This is the first event compiled for the 2012 Ranking Lists. These will be released every week to two weeks.
At the end of 2012 14-year old Fil Heritage athlete Kyla Richardson was the quickest with a time 12.00et. Her time is the quickest ever by a 14 year old Filipina with performances well ahead of what National Record Holder Lydia De Vega Mercado did at the same age.
National Champion Katherine Khay Santos came next with 12.17et to win the PNG. Tied at 12.22 were Jenny Rose Rosales and Hanelyn Loquinto who both broke the UAAP Record. Loquinto ran her time in the heats while Rosales won the final with the same clocking.
While Rosales has the potential to develop into a great SEA or Asian Class Sprinter, Richardson who improved her performance from 12.69 to 12.00 from age 13 to 14 has the potential to be world class one day in fact her performance was well under the 12.60 required time to qualify for the World Youth Champs in Ukraine next year.
The list also features Palarong Pambansa Champion Maureen Emily Schrijers and National PRISAA Champion Lorna Olarita.
The Ranking Lists for 2012 have now been finalized. For 2013 the standards for inclusion on the list will be increased to 12.70et/12.5ht. As per 2012 athletes will not be included in the list if they have represented another country within the last five years. It will also be noted whether Philippine Heritage athletes included have the necessary passport or duel citizenship documentation.
Altogether 25 athletes made the womens 100m ranking lists this year compared to 18 last year. Notable is the number of new young athletes under the age of 20 running below 12.6ht aswell 13 in total.
- 2012 Philippines Womens Ranking List 200m (pinoyathletics.com)
- Womens 400m Ranking List (pinoyathletics.com)
- UAAP Event Reviews: Womens 100m Dash with Poll (pinoyathletics.com)
- UAAP Day 1: Rosales wins, Loquinto erases UAAP Record Womens 100m (pinoyathletics.com)
Article by Nicky Lusterio, Ignacio Dee, and Pirie Enzo
Would like to thank Nanette daughter Nicky for giving me permission and contributing photos to this article and Mr Ignacio Dee for his insight as a long time follower of Track and Field in this country
Nanette Lusterio passed away August 13, 2012 at the young age of 58. Lusterio came to be known as the pride of Alubijid (not far from Cagayan De Oro) in Northern Mindanao. Representing NMRAA in local, regional and national school meets. A women who truly loved representing her country and the sport of Track and Field. Mrs Lusterio was overshadowed by other great athletes of her time her career spanned the entire 1970s. However Nanette holds her own place in Philippine Track and Field History. Her feats include the fact she held the Philippine Junior Record (1.63m) in the Junior Womens High Jump for 21 years from 1972 to 1993. A very popular and charismatic athlete who will be dearly missed by her friends, her peers firmly believe she deserves a place among the greats of our sport.
Nanette Galaritta Lusterio was born on June 12, 1954 in Alubijid, Northern Mindanao the daughter of Nicasio Lusterio Sr. and Pureza. Emerging as a talent in both the 100m Hurdles clocking 15.5s at the Malaysian Open and High Jump in the early 70s. The then 18-year old Lusterio who stood at 5’6 set a Philippine Junior record in the womens High Jump of 1.63m which stood 21 years until it was broken in 1993 by Chery Ann Janiva (1.64m). In 1974 she went onto equal the Palarong Pambansa High Jump Record of 1.64m.
She would represent the Philippines at two SEA Games. Going onto win a Bronze and then a silver at the 1977 and 1979 SEA Games in the 5 event Pentathlon respectively and was still active in local sporting events leading up to the early 80s.
