Benguet State University has emerged as the overall champion in this year’s Cordillera Administrative Region Association of State Universities and Colleges (Carasuc) 2023 Athletic Meet held at the Kalinga State University, Bulanao, Tabuk City on April 18 to 22.
BSU bagged 127 gold, 73 silver, and 32 bronze medals during the sports category of the event while it also dominated the socio-cultural competition with 149 points.
BSU ruled in the group games baseball, basketball women (5 vs 5) and basketball women (3 vs 3), badminton men, football, futsal, volleyball men, beach volleyball men, sepak takraw men and women.
BSU also topped the lawn tennis women, chess men and in men and women athletics.
In dancesports, the partnership of Mico Dumalos and Mary Luz It-itan emerged as champion in the Latin category while Mark Benter and Jhosan Galvez bagged the silver medal in the same category, while Jayson Ace Abenoja and Maezelle Tadeo ruled the standard category.
Also, BSU bets Kristian Salio and Xyliene Obiacoro showed their skills and beauty and secured the crown as Mister and Miss Carasuc 2023. Salio also won the darling of the crowd special award, which is part of the socio-cultural event.
Kalinga State University placed second with 41 gold medals courtesy of its strong showing in arnis and first championship title in softball and in 3 vs 3 basketball.
Mountain Province State Polytechnic College placed third with 32 gold, followed by Ifugao State University with 25 gold, Abra State Institute of Science and Technology (ASIST) with 15 gold, and Apayao State College with 10 gold medals.
In the socio-cultural competition, following BSU was KSU with 135 points, ASIST in third place with 99, IFSU in fourth with 73, ASC in fifth with 67 and MPSPC in sixth place with 58 points.
The winners in each event will represent the region for the Philippine ASUC 2023. – Ofelia C. Empian