AJHS swimmer Wacky Santos sets new record in 400m I.M. at UAAP 79

November 03, 2016
AJHS News; Photos by Leo Lopez of Fabilioh and Evita Viovicente

The Ateneo Junior & Senior High School swimmers gave their all to win the Ateneo an unprecedented 12-peat, but in the end, University of Santo Tomas was crowned UAAP Season 79 Swimming champion of the junior boys’ division last October 23, 2016. Of the 22 gold medals which were up for grabs in the four-day competition, three were won by Team Ateneo: Rafael Barreto of La Storta/10-Pongracz grabbed the gold for the 50m butterfly and the 50m freestyle while fellow AJHS swimmer Wacky Santos of Cardoner/9 Hoyos won gold for the 400m individual medley, establishing a new UAAP boys’ record while he was at it (WATCH VIDEO playing at the top of this page).    

The AJHS/ASHS boys' swim team, UAAP 79 first runner-up. Photo by Evita Viovicente

Here’s how Team Ateneo JHS/SHS fared in terms of podium finishes in the four days of UAAP Season 79 competition held at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex swimming pool from October 21-24, 2016:
DAY 1: OCT 21, 2016 (Friday)

4x50m medley relay: Rich Canlas, Joseph Go, Aki Cariño, & Sebastian Francisco, bronze
100m freestyle: Rafael Barreto (La Storta/10-Pongracz) , silver
200m individual medley: Wacky Santos (Cardoner/9-Hoyos), silver
800m freestyle: Wacky Santos, silver
4x200m freestyle relay: Aki Cariño, Emilio Viovicente, Jolo Viovicente, & David Dy- silver

Wacky Santos 
DAY 2: Oct. 22 (Saturday)
400m freestyle: Wacky Santos, silver; Rafael Barreto, bronze
50m breaststroke: Sebastian Francisco, bronze
100m freestyle: Rafael Barreto, silver
200m backstroke: Wacky Santos, silver
4x100m freestyle relay: Sebastian Francisco, Joseph Go, Aki Cariño, David Dy- bronze
DAY 3 Oct. 23, 2016 (Sunday)

200m freestyle: Rafael Barreto, silver
50m butterfly: Rafael Barreto, gold
100m backstroke: Aki Cariño, bronze
400m individual medley: Wacky Santos, gold + new UAAP record
4x50m freestyle relay: Rich Canlas, Sebastian Francisco, Joshua Taleon & Joseph Go: silver

DAY 4 Oct 24 (Monday) Rafael Barreto

1500m freestyle: Wacky Santos, silver
50m backstroke: Rafael Barreto, silver
200m butterfly: Wacky Santos, silver
50m freestyle: Rafael Barreto, gold
4x100m medley relay: Aki Cariño, Joshua Taleon, Daniel de Guzman, & Joseph Go- bronze

None of our swimmers won medals in the 100m breaststroke or the 200m breaststroke.