A total of 22 Gold, 15 Silver, and 14 Bronze medals brought home by UPLB athletes from Southern Tagalog Regional Association State Colleges and Universities Olympics 2016 (STRASUC) last December 11-16, 2016 at University of Rizal System, Morong.
With exceptional performance of Dominic V. Mariano, Madeleine Jeanne S. Argosino, Patricia Bianca B. Talavera, Pia Corinna R. Mijares and Joanna Colleen A. Simbulan of Swimming team, they contributed most number of Golds in the official tally for the UPLB.
Futsal team dominated the event against the powerhouse team of Romblon State University and veteran players of Batangas State University as they clinched the championship ring in crucial match. Irish Concordia (Chess player) and Farawyn E. Sarmiento (Table tennis player) proved that they were superb in their sports event as they able to defend their crown from last STRASUC 2015 and seized once again Gold medal for 2016. UPLB’s fastest man Carl Anthony Puño overruled the contingent runners from different universities dominating 100m and 200m dash. The dynamic chemistry of Kimberly P. Occidental and Mark Edrean A. Cases in badminton mix doubles works tremendously grabbing Gold medal in their event.
by Selwyn Robles