The Philippines enjoyed a fabulous streak in the early 80s at SEA Games with three 400 Hurdlers in 1981 Grafillo, 1983 Unso and 1985 Arnillo claiming the 400 Hurdle crown. It was Renato Unso who at these games would set the undisputed Philippine Record of 51.26 which till this day remains untouched.
Unso was born 25th of April 1957 orphaned at the age of nine he overcame poverty. In fact, it was poverty and its many challenges that molded him to become a Sea Games gold medalist, teacher, motivational speaker and formerly as Dean of Human Kinetics of the PUP.
He won the 1978 Palarong Pambansa Tertiary 110 Hurdles in 15.5 but finished second in the 400 Hurdles to Angelito Aguilar who went onto set a meet record later on (54.6 to 55.2).
Gintong Alay Coach Tony Benson said Unso had the makings of a world class hurdler. However in Manila it seemed Unso cracked under the pressure of a home crowd.
At his first SEA Games in 1981 Unso finished last in the 110 Hurdles final, he was credited with a very fast 14.5 hand timed in the heats which may have seen him close to a medal in the final if he had the same type of run. He won the second heat of the 400 Hurdles in 53.32 beating Nyan Chong-Jong of Malaysia. In the final he finished fourth and just 6/100th outside a medal in fourth in the 400 Hurdles with a time of 53.46. Team mate Grafilo won the race going onto set an electronic Filipino National Record at 52.19, with Chong-Jong taking Silver.(*The best mark at that time was Abdul Guipaur hand-time from 1974 of 51.8).
Unso was given the label of ‘The Heartbreak kid’ by news reporters. “Oh yes i remember i went under instead of over. I was a certainty that lost” he later told a reporter.
“I cannot forget that season, but my mind was never set on it then.” he said of 1981 SEA Games.
At the Palaro open division in 1982 in 15.4 aswell as the 400 Hurdles in 54.4. Later that year Unso would break through to his first international win at the ASEAN Cup winning the 400 Hurdle title. He returned a different athlete at the next SEA Games.
Leading upto the SEA Games Unso clocked 52.01 at the National Championships erasing the National Record set by Jaime Grafillo.
At these games he won heat 1 of the 110 Hurdles beating Heru Prayogo of Indonesia with the fasest qualifying time of 14.80. However in the final in a hairline finish Prayogo took the gold 14.75 to 14.76. Unso time of 14.76 however broke the nine year old National Record of Marcelo Benauro and stood until 1997.
The greatest race of his career would come in a superb 400 Hurdles final where he led from start to finish .
Unso recorded a time of 51.26 to win the 1983 SEA Games in Singapore which until this day is the National Record 30 years on, this would be the last time Unso would compete at the SEA Games.
After the 1983 Asian Championships Unso decided to retire early at the age of 26 after tearing his hamstring in Kuwait. “Im not even going to go back to running.” “Last Weeks Asian Champs was my swan song”. He took up a role with the Gintong Alay as a coach “Now ill just worry about passing on my knowledge to youngsters coming into the Gintong Alay scheme”
Unso did however make a return at the 1986 ASEAN Track and Field Champs in Singapore with bronze in the 110 Hurdles in a time of 15.21.
various old newspapers
sea games results
It was a much slower final than previous years. With none of the top three in last years final.
1. Vonny Sondakh Indonesia 60.02
2. Sharifah Singapore 60.08
3. Rohayati Umar Malaysia 61.80
Sagaray and Catulong where 14 and 15 here when they won the Gold and the Bronze for the Philippines at the ASEAN Schools.
1. Arsenia Sagaray Philippines 4:51.51
2. Raja Kumari Malaysia 4:52.01
3. Rosalinda Catulong Philippines 4:54.04
100M Hurdles (11/9)
Nathalie Dalisay time of 15.60 broke the meet record for ASEAN Schools this is still good enough for the top 10 of all time for Filipina Juniors in this event today. The mark broke the one year old meet record of Frandriah of Singapore (15.7). Dalisay was only fifth in the final last year. Last years winner Suvanajindir of Thailand improved nearly a whole second to earn silver but Dalisay had improved more from last year.
1. Natalie Dalisay Philippines 15.60 *Meet Record
2. Suvanajindir Thailand 15.63
3. Widiastuty Indonesia 15.70
High Jump (11/9)
Wongleh King broke the meet record. Chua Eng Mui again finished with a silver but this time it was a lot worse jump than last year, the same also for Porntip who maintained her bronze medal.
1. Wongleh King Malaysia 1.65m
2. Chua Eng Mui Singapore 1.53m
3. Kheaw On Porntip Thailand 1.50m
Lee Chiew Ha last years silver medalist took the gold.
1. Lee Chiew Ha Malaysia 35.32m
2. Juliana Efendi Indonesia 30.73m
3. Monsale Malagros Philippines 30.30m
Jaime Grafillo of the Philippines who later went onto become SEA Games Champion in 400 Hurdles the following year. Set a meet record with a time of 49.01 Breaking the mark of Law Sze Chuan of Malaysia (49.4), this mark was also the Filipino Junior Record until it was broken by Ralph Soguilon in 2002. Grafillo had only finished fifth in the final last year.
1. Jaime Grafillo Philippines 49.01 *Meet Record
2. Judi Nordin Malaysia 49.23
3. Chelvan Malaysia 50.20
1. Kumar Malaysia 4:04.07 *Meet Record
2. Barte Edgardo Philippines 4:05.06
3. Pugalenthi Singapore 4:06.05
2000m Steeple Chase (11/9)
Murugayah who was silver in the 5k last year took out the steeples.
1. Murugayah Malaysia 6:16.08
2. Barte Edgardo Philippines 6:31.0
3. Rajendra Singapore 6:40.30
110m Hurdles (11/9)
Onn the meet record holder who had won the last 2 years, this time was narrowly beaten by his team mate Razali
1. Razali Singapore 15.40
2. Chou Yee Onn Singapore 15.40
3. Kueh Joon Siong Malaysia 15.90
Triple Jump (11/9)
1. Sangworn Thailand 14.47m
2. Chung Yun Kiong Malaysia 13.90m
3. Vincent Lim Malaysia 13.89m
Luis Panaguiton throw of 13.32m is still good enough today for top 10 juniors in Philippines.
1. Tang Hok Heng Malaysia 14.70m
2. Ong Eng Soon Malaysia 13.54m
3. Luis Panaguiton Philippines 13.34m
(kindly supplied by EJ Obiena)
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Wednesday, Dec 5 – Day 2
Thursday Dec 6, Day 3
Friday, Dec 7 – Day 4
Mens and Womens Sprint Previews
Over the Next two weeks Pinoyathletics will proudly present a series of event Previews for the UAAP. Pinoymiler will present the distance events, while Pinoyathletics will cover the sprints. We are still finalizing coverage of other event previews.
Leading up to the event which is scheduled December 4-7 at the Ultra, Pasig.
The events will go from 3pm to 9pm after the success of the trial of holding the event in the evening drew larger crowds from the public and ex-athletes.
You can view the schedule here
Undoubtedly the blue ribband event of any Track and Field meet. There is nothing more compelling than seeing eight men burst down the track in all out display of raw speed and power. Gone are the days when are greatest champion and National Record Holder once dominated the sprints at the UAAP. Ralph Waldy Soguilon (DLSU) from 2000-2005 still holds the UAAP Record at 10.56. He was succeeded by Jeffrey Lozande 2006-07 and Romnick Herida 07-10 of FEU, and then Carlo Soriano 2011-12 of ADMU. With the sudden departure of Soriano from the UAAP scene this now leaves the title vacant with a new champion to emerge.
The two main candidates are the two men from DLSU Patrick Unso (11.07 PB) and Jasper Tanhueco (11.09 PB) who finished seem like the obvious candidates for the title of sprint King. Unso is the National and National Junior Record Holder in the 110m Hurdles, while Tanhueco is the NCAA High school Record Holder in the 100m.
However after the Thai Open Decathlete Jesson Ramil Cid is the fastest in the UAAP with 10.88 (the third fastest time in the RP in 2012. Cid will be hard pressed due to the number of events he is expected to participate in. The action and depth is clearly in the NCAA this year, with Unso and Tanhueco ranked #9 and #10 on the RP Mens Ranking List for 2012.
Unso had decided to focus most of this year on Hurdles, while Tanhueco finished third behind CSB (NCAA) Sprinters Daniel Noval and Anthony Lopena at the University Games last month in Bacolod.
The only other UAAP athlete who is even ranked is Abraham Alzona of UE with 10.9 hand which was done at the last UAAP in early Feburary.
With time running short now as Pinoyathletics are the only ones covering the UAAP it is inevitable only the sprint events will be reviewed before the UAAP.
The next event we look at will be the Men’s 200m Dash. Last UAAP Patrick Unso (DLSU) spoiled defending Champion’s Carlo Soriano (ADMU) chances of defending his title. Soriano is now retired from the UAAP.
Unso Brothers lead the charge
The fastest man in UAAP Schools Isidro Del Prado (21.99) who was Bronze Medalist at the National Games is not eligible to participate for FEU until next year. Patrick Unso goes in as the fastest looking to defend his UAAP title which he had won in 22.12. The National and National Junior Hurdles Record Holder main opponent for the title will be his brother Jose Unso. Unso who made the final at this event last UAAP has had some impressive show of form during the weekly relay series. The last time Jose medalled in this event was back in 2010 when he won the bronze medal.
If any challenge is to come for the Unso Brothers it will likely be from Jesson Ramil Cid of FEU, who has a personal best of 21.7. Cid has won the last two University Games in this event having overcame Soriano and Daniel Noval the last two years. Cids massive improvement in the 400m this year makes him a very strong chance at stealing the show in the Mens 200m Dash.
With a lot of men ranked this year her are some of the other outside chances in what will essentially be a lolly scramble to make the finals.
200m Mens based on Rankings
22.12 Patrick Unso (DLSU)
21.9 Jesson Ramil Cid (FEU)
22.0 Jose Unso (DLSU)
22.27 Abraham Alzona (UE)
22.33 Jhonrey Bhardos (FEU)
22.3 Jericho Ejercito (DLSU)
22.59 Jasper Tanhueco (DLSU)
2012 75th UAAP Sprint Reviews Women’s
The 100m Dash at the UAAP should be a very exciting race as it pits two evenly matched athletes in the hunt for the gold, and four athletes in the hunt for the medals.
Defending Champion Jennyrose Rosales (UE) who has added the National Junior title to her resume has not yet improved on her personal best of 12.34 she clocked to win the UAAP earlier this year. Since then Rosales has represented the country at the Asian Juniors in Sri Lanka and Thai Open. The small yet springy sprinter who just turned 18 will face her main challenge from the athlete she ran down on the line last year.
2011 UAAP Champion Hanelyn Loquinto (FEU) will be on a quest to regain her UAAP title that she lost to Rosales last UAAP. Loquinto who finished second at the National Games improved her personal best to 12.31 in Thailand, making her the fastest seeded entry in the womens 100m Dash.
Also in the mix will be Palaro and University Games Champion 17 year old Maureen Emily Schrijvers (DLSU) who holds a personal best of 12.68et/12.4ht. The tall sprinter from DLSU has had a rather up and down season but has been performing well at the big meets.
Also in the mix and looking at stealing a medal from one of the three favorites is UAAP Heptathlon Champion Mildrid Salut (FEU). Salut has demonstrated good ability in the sprints throughout the Weekly Relays. The muscular 23 year old now in her final UAAP may bag a sprint medal in her final year. On times Salut is tied with Mau this year with 12.68et/12.4ht, however has not participated in as many sprint events.
Also in the mix will be Ruffa Bargola (UP) and Avegail Dizon. Bargola who was controversially given the silver over Dizon at the Uni Games in Bacolod,(although camera footage showed otherwise after the event). Bargola Is not ranked but is a seasoned performer who is guaranteed a spot in the final. Dizon the third of the FEU Girls placed fourth last year and has ran 12.84et.
Rosales Closes in on UAAP 200M Record
Defending UAAP Champion, proved she is in better shape after winning the UAAP title last January. Rosales who recently celebrated her 18th Birthday. Timed 24.6s at the Weekly Relays on November 25. Converted this only puts her behind Fil-Heritage Kyla Richardson on the Ranking Lists.
