UMTC athletes reap victories in National PRISAA 2019
By: Reimann Brylle M. Hubay
As components of the Region XI Team, UM Tagum College athletes attained supremacy with a total of 91 medals snagged in the National PRISAA Games 2019 hosted by Davao City on May 19 to 24.
With a total of 19 gold medals, 35 silvers, and 37 bronze, UMTC significantly contributed towards leading the Davao Region to a Second Runner-up finish on both the Senior and Junior Categories of the said competition.
In the Senior Division, out of 41 qualifiers, 36 of them raked 40 overall medals from their respective events, while both Dance Sports and Women’s Beach Volleyball reps settle only semifinals finish.
The UMTC Senior athletes coveted overall 9 gold medals, 10 silvers, and 21 bronze finish in the competition, improving their 2018 National PRISAA results where they nabbed a total of 9 golds, 5 silvers and 10 bronze medals in Tagbilaran City, Bohol.
Meanwhile in the High School Division, 41 out of 48 qualifiers brought in 51 total victories for the region, with both the Men’s Badminton and Dance Sports team having competed in their respective event’s semifinals.
Despite having 12 less gold medal finish this year, the Junior athletes still managed to clinch a medal tally of 25 silvers and 15 bronzes overall to surpass last year’s results of 47 medals finish.
Region XI culled 70 golds, 104 silvers and 112 bronzes for a total of 286 medals to settle in the third rank, following Region VI and Region VII who amassed a total of 455 and 347 medals respectively.
UMTC athletes plan to further develop from this year’s National PRISAA, and will strive to once again represent Region XI at the competition in the years to follow.