Ateneo places 3rd in junior boys division of UAAP 82 swimming

October 23, 2019
Paul Daza & Ethan Inocencio; Photos by Zach Garcia of Fabilioh and Michelle Isip

(L-R) Jacob Balanag, Ethan Inocencio, Rafa Isip, Gab de la RosaWith a medal haul of seven golds, two silvers, and three bronzes, Ateneo de Manila placed 3rd overall in the junior boys division of the UAAP Season 82 Swimming Championship. The team, which is composed of swimmers from Ateneo Junior High School (AJHS) and Ateneo Senior High School (ASHS), was second runner-up behind champion UST and 1st runner-up DLSU. All seven gold medals were contributed by ASHS student Wacky Santos (12-Xavier), who was also crowned back-to-back Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the junior boys division. Santos’ seven golds were for the 1500m freestyle, 400m freestyle, 200m individual medley, 800m freestyle, 200m backstroke, 200m butterfly and 400m individual medley, for which he also established a new UAAP boys’ record. AJHS swimmers Rafa Isip (Montserrat/10-Pacheco), Jacob Balanag (La Storta/10-Garnier), Gab de la Rosa (La Storta/10-Ferreres), and Ethan Inocencio (La Storta/10-Garnier) contributed one silver and two bronzes from three relay events, while Isip contributed another bronze for the 50m breaststroke.

Here is a detailed list of the silver and bronze medals won by the blue and white junior tankers:

Rafa Isip won bronze in the 50m breaststroke


Charles Ticbaen (ASHS 11-Wright): silver, 200m freestyle
Rafa Isip (Montserrat/10-Pacheco): bronze, 50m breaststroke


Rafa Isip, Jacob Balanag (La Storta/10-Garnier), Gab de la Rosa(La Storta/10-Ferreres), and Charles Ticbaen: silver, 4x100m medley relay

Ethan Inocencio (La Storta/10-Garnier), Gab de la Rosa, Mikey Pile (11-San Vitores), and Denzel Ballestar (12-Oldcorne): bronze, 4x200m freestyle relay
Rafa Isip, Gab de la Rosa, Mikey Pile, Denzel Ballestar: bronze, 4x50m medley relay

(L-R) Jacob Balanag, Rafa Isip, Charles Ticbaen, and Gab de la Rosa won silver in the 4x100m medley relay

(L-R) Ethan Inocencio, Denzel Ballestar, Gab de la Rosa, and Mikey Pile won bronze in the 4x200m freestyle relay

(L-R) Gab de la Rosa, Denzel Ballestar, Mikey Pile, and Rafa Isip won bronze in the  4x50m medley relay
The FAST junior boys

The UAAP Season 82 swimming championship was held from October 17 to 20, 2019 at Trace College in Los Baños, Laguna.