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Minimal Participation and a Wasted Opportunity for NCR Schools
The National PRISAA Athletics kicked off in Lingayen two days ago. Although several schools are PRISAA members participation from existing members is now very minimal which means the depth of talent at this meet is rather limited.
Siliman school has boycotted the PRISAA as the University Association allegedly owes millions of pesos in reimbursements to the University dating back and before the 2009 Games which were held in Dumaguete bank rolled by the school.
Meanwhile the NCR schools have boycotted the PRISAA due to what they see as an unfair election system with the incumbent PRISAA President being in charge for well over a decade. This however for the NCR Athletes is not a good move as the PRISAA would have served as one of the only meets to help build up for the National Games with no all comers meets available as to date.
Few Ground Breaking Performances
The main standout so far has been Joan Caido of Baguio, the 18 year old national junior champion improved his best time to 48.8. Caido will square off at the PNG against UAAP silver medalist Gab Soriano (UP) (49.45) and 2011 Palaro Champion CSB Anfernee Lopena (49.8) at the PNG to try and defend his title.
Most Winning athletes have either maintained or had declining performances. This could be partly due to the lack of competition from other schools in this meet. The Central Visayas Team is leading the competition in points.
“I am happy I was able to win despite strong wind,” said the 20-year old Baluran, a fourth year student at University of Cebu where she is taking up Education. “Despite leg and feet ache, I still won.”
(From the Phil Star)
Here are some select results from the first two days. I am only citing performances which are good enough to be ranked in 2013.
I would like to thank Lyle Larida for the partial PRISAA results. I have included just the performances which have made the ranking list for 2013.
5k: 1. Mercy Tapoc 19:05.6
100H: 1. Michelle Villas (WV) 15.7 (94)
400H: 1. Avejil Baclas (WV) 1:04.9 (94)
HJ: 1. Charie Bajuyo (DAVRAA) 1.61m,2. Marla Felice Ellaga (BRAA) 1.59m
TJ: 1. Irin Baluran (CV) 11.31m
SP: 1. Maika De Oro (WV) 10.70m (94)
DT: 1. De Oro (PRISAA Record)
HT?: 1. Devy Isada (WV) 33.20m
400m: Joan Caido (BRAA) 48.8 (94), Ryan Bigyan (R4A) 49.0
800m: Marco Vilog (STRAA) 1:57.0 1, Caido 1:57.0 2.
10k: Anthony Nerza (DAVRAA) 33:23.2
3ks: Nerza 9:49.4
LJ: 1. Ernesto Ybanez (CV) 7.01m
TJ: 1. Ybanez 14.50m, 2. Ramel Ibrabrat 14.10m
SP: 1. Remnick Alivio (CV) 13.41m, 2. Lauro Purganan (R1) 13.07m, 3. Reygarl Catago (WV) 12.96m
DT: 1. Regan Contic (BRAA) 38.70m (96), Adrian Liano (DAVRAA) 38.18m,
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The PATAFA Wekly Relays will start this Saturday, July 14, and will run through November 25 at the ULTRA (Phil Sports). Complex
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*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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Hong Kong Invitational: Sermona sets Hammer Throw record again!
SEA Games Bronze Medalist Loralie Amahit-Sermona again erased her National Record in the womens Hammer Throw. The jolly 30 year old from Binalbagan, Negros Occidental heaved the Hammer 50.23m to secure a silver medal at the ‘Hong Kong Summer Invitational’ last week (finished behind Kang Na Ru of Korea 57.42). This further improved on the 50.03m throw Amahit had thrown at Dumaguete during the National Games last month. Sermona previous best was 49.79m in the 2007 SEA Games, she won the bronze in the 2011 sea games in 49.69m. The score easily secures Amahit a berth on the 2013 sea games team as she surpassed her bronze record, the silver medal standard criteria is 51.95m.
National Record Holder Loralie Amahit-Sermona in action
photo supplied by Roselyn Hamero & The PATAFA
SEA Games Heptathlon Silver medalist Narcisca Atienza, 1.73m was good enough to win the a gold medal from the team in the Womens High jump, albeit off her best performance and national record of 1.81m. She also followed up with a silver in the shotput and a silver in the javelin. The most bemedalled atheltes in the Philippine contingent during the meet. The other gold was won by sea games silver medalist Rosie Villarito in 48.84m in the womens javelin.
Meanwhile another athlete who has made the bronze medal standard for the sea games. Manuel Lasangue finished fifth in the Mens High Jump in a credible 2.09m. Lasangue who jumped a solo 2.10m at the National Games last month had a prior best of 2.07m dating back to 2010. Lasangue who due to work commitments started to specialise in the high jump after dropping the decathlon has shown consitency in the high jump.
