CSB collects two more golds in NCAA speed kicking event

Published June 29, 2021, 1:53 PM

by Waylon Galvez

Christian Arches of San Beda University, gold medalist of Seniors Lightweight Division

College of St. Benilde bet Matthew Cloyd Roxas captured the gold medal in the middleweight category as the Blazers solidified their campaign in the speed kicking event of taekwondo competitions in the NCAA Season 96 online tournament held Monday, June 28.

Roxas ruled the event with 6.408 points, while his teammate JV Anthony Villaron settled for the silver medal with 6.033 points as CSB improved its medal haul to four golds, two silvers and one bronze entering Tuesday’s final day of competition.

The competitions are shown on GTV channel of GMA-7, the new broadcast partner of the NCAA, which has Letran as season host.

Arellano University’s Terrence Ciriaco placed third overall with 6.033 points to edge out San Beda University’s Gabriel Teruel, who had 5.992 points.

The Red Jins remained in second place with two gold medals, two silvers and four bronzes, while the Arellano Chiefs are in third spot with 1-2-2 in the medal tally.

Over the weekend, CSB’s Mikko Michael Regala foiled the bid of San Beda’s Alfritz Arevalo for a golden double in the online taekwondo tournament by topping the welterweight division.

Regala recorded 6.700 points to beat Arevalo, the men’s poomsae standard event gold medalist who settled for the silver with 6.517 points.

Arellano’s Christian Dave Tayrus copped the bronze with 6.483 points.

San Beda’s Christian Neil Arches, for his part, ruled the men’s lightweight division after the 21-year old athlete tallied 6.700 points, beating Arellano U’s Michael Noel Boncales (6.600) and CSB’s Piolo Mari Jazmines (6.392).