Ateneo's Denjylie Cordero delivered the second gold for Team UAAP as the Philippines climbed to fifth in the 15th Asean University Games yesterday in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Cordero, the reigning UAAP swimming Most Valuable Player, topped the women’s 200m breaststroke with a time of 2:40.82 minutes.
Malaysia’s Khoo Cai Lin clocked four seconds behind Cordero with 2:44.32, followed by Indonesia’s Margareta Kretapradani with 2:48.58.
The Philippines improved its medal tally to 2-2-15, with the other gold provided by Ateneo’s Jayson Tubid in the men’s bowling singles over the weekend.
Far Eastern University’s Mary Ann Dela Cruz copped an athletics silver as other teammates settled for bronzes.
Dela Cruz (42:11.03 minutes) and FEU teammate Dalyn Carmen (43:08.96) settled for runner-up finishes behind gold medalist Triyaningsih of Indonesia (35:30.80) in the women’s 10,000m.
Other swimmers who delivered bronze medals were Kendrick Uy (100 free), Johansen Benedict Aguilar (50 back and 200 individual medley), Cordero (100 breast).
Taekwondo also added to the bronze-medal haul with Marlon Avenido (welterweight), Maria Camille Manalo (welterweight), Frances Beatrice Alarilla (individual poomsae) and Jonathan Rilloraza and Patricia Mae Sembrano (mixed poomsae).
In athletics, finishing third were Viena Mae Banebane (100m hurdles), Jesson Ramil Cid (400m hurdles), Ma. Dela Paz Banebane (400m hurdles), Joel Sta. Mina (hammer throw) and Luville Dato-on (triple jump).