Edgardo Alejan Jr. one of the members of the 4×4 relay squad improved his personal best time to 48.41 in the final behind a Japanese sprinter to take the silver medal in the event. Isidro Del Prado Jr finished 7th in the final in 49.95.
Edgardo Alejan on his way to the silver medal in the 400m, photo courtesy of Roselyn Hamero & The PATAFA
Rounding out the contigent was Olympic bound Rene Herrera who ran 15m01 in the 5k to get the silver medal, (14m51 last national games in bacolod 2011).
Asian All Stars – Almaty, Kazakhstan Event Review and Results
(Jul 5) A team of five athletes, where sent to the mountainous nation of Kazakhstan to compete against some of the best athletes Asia had to offer. Archand Bagsit, Henry Dagmil, Marestella Torres, Mervin Guarte and Junrey Bano represented the Philippines. They were accompanied by National Coach Lerma Buluitan-Gabito.
The best performance during the trip came from Olympic-bound Marestella Torres who equaled her season best of 6.62m (she won the event) which she had jumped in Thailand during the Asian Grand Prix this year. Torres whose best is the 6.71m sea games record last year in Palembang equaled the sea games record became the first Filipino track and field athlete in over a decade to make a standard when her leap exceeded the 6.65m B Qualification criteria. Unfortunately the Asian All Stars did not have a women’s long jump so the feat was achieved at the local Kosanov Competition.
The best in game performance was by Junrey Bano, Bano who went in as the favourite for the 2011 SEA Games but unfortunately finished 4th in the final. Bano finished 4th this time in the 400 Hurdles improving his seasons best to 51.84 (a tad bit faster than the 52.02 he ran at PNG in Dumaguete last month). He also claimed the win over the only other SEA Games athlete in the event Dao Xuan Cuong the reigning SEA Games Champion. Bano was just shy off his best time of 51.75 established in Palembang.
Bagsit registered his 5th sub 48 clocking in the 400m with a time of 47.71 to place 4th in the Men’s 400. He was just outside his personal best time of 47.44 that he ran in the Asian Grand Prix in Thailand.
Guarte finished 6th in the mens 1500m in a seasons best 3:55.85, although over five seconds faster than his performances at the NCAA and PNG. The time was still quite far off the current national & junior national record of 3:47.65 which he established at the last sea games to win the silver.
Guarte in the Mens 1500m
Henry Dagmil leapt 7.51m at the Asian All Stars and 7.58m at the Kosanov Meet
Article By Pirie Enzo
Start Lists by Singapore Athletics courtesy of Coach Roselyn Hamero
Special thankyou for Mr. Eric Pasion Run4Change Inc. for providing me these results via email from mobile phone.
An all male team of mainly Run for Change Inc. sponsored athletes is heading to compete at the 74th Singapore Open Track and Field Championships on August 25 and 26. Run4change is also kindly providing all the uniforms for the entire RP Contingent on this trip. Run4Change Inc. Founder Eric Pasion was selected as Team Manager by PATAFA after successfully winning the overall team championship at the National Games.
National Champion Julius Sermona is by far the fastest entry in the Mens 10k and expected to dominate his event. Sermona has already surpassed the bronze medal performance of the last SEA Games. Sermona is also entered in the 5k which he is certain to easily win, however he has not yet ran the bronze of 14:41.30 as performed by Rene Herrera during the olympic games.
Another athlete who has surpassed the bronze medal performance of last SEA Games is Manuel Lasangue Jr his big improvement to win the PNG in 2.10m, makes him one of the favourites in this event with Japan’s Yuta Funase (2.11m) certain to give him good competition.
Wenlie Maulas the silver medalist in the 800m at the National Games is the fastest entry in the Men’s 800m. While in the 400m Hurdles the top three at the PNG Junrey Bano and run4changes Jesson Ramil Cid and Ian Delos Santos will take on Japan’s Fueki Yasuhiro who has run 49.94. Cid will also start in the 400m and has drawn the same heat as the other Filipino 33-year-old Julius Nierras the 2007 SEA Games Champion. While expected to finish 1-2 in this heat. The second heat has Hideyuki Hirose (46.97) and Satoshi Kanoke (47.38). Meaning its likely one of these two could be in for a medal.
Delos Santos is also entered in the Triple Jump.
Javelin Thrower Kenny Gonzales (r4c) who has a best of 61.25 is up against very strong opponents from India and Chinese Taipei.