List of Known Performances
1972 100m Hurdles -15.5s Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Open
1972 100m Hurdles -16.0s (Silver) Singapore, ASEAN School Games
1972 High Jump - 1.63m (Philippine Junior Record 1972-1993) 24/7/72 Manila.
1974 High Jump -1.60m (Palarong Pambansa Record)
1976 100m Hurdles – 14.5s 15/3/1976. Lucena City, Palarong Pambansa
1977 100m Hurdles -15.53et (5th) Kuala Lumpur, SEA Games
1977 Pentathlon – 2916 pts (Bronze) Kuala Lumpur, SEA Games
(15.60, 7.94m, 1.54m, 5.08m, 2.45.6)
1978 Long Jump- 5.09m (1st) Palarong Pambansa
1979 High Jump – 1.55m (5th) Jakarta, SEA Games
1979 Pentathlon -3011 pts (Silver) Jakarta, SEA Games
(15.86, 8.54m, 1.54m, 5.11m, 2.39.35)
1981 100m Hurdles -14.90et 3 10/12/1981 Manila
1982 100m Hurdles -15.8 3rd Palaro
1982 High Jump 1.40 3rd Palaro
- 1978 Palarong Pambansa (pinoyathletics.com)
- Renato Unso ‘The Heartbreak Kid’ who shattered the national record. (pinoyathletics.com)
The First recorded High Jump was in Scotland within the 1800s. Early jumpers used either a straight on approach or a scissors technique.
Around the turn of the twentieth century, techniques began to modernise, beginning with the Irish-American Michael Sweeney’s japanese cut-off. By taking off just like the scissors, however extending his back and flattening out over the bar, Sweeney achieved a a lot of economic clearance and raised global record to 1.97 m (6 foot five 1⁄2 in) in 1895.
Another American, George Horine, developed an even more efficient technique, the Western roll. In this style, the bar again is approached on a diagonal, but the inner leg is used for the take-off, while the outer leg is thrust up to lead the body sideways over the bar. Horine increased the world standard to 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) in 1912. His technique was predominant through the Berlin Olympics of 1936, in which the event was won by Cornelius Johnson at 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in).
American and Soviet jumpers held the playing field for the next four decades, and they pioneered the evolution of the straddle technique. Straddle jumpers took off as in the Western roll, but rotated their (belly-down) torso around the bar, obtaining the most economical clearance up to that time. Straddle-jumper Charles Dumas was the first to clear 2.13 m (or 7 feet) in 1956, and American John Thomas pushed the world mark to 2.23 m (7 ft 4 in) in 1960. Valeriy Brumel took over the event for the next four years. The elegant Soviet jumper radically sped up his approach run, took the record up to 2.28 metres (7 ft 6 in), and won the Olympic gold medal in 1964, before a motorcycle accident ended his career.
American coaches, including two-time NCAA champion Frank Costello of the University of Maryland, flocked to Russia to learn from Brumel and his coaches. However, it would be a solitary innovator at Oregon State University, Dick Fosbury, who would bring the high jump into the next century. Taking advantage of the raised, softer landing areas by then in use, Fosbury added a new twist to the outmoded Eastern Cut-off. He directed himself over the bar head and shoulders first, sliding over on his back and landing in a fashion which would likely have broken his neck in the old, sawdust landing pits. After he used this Fosbury flop to win the 1968 Olympic gold medal, the technique began to spread around the world, and soon floppers were dominating international high jump competitions. The last straddler to set a world record was Vladimir Yashchenko, who cleared 2.33 m (7 ft 7 1⁄2 in) in 1977 and then 2.35 m (7 ft 8 1⁄2 in) indoors in 1978.
Hurdler 49 has wrote a good article with nice videos on the last great High Jumper to use the Straddle Technique in an age when the Fosbury Flop had become common place.
- The Physics of the Olympic High Jump (scientificamerican.com)
- USA Olympic Gold Medal Winner Dick Fosbury Joins Schulte Sports Marketing & Public Relation’s Roster of Clients (prweb.com)
- Finding Fosbury (jprenext.wordpress.com)
- Veritasium: High Jump History and Physics (milkandcookies.com)
- Remembering Nanette Lusterio (1954-2012) (pinoyathletics.com)