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Bicol takes home 30 medals on NSCUAA

October 9, 2023

With 11 silver and 19 bronze medals, the Bicol delegation for the National State Colleges and Universities Athletic Association (NSCUAA) Games 2023 earned the 13th spot in the overall rankings. 

Following a pandemic-induced hiatus in 2020, 16 regions across the country reemerged to participate in the sports competitions, hosted by the Tarlac Agricultural University and the Province of Tarlac. The event carried the theme “Unity through Sports in State Universities and Colleges for National Development.”

The young Bicolano athletes proved their skills by bagging medals in the Athletics category. In the women’s category, they finished silver in the 10,000-meter race, bronze in the 100-meter hurdles, and bronze in the triple jump. 

On the other hand, the men’s category displayed talent in the 100-meter and 500-meter runs by claiming silver in both races. 

In the women’s Chess category, the team secured four silver medals, and in the men’s 4×200-meter freestyle relay swimming event, the team also garnered four silver medals.

Bronze medals were also awarded for the following sports events: nine for the Baseball Men’s team, four for the 4×50-meter freestyle relay swimming, and four for the women’s team in Tennis. 

Meanwhile, the National Capital Region (NCR) was hailed as the overall champion with 99 gold, 45 silver, and 14 bronze medals, followed by Region III with 31 gold, 29 silver, and 40 bronze medals. Region VI landed in the 3rd spot with 21 gold, 57 silver, and 31 bronze medals. 

The Bicol SCUAA officials hope to make a strong comeback next year as preparations for the upcoming season will be more rigorous and ready. (by Arnold C. Noda, MPS I – BUCPRO)

Did you know that in 2020, Bicol University was supposed to be the host school for the NSCUAA 2020? However, due to the pandemic, the annual sports gatherings were postponed. | by Arnold C. Noda, MPS I-CPRO


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