74th Singapore Open Track & Field – 25/8/2012 to 26/8/2012 Championships 2012 Bishan Stadium Meet Program – 74th Singapore Open Track & Field C’Ships 2012
Event 106 Men 800 Meter Run Open
Saturday 25/8/2012 – 2:25 PM
CR: 1:47.25 5/9/1998 Crispen Mutakayi, ZIM
NR: 1:49.90 30/4/1983 S Surenda
NJR: 1:52.37 1985 Sinnathambi Pandian
Lane Comp# Name Age Team Seed Time
Section 1 of 1 Timed Finals
1 1107 Wenlie, Maulas 23 Philippine 1:53.60
2 1158 Tran Trung, Tri 27 Vietnam 1:54.00
3 1157 Nguyen Xuan, Truong 26 Vietnam 1:55.00
4 1187 Soh, Hua Qun 21 WAC 1:58.57
5 1001 Azrin, Ali 18 Brunei 2:05.52
6 1135 Sng, Cheng Wei 25 Swift 2:08.00
7 1146 Ananthan, Rooban 17 Unattached 2:11.00
8 1120 Teo, Yang 19 SP 2:12.00
9 1118 Tan, Yi Shuan Marcus 20 Safsa NT
10 1148 Dubey, Kissan Kumar 17 Unattached NT
Singapore Athletics Day 1 & 2.
Philippine Athletes Day 1 “Support our athletes”
(Aug 25) 34 year-old Veteran Julius Sermona did enough to win gold in the Men’s 10k in a time of 32:51.69, Sermona who was up against a very weak field had already ran 31.09.44 at the National Open which was good enough to better the bronze medal standard from the last SEA games. His best of 30:16.91 was ran way back in 2003 in Guangzhou China.
The Philippines was certain of at least two medals in the Men’s 400m Hurdles with Japan’s Fukei Yasuhiro the fastest in the event with a sub 50 PB. Junrey Bano (4th SEA games) was second in 51.93, just outside his personal best of 51.75 at the sea games and 51.84 he registered in Kazakhstan earlier this year. Jesson Ramil Cid was a very distant third place in 54.66 albeit a seasons best for Cid who ran 54.79 at the National Open after tripping over a hurdle still well off his personal best of 53.1 established during the 2011 UAAP. Ian Delos Santos was fourth improving his best from 55.90 to 55.70.
Event favourite Wenlie Maulas finished with silver in the Mens 800m with a time of 1:55.14, Truang Nguyen Xuan of Vietnam won the event in 1:54.61. Maulas best time of 1.52.92 was ran when he placed second at the National Games at the end of May.
20 year-old Kenny Gonzales of Run4Change Inc., FEU and the Philippines finished fifth place in the Mens Javelin throw with 57.74m however it was short of the 61.25m he threw at the PNG to win the bronze medal. Gonzales together with Allanloid Lumbao and Gusti Pido is a new generation of javelin throwers coming through seeking to challenge the more established National Record Holder the 40-year-old Danilo Fresnido (who holds the National Record with 72.93m). The event was won by 19 year-old Madab Manoj of India with a throw of 66.11m, the top four throwers all threw 63m+
Singapore Open Day 1 Results courtesy of the Singapore Athletics Association
Day 2 Cid 400 PB Bronze Medal
Jesson Ramil Cid gained a bronze medal in the Mens 400m. His time of 48.44 was a new PB. Cid’s previous best time was a bronze medal in Vietnam Nationals last year where he ran 48.76. His seasonal best time was 49.17 when he won the UAAP Title. Cid improved on that in the heats with 48.83. 33 year-old 2007 SEA Games Champion Julius Nierras was fourth in 48.51 however this time was a seasonal best for Nierras who at the peak of his powers had ran 46.56. Ian Delos Santos was fifth having run a personal best of 50.98 in the heats. The highly fancied Japanese runners who had came in with best times of 46 and 47 seconds did enough to ensure the win.
Looking at the possible 4×400 for SEA Games. 2011 SEA Games 400m Silver medalist Archand Bagsit leads the list with a 47.44 run, Bagsit ran several 47 second runs in Thailand and also Kazakhstan. He also won the 400m at the PNG in very windy conditions. Bagsit time of 47.44 is good enough to win the individual 400m at the next SEA Games in 2013. Edgardo Alejan Jr. Silver Medalist at the Hong Kong Invitationals timed 48.41 and placed third at the PNG. Both Bagsit and Alejan are trained by 2001-2003 SEA Games 400m Champion Ernie Candelario.With Cid and Nierras in the line for consideration. There is also 400 Hurdler Junrey Bano part of last years 4×400 Gold Medal team at SEA Games and Isidro ‘Tilo’ Del Prado Jr. (49.01) who was second at the PNG.