However she also has edged one step towards erasing a 30 year old UAAP record, held by none other than Lydia De Vega Mercado (24.5). The UAAP will take place Dec 4-7 at Pasig. Another legend has had a major impact in the shy UE students life is her coach Elma Muros Posadas who discovered the dusky Palaro 100-200-400 Champion at Dapitan.
Rosales who won the UAAP comfortably in 25.33 last January, went onto win the National Juniors, represent the Philippines in Asian Juniors in Colombo and Thailand Open. Although she didnt do too well in the individual events in Thailand she bounced back to score a convincing win in the Weekly relays against some of her rivals.
Probably more so in the 200 than in the 100 which there is a 50/50 chance Rosales is undoubtedly the overwhelming favorite in this event.
Close fight for the other medals
Following Rosales there is a gap of at least .4 seconds, followed by the next five sprinters who are separated only by .1 seconds. Here is a quick round up of the chances of the other potential medalists.
Josie Malacad (FEU), more of a 400m and 400m Hurdler but had a stunning win over Maureen Schrijvers at the Uni Games timing 25.5. Will probably have her hands full with longer events such as the 800m.
Hanelyn Loquinto (FEU), finished third behind Rosales at the UAAP in January timed 25.79. has not ran a 200m since then. Loquinto was the 200m Champion in 2011.
Maureen Emily Schrijvers (DLSU), won the Palarong Pambansa, ran good in Vietnam over 200m timed 25.74 and ran credibly at the Asean Schools. As of recently performances have not been consistent but ran a good 400m a few weeks back. She is the youngest in the field at 17.
Mildred Salut (FEU), the dark horse of the field, known as the UAAP Heptathlon Champion has shown incredible improvement this year and could barge into the medals timed 25.6 to place second against Rosales last week.
Neslee Angco (UE), the training partner of Rosales is also a very capable runner more known for the 400m, she is the Palaro and National Junior Champion. She timed 25.6 in the race behind Rosales and Salut last week.
400m: Malacad is the favorite
In what is likely to be a very fast 400m Final. There are two names in contention. Undoubtedly this time though the odds on favorite is Uni Games 400m Champion Josie Malacad (FEU). Malacad who is better known as a Hurdler has had an incredible season improving her best time from 57.54 to 56.45 this year. In Vietnam she won the silver in 57.04. Before improving her best in the heats of Thailand to 57.03, and then taking a credible fourth place in 56.45 against a very strong international field. Malacad due to her 400m Hurdle background has a very graceful controlled style of running the 400m, which involves a well paced first 200m followed by a very rhythmic last 200m with evenly paced steps and good relaxation in the shoulders.
Rosales outside chance
Malacad finished second last year, and the other contender in the field although this year more of an outside chance is Jenny Rosales (UE). Rosales has a personal best of 57.4 which is also the Palarong Pambansa record from 2011. However she has not ran the 400m since last UAAP in March. She did however run a good leg in Thailand in the 4×400 to help the RP team to silver. While Rosales is looking comfortable in the 200m, she would have a better secondary chance in the 100m than 400m this UAAP.
Surely though Rosales will need to run alot faster than her winning time of 58.47 last year, the record in this event of Ana Leah Hugo set in 1997 of 56.61s is under threat. With Rosales sure to give Malacad the much needed push towards this mark.
The Best of the rest a very strong field
The strongest UAAP field assembled in 2010 saw all 8 women break 1 minute. Joining the field will be upcoming Rieventh Penarubia (FEU) the 16 year old has improved her best time to 58.4. Maureen Emily Schrijvers (DLSU) 58.8 better known in the short sprints. Rosales training partner Neslee Angco (UE) 59.3 the Palaro and National Junior Champion in this event. And the UST runners Rachelle Abotolomo 59.8 the Uni Games silver medalist, Vienna Mae Banebane who has not ran 400 well this year but has a personal best of 58.5 from last year, and Manelyn Clavejo the UAAP and Uni Games Bronze medalist.
Philippines Mens 110m Hurdles
It was a very exciting year for an event which still lags behind the SEA Games standard. For eleven years the National Record of Alonzo Jardin (14.75) stood as the bench mark for every hurdler in the country but also reminded the athletic community how far behind we were from winning a sea games medal in this event. This all changed last year when Patrick Unso despite finishing sixth in the SEA Games broke both the Junior and the Senior record with a run of 14.58.
Unso recorded 14.78 at the UAAP, but this was surpassed as the season leader by Darwin Tuliao former UST athlete studying at Chinese Cultural University in Taipei. He improved his best time to 14.74 which became the 2nd fastest time ever, finishing fourth at the University Games of Taipei. Unso later bettered this by winning the PNG in 14.65.
After finishing runner up to his brother Jose Unso at the UAAP Finals in December Patrick bounced back to win silver in the ASEAN University Games in Laos clocking 14.49 and breaking his SEA Games record. This put him closer to the SEA Games standard set in that race for the bronze medal is obtainable but difficult at 14.14.
There were a couple of very quick yet, doubtfully fast times by Juniors Michael Man-ay and Lorenzo Capajo at the PNG aswell continuing on the strong tradition of junior hurdlers. It was Capajo who had the upset win over Man-ay who was third last year at the PNG behind Unso, and Robert Francisco. Fransico was not able to race at the PNG where he would have been the favorite in the junior division due to injuries sustained at the NCAA.
The Criteria cut off for the 110 Hurdles 15.1 (ht) and 15.34 (et) for both senior and junior heights remains for 2013.
400 Hurdles an Unso for every occasion
It was Junrey Bano (4th in SEA Games) who led the lists with another consistent sub 52 clocking of 51.84. Both sons of the National Record Holder Renato Unso (51.26) in this event featured in both the 100 and 400 Hurdle ranking lists. Patrick recorded a PB of 53.82, and Jose more recently at the weekly relays broke his 4 year old best time of 54.0 with a 53.6 clocking. Unso followed this up by winning the mens 400 Hurdles at the UAAP with the 110 Hurdle title in 53.59. The criteria cut off of 56.24/56.0ht remains for 2013.
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Please note both girls and women’s hurdles are set at the same height.
With the retirement of National Record Holder Sheena Atilano and the departure from the sport of her heir Zara Dela Virgo (UAAP Record Holder), with no women hurdler of that quality a gaping hole has been left in the Womens Hurdles for now. 19 year-old Michelle Palmares Loterte (UST) leads the list with the UAAP and PNG Junior titles. Loterte has won the Milo Little Olympics, Palaro, UAAP and PNG Junior titles in succesive progress. Her last loss in this event was to Capiz Jaycel Casabuenca at the University Games last year.
After a shocking defeat at the Uni Games to SCUAA Champion Angelica Balatibat of RTU. Michelle Loterte improved her best time this season from the PNG without much training at all from 15.18 to 15.11. Loterte whose judgement to race in the Junior Division in Thailand paid off when she snagged the Bronze medal. Loterte then improved her performance to 14.96 to defend her UAAP title. She then followed this up with a bronze medal at the ASEAN University Games in 15.10.
Hot on her heels was Heptathlete Mildrid Salut (FEU) who took the bronze medal at the UAAP in 15.03 seconds. 10 Hurdlers ran below 15.7ht this year compared to 9 last year. The criteria cut off of 15.8ht to 16.04et remains in place for 2013.
The 400 Hurdles is led by Josie Malacad (FEU) 1:02.30, who will need to break 1:00 in order to qualify for SEA Games. Malacad has shown some rather gradual improvement in her event, but had a very good improvement in the 400 flat taking her best time down to 57.04 in Vietnam. Malacad is the UAAP and National Champion in the event. Malacad improved her 400 Hurdles time again for the third time this season to 1:01.90.
Impressive also this year was her fast improving 16 year old team mate Raiveneth Penarubia whose time of 1:03.96 puts her fourth on the Junior All time list. 14 athletes ran below 1:07 compared to 10 last year. 1:07 again will remain the bench mark for 2012.
1998 Centennial Palarong Pambansa, Bacolod
The 1998 Palarong Pambansa which celebrates 100 years of Philippines Independence was held in Bacolod. This event saw the emergence of many future national stars and future national coaches (then as athletes). This is a partial listing of results that i had saved way back in 1998 when i first got the internet, this was when I was starting out as an athlete in my early high school days and became a follower of Filipino Track stats. Surprisingly these results are no longer available on the internet and have survived several hard drive crashes and reformats unlike other documents I once had.
Please note back then the Palarong Pambansa had three divisions, Elementary, High School and College or Primary, Secondary and Tertiary.
- The meet started off well with Herminia Peranda breaking the 10K Womens Record beating Enate Sayrol. In the Pole Vault Anna Natad then 19 leapt 2.60m, which was a Filipino Junior Record at the time. Natad later went onto to jump 2.90m which was the senior record until it was broken by Marestella Torres.
- In the Mens Javelin Edmund Ramos (a resident of the famous gate 7) is fourth, he later changed his event to 400 Hurdles.
- The Long Jump Tertiary is interesting with Former National Team mainstay Raphie Pilaspilas winning in 7.19m, from his team mate Ernie Candelario 7.04m (who would later become a sea games champion in the 400m twice). Roland Canta who would become a member of the training pool was fourth in that event.
- Mayven De Oro, the relative of Maika De Oro won the Elem Shotput.
- Future SEA Games Bronze Medalist Jerro Perrater broke the Palaro Record in the Mens Hammer Throw.
- Penaranda added the 5k womens record to the 10k record she had previously set.
- A 17 year old Marestella Torres won the High School Long Jump in 5.54m this was the palaro record until it was broken in 2002 by Maricel Sibog. Former training pool sprinter Leslie Mercado was second. Sibog who was then in her first year of high school leapt 4.92m for 5th place.
- National Throws Coach Nixon Mas won the Mens Shotput in a Palaro Record of 13.72m well ahead of his opponents, his Davao team mate Airforce man Jordan Oberez was 5th in 1m56 in a very closely fought mens 800m. Mas also won the discus in 39.10m, with Gerro Perrater also competing.
- It was a famous trifecta with all three records in elementary-secondary-tertiary boys 100m records broken at this meet.
- In the Boys 100m it was probably the fastest elementary field assembled with Nasser Tacongcong of ARMM running 11.4 seconds a mark which still stands unchallenged until this day. Though alot of them are probably overaged the first four in that said event broke 12 seconds.
- Ronald Calaunan clocked 10.7s (10.69 hand), according to these results. However the Palaro record is listed as 10.9? does this mean that the 10.7 was the recording on the first stop watch and the other times made it round off to 10.9. 10.9 has been ran by Calaunan (98), De Ocampo (06) and Noval (11) which makes it a joint record. However if Calaunan 10.7 is the official mark that means he is the sole owner. Ronnie Marfill who later became a member of the 4x400m medal relay team at SEA Games was 7th in that said event in 11.3.
- Marfill won the boys 400m in 51.1 with Hypersports co-founder Vicente Sy third. Marfills future relay mate Ernie Candelario won the mens 400m in (49.1)
- Benson Penarubia clocked 10.6s which is the Palaro Record, however careful research shows that Mario Tabuano ran 10.5 or 10.6 at earlier editions of this meet in what is the equivalent of the Tertiary division. Therefore he should atleast be the joint holder in this event. Top sprinter Orlando Erece who once dated Nancy Navalta was second in 10.7 and UAAP Champion Nathaniel Moral was third in 11.0, Airforce man Elmer Billones who had a pb of 10.6ht was fourth in 11.0, with University of Mindanao Coach Harrish Natag fifth in 11.0.
- In the Secondary Girls 800m, future sea games representatives Rosel Espinas (later UE) Nhee Ann Bharcena (later DLSU) finished 4th and 5th. But went onto run better performances than the girls that beat them.
- Jonah Genilza who later joined DLSU and was a member of the training pool won the Secondary Girls 100m in 12.1s, ahead of Irene Mujar of BRAA who was the holder of the Elementary Record in 100m the previous year and finish 5th. Genilza time was faster than the winner of the Tertiary Girls Marietta Rapadas 12.3s.
- Genilza also set a Palaro record of 58.1 in the 400m. This was the record until 2011 when Jennyrose Rosales broke it with 57.4.
- Rene Herrera and Julius Sermona future olympian/sea games gold medalist 4-5 times in Steeples and sea games medalist finished first and third in the Mens 5k.
- Canta won the Mens Triple Jump from Raphie Pilaspilas who placed third.
