Green and Lady Tracksters: Seeking redemption

Once they enter the esteemed Rizal Memorial Coliseum, there will only be redemption in the minds of the Green and Lady Tracksters.

Looking back at the UAAP Season 72, both the DLSU Green and Lady Tracksters finished with painful and distant sixth places. As the collegiate league turns a new leaf over, the Tracksters have steeled themselves for the tough grind ahead and are eyeing a spot to further penetrate into the standings.

A portion of the training they did over the course of one season is to participate in events. They recently joined the Philippine University Games (UniGames), Oct. 24-30 in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental.

While the team was only able to garner two gold medals, two silver medals and four bronze medals last season, they doubled the medal tally this year, proof of the strides of improvement which they had achieved. The final tally for both teams was three golds, nine silvers and six bronzes.

The Green Tracksters finished with a much celebrated second place behind eventual champion Ateneo, with a bonus of three gold medals, three silver medals and a bronze medal. The Lady Tracksters who were equally impressive, garnered a total of seven silver medals and six bronze medals.

An impressive feat was that every member of the Lady Tracksters wound up with a taste of gold.

The gold medalists were Jose Unso for the 110m Hurdles category, Patrick Unso for the 400m Hurdles, and Andrew Wilson for the High Jump category. Those who went home with silver were Towy Rose for the Shotput and Discus, Lea Casilhan for the 100m Hurdles, Precious Que for the High Jump, Joan Jao for Shotput, and Twinkle Maslang for the Discus. Maysie Co and Mai Morato were bronze medalists.

Based on these results, both teams proved that with focus and determination, they are can accomplish much for DLSU. If they can make it big this season is still a question.

Jamie Lau

By Jamie Lau

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