- SEA Games Selection and Qualification Criteria? (rev 1) (pinoyathletics.com)
- Philippine Mens 400m Ranking List 2012 (pinoyathletics.com)
- PHILIPPINE TRACK AND FIELD TEAM LIST TO THAILAND OPEN Nov 3-7 (pinoyathletics.com)
- El Cid Goes after SEA Games Decathlon Qualification (pinoyathletics.com)
- Yeo wins, gunning for SEA Games glory (todayonline.com)
- Wong returns for Singapore Open (todayonline.com)
- PSC Will Fund 17 Priority SEA Games Medalists to train in Australia (pinoyathletics.com)
- 27-man Pinoy track team off to Bangkok tourney (pinoyathletics.com)
- PHILIPPINE TEAM LIST AND SCHEDULE THAILAND T&F OPEN (Nov 2-5) (merged) (pinoyathletics.com)
- El Cid Goes after SEA Games Decathlon Qualification (pinoyathletics.com)
- SEA Games 2013: Minimum of five golds, maximum of nine for Philippines Track and Field (with Poll) (pinoyathletics.com)
- REVOLUTION FROM THE GRASSROOTS: Insights on the advocacy of RUN FOR CHANGE (pinoyathletics.com)
Cebu City Half Marathon – Delos Santos and Tabal begin 2013 with Personal Bests over Half Marathon
(Jan 18) Mary Grace Delos Santos continued her superb seasonal form at the Cebu Marathon with a second place to Kenyan Jackline Nziza who won in a time of 1:18.28 over 21 km. Delos Santos the Milo Marathon champion clocked a personal best of 1:20.28. Improving on the season lead she established last year in the Half Marathon timing 1:24.14. Also on the move was Cebu local Mary Joy Tabal the fourth place finisher at the Milo Marathon improved her personal best from 1:25.29 to 1:21.44 to secure third place.
Full Results are available herehttp://www.cebumarathon.com/
- Delos Santos, Buenavista Qualify for Asian Marathon (pinoyathletics.com)
Delos Santos, Buenavista Qualify for Asian Marathon
(Jan 15) Pinoyathletics would like to congratulate Eduardo Buenavista and Mary Grace Delos Santos for qualifying for the 14th Asian Marathon on March 10 in Nomi City Japan.
35 year old Buenavista is a veteran of the sport having finished 67th in the 2004 Olympic Games and currently holds the national record in 5k,10k and the Marathon his best being 2h18.44 set in Oita, Japan in 2004.
‘Vertek’ as he is known by his friends is the SEA Games 2003 5km, 2005 10km and 2009 Marathon Gold Medalist. He also had a bronze medal at the 2003 Asian Championships held in Manila. Vertek was the fastest Filipino at the recent Milo Marathon but finished fourth place in 2h29.45.
Delos Santos who originally hails from Zamboanga and is coached by former SEA Games athlete turned coach Roy Vence. The 25 year old is an upcoming athlete who is continuing a strong legacy of Womens Marathon. Her performance of 2h49.29 was just under a minute from the sea games bronze medal standard of 2h48.83.
She defended her title at the Milo Marathon in what was the third fastest time ever by a Filipina. Christabel Martes the 2001 and 2005 SEA Games Champion holds the Filipino Record with 2h38.44. While Jhoann Banayag who was the 2009 SEA Games Champion is #2 of all time. In the recent Milo Marathon Delos Santos finished in front of the two veterans. In doing so she booked her first flight to a major international tournament. Hopefully Mary Grace can qualify for the SEA Games at this meet and pave the way for another SEA Games Gold.
- Head to Head: The Best athletes in 2012 (pinoyathletics.com)
- Philippine 2012 Womens 10k Final Ranking List (pinoyathletics.com)
New York Marathon Cancelled
Most agreed it was a good idea to cancel it
(Nov 9) NEW YORK—Organizers, police and even athletes called Friday’s cancelation of the New York Marathon the correct decision in the wake of the devastation caused by killer superstorm Sandy.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg axed what would have been the 43rd annual race after complaints over the timing and the notion of staging the event on Sunday while many people in the area remain without electricity or shelter.
“The best thing for New York and the best thing for the marathon for the future is unfortunately to move on. This isn’t the year or the time to run it,” said Mary Wittenberg, president of the organizing group, the New York Road Runners.
“It’s crushing and it’s really difficult. It’s one of the toughest decisions we ever made, but we really believe it’s the right thing for New York.”
Read more Here
Due to typhoon Sandy which ravaged the East Coast of the United Sates. The Annual New York Marathon was initially expected to go on.
(From Daily Inquirer)
NEW YORK — New York City’s mayor defended the running of the world’s largest marathon Sunday in a city still searching for bodies from Superstorm Sandy and struggling for basic necessities like power, while some storm victims and other residents said holding the race would be insensitive and divert resources like exhausted police.
The marathon was expected to draw about 20,000 international runners — close to half of participants — who continued to arrive Friday in a city where hotels already held many storm refugees. They crowded the marathon expo, which was criticized after the heavy metal song “Rock You Like a Hurricane” was among the background music.