- In elementary girls 100m Hurdles future FEU UAAP Record Holder Zara Dela Virgo won the gold. While in the secondary division Amelia Fransisco who represented the Philippines at the Asian Juniors the next year won from Julie Rose Forbes. Forbes who later represented FEU would go onto set the JR Record in the 100m Hurdles at 14.61 in 2002. Also impressive in the seniors was winner Sheena Atilano who later went onto break the national record of Elma Muros. Pole Vaulter Natad picked up the bronze. Mary Grace Melgar who finished 5th in this event later went on to win the silver in the 400m and 400m Hurdles at SEA Games.
- Mercidita ‘Bunso’ Manipol (now Fetalvero) who later went on to set the 5K National Record was second in the 1500m.
- Manipol also finished second in the 3k run again behind Marites Acomyo.
- Maris Cottoner who later would set the secondary record won the elementary high jump.
- Again there was a trifecta of records in the 200m in all 3 divisions. Tacongcong running 23.7s in elementary which still stands, Calauan ran 22.2s beating Ronnie Marfill, this record was tied by Daniel Noval in 2011. Penarubia set a 21.7 record in the mens division, Erece 22.0, and Ernie Candelario 22.1.
- Charmei Cabale set a record in the elementary girls 200m of 26.94, which was later broken by Maureen Emily Schrivjers. Genilza ran a quick 25.3.
- Jerry Baldon of Davao was second in the boys triple jump.
- Boys Secondary Long Jump was won by future national record holder, olympian and sea games champion x2 Henry Dagmil who leapt 6.86m, ahead of Baldon.
- Forbes won the 400m High School Hurdles, Forbes later went on to finish 5th at the Asian Juniors in 2002 and set the still standing Philippine Junior Record.
- Former SEA Games athlete Domingo Manata was second in the 400m Hurdles mens.
- Future 3ks stand out Rene Herrera won the Mens 3ks.
- Future High Jump Record Holder and now national coach Sean Guevarra won the silver in the pole vault.
Full Results 1998 Palarong Pambansa
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2012 Palarong Pambansa, Lingayen
*During the 2012 Palarong Pambansa ‘Pinoymiler’ had a record 5322 views in one day, for the month of April 40,040 views and an average of 1304 views a day. This due to the daily reports and live results provided by Airnel Abarra.
Synopsis from articles by Airnel T. Abarra
The 2012 Palarong Pambansa returned to Lingayen, Pangasinan province after seventeen years. The Palarong Pambansa was first held at Lingayen in 1959 when it was then the Bureau of Public Schools Interscholastic Athletics Association (BPISAA).
Day One: Fuentes takes home more than just the long jump gold
The highlight of Day 1 came from Julian Reem Fuentes of Region 2. Fuentes who came in second to Western Visayas (WV) Gerald Layumas last year in an epic 6.86 to 6.85 lock out (Layumas went on to win the UAAP title this year for DLSU). Fuentes this year not only satisfied his hunger for the gold but dished out a new Palaro record with 7.26m. Erasing the ten year old secondary boys 7.15m record of Paolo Martinez set at the 2002 Palaro in Bicol. So dominant was Fuentes in the event the silver was a very distant 6.45m.
Fuentes jump was the 2nd best jump of 2012 at the time behind Dagmil’s opening jump of 7.43m at the Laguna time trials. Fuentes leap is the 4th best ever performance by a junior behind Joebert Delicano (7.55), Teodoro Nonato (7.33), and Marayag (7.31). Fuentes will have this year and next to go after the national junior mark which has stood for thirteen years.
Cabanyog takes the shotput record but not a personal best
Richie Joy Cabanyog of WV went into the Palaro with a best throw of 14.15m from regional palaro. Last years silver medalist this time hurled the shot-put 13.90m although not his best throw it was still enough to erase the record of his team mate Efraem Gesulgon who won last year in 13.68m.
Meanwhile in the Javelin Evalyn Palabrica exchanged her silver medal last year for the gold in the girls javelin with a 39.61m throw for the WV ahead of Rinalyn Apos 36.90m (Region 13).
Day Two: New Century Dash Hopefuls
LINGAYEN, PANGASINAN- With defending champion and outright pre-race favourite Romnick Nor( CMRAA) out due to a hamstring injury the 100m will be a head-to-head match. Joining them are Central Luzon’s (CLRAA) Jomar Ubtoman who clocked 11.0 just edging NCR Rodquem Maullom also 11.0 and team mate Terenz Tengol (CLRAA) 11.1 in their time trials respectively. With the absence of Nor, this will be the a closely contested final in the games history with first to last running 11.0 and 11.2. These athletes are the ones to be watched on the day three of Athletics competition of Palarong Pambansa 2012 this 9-May.
Meanwhile in the distaff side, Maureen Schrivjers of NCR will try to joust her rivals in the century dash and possibly add to the elementary title she won FOUR years ago. Mau for the past three years finished well outside of the medals despite going in as the favourite on times . Team mate Perlitia M. Ynot taking the second slot with a time of 12.6, and Glaiza Salcedo clocking 12.7 in their trials. Also barging into the finals was Eloisa Luzon (12.7) who won the silver medal last year and Batang Pinoy Champion Mary Anthony Diesto (12.8) (With reports from Airnel T. Abarra)
New heroes in century dash and half mile shine in day 3 Palaro
LINGAYEN, PANGASINAN- Maureen Emily Schrivjers of NCR demons to rest, after trying three years to win the Palaro. Mau’s last success in this event came four years ago when she won the elementary title. Mau had gone in as the favourite for the last 2 Palaro’s but the pressure had caused her to finish outside the medals back then. This year she finally went victorious as she capture the gold in the 100m secondary distaff race at the afternoon session in day three of Palarong Pambansa 2012 here at Narcisio Ramos Sports and Civic Center. The lass from the capital region register a 12.5 win jousting NMRAA’s Eloiza Luzon who clocked only a fraction of a second at 12.6 settling for silver while Schrivjers’ confidant, Perlita Ynot Jra settled for the bronze podium with a clock of 12.7.
Although Maureen’s time was not able to erase the Palaro Record in the century dash for secondary girls still held by Nancy Navalta since 1994, it was always more about the win rather than the time which finally delivered in her final year of high school.
Meanwhile in the elementary girls, Joycie Beramio of WVRAA captured the gold with a time of 13.1 seconds.Her teammate Berna Luz Talaron went next to her taking a 13.1 second finish. Joining for the bronze slot is Josephine Kately Pano (CAVRAA) with a time of 13.5 Seconds. The 12.8 Palaro Record of Irene Mojar (BRAA) in 1997 remained untarnished by this year’s champion.
A record jointly held by three athletes in the Boys Secondary 100m Dash in 10.9 became safe for anoIther year with pre-race favourite Romnick Nor injured but back for his final year next year. Three holders in this event are CAVRAA Ronald Calaunan 1998, Emmanuel De Ocampo 2006, and Daniel Noval of CVRAA 2010.
In the 100m sprint in boys secondary level, Jonas Etuille of CVRAA captured the first laurel with a clock of 11.1. Jomar Ubtohan of CLRAA settled for second place clocking 11.1 (0.9) and colleague Terenz Carlo Tongol from CLRAA as well secured a 11.2 second clock finish respectively. NCRAA got consecutive medals in the elementary boys side as Felix Libo-on garnered a 12.1 gold finish and teammate Emmanuel Gutierrez securing the second spot with a clock of 12.2 seconds. In third place is CAVRAA’s Mark Urbina with a 12.5-second sprint.
Half-mile run (800m) closed the running events for day 3 is the 2:18.8 run of WVRAA’s Angelica de Josef which shattered the Elementary 800m Palaro Record set by Joneza Mie Sustituedo (WVRAA) last year who registered a time of 2:21.48. NMRAA’s Jie Anne Calis went to second place with a time of 2:22.1 and MIMAROPA’s Cheska Guintos clocked 2:27.2 respectively. In the secondary girls, Lovielyn Pamatian of WVRAA captured gold with a time 2:18.7. NCRAA’s Trishia Martinez tipped the finish line with a clock of 2:20.8. Third place was got by DAVRAA’s Mae Barit who registered 2:21.6 time.
Salvador Garin’s 800m Palaro Record remained untouched this year as NMRAA’s Gerwen Mamba clocked 2:00.2 for first place which is still short to the 1:55.9 time of the STCAA standout . Reymark Dela Cruz of WVRAA goes for a silver run with a time of 2:00.5 and STCAA’s Michael Abanador registered 2:00.6 for the bronze finish.
In the field events, BRAA’s John Roel Sariols marked a 10.06m throw in Elementary boys shot put. Next to him were Remier Sugui of Region I (9.76) and Jummy Cabalbag of CAVRAA (9.50). Lorenzo Lapajo of add gold to Western Visayas golden haul with a 1.90m leap in Secondary boys high jump. Settling for silver and bronze were Jersell Cabatino of CVRAA (1.83) and Alvin Caasi of Region I (1.83).
(Updated as of 7:38; 10-May-2012) Report by Airnel T. Abarra
Day Four: Schrivjers shatters Palaro High Jump record
LINGAYEN, PANGASINAN- Big city trackster Maureen Emily Schrivjers set a new record in secondary girls high jump for Palarong Pambansa by clearing 1.62 meters which is a centimeter higher than the previous record set by CARAA’s Marla Felice Ellaga of 1.61m. This win is another gold for NCRAA and second mint for the St. Stephen High School stand-out. We will post the compete results later once it its wired to the media center here in Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center.
Photos and report by: Airnel T. Abarra-Pinoymiler’s wire in Palaro 2012; Copyright 2012
Day Four: Shattered records, golden harvests mark Day 4 Palaro
Airnel T. Abarra-Pinoymiler wire in Palaro 2012 (13:41;10-May-12)
LINGAYEN, Pangasinan- Western Visayas’ bet Ronald Lacson make his mark in the elementary boys Javelin by throwing 53.47m smashing the 51.88m record of STRAA’s Jonah Robles established in 1998. NCR’s Maureen Emily Schrivjers also establish a 1.62m leap in high jump secondary girls that made the 1.61m record of CAR’s Marla Felice Ellaga erased. Several athletes go for a golden harvest today, day 4 morning session of the Athletics competition here at the Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center.
ARMM’s Zulkhaer Salilana went for a double crown finish today by winning the 110m Hurdles and 400m run. This haul adds up to his 400m hurdle crown last 9-May. Western Visayas’ Angelica De Josef adds another medal in her neck by emerging victorious in 400m dash elementary level. Her colleague in the secondary level, Julius Carl Berona reign in the 400m sprints in the secondary boy’s side.
Other stand-outs in the morning session of day 4 Palaro Athletics are Jaime Immanuel Mejia of NCRAA who bag the 110m hurdles secondary boys with a clock of 15.5 seconds. In the distaff side, Neslee Angco of CVRAA captures the first place in the 400m dash secondary girls with a time of 59.4. While her teammate Pamela Marquillero secured a gold medal finish by winning the 100m hurdles elementary girls. Meanwhile CAR’s Jasmine Felix nailed a 15.6 finish at the century hurdles secondary girls and CAVRAA’s Clarynel Cabildo cleared a 1.40-leap capturing the laurel in the high jump elementary girls.
Sustituedo: Middle-distance Cinderella girl
LINGAYEN, PANGASINAN- Western Visayas Athletic Association (WVRAA) continues their gold medal haul in the PM session of day four Athletics Tourney in the 2012 Palarong Pambansa. Barefoot runner Joneza Mie Sustituedo clocked a remarkable 4:58.3 time to become the face of 1,500m run for secondary girls in a hot and humid Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center. Being one of the youngest competitors in her category she only use medical plaster as foot protection. She maintain her pace throughout the race and crossed the finish line victorious doing another gold rush for West Visayas Region.
Elementary girls melt Palaro 1,500m record
(Report by: Airnel T. Abarra, Pinoymiler’s wire in Palaro 2012) Updated 11-May-2012
LINGAYEN, PANGASINAN- Northern Mindanao’s Jie Ann Calis and West Visayas’ Angelica de Josef both shattered the record in 1,500m run in elementary girls final. The Northern Mindanao bet clocked 4:48.9 which erased the 4:53.10 time of Joneza Mie Sustituedo set in last year’s Palaro. Meanwhile West Visayas athlete De Josef register 4:49.9 for the silver finish.
