Jose Rizal University celebrated its 100th founding anniversary by reclaiming the athletics championship in the 94th NCAA Season at the Vermosa Sports Hub in Cavite.
The Bombers amassed 664 points to edge out the Mapua University Cardinals, who end up second with 644 points to seal their first track and field crown since accomplishing a rare five-peat feat from 2010 to 2014.
Arellano U finished third with 633.
“This is a fitting triumph since we’re celebrating Jose Rizal University’s 100th year,” said JRU athletic director and NCAA Management Committee member Paul Supan.
Adonis Cordero took the triple jump gold in 14.97 meters as well as the silver medals in high jump and long jump to end up with NCAA MVP trophy while Edcarlo Sabellano delivered the 800m and 1500m mints.
Also coming through for the Kalentong-based school were Jomar Abila (long jump), Ronmols Andaya (shotput), the 4x400m relay team of Frederick Ramirez, Kim Socorin, Jerald Banas and Mark Reklamo, who clocked three minutes and 19 seconds to set a new NCAA mark.