Read More Here
However Mayor Bloomberg was forced to cancel it
A few hours after Bloomberg insisted the race would be held, he reversed his decision when top city officials lined up against him.
“We would not want a cloud to hang over the race or its participants, and so we have decided to cancel it,” the mayor said in a statement. “We cannot allow a controversy over an athletic event — even one as meaningful as this — to distract attention away from all the critically important work that is being done to recover from the storm and get our city back on track.”
The nationally televised race that winds through the city’s five boroughs and ends in Central Park has been held annually since 1970 — it was held in 2001, about two months after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Read More Here
ILONGGO RUNNERS HULLEZA, GANZON RULE LAST VISAYAS SWING OF 36TH NATIONAL MILO MARATHON
From Manila Times, Oct 31 by AFP
Rowell Hulleza and Alexandra Ganzon took advantage of the fair weather to top the Iloilo qualifying leg of the 36th National MILO Marathon.
Over 12,200 athletes and running enthusiasts ran the difficult course around Iloilo City for the thirteenth installment of the country’s premier foot race. Negrense Hulleza dominated the 21k men’s division race in 1:15:56 to pocket the P 10,000 top prize. The West Negros University Criminology undergraduate finished ahead of runners Bennie Murillo and Jorge Sepida, who finished in 1:16:38 and 1:22:24, respectively. Completing the top 3 cast in the distaff side are Ganzon, who triumphantly crossed the finish line in first place at 1:44:59, Mellina Jane Jaroda at 1:52:34 and Mary Antonette Nuñez at 1:57:45.
Adidas King of the Road: Good Field in Local Womens 16.8k
(Sept 30) Perhaps the most interesting race of this event was the Philippine Womens 16.8k road race. This was won by National 5 and 10k Silver Medalist Mary Grace Delos Santos originally from Zamboanga now representing Cebu the 25 year old held off team mate Mary Joy Tabal. Tabal (23) the 2011 National Bronze Medalist in the 5k was originally a 59 second 400m sprinter who has moved up into the world of road running. Behind them was National 10k and Marathon record holder Christabel Martes, the 33 year-old veteran these days is an employee of Riovanna. Another veteran 30 year old Former 2005 SEA Games representative and UAAP Stand out Nheann Bharcena was fourth. And in fifth place to add diversity was 15 year old Ana Jean Tamayo.
Womens 16.8k Results
|1.03.22||Mary Grace Delos Santos|
|1.07.06||Mary Joy Tabal|
|1.13.50||Nhea Ann Bharcena|
|1.14.20||Ana Jean Tamayo|
Floredeliza Donos of Baguio won the womens 5k while Michael Bacong won the Mens. Veteran 10k Record Holder Eduardo Buenavista took out the Mens 16.8k easily.
Rexona Run (Sept 23)
By Romina S. Austria (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
(Sept 23), Manila Local runners struck in the 21K relay races with Flor-deliza Donos and Jho-ann Banayag ruling the all-female race (1:25:23); Rafael Poliquit Jr. and Richard Salano the all-male division (1:10:21); and Lowemar Strella and Michelle Tibagacay (1:26:23) the mixed relay category.
Willy Rotich, the 2010 21K Rexona Run king, settled for the 5K title in 14:55. Fellow Kenyan Philip Ronoh was second (15:14) and olympic 10k runner Rene Herrera third (15:25).
Jessa Mangsat topped the female side with a time of 19:55 while Lovely Gemeroy clocked 20:38 and Annaleah Cierva 24:48 for second the third places, respectively.
*Herrera and Banayag are members of the national team
Tabal, Tillor rule PSAN Run
By Caecent No-ot Magsumbol (The Freeman)
(Sept 17) CEBU, Philippines – Mary Joy Tabal added feather on her cap as Noel Tillor continued to make waves in the local running scene via the Philippine Society of Animal Nutritionists at the Terraces grounds of Ayala Center-Cebu yesterday.
Tabal reigned supreme in the 25K women’s open with the time of one hour, 43 minutes and three seconds. The little known Jennylyn Nobleza was a distant second with a 1:53:54 clocking, while Christy Sevilleno-Tutor finished third in 2:03:59.
Tillor, on the other hand, came out the fastest among male entries with the time of 1:13:25. Jason Agravante placed second in 1:29:53 followed by Jobert Carolino in1:30:15.
In the 15K battle, Mary Jane Beboso and Riez Enriquez stamped their respective classes.
Beboso dominated the women’s category with the time of 1:13:25, while Enriquez ruled the men’s side in 55 minutes and 21 seconds.