The time of 13-year old Calis was faster than the winning time of 4:51 at the UAAP registered by 21 year-old Dalyn Carmen of FEU and even until now is the fastest time for the year. Calis is the youngest season leader for 2012.
Photos and reports by: Airnel T. Abarra-Pinoymiler’s wire in Palarong Pambansa 2012 (Updated as of 11-May-2012;9:00)
Big City and Western Visayas Girl Shine in Palaro Day 5
LINGAYEN, PANGASINAN- After her victory in the 1,500m on day four, West Visayas lass Jonesa Mie Sustituedo went for another sweep this time in the 3,000 run here in the sunny track of Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center for day five of Athletics competition at the 2012 Palarong Pambansa.
Sustituedo finished a stunning 10:34.1 time to win the race with a great advantage over much taller rivals and able to overlap other competitors without losing her running form. The Iloilo-based barefoot runner show effortless running and kept her pace throughout the whole event. Jonesa capture her second gold in the tourney and break the 3k Palaro record for secondary girls.
Meanwhile in the 200m secondary distaff side, Maureen Emily Schrivjers picked her 3rd mint jousting rivals from other regions. Being one of the tallest and senior sprinters in her group, she successfully adds another rank for the Big City region. Other events in the morning session includes the 200m dash for boys and pole vault secondary boys final. (Results are posted now as of 12-May)
Reports and photos by: Airnel T. Abarra; Copyright, 2012
Imperial Manila tracksters grab overall Athletics crown
LINGAYEN, PANGASINAN-NCRAA Athletics team dominated the tourney by accumulating 30 points which is a 10-point lead from their closest rival Western Visayas in the conclusion of the Athletics saga in the 2012 Palarong Pambansa here at the Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center on 05-May.
Wrapping the afternoon session was the relays which were temporary halted due to a downpour. Nevertheless, it never dampen the spirit of big city athletes by doing a near sweep in all relay divisions by winning the 4x100m and 4x400m in elementary and secondary boys as well in the secondary girls. While Western Visayas kids steal the possible sweep of big city gang by winning the 4x400m elementary girls.Their other victories in the sprints and field events strengthen their base in points collection which is the basis of declaring the overall champs in the centerpiece event.
Athletics Overall Ranking:
- NCRAA- 30pts.
- WVRAA- 20pts
- CALABARZON- 10pts.
- CVRAA and BRAA- 4 pts.
- IRAA (RIAA)- 2 pts.
(Reports and Photos by: Airnel T. Abarra; Pinoymiler’s wire in Palaro 2012) COPYRIGHT
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)
Schedule and Registration Information
The PATAFA Wekly Relays will start this Saturday, July 14, and will run through November 25 at the ULTRA (Phil Sports). Complex
Deadline for submission of entries is on September 15, 2012. You can send your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. (from PATAFA Multiply website)
Please also check our calendar out here
*NB All Performances are hand timed.
Week 1 Report, July 14th
With a lot of National level athletes skipping this meet due to recovery phases from overseas meets and alot of college athletes having academic commitments performances were thin across the events.
Richard Salano of UE clocked a personal best 15.34.7 to take the mens 5k from Rafael Poliquit of FEU. FEU Dalyn Carmen won the 3k womens narrowly from her team mate Mary Ann Dela Cruz both having been active on the road running circuit. While UPHR man Elrick Paines had the fastest 100m time with 11.0, National training pool Josie Malacad after two very good performances in Vietnam last week had a run over the shorter 100m finishing second behind rookie team mate Raiveneth Penarubia.
Week 2 Report, July 21st
(Jul 19) A rain drenched second week of the weekly relay serie at Pasig Ultra, caused several field events to be cancelled and performances to be sub-par. However some of the running events did push through. The best performance came from National Bronze 800m Medalist Jordan Paul Billones (who was using Wenlie Maulas BIB Number) who easily won the 2nd timed race running solo in 50.2 in the pooring rain. (Paul recorded his personal best for 400m of 49.7 during the Hypersports Time Trials last April).
Better Results in Week 3 of Weekly Relays (rev 3)
Article by Pirie Enzo
Mens 800m Feature event PB for Ulboc.
.( Aug 2) The 800m was going to be the feature event of this weekly relays however on July 28 the times were a bit slower than usual. SEA Games Silver Medalist and National Champion Mervin Guarte of SSC (San Sebastian College) won in 1.55.5, ahead of Steeple Chaser Christopher Ulboc FEU 1.55.9 (PB) (Far Eastern University) and National Bronze Medalist Jordan Paul Billones 1.56.3 (Unattached). Absent from the race was National Silver Medalist Wenlie Maulas of UE (University of the East).
Guarte just did enough to win his best time is 1.50.65 from sea games and this year 1.52.19 at the PNG (Philippine National Games) in May. Billones also was behind his best time which was 1.53.78 at the PNG. Guartes training partner Ulboc stepping down to the shorter distance improved his PB which was 1.56.71 back in 2009.
Another member of the national training pool, Josie Malacad of FEU who performed so brilliantly in Vietnam last month (new pb 400 hurdles 1.02.30 and 400m 57.04) also did enough to win the womens 400 Hurdles in a time of 1:06.0 unfortunatley she was disqualified for running out of her lane for side clearing (explained below in comments).
Meanwhile in the Mens Division, Decathlete Jesson Ramil Cid of FEU clocked a modest 54.9 to win his 400 Hurdles clearly. Cid was not far off his season best of 54.79 he set at the UAAP earlier this year, but still quite far off the 53.1 he established at the UAAP last year. (interestingly enough the 400 Hurdles is not part of the ten events which make up the Decathlon).
Cousins cleanup in sprints
FEU women had three collegiate 4×100 relays and took the first three spots. While in the mens FEU newest recruit Isidro Del Prado Jr. aka. Tilo (formally of College of Saint Benilde, and son of Isidro Del Prado 400m record holder) anchored his team to a 42.4 win over JRU 43.3.
In the Mens 200m, Tilo’s cousin Pearnel Lobos of JRU (formally of FEU, the son of 4×4 national record holder Perla Balatucan), had the fastest 200m time with 22.5. Lobos who was one of the favourites at the national games in the junior 100m last may, before pulling his hamstring in the finals. While in womens Heptathlete Mildrid Salut of FEU ran 26.8 in women’s.
National Coach and Masters Athlete Emerson Obiena won the mens pole vault over a bunch of athletes 25 years his junior with a leap of 4.00m. His brother Edward was 5th in 3.60m.
National team member Riezel Buenaventura who is coached by Emerson, was another national athlete who had a comfortable win with a 3.40m leap some 50cm of her personal best. The National Record is held by Filam Deborah Samson who leapt 4.11m back in 2008 at the California regionals. Samson also jumped 4.12m before obtaining a Filipino passport. The impression though left in the juniors was by upcoming junior Natasha (Nash) Marie Nalus whose first pole vault leap in a competition of 2.80m put her at #5 on the junior all-time list. Her training partner Katrina Baron holds the Junior Record at 2.90m from last year.
Palabrica breaks through
FEU Rookie 18-year-old Evalyn Palabrica who won the Palaro Pambansa Javelin representing Western Visaya’s earlier this year (39.61m), got the better of team-mate Jenefer Penepona with a throw of 39.40m. Penepona the UAAP Champion whose best is 41.66m was well off target with a throw of 35.63m.
In Mens Discus National Games Silver medalist Joel Sta. Mina of FEU won with 37.81m (PNG 40.25m).
*The Poll is now closed, the voters have chosen Pole Vaulter Natasha (Nash) Nalus of University of the Philippines as the performance of the weekly relays week. YUN OH!
For Links to Reports on Week 1 and 2 and Registration and Schedule details click here
- Weekly Relays Week 6 Report, Results and Poll (pinoyathletics.com)
- PATAFA Weekly Relays Week 7 Report, Results and Poll (pinoyathletics.com)
By Pirie Enzo, results provided by Patafa Multiply
Salano looking the goods for UAAP
Another Good Performance saw 20-Year-Old Richard Salano (UE) improve once again on taking 4 seconds off his personal best time in the Mens 5k with 15:30.7. Salano who took silver last UAAP behind national training pools Christopher Ulboc (FEU) (15:38.36 to 15:42.63) is currently the front runner for the UAAP 5km title in November, where he will square up against Ulboc again. Salano is currently ranked fourth this year in the Mens 5k behind Olympian Rene Herrera, national team members Buenavista and Sermona. He is ahead timewise of Ulboc who recorded 15.37.79 at the National Games last May. Ulboc is expected to be a dominant force in events from 800 to 10km where has has been recording some good times.
Meanwhile in the womens race, UAAP 5k Bronze medalist Mary Ann Dela Cruz (FEU) was dealt another loss by 16-year old Catherine Bristol from St Francis of Assisi high school in the 3k run.
In the Mens 100m, National Hurdles open and junior record holder Patrick Unso (DLSU) took out heat 1 in 11.0, way back in the 7th heat was National Junior Decathlon record holder Jesson Ramil Cid (FEU) who won in 11.0. Talented Junior Pearnel Lobos (JRU) won the 2nd heat in 11.1.
In the Womens 100m Ruffa Bargola (UP) and Mildrid Salut (FEU) shared the fastest times winning Heat 1 and Heat 3 in 12.9. National Junior 400m Champion Neslee Angco (UE) won the 5th heat in 13.2.
A strong FEU team which featured Isidro Del Prado Jr. and Christopher Ulboc Jr. recorded a time of 3m22.4 to finish more than 6 seconds ahead of the the second place team.
And Here is Week 4′s Poll *NB this poll will continue until the next weekly relay results are released
Links to previous weekly relay reports
Previous Athlete of the Week Winners.
Week 1 Richard Salano (UE) 5K
Week 2 Paul Billones (Unattached) 400m
Week 3 Natasha Nalus (UP) PV
- Weekly Relays Week 6 Report, Results and Poll (pinoyathletics.com)
- PATAFA Weekly Relays Week 7 Report, Results and Poll (pinoyathletics.com)
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Weekly Relays Week 5 Report, Results and Poll (rev 3)
Article by Pirie Enzo
Patrick Unso of DLSU was named the athlete of Week 4 of the Weekly Relays, Unso who holds the National Junior and Senior Records in the 110 Hurdles had the joint fastest 100m time two weeks ago with 11.0s. As of now Pinoyathletics and Run4Change are in discussion about a possible prize for the winners of each week. You can vote for the winner of this week and see previous winners a the bottom of this article.
Week 5 of the Weekly Relays was postponed from last 11th of August to Saturday 18th of August due to flooding in Manila caused the event to postpone.
*Special Note to all participants in the Weekly Relays please ensure you are wearing the correct ‘BIB’ and to register at the PATAFA office as this causes confusion for the encoder of the results, the points system, national coaches and the Statiscians
Jose Unso got the better over his much more prestigious younger brother in the Mens 400m Hurdles. In a hairline finish Jose (55.96) and Patrick (55.97) both timed 56.0 with the win going to Jose. The brothers later returned to win the Mens 4×100 in 42.1 for DLSU well clear of the FEU team 43.3.
In a return to competition Keizel Leano Pedrina running under the name ‘Bernice Chua’ won the womens 400m Hurdles easily in 1:04.8, albeit about a second off her personal best.
JRU Pearnel Lobos was the top man in the 200m with the days best time of 22.3 (pb 22.36 UAAP), 18-year old Lobos who was one of the favourites in the Boys 100m last PNG until pulling him hamstring in the final. Unknown Gabriel Santos? of Letran won heat 1 in 22.4. Palaro 2011 400m Champion Anfrenee Lopena (transferred from University of San Recoletos Cebu to College of Saint Benilde, originally from Bohol) made a return to the track after more than a years absence to win heat 8 in 22.7. UAAP 100m Bronze medalist Jasper (DLSU) Tanhueco won the fourth heat in 22.8.
Some very quick times in the girls 200m with St. Francis of Assisi 16-year old Marilyn Avila (96) winning heat 1 in 26.2, her team-mate another speed teenager Christine Del Rio (96) topped the 5th heat in 26.5. The quickest time in the boys 200m was 23.0, the name is not listed if anyone knows please post in the comments. The girls posted faster times than the winner of the womens Mildrid Salut (FEU) 26.6.
