LOS BANOS, LAGUNA - Titleholder De La Salle Zobel and University of Santo Tomas closed out the first day of the UAAP Season 82 High School Swimming Championships with golds to keep their lead over the rest of the field, Thursday at the Trace Aquatic Center here.
La Salle's Jose Antonio Dela Rosa, Noah Labasan, Mikhail Ramones, and Inaki Lorbes lorded over the competition in the 800-meter freestyle relay with a time of 8:31.44 to finish the day ahead with 85 points in the Boys' Division. La Salle’s closest pursuer University of Santo Tomas could not finish the race and was disqualified.
UST opened the night with a bang after breaking their predecessors’ record of 1:52.29 in the 200-meter medley relay. John Neil Paderes, James Hutchings, Jerico Salas, and Lord Mikhail Cruz clocked in at 1:49.97 for the new UAAP record.
Franco Dela Rosa won the 100-meter freestyle at 55.10 while reigning Most Valuable Player Philip Joaquin Santos of Ateneo took the gold in the 200-meter individual medley at 2:11.16
The Junior Tigersharks ended the day at second with 79 points, while the Blue Eaglets amassed 55 to hold third spot.
In the Girls' Division, last year's MVP Camille Buico took the gold in the 100-meter freestyle to open her account for another top swimmer plum and lead the charge for UST.
The Junior Female Tigersharks also swept the two relays of the evening’s schedule with a new UAAP record to boot.
Shayne Lugay, Anna Hanson, Jade Guevarra, and Kyla Managuelod took almost two seconds from the old mark of 2:09.54 from two years ago at 2:07.82 to get the 200-meter medley relay gold. Yvoria Rosales, Alexandra Bonite, Honey Ezcarez, and Kristina Baccay also ruled the 800-meter freestyle relay and almost broke the mark of 9:25.28 with 9:27.83.
Zoe Hilario, on her part, led the Junior Lady Maroons to second place with 67 points after taking gold in the 200-meter individual medley.
Rounding up the top three after the night is Zobel with 51 markers.(PR) 

LOS BANOS, LAGUNA - Reigning, three-time champion Ateneo flexed its muscle to start its campaign in dominant fashion after Day 1 of the UAAP Season 82 Women’s Swimming Championships, Thursday at Trace Aquatic Center here.
Last year’s Most Valuable Player Chloe Daos took the lead for the Lady Eagles after snaring the golds in the two freestyle events for the day, 100-meters and 800-meters.
Ateneo then also bagged the two relay mints to amass a whopping 101 points for the night.
Daos bested rookies Erin Castrillo of University of the Philippines and Nicole Pamintuan of La Salle for the 100-meter title at 59.54. Castrillo and Pamintuan both clocked in at 1:00.35, but the former was awarded the silver in a photo finish. The third-year Atenean also bagged the gold in the 800 meters ahead of Nichole Evangelista of La Salle and teammate Reagan Gavino, who ended at 9:53.11 and 9:54.31, respectively.
The Lady Eagles ended the Lady Maroons’ domination of the 200-meter medley relay event as Courtney Gray, Dara Carreon, Kristine Santos, and Marjorie Manguiat edged out the UP squad at 2:08.15. Franchesca Joves, Alyssa Pogiongko, Janna Taguibao, and Ariana Canaya got the silver at 2:08.44. La Salle's Erika Jaurigue, Maggie Mendoza, Carla Louise Jaurigue, and Bettina Ting bagged the bronze at 2:13.24.
Ateneo, on their hand, extends their winning run in the 800-meter freestyle relay with Suzanne Himor, Gavino, Gray, and Portia Doragos finished with the gold at 9:17.41. The Lady Maroons also got the silver at 9:32.71 with Pricila Aquino, Bianca Reyes, Gabee Torres, and Angela Villamil. University of Santo Tomas’ Chia Reyes, Angelica Samelo, Clinyl Chuateco, and Joie Macatangay took the bronze this time at 9:53.96.
Pamintuan took the other gold of the night with 2:26.75 in the 200-meter individual medley ahead of UP’s Castrillo and Nadine Tee Ten. Castrillo and Tee ten touched at 2:30.26 and 2:31.30, respectively, to get the silver and bronze.
The Lady Maroons stayed in second with 74 points, while the Lady Tankers tallied 61.    (PR) 

Tacky Tacatac guided University of Santo Tomas to a big 71-67 victory over Far Eastern University to grab its sixth straight win in the UAAP Season 82 Women's Basketball Tournament Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.

The second year guard delivered 11 of her 22 points in the fourth quarter, to go with six rebounds and two blocks for the Golden Tigresses as they avoided an 18-point meltdown and fended off a late rally from the Lady Tamaraws.
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