Central Luzon State University Green Cobras contributed 10 golds, 13 silvers and four bronzes to the 3rd runner-up finish of SCUAA Region III in the 2013 National SCUAA Olympics hosted by Jose Rizal Memorial State University in Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte last February 17-23. Aries Toledo led the Green Cobras with four gold medals in long jump, 400 m dash, 200 m dash and 4 x 100 m relay. He was chosen as the best male athlete while his coach Emanuel Waing was named best coach after leading Region III to the championship in men’s athletics. Mandy Valdez, one of the two gold medalists from CLSU last year, won two golds in triple jump and 4 x 100 m relay, and a silver in long jump, the event he ruled in 2012 Olympics. Archieval Magtalas earned the gold in men’s 110 high hurdles while Marlon Bernabe added another one as a member of the men’s 4 x 100 m relay. The lone CLSU competitor in taekwondo, Henezy Francisco, prevailed as champ in women’s flyweight division. She is also the lone female gold medalist from the university. Ralph Servando and Mighty Jemuel Sotto of Karatedo won the gold in Team Kata. On the other hand, CLSU softbelles settled for the silver anew after bowing to defending champion National Capital Region (NCR). CLSU also got two bronzes in men’s beach volleyball. Other CLSU silver medalist include Lea Prado (women’s 4 x 400 m relay), Jackielyn Alviar (women’s long jump), Judith Fabros (Karatedo -60 kgs individual kata). Rezellyn Resulta and Jonard Cabading also won bronze medals in karatedo and swimming, respectively. CLSU improved its last year’s National SCUAA Olympics medal haul of 2 golds-12 silvers-3 bronzes to 10 golds-13 silvers-4 bronzes, arguably the most successful campaign of CLSU contingent in the national athletic meet.
Central Luzon State University Green Cobras maintained its post after finishing first runner-up in the State Universities and Colleges (SUC) III Olympics hosted by Ramon Magsaysay Technological University (RMTU) in Iba, Zambales last December 16-21, 2012.
CLSU garnered a total of 44 golds, 67 silvers and 26 bronzes, surpassing last year’s reap of 31/48/47, which was also good for second place in the overall ranking.
Green Cobras’ golds came from Archery (men and women), Athletics (men and women), Men’s Beach Volleyball, Women’s Karatedo, and Women’s Softball and Taekwondo.
The CLSU Delegation was headed by Dr. Ruben C. Sevilleja, CLSU President and Mr. Jay C. Santos, ISPEAR Director.
Bulacan State University notched its 17th title this year with 121 golds, while Bataan Peninsula State University (27 golds) and Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology (19 golds) placed second runner-up and third runner-up, respectively.
“Building Spirit of Unity and Cooperation and Achieving Excellence in Sports through SCUAA III Olympics” was the theme of the Olympics.
Other member-schools of SCUAA III, which is composed of 13 State Universities and Colleges in Central Luzon, are Aurora State College of Technology (ASCOT), Bulacan Agricultural State College (BASC), Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University (DHVTSU), Pampanga Agricultural College (PAC), Philippine Merchant...