Nothing special in the mens 800m this week with the top three at the nationals Guarte, Maulas, Billones and the inform Ulboc deciding to sit this one out. The times in the event for some reason were a bit slow. The winner was JRU Roldan Verano the 21-year old has a personal best of 1.53.6 (2011 NCAA), however could only manage 1.57.5 for the win in the first heat, Rafael Poliquit (FEU) 1.58.9 probably a personal best time finished behind him. Michael ‘Topix’ Villamor (UPHR) who was fourth at the nationals timed 2.03.7, which was well behind his personal best of 1.55.04 (PNG 2011 Bacolod) and his seasons best 1.56.60 (2nd 2012 NCAA).
In the Mens Pole Vault it seemed everyone wanted to jump 3.80m. 37-year old Antonio Chee and 48-year old National Champion Emerson Obiena emerged joint winners. Then on countback 2010 UAAP Champion Zek Valera, National Junior Record Holder EJ Obiena (returning from broken bone injury), and upcoming Robert Miguel Nasis (UP) all registering 3.80m also.
Luckily for the men Riezel Buenaventura wasnt jumping around her best as it would have meant the indignity of being upstaged by a women. Buenaventura registered 3.60m. But the real excitement came from the second placer Natasha (Nash) Marie Nalus who broke the Philippine Junior Record with a leap of 2.95m read more here. Former record holder and training partner Katrina Baron had a slight improvement with a 2.40m leap.
Also on the improvement trail was FEU Evalyn Palabrica who is looking like the favourite heading towards the UAAP Javelin. The 18-year old who was only throwing 36m at the Palaro in June improved her best again from 39.61 to 41.55. This time increasing the margin of victory over defending UAAP Champion and team-mate Jennfer Penepona 38.55m (pb 41.66m last uaap). The improvement has catapulted Palabrica from 8th to 3rd on the all time junior list. Only Record Holder and former SEA Games Champion Rosie Villarito (44.54) and Palaro Record Holder Stephanie Cimatu (42.34) are ahead now.
Article by Pirie Enzo
Special Thankyou to Coach Roselyn Hamero for providing the results
Natasha Nalus was named the Athlete of the Week in weeks 3 and 5. Nalus set a 2.95m National Junior Record in the Womens Pole Vault in week 5. She gained 23 of the 28 votes.
Weekly Relay BIB Numbers
*Special Note to all participants in the Weekly Relays please ensure you are wearing the correct ‘BIB’ and to register at the PATAFA office as this causes confusion for the encoder of the results, the points system, national coaches and the Statiscians .
Several athletes had complained that BIB Numbers were made of very flimsy paper material which was very easy to rip. Hence they used their team mates BIB Numbers as their original number was originally destroyed.
I recall how when I first competed way back in 2000 at the National Open the BIB’s where made of more durable Cotton. These concerns and suggestions have been passed onto the PATAFA. (please post comments)
(Aug 25) Some very fast times reported by unknowns and super fast times upto #9? possibly relating to Bib Swapping or timing issues? PATAFA encoder and staff is investigating and checking with the time keepers. Seven Days after the said event
For now the results should be considered on hold as the winning time listed as two of the times listed are faster than what Rene Herrera ran during the olympic games.
NAME LAST NAME TEAM SEX AGE CATEGORY RESULT REMARKS
1 2331 RUEN DELA TORRE JOSE RIZAL UNIVERSITY MEN 00 OPEN 14:42.2 .16
2 1772 IMMUEL CAMINO ARELLANO UNIVERSITY MEN 00 OPEN 14:45.0 .00
3 1275 GILBERT LAIDO UNIVERSITY OF THE EAST – MANILA MEN 21 OPEN 14:51.4 .31
4 46 ELBREN NERI UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS MEN 00 OPEN 15:06.5 .46
5 1805 JOMAR ANGUS FAR EASTERN UNIVERSITY MEN 00 OPEN 15:09.3 .26
6 1632 JOE MARIE JOVELO UNIVERSITY OF PERPETUAL HELP RIZAL MEN 00 OPEN 15:18.7 .65
7 1620 JOHN ACANTO UNIVERSITY OF PERPETUAL HELP RIZAL MEN 00 OPEN 15:18.9 .83
8 1703 ROWEL GALVERO LYCEUM OF THE PHILIPPINES UNIVERSI MEN 17 OPEN 15:26.6 .54
9 1624 NICKO CORTEZ UNIVERSITY OF PERPETUAL HELP RIZAL MEN 00 OPEN 15:31.0 .08
An incredibly fast set of results, which is currently being amended by PATAFA. For the record I did not notice most of these names as none of them are ranked faster than 15m45 this year.
2011 Palaro 400m Champion Anfernee Lopena (running as Jason Benitez BIB) of CSB had the fastest time taking out the first heat in a new best time of 10.9. Lopena originally from Bohol but who transferred from Cebu smashed his previous best time of 11.50. National Hurdles Record Holder Patrick Unso (DLSU) also clocked the same time but a bit later on winning heat 11.
In the first heat Jenny Rose Rosales (UE) got the better again of Palaro Champion Maureen Emily Schrivjers (DLSU) 12.5s to 12.6s, it was a repeat of the placings at the National Games in May. Rosales will attempt to defend her UAAP title she won earlier this year in November.
Michelle Loterte (UST) the National Junior Hurdle Champion was a distant third in 13.0. FEU’s UAAP Heptathlon Champion Mildred Salut won the third heat in 13.0, and her team mate National 400 Hurdles Champion Josie Malacad won heat 5 in 13.0. National Junior 400m Champion Neslee Angco won heat 2 in 13.2.
Christine Del Rio of Assisi was the fastest high school girl with a PB of 13.0.
This week 16-year old Catherine Bristol ‘conceded’ a loss to Carmen Dalyn in the Womens 3k. Dalyn of FEU who was the UAAP Champion in several distance events last year winning easily in 11:20.8.
The Amendments that need to be made to the Week 6 results are as follows.
- The Mens 5k obviously had some sort of time keeping issue, whether it was a lap short
- Anthony Lopena (CSB) used ‘Jason Benitez’ BIB in the Mens 100m.
- Felyn Dolloso (DLSU) used ‘Gerald Layumas’ BIB in the Womens Long Jump
- The Boys high school results are jumbled with the girls high school results in the 100m
If anyone has any other concerns with the results (please post in the comments here so these can be forwarded onto PATAFA
Article by Pirie Enzo
Special Thankyou to Coach Roselyn Hamero for providing the results
Report(/September 1) Weekly Relays Week 7.
Announcement for General Public: Please Note due to the Pasig Oval being used for the Milo Little Olympics on September the 8th. That there will be no Weekly Relays for that week. The Weekly Relays will resume on September 15.
.Corrections and Amendments
Due to several time keeping/encoding issues. Week 6 report of the weekly relay is still not yet finalized. The four errors I had isolated had been fixed. However their are additional errors reported to the general public I was not able to pick up. I have attached a copy of Week 6 weekly relays however it should be noted that the encoder and PATAFA is still fixing these results and they are not yet fully finalized. Therefore I cannot add them to the combined week 1-5 super result list. Week 7 results have been attached here.
The Mystery of the Men’s 5K was that due to a lap judging error it was only 4600m.
In regards to the flimsy paper BIB Numbers. Question has been reassigned to PATAFA.
As the report and results for Week 6 were delayed due to errors. Voting on Week 6 for the Athlete of the week is still ongoing and will be closed on Friday. You can still vote for Week 6 athlete of the week here.
Lasangue leads the High Jump
Manuel Lasangue who has already surpassed the SEA Games bronze standard in the High Jump when he leapt 2.10m (last sea games 2.07m). And then the following month 2.09m at Hong Kong. Continued an impressive season by easily taking out the Men’s High Jump. Lasangue who was scheduled to go to Singapore Nationals was unable to attend.
However the multi talented jumper 18-year old Janry Ubas (FEU) was pulled through to a personal best of 1.95m #5 on the all-time list.
All about the Hurdles
Unso also took the first heat of the Mens 110 Hurdles in 14.8. The second heat was won by his brother 2011 UAAP Champion Jose in 15.1. However Emmanuel Delos Angeles?? (using Gerald Morales bib number) also registered the same time. The three athletes will go head to head at the UAAP in November.
National Junior Champion, Michelle Loterte (UST) had a convincing win in the Womens 100m Hurdles (15.5). The 19 year old who clocked a personal best of 15.18et at the National Games is well on her way to defending her UAAP Title. Mildrid Salut (FEU) was well beaten with (16.2), Salut clocked a personal best of 15.59et to get Silver at the UAAP last year. Leah Casilihan(DLSU) who is being mentored by National Record Holder Sheena Atilano was third fastest (17.3), Casilihan was the Junior Silver Medalist at the PNG in 2011. Loterte also won the Triple Jump.
Upcoming Jaime Mejia, 15 of (UP High School) won the High School Boys 110m Hurdles in 15.7. He beat Nestly Tercero (St. Francis/SF) who was a close second with 15.8. 14 year old Rocena Chua (St. Michaels) fastest High School Girls 16.9.
Catherine Bristol of St Francis of Assisi (SF) with the Collegiate athletes out won the girls 3k in 11:27.3. Bristol also had a busy day winning the 1500m in 5:16.9.??
After his win last week in the 800m. Roldan Verano (JRU) was back to win the 1500m in 4.03.8. Verano’s time was a little faster than the 4.03.97 he registered earlier in the year when he won Silver behind Mervin Guarte (SSC). However it was still behind his personal best of 4.01.3 at NCAA the year before.
Palaro 100 and 200m Champion Maureen Schrivjers (DLSU) who is preparing for her first year in the UAAP clocked 1:01.0 to win heat 1 of the womens 400m. National Junior Champion Neslee Angco (UE) won her heat in 1:01.6 (best time is 59.4 where she also won the Palaro).
Former national training pool athlete Abraham Alzona (UE) held off actor Jericho Ejercito (DLSU) 50.6 to 50.8 in the Mens 400m.
Week 8: Salano and Poliquit run 5k PBs
.Again a thankyou to Coach Roselyn Hamero (PATAFA) for supplying these results. Apologies for the delays but PATAFA has been very busy with other matters right now.
Might I add first that these results had some errors which have been more thoroughly checked by the PATAFA encoder so that is also much appreciated.
Week 7′s Athlete of the Week again was a joint decision with two junior members of the Hypersports 4×100 Relay sharing the honors with 5 votes each. Maureen Emily Schrivjers the Palaro 100/200m/High Jump Champion and Michelle Loterte the UAAP and National Junior 100m Hurdles Champion.
In regards to the flimsy paper BIB Numbers. Question has been reassigned to PATAFA.
Report :Salano and Poliquit show good Form for UAAP
Richard Salano (UE) again proved he is the man to beat at the UAAP registering for the fourth time in a row over 5km another personal best of 15:30.4. Salano who have smashed his personal best which was 15:42 at the beginning of the year is looking likely to take the Mens 5K title at the UAAP. As the countries fourth fastest man over 5k this year he is behind three great veterans Herrera, Buenavista and Sermona.
Not to be outdone was Rafael Poliquit (FEU) who took a considerable chunk off his last performance at Weekly Relays in July of 15:47.3 lowering that to 15:31.0. Poliquit who hails from Davao City improved his personal best last year of 15:35.4. It will be an interesting 5k with defending champion Ulboc last performance being 15:37.79 at the PNG where he beat Salano and Poliquit.
Third place went to Roldan Verano (JRU) in 15:45.5 who had been running some very good performances recently in middle distances.
Meanwhile Week 6 joint-top athlete Carmen Dalyn (FEU) gained another win in the Womens 3k.
Surprisingly the fastest time of the day went to undercard Heptathlete Mildrid Salut of FEU who won the first heat with a time of 12.7s. The 23 year-old who hails from Montalban, Rizal ran her personal best of 12.68et at the UAAP in the heats failed to place in the finals. Salut also capped off a good day by winning the Womens Long Jump in 5.13m.
Both Week 7 ‘Athletes of the week’ featured in the second heat with Maureen Emily Schrivjers winning in 12.8s over Michelle Loterte 13.0s.
NCAA Champion Daniel Noval (CSB) was the fastest man on the track winning the second heat of 100m in 10.8s. Daniel who hails from Cebu came .02 seconds off the Junior Record (10.82) of his mentor National Record Holder Ralph Waldy Soguilon at the last NCAA. The last chance perhaps for that feat will be at the Thailand Nationals Nov 2-5. Meanwhile his team-mate and fellow Cebuano Week 6s Joint-top athlete Anfernee ‘Pene’ Lopena (CSB) won the first heat in 11.0 equalling the effort he had made the previous week.
