SEA Games cut off last week of September tentative
- red indicates already hit the bronze or above standard
Athlete Name, Event, Best Performance, Seasons Best, SEA Games Standard
Singapore Open June 22 to 23 *Mens Only
Christopher Ulboc; 3K Steeples; 9:05; 9:05; 8:57;
Benigno Marayag; Long Jump; 7.61 *2011; 7.12; 7.61;
Reycris Capispisan; High Jump; 2.06; 2.06; 2.08
EJ Obiena; Pole Vault Juniors; 4.54; 4.54; 4.70 *consideration as 2 others already over 4.70
Emerson Obiena; Pole Vault; 4.95; 4.20; 4.40 *masters qualification standards
USA Junior Track and Field June 22 to 23 *Women’s Only
Kayla Richardson 100m; 11.79; 11.79; 11.73;
Kayla Richardson 200m; 23.84; 23.84; 24.06;
Kyla Richardson 100m; 11.93; 11.93; 11.73;
Kyla Richardson 200m; 24.12; 24.32; 24.06;
ASEAN Schools Vietnam June 24 to July 2
Christopher Lirazan 100m; 10.9ht; 10.9ht; 10.47
Christopher Lirazan 200m; 22.2ht; 22.2ht; 21.46
Christopher Lirazan 400m; 49.66; 49.66;47.97
Mary Anthony Diesto 100m; 12.90; 12.90; 11.73
Mary Anthony Diesto Triple Jump; 11.61; 11.61; 13.64.
California Pole Vault Meet June 29
Caleb Monticalvo Pole Vault; 5.10; 5.10; 4.70
Hong Kong June 29 to 30
Marestella Torres; Long Jump; 6.71 *2011; No perf; 6.25;
Riezel Buenaventura; Pole Vault; 3.90*2012; 3.80; 3.90;
Natasha Marie Nalus; Pole Vault; 3.10* 2012; 2.70; 3.90;
Emily Obiena; Pole Vault; 2.90; 2.90; 3.90;
EJ Obiena; Pole Vault; 4.54; 4.54; 4.70;
Chennai India July 3 to 7 *Tentative to be approved by PSC and POC
Marestella Torres Long Jump 6.71 *2011; No perf; 6.25;
Katherine Santos Long Jump 6.25 *2011; 6.17; 6.25;
Narcisca Atienza Heptathlon
Rosie Villarito Javelin
Loralie Amahit Hammer
Julius Nierras 4oo, 4×4; 46.56 *2007; 47.84; 47.97
Archand Bagsit 400, 4×4; 47.44 *2011; 47.89; 47.97
Mervin Guarte 800; 1:50.65 *2011; 1:50.88; 1:51.28
Eric Cray 110 Hurdles; 14.17; 14.17; 14.14
Eric Cray 400 Hurdles, 4×4 res ; 50.46; 50.74; 51.70
Henry Dagmil Long Jump; 7.99 *2007; 7.39; 7.61
Benigno Marayag Long Jump; 7.61; 7.12; 7.61
Jesson Ramil Cid Decathlon,4×4 res;
Edgardo Alejan 4×4; 48.01
Junrey Bano 4×4
Danilo Fresnido Javelin; 72; 66.15; 66.27
Arneil Ferrera Hammer Throw
- Herrera 3ks withdrawn due to recovery, and Panique and Buenavista Marathon not included as no Marathon event
Asian Youth Championships
August Nanjing China
Kyla Richardson 100,200
Kayla Richardson 100,200
Mary Anthony Diesto LJ, TJ
Emily Obiena PV
- Six Athletes to Singapore Open (pinoyathletics.com)
- Monticalvo leaps 5.10m. Strong PV Fields in the PNG (pinoyathletics.com)
Former 200m Olympic Champion Veronica Campbell Brown of Jamaica has tested positive for a banned substance according to reports. This has sent ripples through the athletic world shocking many as VCB is/was a decorated and respected athlete and ambassador for the sport.
They found a diuretic we call the clear a substance used to “clear” the banned substance used sooner than normal.
A diuretic is a MASKING AGENT (MA), not an ENHANCER, however it is a IAAF BANNED SUBSTANCE which would put her on the wrong side. MA doesn’t affect ur performance, its used to hide a banned ENHANCER.
Campbell-Brown, who triumphed in the 200m at the 2004 and 2008 summer games in Athens and Beijing respectively, as well as the 4 by 100m relay in Athens, tested positive following her participation at the Jamaica International Invitational meet in Kingston on May 4. According to a report in the Jamaica Gleaner, the reigning 200m world champion’s A sample revealed the presence of a diuretic, which is banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
- Veronica Campbell-Brown Test Positive For Banned Substance (elitemediagroupja.com)
- Veronica Campbell Brown Test Positive (jamscratchmag.wordpress.com)
The Pole Vault has been an olympic event for Men since 1896, and women since 2000. This article will examine the development and evolution of the Pole Vault.
Bul Leaping source:
Pole Jumping competitions were known to the ancient Greeks, Cretans and Celts. It was used in warfare sieges to get over obstacles such as enemy walls or used to vault onto animals such as bulls and horses.