Joel Delposo stole part the show after dominating the 5K run in 18 minutes and 16 seconds. In the distaff side, the Andrin sisters Lovely and Cherry posted a 1-2 finish.
In the 3K action, John Cliff Debulusan and Jhean Andrin lorded it over in their respective categories. (FREEMAN)
Beboso and Kenyans win VCMC Run Cebu (rev 1)
Article by Emmanuel B. Villaruel, Philippine Star Cebu.
(Sept 3) In yesterdays Value Charity Make a Change (VCMC) Run. Run starting and ending at Park Mall Grounds. The Kenyans dominated the mens distance running in Cebu. However in the womens with top distance runners Mary Joy Tabal and Mary Grace delos Santos missing in action.
.Mary Jane Beboso won the Womens 21K (Half Marathon) would win in 1h47:37.33, Preciosa Sanchez came out second in 1:53:13.85 followed by Emeralde Hermosilla (1:56:02.86), Jane Ong (2:01:49.81) and Eri Miyamura (2:04:04.31). Rounding up the top 10 finishers were Marissa Yap (2:08:52.98), Marjorie Jore (2:09:36.99), Pamela Apuhin (2:11:08.19), Edna Herale (2:14:04.94) and Rose Caballero (2:17:57.37).
- Kenyans back with a bang; Tabal beats Delos Santos (newsinfo.inquirer.net)
- Kiptanui, Beboso rule VCMC race (newsinfo.inquirer.net)
Tabby Joy (Tabal) wins Timex Run
(Aug 19) Cebuana Mary Joy Tabal, won the 16k in the Timex Run-Cebu with the time of 1:05.55. Finishing ahead of Joery Lee 1:13.29, with triathlete Amale-Mendenoza Jopson in third 1:21.16.
Tabal is one of the countries promising upcoming distance runners. Tabal took the silver medal in 18:29.70 at the 2011 PNG behind 2009 SEA Games Marathon Champion Jhoann Banayag. Tabby who began off as a 59 second 400m sprinter before quickly moving up to the longest distances has taken the past year off track meets but did participate in the 2012 PRISAA. Her focus being mainly on the half marathon distance range where she represented the Philippines at Singapore in June. Tabal has registered 1:24.31 in a Half Marathon (21k) at Canmarines Sur last year and 3:08.38 in the Marathon in 2010.
Another more established runner originally from Zamboanga living in Cebu Mary Grace Delos Santos who ran personal bests to claim two silver medals at the PNG in the 5k (17:44.85) (close race), and 10k (37:49.36) easily won the women’s 10k in 39 minutes and 52 seconds. Lovely Andlin was second in 42:27, and Kisha Mae Delechos was third in 44:51.
The Mens 16k was won by Kenyan Douglas Mwiti (54:50). His Kenyan team-mate Abraham Missos won the 10k (34:05) ahead of Cebu’s Mendel Lopez (34:57), Lopez ran a personal best of 15:23.85 last year in Singapore representing the Philippines but has not featured much at all this year on the track.
More results and details here
Hypersports Get Fit Run Review and Results (July 8)
(Aug 18) Hypersports successfully staged its first ever road race ‘Hypersports Get Fit Run’ at Quirino Grandstand, Manila July 8. Hypersports is a sports events management group, composed primarily of a group of mainly ex-national track and field athletes.
They conducted a 3k, 5k, 10k and 21k (half-marathon) event, with the timing done with the IPICO Sports Chip.
The 3K Road Race was won by Kenyan Jackson Chirchir in 8:38, who has a best Marathon time of 2 hours 33.31 according to Allathletics. Second was former San Sebastian stand out Michael Bacong in 8:48, National 1500m Record Holder and double SEA games silver medalist Mervin Guarte (SSC) was third well behind in 9:20, with his training partner Michael ‘Topix’ Villamor of UPHR running with him at 9:21. The fastest women in the 3k finished 5th overall and that was Josephine Mendoza in 10:56.
Meanwhile in the Mens 5K 35-year old Kenyan Samuel Tarus Too (who holds a life time pb of 2h21.01 in the Marathon) clocked 15:14.3 in the 5K, well ahead of Roger Denolio of UST 15:45.9 and fellow Kenyan Elid Kipliomo 15:58.8.
National 5k Record Holder Mercidita Fetalvero (nee. ‘Bunso’ Manipol) was the fastest women the 30-year old former member of the national team jogged 18:37.2 well off her glory days of 16:40.81, but held off UAAP 5k medalist Mary Ann Dela Cruz (FEU) 19:00.5 who is in good shape coming into the next UAAP, and National Junior 10K Record Holder Jessa Mangsat (Baguio) was third in 19:13.0
The Mens 10k was dominated by Kenyans with 36- year old Willie Rotich 31:16 winning.
