Kawachi strikes gold as Ateneo Track and Field begins Season 81 campaign

THE BLUE and Lady Eagles of Ateneo Track and Field opened their medal tally in day 1 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 81 Athletics Championship on Wednesday, November 28, at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig.

Ateneo’s pole vaulters took center stage in the opening salvo of Season 81, bannered by Jia Kawachi’s gold in the Women’s Pole Vault. Kawachi achieved a staggering height of 3.20m, just 0.20m short of Ateneo Coach Riezel Buenaventura’s record of 3.40m that she set as a Far Eastern University (FEU) Lady Tamaraw in 2008.

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