Poles were used as a practical means of passing over natural obstacles in marshy places such as provinces of Friesland in the Netherlands, along the North Sea, and the great level of the Fens across Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, Lincolnshire and Norfolk. Artificial draining of these marshes created a network of open drains or canals intersecting each other. To cross these without getting wet, while avoiding tedious roundabout journeys over bridges, a stack of jumping poles was kept at every house and used for vaulting over the canals. Venetian gondoliers have traditionally used punting poles for moving to the shore from their boat.
In 1775 Poles were introduced into gymnastic competitions in Germany, for a vertical event.
One of the earliest pole vaulting competitions where height was measured took place at the Ulverston Football and Cricket Club, Lancashire, north of the sands (now Cumbria) in 1843. Modern competition began around 1850 in Germany, when pole vaulting was added to the exercises of the Turner gymnastic clubs by Johann C. F. GutsMuths and Friedrich L. Jahn. The modern pole vaulting technique was developed in the United States at the end of the nineteenth century. In Great Britain, it was first practiced at the Caledonian Games.
Initially, vaulting poles were made from stiff materials such as bamboo or aluminum. The introduction of flexible vaulting poles made from composites such as fiberglass or carbon fiber allowed vaulters to achieve greater height. Physical attributes such as speed, agility and strength are essential to pole vaulting effectively, but technical skill is an equally if not more important element. The object of pole vaulting is to clear a bar or crossbar supported upon two uprights (standards) without knocking it down.
Evolution of the Poles
Competitive pole vaulting began using solid Hardwood (Ash or Hickory) poles. Were used in the mid 19th Century when Pole Vaulting began. The athlete would climb the pole after he planted and jumped, and throughout the jump the pole remained rigid and had essentially no bend.
In 1889 American vaulters banned the pole-climbing technique and implemented the swing-up technique, an early version of the modern method, which added height to the vault. Despite the advancement in technique the hardwood poles were limited as they had no bend.
As a result, the poles could not transfer horizontal motion into upward motion efficiently as a large amount of energy was lost in the plant and vaulters were constrained to lower heights.
Around the same time that the swing-up method was introduced as the definitive technique in the vault, bamboo poles began to replace the hardwood ones. The swing-up necessitated a new type of pole that had some bend, and bamboo fulfilled that need. Also, the box was introduced into the plant stage (previously vaulters had simply stuck the pole in the ground), which required the pole to have some bend as well. The swing-up technique can be seen in Fig. 6, where a vaulter uses one of these new poles to clear a height. Bamboo poles were much lighter than the solid ash or hickory poles due to the fact that bamboo is naturally hollow, which allowed for a faster approach. Additionally, these poles had a lesser degree of stiffness and thus had a minor ability to bend when stressed. For these reasons, vaulters were able to carry more energy into the vault and convert more energy into an upward motion.
As the heights increased Bamboo poles gave way to Aluminum which was tapered at each end.
Fiber Glass and Carbon Fibre
While steel and aluminum poles made a brief appearance in the world of pole vaulting in the 1950s and 60s, the next major advancement in pole technology came in the form of fiber-glass and carbon-fiber poles. A cross-section of the design of these poles can be seen in Fig. 7, which shows the different layers that allow the fiberglass pole to be so versatile and effective. The poles were first introduced in the U.S. in 1956, and immediately made an impact on achievable heights, evidenced by the new world record set in 1961 at 4.83 meters .
As technology enabled higher vaults, mats evolved into bags of large chunks of foam. Today’s high-tech mats are foam usually 1–1.5 meters (3 ft 3 in–4 ft 10 in) thick. Mats are growing larger in area as well to minimize risk of injury. Proper landing technique is on the back or shoulders. Landing on the feet should be avoided, to eliminate the risk of injury to the lower extremities, particularly ankle sprains.
Rule changes over the years have resulted in larger landing areas and additional padding of all hard and unyielding surfaces.
- Blind girl pole vaulter 1 of best in Texas (sacbee.com)
The Philippines was represented by one lone Athlete in this years ASEAN Youth Championships June 4 to 7 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Jaime Mejia of UP High school who is coached by Mark Reyes (assistant to Coach Antonio Potenciano of UP Diliman) represented the Philippines in the 400m Hurdles timing 55.14 for fifth place. This was considerably slower than his winning time of 54.45 when the 16 year old ran against much older opponents to claim his first Junior title at the National Games in 400m Hurdles on June 2. Jaime also timed 50.99 in Ho Chi Minh City, which was well off his personal best of 50.0 established during the NCR Meet a few months back.
Coach Mark Reyes stated that Jaime lacked rest as he did not have much time to recover properly after running 110 Hurdles and 400 Hurdles at the PNG.
“I will rest him when he gets back. He deserves to rest” said Reyes.
“The Motivation at the Games were not enough PATAFA did not give him a Team Philippines Singlet, and he had no team mates only his mum and dad were there. But its clear the boy is brave enough”.
400m Hurdles Results (special thankyou to Sha at Singapore Athletics)
1. Thanawut THA 53.07
2. Witthawast THA 5…3.52
3. Raymond SIN 53.58
4. Md Ammar MSIA 53.76
5. Jaime PHI 55.14
6. Tai VIE 55.52
7. Hoang VIE 56.94
8. Calvin Quek SIN 58.41
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