Green Tankers take silver, Lady Tankers miss podium-finish
Published on October 15th, 2017 | by Resch Untalan
The DLSU Green Tankers placed second in the UAAP Swimming competition while the Lady Tankers fall to fourth at the Rizal Memorial Swimming Complex, Sunday.
The Green Tankers repeat last year’s second place finish with 228 points behind defending champions Ateneo de Manila University who scored a whopping 567 points. On the other hand, the Lady Tankers sunk from last year’s finish from third to fourth with 92 points behind champions Ateneo de Manila University, first runners-up University of the Philippines, and second runners-up University of Sto. Tomas with the scores 483 points, 437 points, and 105 points respectively.
DAY 1 – OCTOBER 12, 2017
The Green Tankers were off to a hot start as Neil Puyo, Skyler Claveria, Leon Silvestre, and Alfonso Bautista took gold in the 200m Men’s Medley Relay. Rookie Fahad Alkhaldi kept the Green and White going with a third-place finish in the Men’s 100m Freestyle. Alnair Guevarra also finished third in the 200m Men’s Individual Medley. The men’s team capped off the day with another gold in the 800m Freestyle Relay composed of Sage Yabut, Lance So, Rochmond Santos, and Alkhadi.
The Lady Tankers then took silver with Mariel Carandang, Maggie Mendoza, Paz Agustin, and Dara Evangelista competing in the 200m Women’s Medley Relay. DLSU failed to finish at the podium in the 100m Freestyle, 200m Individual Medley, and the 800m Freestyle relay events in the women’s division.
DAY 2 – OCTOBER 13, 2017
Alkhaldi continued digging up medals after finishing second in the 400m Men’s Freestyle behind Olympian Jessie Lacuna of Ateneo. The Green Tankers won silver in another relay event in the 400m Freestyle relay with Bautista, Alkhaldi, captain Benjo Narciso, and Guevara.
The Lady Tankers failed to get a medal-finish in the second day of the competition.
DAY 3 – OCTOBER 14, 2017
Alkhaldi could have made a strong case for the Rookie of the Year Award if not for technicalities as he took another silver in the 200m Men’s Freestyle, again only behind Jessie Lacuna. Silvestre clutched another second-place finish in the 50m Men’s Butterfly event. Puyo completed a trifecta of individual silvers for the Green and White in the 100m Men’s Backstroke. Guevara added a bronze to the Green Tankers’ haul in the 400m Individual Medley. DLSU then completed all medals with a gold in the 200m Freestyle Relay.
Evangelista broke the Lady Tankers’ slump with a third-place finish in the 100m Women’s Breaststroke event. They finished the day with a silver in the 200m Freestyle Relay.
DAY 4 – OCTOBER 15, 2017
Silvestre made the most out of the last day of competition, grabbing the gold in the 50m Men’s Backstroke and silver in the 50m Men’s Freestyle. Gamaliel Torres, Raymund Agustin, Guevara, and Narciso ended the men’s run with a silver in the 400m Medley Relay.
Like Silvestre, Evangelista expanded her medal collection with a bronze in the 50m Women’s Backstroke and a silver in the 50m Women’s Freestyle.