San Beda, LSGH dominate NCAA swimming anew

As a sign of continuous domination, San Beda completed a grand slam in some
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By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--The San Beda Red Sea Lions copped their 14th consecutive NCAA men's swimming title in dominating fashion even as their female counterparts scored a four-peat of their own during the said championship at the Rizal Memorial Aquatic Stadium over the weekend.

The Red Sea Lions stomped their class over their competitors anew in the swimming tourney, scoring a total of 1,374 points over the past four days, more than half than that of first runners-up CSB Blazers, which only totaled 608.5 points.

EAC placed third with 252.5 points, while Arellano finished fourth with 198.5 points, San Sebastian went fifth with 149.5 points, Letran settled for sixth place with 134.5 points, and Mapua took the seventh spot with 128.5 points.

Perpetual Help, Lyceum, and JRU were the only teams that failed to score 100 more as they amassed only 87, 44, and eight points respectively.

Meanwhile, San Beda's women's swimming team bucked off CSB's resurgence in the final two days of the competition to win its fourth straight plum.

The Lady Sea Lions, who ruled the first day of the tournament on Friday, made 1,123.5 points, edging out the Lady Blazers, who despite making waves in the finals of the last two days could only make 1,000.5 points for second place.

EAC was a faraway third with 251.5 points, while Arellano followed with 185 points and Lyceum collected 129.5 points.

Mapua, San Sebastian, Letran, JRU, and Perpetual made up the bottom half of the final standings respectively with all the teams scoring less than 100 points.

In the high school side, La Salle Greenhills won for the 12th straight time in the swimming competitions, beating San Beda, 1102-836.5, for the plum.

Lyceum, on the other hand, got ahead of Letran by only 0.5 point for third place, while Malayan moved up of Arellano by the same margin for fifth spot.

ICA, which finished seventh, was the only other team with 100 points or more at 138, while Perpetual Help, San Sebastian, and JRU respectively rounded up the junior standings.

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