Obiena takes back-to-back; NU claims first gold in return
The day started bleak for the Maroons; they did not field someone in the season’s opening event: pole vault. Nonetheless, it was a solid start to the competitions.
Last year’s Rookie of the Year and pole vault champion Francis Obiena rose up to his billing, as his elder brother EJ skipped this season once more. Having competed for the University of Santo Tomas in 2016, EJ Obiena vaulted a whopping 5.46 m to claim both the UAAP record and the national record with that height.