JRU won the Mens 4×400 relay in 3:22.0
Highschooler Eric Dela Cruz had a very impressive 37.06m in the Boys Discus. Riza Sombilla (UP) though slightly off her best throw won the womens shotput easy in 10.37m.
Joeann Bermudo (FEU) had a win on countback over Schrivjers (DLSU) with both registering 1.55m, with the absence of National Junior Record Holder (1.66m) Aprilen Laudencia of (FEU). It will be an exciting lineup with the three favourites going head to head at the UAAP in December.
Week 9 Report Weekly Relays (Have a Vote!)
Again a thankyou to Coach Roselyn Hamero (PATAFA) for supplying these results. And I am surprised and impressed at the speed of the availability.
When the dust settled the people of Philippine Athletics have decided that Week 8s athlete of the week is none other than Daniel Noval. Noval is the NCAA Champion and Record Holder in the 100m 2011 and 2012, and before that the boy from Mandaue, Cebu was the Palaro Champion 2009 and 2010 and is the joint Palaro Record Holder in the 100 and 200m Dash. Noval best time of 10.84 is just .02 shy of the JR Record held by his mentor and National Record Holder Ralph Soguilon. Daniel Noval opened up his weekly relay serie with a time of 10.8 (hand) last weekend.
Performances where much slower than last week with very wet and windy conditions which caused alot of athletes not too turn up. UAAP Champion Michelle Loterete (UST) won the 100 Hurdles (15.9) from last years UAAP Runnerup Mildrid Salut (FEU) 16.2. With Leah Casilihan of DLSU third in 16.4.
After months of injury Robert Francisco formally of Mapua now at CSB made a return with the fastest Hurdles time of 15.6. Likewise the womens 1500 Mary Ann Dela Cruz (5:06) (FEU) and Roldan Verano (4:08) where not impressive due to the weather.
PNG Champion Keizel Pedrina (UST) in what was pritty much a solo effort won the Womens 400m in 58.4 well clear from the PNG Junior and Palaro Champion Neslee Angco (UE). The three Filipina quarter milers in the last few weeks Olarita (58.3 at Cesafi) and Malacad (58.4 at Rizal).
However in the Mens 400m Isidro Del Prado (FEU) the Silver Medalist at the PNG in this event was almost caught on the line by DLSU Team Captain Jericho Ejercito with both runners registering 50.8s. 2010 National Junior Silver Medalist Pearnel Lobos (JRU) was third with 2011 Palaro Champion Anfernee Lopena (CSB) who led most of the way fading to fourth.
Week 10 Report
Week 10 Weekly relay results are finally here however i need to note quite a few amendments/auditing needs to be made. But again thanks once again to Roselyn Hamero and the PATAFA encoder.
Week 9′s athlete of the week was Actor Jericho Ejercito. The hard working team captain of the DLSU came very close to almost holding off fast finishing National Silver Medalist Isidro Del Prado Jr. (the son of the legend and 400m Record Holder Isidro Del Prado). Ejercito is also the third son of a legend, his father is former actor and governor of Laguna E.R. Ejercito. In Week 9 Ico as he is better known was nominated overwhelmingly for his efforts with 84.6% of the votes.
Report: Unso Strikes Twice
For a long time in his younger brothers shadow. Jose Unso of DLSU set a personal best of 53.6 in the 400m Hurdles to break his long standing personal best of 54.0 (set way back in 2009). The oldest son of national record holder Renato Unso. He is also the training partner of Ico Ejercito. Unso won the first heat beating NCAA Champion Philip Silloco (UPHR) (56.2) easily, with rookie Glen Morales (UST) (56.2) third
2010 NCAA Bronze medalist Domingo Cabradilla the winner of heat 4 in (55.7) with Ramil Toledo (FEU) taking out heat 2 in (56.2).
Unso came back to win the 200m dash in 22 flat to win the first heat, Palaro 2011 400m Champion Anfernee Lopena of CSB was second in 22.3, with Ico Ejerctio third in 22.3. 2011 PRISAA 100m Champion Peter Pol Padal of JRU won the sixth heat in 22.3.
The shock surprise was UAAP Heptathlete Mildrid Salut (FEU) who ran well below her personal best to easily beat Palaro Champion Maureen Schrivjers (DLSU) 25.7 to 26.5 in the womens 200m. National Junior Silver medalist Neslee Angco (UE) was third in 26.6. On paper the race favorites for the 200m at the UAAP where Jenny Rosales (UE), Hanelyn Loquinto (FEU) and Schrivjers (DLSU) but now Mildrid looks like she is vying for a podium finish in that event.
Obiena bounces back
A sensational return to form with National Junior Record Holder EJ Obiena of ADMU returning from injury to take the mens pole vault on countback. Palaro Record Holder Adel Valdecenas was second. Both registering 4.20m. 2010 UAAP Champion Zek Valera was third. National Champion Riezel Buenaventura (PPVC) won the womens Pole Vault in 3.40m ahead of Katrina Baron (UP) who returning from injury leapt a seasons best of 2.80m.
Raniel Francisco won the mens discus with a good performance of 39.26m, ahead of 2011 Palaro Discus and Shotput Champion Efraem Gesulgon of CSB.
Fantastic Discus Throwing
Ira Mae Hernandez of UP had a massive improvement adding several meters onto her personal best, her throw of 36.88m was #9 of all time for Filipino Womens. (Not sure what the current UAAP Record is in Discus probably belongs to Roselyn Hamero).
The Mens 800 is credited to Edward Sier Lao who was really Wenlie Maulas of UE in disguise with a time of 1:56.4s. Roldan Verano of JRU who won the 1500 the last few weekly relays settled for second in 1:57.0 (still over 4 seconds away from his best time). 18 year-old Jomar Angus of FEU was third in 1:57.7 and Week 9s winner Ico Ejercito was fourth in 1:58.4.
UAAP 1500m Champion Dalyn Carmen (FEU) won the 800m womens in a slow 2:25.5 from 2011 Palaro Silver Medalist in 1500m Vanessa De Valle (UP).
With the absence of National Champion Josie Malacad of FEU, her younger team mate Raiveneth Penarubia won the womens 400 Hurdles in 1:07.1.
FEU Women improved there relay time during the Weekly relays serie to 50.1.
15 year old Jaime Mejia (UP) had a good time for his age of 23.0 to win the boys 200m.
Evalyn Palabrica won the Javelin (37.10).
(more to come quite late getting some sleep)
(please note any votes towards Hanelyn Loquinto on this Poll will be credited to Mildrid Salut)
(please note some of the results still need to be audited for incorrect names).
Week 11 Weekly Relays Report and Poll
Due to the lateness of Week 10s results, and the promptness of Week 11 results. The poll is over in four days. The people have decided by a mere 1 vote, 9 votes to 8 that 15 year old potential Jaime Mejia with a time of 23.0 in the 200m high school boys is the athlete of the week over Jose Unso two wins last week. Mejia is the first high school athlete to win the coveted athlete of the week award for brilliant performance during the Weekly Relays serie.
Report – Salano Improves Again
Richard Salano again continued to improve his 5k winning time at the UAAP. Salano who has had 5 straight wins at the Weekly Relays has lowered his best time on every occasion. Again reducing it to 15:29.6, from 15:30.4 last time. At the beginning of the year Salano best time was 15:44.3 . The UE sprinter will be up against defending champion Ulboc (FEU) at the UAAP in December.
His team mate Gilbert Laido of UE put himself on the ranking list with a new best time of 15:45.3 to place second.
Century Dash the Rise of Mildrid
UAAP Heptathlon Champion Mildrid Salut of FEU again showed a dominating display after securing a personal best last week in the 200m winning the womens 100m in 12.4s. Mildrid who finished out of the medals in both sprints last year. The Muscular athlete from FEU who is better known as a hurdler is a certain chance at a podium finish this UAAP in both sprints. Salut also won the Long Jump in 5.23m. Albeit her best leap is 5.51m.
In the Mens Sprints Cebu and CSB Team mates Daniel Noval (10.8) and Anfernee Lopena (10.8) won heats one and two. Anfernee time was another personal best. 2011 PRISAA Champion Peter Pol Padal (JRU) showed a return to form finishing second to Lopena in 10.9. While NCR Palaro Champion Rodquem Maullom (ARE) took out heat four in 11.0.
14 year old NCR Batang Pinoy Champion Celestina De Castro (SFACs) beat her team mate Christine Del Rio in the girls 100m with both girls clocking 13.3. 16 year old Jhun Magtibay ruled the boys 100m in 11.2s.
Julian Reem Fuentes (CSB) won the long jump in 6.90m, albeit far from the 7.26m Palaro record he set in Lingayen in April.
Schedule B Semi-Finalist for Weekly Relays
Provided by Coach Roselyn Hamero
*Neslee Angco of UE who improved her 400m time to 59.3 was named athlete of the week with 6 votes for Week 12
Week 12 Weekly Relays Report and Poll
(Oct 23) Daniel Noval has again been voted by the athletic community as the ‘Athlete of the Week’ for the second time he also won Week 8. Noval is the second double weekly winner with Nash Nalus who won week 3 and 5. The 19 year old sprinter will be in action at the Uni Games in Bacolod over the next few days, and will try and break the Junior Record of Ralph Soguilon at the Thai Open in early November.
Report – Athletes of Jojo and Elma Shine
Showing the brilliance in the coaching ability of husband and wife team Jojo Posadas and Elma Muros, 18-year old Neslee Angco of Bohol running for UE was the fastest over the women’s 400m improving her best time to 59.3. Angco who was part of the Hypersports team at the PNG won the National Junior 400m and 4x100m titles. Her previous best of 59.4 earned her the Palaro Title. Perhaps a name that may carry on the 400m legacy in future years.
Another talented junior coached by Posadas & Muros, Pearnel Lobos was second fastest over 400m in 50.4. Lobos is the cousin of Del Prado and the son of Perla Balatucan and Arnel Lobos. Two former members of the national team in sprints and hurdles. Lobos last major title was a silver in the 400m at the 2010 National Open as a 16 year old then running for UE he is now at JRU. Good performances in this event with previous athlete of the week Captain/Actor Jericho Ejercito (DLSU), former 100m PRISAA Champion Peter Padal (JRU) and jumper Mark Harry Diones (JRU) also dipping under 51 seconds.
A Four way Dance in the Womens Triple Jump
In the Womens Triple Jump it was a close four way fight with emerging Heptathlete Mildrid Salut (FEU) improving her personal best to 11.58m and taking the win. Salut who only finished fifth at the last UAAP had recorded 11.35m at that time. Salut win came at the expense of two former UAAP Champions, 2011 UAAP Champion Felyn Dolloso was only able to manage 11.56m,(Dolloso is the National Junior Record Holder with a best of 12.55m). Salut’s team mates Avegail Dizon was third with 11.53m and Joeann Bermudo the reigning UAAP Champion was only fourth with 11.49m (well off her personal best of 12.00m). It will be a very exciting UAAP amongst these four.
Leah Casilihan of DLSU was the quickest over the hurdles who is being mentored by National Record Holder Sheena ‘Shyal’ Atilano. With the absence of National Junior Champion and reigning UAAP Gold medalist Michelle Loterte of UST. Casilihan just held off Mildrid Salut who won the silver medal at the last UAAP in this event. Both athletes recording the same time at 15.8 (hand timed). Casilihan last major medal was when she finished with the silver in the junior division at the PNG in 2011.
Ira Mae Hernandez of UE set a big personal best this time in the Hammer in 31.12m. Staking a good claim on the UAAP title next month. Lei Ann Tan (FEU) was second in 28.37 and third was Loraine Claver of UP.
UAAP Champion Dalyn Carmen (FEU) won the 1500m in 4:57.6, from her team mate and UAAP Silver Medalist Mary Ann Dela Cruz 4:58.7. Showing steady improvement the pair recorded 4:51 and 4:52 at the last UAAP earlier in the year. In the Mens Division Roldan Verano of JRU improved his seasons best from the last weekly relays from 4:03.8 to 4:02.8 . Verano who plays second fiddle to Guarte during the NCAA best time is 4:01.3 established last year.
SEA Games qualifier Manuel Lasangue continued is 2.00m+ consitency with a win over NCAA Champion Patrick Faderago 1.95m.
