CBA Lions star De Luna garners 4 golds


Alton De Luna of the CBA Lions stamped and marked his presence with four golds to contribute to the triumphant 7-gold domination of the Lions in the swimming events of the Intramural Games, Oct. 19.

With about 3 minutes and 14 seconds in the timer, De Luna and Reian Barreto, together with two other Lions created a huge start after claiming the first four golds for the Lions in the 4x50m medley relay men’s division, where the CIHTM Bobcats ranked second with a timing of less than a second beyond 4 minutes.

De Luna set-up another gold for the Lions as he breasted a gold in the 100m breaststroke clocking 1:29.44 as he managed to splash ahead of Miguel Hansley Tapire of the CEng Tigers, second, and Vince Tapire of the CAFA Panthers who finished third.

Not yet satisfied, De Luna again added a gold in 100m backstroke after creating a 12-second distance against Christian Reyes of the Bobcats.

De Luna splashed to a record four golds in his four events and secured the 7th gold of the Lions after breasting the 50m breaststroke in a quick 38-minute finish.

De Luna expressed his great contentment for his success in this year’s Intramurals.
”This is the result of a weeklong intensive team training and I’m proud of the results. Hard work really pays off,” De Luna stated.

“I’d like to thank our coach, Virgilio de Luna, and all the other participants. We all deserve this success,” he added.

On the other hand, the CNAHS Leopards ruled the swimming women’s division as Leopard Ysabella Aranas outswam her opponents amassing three golds.

Aranas aced the 50m and 100 m freestyle, and 100m backstroke, while Siena Placino contributed a gold in the 100m backstroke to add to the Leopards’ four-gold rule.