(If Rotich is the same guy on allathletics.com he has best times of 1:45.33 800m (2002), 3:38.63 1500m (2004) which are below the Philippine records. He has run 14:19.60 (2012) in 5k which would be very competitive at the PNG. He has a best 10k time of 29:07.26 which is parallel to the Philippine record.)
Samson Tuwei was second 31:50, Eliud Kerring third in 32:32, Kiptala Kimuge 33:30, James Mirei 37:42. The fastest women in this event was also a Kenyan Irene Kipchumba who ran 40:10 (there is another Irene Kwamai Kipcumba who was a world championship finalist)
The Half Marathon was won by Kenyan Benjamin Kipkazi in 1:12.14 who edged out 10K national record holder Eduardo Buenavista 1:12.22, and National 10k Champion Julius Sermona 1:12.27 narrowly for the win. His Kenyan team-mate Philip Rono was fourth in a very close 1:12.35, and SEA Games Marathon Medalist Eric Paniqui was fifth in 1:13.55.
(NB. Could someone please comment in regards to the Kenyan runners and there best times etc.. over various distances. Are they working in the Philippines? Would they be fairly competitive at national level. Are they recreational runners? or just older runners or where very good at one stage?)
Full Results can be found here
Hyper Sports is now organizing another road run at General Santos as part of the 14th Tuna Festival Activities on September 2, 2012. This race will be called Get Fit Run- Gen San Tuna Festival for more information about entering this run and registration please visit the Hyper Sports Website below
- HyperSports Supports Lace Up Anika Run (supladongirish.wordpress.com)
PSC/Philippine National Games Full Review
(May 28-31) Dumaguete
By Pirie Enzo
Discussion Points? Ways to Improve the National Championships??
(Feel Free to comment on the above suggestions welcome)
1. Have more lavish Medal Ceremonies in between events. It instills upon the athletes a sense that meet has more importance.
2. Have lead up meets on the calendar, maybe even a National Grand Prix Series.
3. Eliminate the 2 athletes per event per team rule as this limits participation
4. Divide the meet
a) Perhaps conduct a separate National Junior Championships as this allows Juniors to compete against Seniors at the actual National Championships increasing participation
b) have a separate Relay meet which allows athletes to focus energy on individual events at the main Championships.
5. Advertise and promote the event a lot earlier
6. Find Private Sponsors to help boost the event
7. Have a more enthusiastic commentator who actually commentated during the event. Rather just reading out the event numbers and outdated/incorrect records on the program sheet.
8. marshaling for events on time
9. Incentives cash or prize for National Junior and National Records
The Philippine National Games (PNG) is a multi-sport event competition, including the sports of Track and Field (also known as Athletics). It follows the same format as the annual Palarong Pambansa (which caters for elementary and high schools) and the now redundant Philippine Olympic Festivals which ran from 2006 to 2007 (another project of the Philippines Sports Commission (PSC).
The PNG is funded and endorsed by the PSC. Although the project was reborn in 2011 in Bacolod as the 1st PSC-National Games. The event had actually been staged previously in 1997 in Cebu. The Second National Games was held this May in Dumaguete. This article will focus on the Track and Field program.
It began of as a complicated finalization as at the beginning of the year the PSC mentioned they would have the PNG May 28-31 in Dumaguete. However due to the recent earthquake in Dumaguete there was scares that the repair of the facilities to host the events would not be ready in time and made lead to cancellation or postponement of the event. In the mean time the PATAFA was preparing to hold the National Open May 17-21 in Santa Cruz Laguna. This led to confusion in the track community. Would their infact be two national meets in the space of less than a month?. After much twists and turns with the event organizers the mayor of Dumaguete finally teamed up with the Governor of Negros to eventually host the event. Thus the National Open in Santa Cruz was postponed to a much later date.
Track and Field at the National Games
Below are reviews summaries based on the daily reviews of the games by Pinoymiler Blog Founder Moriel Carreon
Their were some flashes of brilliance which could be expected at the National Games with Junior Triple Jumper Felyn Dolloso (Hypersports) overcoming several obstacles to break the National Triple Jump girls (19 and under) record (12.55m) (read about it here) and Thrower Loralie Amahit (Baguio) breaking the women’s record in Hammer.
However partly due to reasons listed in the above paragraph (event issues), attendance was at an all time low for National Track and Field meets with only around 300 athletes attending.
Several University teams that had prepared for Laguna had decided to skip the meet, while only a small group of athletes from Taipei served as the only foreign entries to this meet. (The Sabah team who are regular annual attenders did not make the trip this year as it clashed with the Taipei meet held a few days before).
The declining number of entries was high lighted further as concern in the women’s sprints event with 2-4 entries in the women’s 100,200,400,100 Hurdles and 400 Hurdles.
