CEng Tiger paddler Renz Mendoza claimed four golds in breaststroke to top the 13-swim gold harvest of the College of Engineering in the 2018 Intramural Games, April 17-19, at the MSEUF swimming pool in the Botanical Garden.
In the 100m breaststroke Mendoza waived what could have been another gold for lack of opponents. Another CEng Tiger bet, Renmar Heinrich Sy, also swam unopposed in his heat in the 100m breaststroke.
The CEng Tigers outpaced the College of Maritime Education (CME) Sharks to clinch their first four golds in the 4x50m relay medley, by a minute and 13-second mark.
The CME Sharks challenged the CEng Tigers for a rematch in the 4x50m free style relay, but folded up when the CEng Tigers once again established a meter lead in the first minute of the event, and set a 2:40 mark, a 47-second deficit for the CME Sharks, to grab the team’s 13th gold.
The CEng Tigers collected four silvers in the men’s 50m backstroke, 100m free style, and 50m breaststroke and a bronze in the men’s 50m breaststroke, wrapping up the swimfest with 10 golds, three silvers, and one bronze.
Meanwhile, the College of International Tourism and Hospitality Management (CITHM) Bobcats managed to snatch four golds, one of them from the women’s division, to set a second place finish with four golds, four silvers, and four bronzes.
The CITHM Bobcats led in the women’s 50m freestyle and 4x50m freestyle relay as well as in the men’s 100m freestyle. They also bagged silvers in the women’s 100m breaststroke, 50m backstroke, 100m freestyle, and 100m backstroke.
Trailing the CITHM Bobcats are the CME Sharks that snared three golds in women’s 100m breaststroke, 100m freestyle, and 50m breaststroke together with nine silvers in men’s 4x50m medley relay and 4x50m freestyle relay. The CME Sharks also snagged a silver in the women’s 50m freestyle and three bronzes in the men’s 4x50m free style relay.