De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) Blazers Mikko Michael Regala and Adrian Christian Banguis secured first and fifth places respectively in the Men’s Welterweight Division of Speed Kicking earlier today, June 27, on GMA’s GTV network.
Despite tensions piling up as Regala performed last, he managed to steal the top spot from men’s poomsae’s champion, Alfritz Victoria Arevalo of San Beda University (SBU) by 0.183 points. He also topped Arellano University’s (AU) Christian Dave Tayrus who finished third with a 6.483 score, 0.217 points behind Regala.
San Sebastian College-Recoletos’ (SSC-R) Cyrille Matthew De Villa came in next with 5.742 points, followed by fellow Blazer Banguis who scored 5.650. Meanwhile, Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU) Pirate Jake Aldrin Ramos placed sixth with 5.317 points, while Golden Stag Kenji Vladimir De Leon Azato who scored 4.675 placed last.
In a post interview with Regala, he admitted that he did not expect the result of the match and just did his best to "not let down the College."
The Blazers will continue to compete in the speed kicking category tomorrow, June 28, at 2:45 p.m via GTV.
De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde: 6.700 (Regala)
San Beda University: 6.517 (Arevalo)
Arellano University: 6.483 (Tayrus)
San Sebastian College - Recoletos: 5.742 (De Villa)
De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde: 5.650 (Banguis)
Lyceum of the Philippines University: 5.317 (Ramos)
San Sebastian College - Recoletos: 4.675 (Azato)