2011 Palaro Multiple throws Champion Efraem Gesulgon now competing for CSB made a return after a long absence from competition to win the Mens Javelin in 56.26m.
PATAFA Weekly Relay Week 13 Semi-Finals A (Nov 3)
As it has taken over 3 weeks for these results to arrive due to various corrections being made by the encoding team. I will have voting for athlete of the week running on all three reviews for the first time at the same time. The Final will be held this Saturday. So we will cover the Semi Final A-B-C today, tomorrow and Saturday.
Firstly Congratulations to Week 12 Athlete of the Week Neslee Angco of UE who is coached by Elma Muros/Jojo Posadas and ran a personal best of 59.3. Angco is the Palaro and National Junior Champion in the 400m.
Alot of results were sub par during the first week.
Slow Sprint Times
Christine Del Rio (SFAC) the winner of the Milo Little Olympics 100m, was the fastest qualifier in the high school girls albeit her time (13.2) was nearly half a second slower than her last race. Mildrid Salut (FEU) did what she needed to do taking out the 100m women’s in a slow 12.8, Salut also won the long jump with 5.16m. While Gab Soriano (UP) the younger brother of 2011-2012 UAAP Champion Carlo took out the 100m in 11.3.
Lei Ann Tan (FEU) improved her silver medal performance of 10.40m last UAAP, to record a new personal best of 10.66m. Her team mate Jennefer Penepona better known as Javelin Thrower improved her seasons best from 9.66 to 10.23m. While High Jump Junior Record Holder Evalyn Palabrica registered 9.64m for third.
Joe Ann Bermudo (FEU) was 5cm off her best but won the High Jump in 1.55m.
PATAFA Weekly Relay Week 14 Semi-Final B (Nov 10)
As it has taken over three weeks for these results to arrive due to various corrections being made by the encoding team. I will have voting for athlete of the week running on all three reviews for the first time at the same time. The Final will be held this Saturday. So we will cover the Semi Final A-B-C today, tomorrow and Saturday.
DLSU Athletes take Hurdles and Dominant in 400m
Uni Games Bronze Medalist Leah Casilihan (DLSU) who is mentored by National Record Holder Sheena Atilano, for the third time ran 15.8 in the womens 100 Hurdles (her electronic pb is 15.86) beating UAAP Silver Medalist Mildrid Salut (FEU) 15.9. Casilihan’s team mate Jose Unso set a seasons best of 15.0 to win the mens 110 Hurdles.
Unso also won the 400m in a big PB of 49.3, well ahead of his team mate Jericho Ejercito 50.3 and 2011 Palaro 400m Champion Anfernee Lopena (CSB) 50.5.
Palaro and Uni Games 100m Champion, Maureen Schrivjers (DLSU) clocked a personal best of 58.8 trying out the longer distance. The 17 year old held off FEU Rieveneth Penarubia (59.6) and Palaro and National Junior 400m Champion Neslee Angco (UE).
Stuff up in the Girls 1500m
Reminiscent of 4600m being run in the Boys 5k at an earlier weekly relay event. Their was a stuff up in the girls 1500m, with only 1100m being ran and Catherine Bristol (SFAC) winning in 3:56.3.
It was a reverse order for FEU team mates Mary Ann Dela Cruz UAAP Silver medalist and Carmen Dalyn UAAP Gold medalist in the womens 1500m with Dela Cruz winning in 4:56.0, Carmen was second with 4:56.5.
It was also a reverse order for JRU Team mates Ruen Dela Torre and Rudyfer Hernandez were first and second 4:03.8 to 4:04.6. Hernandez won silver and Torre bronze at this event at the Uni Games.
PATAFA Weekly Relay Week 15 Semi-Final C (Nov 17) : Obiena Breaks National Junior Outdoor Record
As it has taken over three weeks for these results to arrive due to various corrections being made by the encoding team. I will have voting for athlete of the week running on all three reviews for the first time at the same time. The Final will be held this Saturday. So we will cover the Semi Final A-B-C today, tomorrow and Sunday.
Obiena Breaks National Junior Outdoor Record
17 year old EJ Obiena (ADMU) returned to his pre-injury form to dominate the mens Pole Vault with a 4.40m leap. This mark shattered the 4.31m mark he leapt at the Filipino Chinese Meet in February and hence is a new Junior National Record. EJ is the son of Veteran Pole Vault coach and National Champion Emerson Obiena.
It was a good competition with 3 other Vaulters going over 4 meters. Adel Valdecenas (DLSU) the Palaro Record Holder leapt 4.20m, Joram Ng (CSB) joined the 4.00m club for the first time, and the master himself Emerson Obiena also registered 4.00m.
While the senior women vaulters had fluctuating performances it was EJ’s sibbling young Emily Obiena whose leap of 2.80m catapulted her to 8th on the Junior All Time list.
Strong Field in Womens 200m
Jenny Rose Rosales (UE) showed she was serious about defending her UAAP 200m title, by winning the 200m in 25.2. The National Junior Champion who will be celebrating her 18th Birthday soon is also the Palaro Record Holder in the 400m Dash. Rosales who clocked goes in as the odds on favorite at the UAAP next week where she timed 25.33 (et). Rosales who is coached by Elma Muros and Jojo Posadas is one of the upcoming sprinters in Philippines Track and Field today.
Second was Mildrid Salut (FEU) the UAAP Heptathlon Champion, who has shown she is in very good shape to challenge for a medal in both the womens 100 and 200. Salut was pulled through by Rosales in a new personal best of 25.6.
National Junior 400m Champion Neslee Angco (UE), Rosales training partner was third in 26.3, just .1 off her personal best. Followed by Hurdler Rieveneth Penarubia (FEU) . The up and down performances of another promising junior Palaro 200m Champion Maureen Schrijvers (DLSU) continued when she faded to fifth place in 26.7.
Milo National Little Olympics Champion Christine Del Rio of SFACs, 16 took the girls 200m in a slow 27.0 from her team mates Ruby Ann Garcia and Marilyn Avila.
Unso’s fine form continues
Jose Unso (DLSU) the 2011 UAAP Hurdles Champion continued his fine form tying his seasons best in the 200m 22.0. He held off 2010 National Junior Silver 200m medalist Pearnel Lobos (JRU) 22.5, and NCAA 400m Hurdle Champion Philip Silloco (UPHD) 22.5. National Junior 100m Record Holder Daniel Noval (CSB) coasted in his heat 22.6 before taking a well earn t rest for a long season in preparation towards the NCAA next year.
Good improvements in Discus
Womens Discus which is considered pritty much a dead event in Phi T&F due to no participation in the SEA Games saw some glimmer of hope. Twinkle Masilang of DLSU won the womens discus in 35.49m, this inserted the 19 year old to #6 on the junior all time lists. She improved nearly 1m on her winning throw at the the UAAP. Sarah Sungca (FEU) improved nearly a meter aswell with 33.55m and javelin thrower Evalyn Palabrica was third with 32.46m.
Palabrica also showed a return to form in the Javelin with 40.02m, and is looking the favorite against her FEU team mate the defending champion Jennefer Penepona.
Strong Showing by FEU
Daisrey Juanillo? won the 400 Hurdles in 1:05.8 from her FEU team mates Rieveneth Penarubia 1:06.5 and Jee-Ann Racoma 1:06.7. The FEU quartet also registered there best time since the last UAAP by clocking 49.3 to take the womens 4×100 from rivals UE 50.5. While in Mens JRU took advantage to win in 43.5.
The 800m mens was won by newcomer Joe Marie Jovelo from University of Perpetual Dalta who held off DLSU Captain Jericho Ejercito.15 year old Johnrey Moreno of Emilio Aguinaldo was well clear in the boys division winning by nearly six seconds. John Albert Mantua (JRU) won the Mens Discus narrowly with 37.16 from Eduard Paler 37.04
Athletes of the Week Updates Week 13-15
On a rain drenched Saturday. Gabriel Soriano won the 100 meter dash, the conditions reducing his time to 11.3 seconds. The UP Student is the younger brother of 2010-11 UAAP 100m Champion Carlo Soriano. Soriano who finished fifth at the University Games Final in Bacolod last month, Gab is hoping to make the final after failing to do so last UAAP. Gab took an impressive 79% of all votes.
Jose Unso , took the Week 14 award slightly ahead of his two DLSU team mates Maureen Emily Schrijvers (joint week 7), and upcoming hurdler Leah Casilihan. Unso the less famous of the two Unso brothers has shown rapid improvement with a 49.3 personal best 400m, 53.6 personal best 400m hurdles and seasons best 15.0 in 110 Hurdles and 22.0 in 200m.
EJ Obiena was the outright favorite for the Week 15 athlete of the week and also the first to secure 100% or all the votes. The 17 year old again broke the Filipino Junior Record with his 4.40m leap in week 15.
The Weekly Relay Finals Nov 24-25 served as a prelude to the UAAP with many emerging juniors making stand out performances.
Obiena does it again
EJ Obiena’s comeback from injury continues as he broke his one week old National Junior Record by registering 4.45m. Obiena who is still ranked 10th on the Mens All-time list but edging closer to the ninth spot which is held by Fil-Heritage Athlete Utzurun (4.50m) will be targetting the UAAP record next week of Jerome Margallo which is 4.30m set in 2006. It was a good day for the Obiena family as Emerson Obiena finished second behind his son with 4.20m and EJ’s younger sister Emily Obiena recorded 2.80m equalling her best to win the girls division.
5 men in total cleared 4.00m during the finals with Zek Valera leap of 4.00m bringing the total number of Filipino men in 2012 over 4.00m to ten.
Palabrica edges in on National Junior Record
Palaro Champion Evalyn Palabrica of FEU edged in on the 14 year old National Junior Record of Rosie Villarito (44.54m). Palabrica who is coached by Roselyn Hamero, 18 threw the Javelin 44.30m the second best throw by a Filipina Junior of all time. Palabrica now sets her sites also on breaking the National Junior Record at the UAAP.
Salut and FEU looking the goods for UAAP
Mildrid Salut (FEU) the UAAP Silver medalist took the Serie title in the absence of UAAP Champion Michelle Loterte (UST). Salut improved her time to 15.4 in the finals. She narrowly held off the fast finishing 19 year old Leah Casilihan (DLSU) the Uni Games Bronze medalist who also recorded a personal best of 15.4 after having ran 15.8 3 times this season. FEU’s 16 year old rookie Rieveneth Penarubia was third in a personal best also of 15.7.
The muscle bound Salut who is the UAAP Heptathlon Champion also won the Womens 100m in 12.5s, beating Palaro Champion Maureen Schrijvers (DLSU) (13.2) by 5 meters.
Rieveneth went onto win the 400m in a big personal best of 58.4 (ranked junior all time lists). Which puts her in a top 3 contention at the UAAP behind Josie Malacad and Jenny Rosales.
Penarubia and Salut went on to help the FEU team win the 4×100 relay in 49.7
Lopena 100 & 400m double
Uni Games Silver Medalist 18-year old Anfernee Lopena (CSB) won the 100m in 10.9s as his much more illustrious team mate Daniel Noval is resting after the Thai Open. Jose Unso (DLSU) was second in 11.0, and NCR Boys Champion Rodquem Maullom was third in 11.1. Lopena also lowered his personal best to win the 400m in 49.8s. Unso later went onto win the 110 Hurdles easily in 15.1.
In the absence of the three top contenders at the UAAP in the 5k Poliquit and Ulboc of FEU and Salano of UST possibly due to road races or resting. Ruen Dela Torre of JRU won in 15:44.2.
UAAP Champion Twinkle Masilang (DLSU) was impressive as well improving her discus throw to 37.11m in the space of a week from 35.49m. She was well clear of FEU rookie Sarah Sunga who also improved her personal best from 33.55 to 33.98 from last week. Palabrica was third in 33.15.
2011 Palaro Champion Ralph Gesulgon (CSB) improved his seasons best to 57.53m to win the Mens Javelin.
Weekly Relays Finals Day 2
Jennyrose Rosales of UE won the Womens 200m Dash her time was 24.6s which is edging closer on the season lead held by Fil-Heritage athlete Kyla Richardson. In this event. For the full article on womens 200m (click here). Rosales also helped her team win a solo ran 4x400m.
The Boys 200m also yielded some fast results with two 15 year olds breaking 23 seconds, Jomar Utodhan (SSC) 22.8 and Nestly Tercero (SFAC) 22.9.
