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UST leads UAAP general championship race

By Ivan Saldajeno

UST takes the lead in the UAAP general championship at the end of the first semester.

The Growling Tigers tallied 152 points after taking the wins in the women's beach volleyball, men's taekwondo, and men's and women's judo competitions while finishing second in the men's beach volleyball tourney, and third in women's table tennis, men's swimming, women's taekwondo, and poomsae.

De La Salle is not far behind with 147 points after notching championships in the men's and women's table tennis competitions followed by runner-up finishes in the men's badminton, women's beach volleyball, women's taekwondo, and poomsae tournaments and third-place honors in the men's and women's basketball and women's swimming games.

UP is in third with 130 points after getting the gold in the women's taekwondo, women’s badminton, and poomsae competitions, silver in the men's and women's table tennis and men's and women's swimming games, and the bronze in the men's judo event.

Ateneo is in fourth with 114 points highlighted by the men's and women's swimming championships, the men's and women's judo second place finishes, and the women's badminton third place honor.

NU, which made school history in the basketball competitions after notching its very first title in the women's side and ending a 60-year championship drought in the men's side, is in fifth with 99 points.

FEU, the runner-up in both basketball competitions, placed sixth with 91 points.

UE, the host school this season, is in seventh spot with 66 points.

Adamson settled for the last spot with 53 points.

Fifteen points are being awarded to the champions in each sport, while the second placers get 12 points.

The third placers receive ten points, while the fourth-placed teams acquire eight points.

The fifth to eighth placers get a score of six, four, two, and one points respectively.