The eventual winner of the mens division was the well-organized team of Run for Change which focussed solely on the mens division, whereas Hypersports operating on a smaller budget finished second in the mens and won the girls division (with only five girls), Laguna won the women’s division.
Distance: Mens 800m Show Down
The most highly anticipated race of the meet was the Mens 800m between SEA Games Silver Medalist (800/1500) Mervin Guarte (Laguna) and the two Hypersports runners Paul Billones and Wenlie Maulas of Hypersports. Who had run some fast 400m times coached by Sam Goldberg leading up to the games. Read about it here. Guarte held off the fast finishining Wenlie Maulas 1.52.19 to 1.52.92 with Billones getting the bronze.
The Womens 5k was won by Floredeliza Donos (Baguio) in a ’blanket’ finish of 17.44.84 edging Mary Grace Delos Santos (Cebu) by .01s, with national team member Jhoann Banayag (Laguna) settling for bronze. SEA Games Champion Rene Herrera had a comfortable win of 9:05.84 in the Mens Steeple Chase. Veteran Buenavista won a tactical 5k race from fellow veteran Julius Sermona. With Sermona winning the 10k.
SEA Games Veterans Shine
Meanwhile in other events, SEA Games Gold and Bronze medalists Marestella Torres and Kat Santos leapt 6.58m and 6.19m to place 1-2 in the Womens Long Jump. The consistent Torres has already made the olympic B Standard with her 6.71m Long Jump the only athlete to do so in at least the last 12 years. Four time SEA Games gold medalist Arniel Ferrera (PAF-Hypersports) ruled the Men’s Hammer Throw with a throw of 55.48m and Discus. And former sea games gold medalist Rosie Villarito won the Javelin in 48.42m. Jhoann Banayag easily won the 10k in 37:36.27
In the Mens Hurdles the much billed showdown between National Record Holder Patrick Unso (TMS) and former training pool member/Taipei based Robin Darwin Tuliao (who ran #2 fastest time of all time, read about it here). Tuliao unable to make the Games but expected to show at the National Open this Month. Unso won easily with a season leading time of 14.65 in the 110m Hurdles. While his junior counterpart Michael Man-ay clocked a fast 15.06 in the heats but was beaten in the finals.
Hypersports, 18-year-old Michelle Loterte easily won the Girls Hurdles in a personal best of 15.15 over a second ahead of her nearest rivals. With the retirements of National Record Holder Sheena Atilano and UAAP Record Holder Zara Dela Virgo, and many of the what remained of the countries current best senior women hurdlers choosing to skip the meet the field was rather lacking in the womens Hurdles.
Meanwhile in the Mens Hurdles Junrey Bano comfortably won in 52.02s.
Open Womens Sprints Lacking participation
The same could be said for the women’s sprints like last year with only four in the women’s 100m which was won by Katherine Khay Santos (Baguio) 12.17, Hanelyn Loquinto (Laguna) 12.38 and Krizia Leah Apelar (HyperSports) 12.45.
Womens 100m Final (photo by Ed Karrel Gamboa)
Fil-am Apelar came back to win a two woman final in 25.04 from hypersport team-mate Lorna Olarita. While Olarita (PRISAA Champion) also placed second to Keizel Pedrina (Hypersports) who ran a 56.88 PB in a very windy final.
Meanwhile Pedrina placed second to Josie Malacad (Laguna, 1:02.36 PB) in what was also a three woman final. (Photo by Ed Karrel Gamboa)
The declining number of female sprinters participating at this meet should be of great concern as looking back to 2000 women’s 100-200-400 used to have heats, semis and finals. With this year the women’s 400m having an all time low of two entries which would have almost forced the event to not feature at all at the games.
Meanwhile in the Juniors numbers were high with UAAP sprint treble Champion Jennyrose Rosales (12.60) claiming the National Junior title ahead of Palaro Champion Maureen Emily Schrivjers (12.68) and Batang Pinoy Champion Mary Anthony Diesto. Rosales also claimed the double in the Womens 200m (25.60).
Hypersports 4×100 lineup of Olarita, Apelar, Pedrina and Riezel Buenaventura won the women’s relays. Despite the fact this was more of a B Team lineup as top sprinters Princess Joy Griffey and Luville Dato-on where not able to make appearances. The girls all-star lineup of Loterte, Rosales, Angco and Schrivjers had a complete victory in the girls clocking (49.36) While in the Mens Division the Laguna Team ruled the mens 4×100 (41.32) and 4×400.
In the Mens Sprints Archand Bagsit collected the mens-double with 21.67 and 48.50. Bagsit the SEA Games silver medalist last year, ran a tiring set of sub 48 runs at the Grand Prix in Thailand last month including a personal best of 47.42.