In the 400m Hurdles Jee Ann Racoma ran a personal best 1:06.6 to beat her well performed team mate Daisrey Juanillo of FEU. Jose Unso jogged the 400 Hurdles in 56.0, although its 2.4 seconds off his recently established personal best he did enough to hold off the fast finishing Larick Paines (UPHD) 56.1. Paines also went onto win the 200m with the absence of the fastest 200m runners of the serie in 22.3.
SEA Games qualifier Manuel Lasangue continued his good form with a 2.00m win over NCAA Champion Patrick Faderago.
In the Womens High Jump Joeann Bermudo (FEU) established herself as a force to be reckoned with when she leapt 1.65m, easily beating Palaro and National Maureen Schrijvers 1.55m, and UAAP Champion Aprilen Laudencia 1.50m. Bermudo also scored a win in the Womens Triple Jump with an 11.80m, looking to defend her UAAP title. Meanwhile in Mens Triple Jump Melbert Diones scored an easy 14.30m victory.
Palaro Champion Richie Cabanyog of DLSU won the shotput in 12.63m although throwing senior 7.26kg weighted implement. It was a big difference to the 14.15m he registered with the lighter 6kg shot. Meanwhile in Triple Jump Melbert Diones scored an easy 14.30m victory.
Athletes of the Weekly Relays Poll
Jaime Mejia and Jenny Rosales have been voted Athlete of the Weekly Relays. 15 year old Mejia from UP who was the Milo Little Olympic Final Champion in 100,200,400, 100 Hurd and 400 Hurdles. Mejia who has a best time of 15.25 in the 110 Hurdles was ranked seventh on the mens lists.
Jenny Rosales of UE who had a thrilling win in the 200m with a 24.6 clocking, went onto defend her titles again at the UAAP and set three UAAP Records with 100m 12.22, 200m 24.73 and 400m 56.03.
The Weekly Relays Final Day 1 (Athlete) was Anfernee Lopena with 41% of the vote, Lopena who was joint athlete of the Week in week 6, won the 100m and 400m at the Weekly Relays Finals in 10.9 and 49.8 (PB). While EJ Obiena (ADMU) was second with 18% of the vote, the Week 15 athlete of the week has raised his National Junior record from 4.31m to 4.45m this year in the Pole Vault. His younger sister Emily Obiena who improved her best vault to 2.80m to rank #9 on the junior all time list also had 18% votes for third spot.
The Weekly Relays Final Day 2 (Athlete) was Jenny Rose Rosales (UE) with 50% of the vote, Rosales clocked a new personal best of 24.6 in the 200m. Joeann Bermudo of FEU who improved her high jump to 1.65m was second with 38% of the vote.
Weekly Relay Athlete of the Week
Week 1 Richard Salano (UE)
Week 2 Jordan Paul Billones (UST)
Week 3 & 5 Natasha Nalus (UP)
Week 4 Patrick Unso (DLSU)
Week 6 Anfernee Lopena (CSB) and Carmen Dalyn (FEU)
Week 7 Maureen Emily Schrivjers (DLSU) and Michelle Loterte (UST)
Week 8 & 11 Daniel Noval (CSB)
Week 9 Jericho Ejercito (DLSU)
Week 10 Jamie Mejia (UPHS)
Week 12 Neslee Angco (UE)
Week 13 Gab Soriano (UP)
Week 14 Jose Unso (DLSU)
Week 15 EJ Obiena (ADMU)
Week 16 Day 1 Anfernee Lopena (CSB)
Week 16 Day 2 Jennyrose Rosales (UE)
Overall: Mens Jaime Mejia (UP)
Overall Womens Jenny Rose Rosales (UE)
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1982 Palarong Pambansa: 30 years on
Article by Pirie Enzo
Thirty Years ago the Palarong Pambansa was held in Zamboanga Del Norte in Dipolog City. This would be the only time Dipolog ever held the Palarong Pambansa, although prior to this and afterwards Zamboanga would hold the games many times.
I have extracted the athletics page results from a complete document of the ’1982 Palarong Pambansa Report’ supplied to me by DECS (Department of Culture and Sports). Unlike other years copies which we will discuss later this copy is in quite good condition. It was done on a typewriter. Back then the Palarong Pambansa served as the default ‘National meet’ in place of the National Open or National Games. Their was no elementary grade just a ‘Junior’ and ‘Senior’ age category like the National Championships.
Looking through the results as a statistician gives wonderful insight into are athletics past as a primary document. It is clear there are alot of athletes over 20 years old competing in the junior categories.
Salvador Apa (born 1961) the winner of these didn’t progress as far later on which proves you don’t need to be the best at an early age to succeed later on. He did record 10.97 later that year. Esmeraldo Punelas (born 1965) who is 2nd in the Boys 200m (22.8) and (51.6) 400m later went onto run 21.89 in the sea games three years later, while Leopoldo Arnillo (born in 1960) for some reason is competing in the boys grade (23.3) 200m and won 400m (50.9) went onto 48.22s in April of that year (junior record now stripped). Arnillo also won the boys 400 Hurdles in 56.5, three years later in Bangkok Arnillo won the SEA Games title in 52.20. From 1981 to 1985 the Philippines enjoyed a continued streak in the 400m Hurdles Men with Grafilo, Unso, and Arnillo.
Surprisingly my old mentor, who we know as the ‘fat’ gun man from the National Championships Danilo Arpon is recorded here as the National Boys Champion in the 110m Hurdles (16.5). I recall Mr. Arpon telling me he had been a champion Hurdler in his youth.
The versatile Jimmy Dela Torre won the boys 3km, 3000m steeples, 5k. Very interesting as Dela Torre at the age of eighteen the year before had won the SEA Games Marathon. Interesting that someone who beaten the best seniors in the region had stepped back down into the junior division at their own national championships.
For some reason at the age of 21 Fidel Repiso is competing in the boys category, he won the Shotput and Discus (37.22). Repiso nine years later would throw 52.10m in the Mens Discus which is still the Philipine Record.
The Girls 100m tells an interesting story the legendary Elma Muros (12.7) need we say anymore won. Perla Balatucan (12.9) , the mother of current sprinter Pearnel Lobos was second. Perla went onto represent the Philippines at the SEA Games and although not winning an individual medal, made several finals as a teenager and was part of medal winning relay teams. Gina Socal (13.0) is third, Socal was part due to rumors regarding her gender. The late Leah Nolido (13.1), the mother of fil-heritage sprinter Princess Joy Griffey. Nolido went onto represent the Philippines at the ASEAN school games. The same four names in the same order are featured again for the 200m. Muros also won the long jump here.
Baltucan wins the 400m in 59.9, she later went on to record 56.23 3 years later. Nene Gamo later ‘Pellosis’ wins the 100m Hurdles (16.1) and 400m Hurdles. Gamo-Pellosis would later go on to win the SEA Games Heptathlon in 1987 and 1991.
Anselmo De Guzman aka. Butchoy gets second in the 100m here. In the 200m Marlon Pagaliluan a member of the 4x400m SEA Games Gold medal team wins the 200m in (22.0) from enato Unso (22.4) and Grafillo (22.8). Pagaliluan and Grafillo also place 1-2 in the 400m. Unso wins the 110m Hurdles (15.4) from Arnel Lobos (15.5) the other parent of Pearnel Lobos. Unso, Grafillo, Lobos are 1-2-3 in the 400m Hurdles.
Dario De Rosas who would later become a national coach wins the Triple Jump. Manuel De Oro the father of Palarong discus thrower Maika ‘Kahn’ De Oro wins the Javelin and Pole Vault.
As 18-year-old Lydia De Vega steps up into seniors and wins in 11.7 (meet record), another later sea games medalist Elena Ganosa is second in 12.6, Lucila Tolentino and Salve Cambonga are also in this final. De Vega also clocks a 24.0 (meet record) ahead of Ganosa. As well as this wins the 400m in 55.2 (meet record).
Blue highlight indicates athlete overaged
100M 1. Salvador Apa STRAA 11.1, 2.Dari Ponderosa WVRAA 11.2, 3. Rodolfo Alvareda SMRAA 11.4, 4.Efren Valero WMRAA 11.5, 5.Luis Sumagaysay WVIRAA 11.7, 6. Steven Perino NMRAA 11.8
200M 1. Apa 22.7, 2. Esmeraldo Punelas NCRAA 22.8, 3. Leopoldo Arnillo WVIRAA 23.3, 4. Alvareda 23.3, 5. Marvin Limbengoo NCRAA 23.5, 6. Kenneth Punla CLRAA 23.5
400M 1. Arnillo WVIRAA 50.9, 2. Punelas 51.6, 3. Victor Salonga (NCRAA) 52.1, 4. Sumagaysay 52.5, 5. Nestor Ronatay (STRAA) 52.8 , 6. Lucito Nabergas (CLRAA) 52.8
1983 Palarong Pambansa
Article by Pirie Enzo
The 1983 Palaro Pambansa was held in Tacloban, Leyte. This was the first time Eastern Visayas would get the honor of holding the prestigious multi-sport event. Some 26 years later Tacloban would again host the Palaro.
I have extracted the athletics page results from a complete document of the ’1983 Palarong Pambansa Report’ supplied to me by DECS (Department of Culture and Sports). This copy was in reasonable condition, with slight fading. It wasn’t faded though to the point without checking my stats and general knowledge of the time to piece together the names. It was done on a typewriter. Back then the Palarong Pambansa served as the default ‘National meet’ in place of the National Open or National Games. Their was no elementary grade just a ‘Junior’ and ‘Senior’ age category like the National Championships.
Looking through the results as a statistician gives wonderful insight into are athletics past as a primary document.
22-year-old Marlon Pagalilauan won the 100m (11.2), 200m(23.0) and 400m (52.4) the times were not fabulous. But Marlon did improve a lot later (21.6,200m) and became better known as a 400m runner (48.53,400m) who was part of the legendary 4x400m team that went on to set a still standing record of (3.06.58) at the SEA Games in Bangkok in 1985. Anselmo De Guzman (aka. Coach Butchoy) finished 3rd and 4th in the 100 and 200. Arnel Lobos who later became better known as a national 110m hurdler was 4th in the 400m and 400m Hurdles.
Renato Unso won the 110m Hurdles (15.9), he improved this by more than a second later in his career and later that year won the SEA Games 400m Hurdles. Leopoldo Arnillo won the 400m Hurdles (57.5) Arnillo became SEA Games Champion in this event two years later.
Now national coach Mario Castro won the Steeples (9.58.3). Castro did finish behind in the 5k and 10k. But later held the Mens 10k record for nearly two decades and also win the SEA Games title in 1985.
Dario De Rosas (former national coach) won the Mens Triple (14.10), with veteran Felicissimo Nierras nearing the end of his playing years third (Felicissimo was the father of 400 SEA Games Champ Julius Nierras). Dario also won the Pole Vault (3.70) ahead of Manuel De Oro on countback who had the same number of points.
Manuel De Oro (the father of Maika De Oro) won the Javelin (58.00)
Esmeraldo Punelas this time won the 100m title (11.4), and again denied of a win in the 200m (23.6), with unheralded Jeremias (surname faded) recording the same performance. The Long distance results are too faded to read.
Edward Tejada set a new meet record in the High Jump (1.95) (dob unavailable), however the current Palaro Record is recognized as 1.90m by Paolo Martinez set in 2002 Palaro. Fidel Repiso (born 1959) won the shot-put and discus, Repiso later became the national record holder in Discus.
16-year-old Elma Muros took the senior 100m title Palarong Pambansa title (13.0) in a rare win over 19-year-old Lydia De Vega (13.4). Elma also took 200m title (26.1). Distance and field events are too faded to read. Corazon Magante tied the high jump record with a leap of 1.60m. Delia Orguillas (1982) and Nanette Lusterio (1974) had recorded the same marks.
Gina Sucal who was the bronze medalist the previous year won the 100m title (13.4), Perla Balatucan (mother of Pearnel Lobos), Rhodo Sinoro (later 11.73 100 runner) Leah Nolido (mother of PJ Griffey) finished 2nd-4th. It was the same order in the 200m with Sucal winning in 26.3. Sucal also set a meet record in the 400m in 59.8.
Nene Gamo defended her 100 and 400 Hurdle titles, and added the long jump. Rowena Monton won the 3000m.
Victoria Paglinawan established a new record in the High Jump 1.57m.
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