special thanks to Thad Moren for providing background info and stats.
We continue our write ups on Fil-Heritage Track and Field athletes. We have covered Kyla and Kayla Richardson, Krizia Apelar, Sarah Vitug, Caleb Monticalvo, Julio Alorro and Jonelle Halog. The next feature is on a much younger emerging athlete.
Cerah Moren was born 22nd July 1999, she is the daughter of Thad Moren (from Finland US Citizen in the United States) and Fe Nacua who is from Daanbatyan (Northern Cebu Province). She has dual citizenship and recently renewed her Filipino passport.
Moren was the US Champion for her age having thrown 38.48m with the senior 600 gram javelin. This performance ranked her sixth on the Philippine Ranking list against seniors and third amongst the juniors the junior list headed by National Record Holder Evalyn Palabrica (45.63m) with High school record holder Stephanie Cimatu (40.18m) second. It also places Cerah seventh on the junior all time lists for Philippines.
Moren beat 39 competitors her own age to win the US National title for her age group.
Moren who weighs 48kg undergoes weight workouts having power cleaned 54kg and squatted 112kg+.
Cerah is aiming to represent the Philippines at the 2015 World Youth Championships in Colombia, as of now the 2013 standard for the Javelin is 46.00m meaning Cerah would have to break the existing Filipino Junior Record to qualify.
Best Performances and Progression
38.48m (600g javelin)
29.97m (1k discus)
2008 – 2nd place US Youth Champs with 300g turbo-javelin
2009 – 3rd place US Junior Olympics with 300g turbo-javelin
2010 set the World Record for 10 year old girls with 600g – 24.21m
2010 – 4th place US Junior Olympics with 300g turbo-javelin
2011 set the World Record for 11 year old girls with 600g – 33.90m
2012 – US 13 and under Champion with 600g / 6th place in discus (1K)
2012 – Won first international competition at the Keihaskarnivaalit (Javelin Carnival) in Finland (400g javelin)
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