MANILA, Philippines — Univers ity of Santo Tomas once again claimed the lead in the UAAP Season 86 seniors division’ general championship race with 12 medals to show after the exciting first semester of play.
The Tigers, who have won seven gold, three silver and two bronze medals in 19 sporting events so far, amassed 202 points to seize the driver’s seat entering the second semester.
Santo Tomas’ biggest performance was in women’s basketball courtesy of the Growling Tigresses, who ended the dynasty of the National U Lady Bulldogs in epic fashion.
The España-based squad unseated NU after its reign for seven consecutive years, thus snapping UST’s 17-year title drought. Included in the conquest was Santo Tomas’ first win against NU after a 20-game, 11-year losing skid.
Santo Tomas also captured crowns in men’s chess, men’s table tennis, poomsae, men’s and women’s beach volleyball and women’s taekwondo.
The Tigers copped the silver medal in men’s taekwondo, men’s and women’s judo. They finished with bronze medals in women’s swimming and women’s athletics.