second in the women’s basketball, men’s swimming and men’s table tennis, and third in the women’s table tennis, men’s judo and women’s beach volleyball.

    University of the Philippines occupies the third spot with 123 points following its impressive showing in the women’s swimming and women’s badminton, and five third-place trophies in the men’s beach volley, men’s swimming, men’s badminton, poomsae and women’s judo.

    Ateneo – gold medalist in men’s swimming, and silver winner in men’s basketball, women’s swimming, men and women’s badminton, and men’s tae kwon do – is in fourth with 117 points while National University – owner of the women’s basketball, men’s badminton and women’s tae kwon do crowns – is fifth with 111 points.

    Far Eastern University is sixth with 78 followed by University of the East (69) and Adamson University (47).

    The league awards 15 points for first place, 12 for second, 10 for third, eight for fourth, six for fifth, four for sixth, two for seventh and one for eighth.

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