Eleven Men Long Jump over Seven Meters in 2012!
2012 has been the best season in terms of depth ever in terms of athletes over seven Meters. With just four in 2011, and three in 2010 and five in 2009. Leading the list again is Olympian and National Record Holder Henry Dagmil (7.71m). He is followed by 2011 SEA Games Bronze Medalist Benigno Marayag (7.37m) and Triple Jump National Record Holder Joebert Delicano (7.24m) the trio finished in that order at the National Games.
A group of youngsters followed the three veteran jumpers. Juliam Reem Fuentes (7.29m) the Palaro Record Holder now at CSB. Nino Espinosa 7.15m silver at the vietnam open last year (7.42m PB), decathlete and run for change’s Jesson Ramil Cid (7.08m)400m Silver medalist Archand Bagsit (7.06m to win NCAA), Uni Games Champion Mark Fabro (7.06m), Uni Games Silver Medalist Harry Diones (7.06m), and 18 year-old Uni Games Bronze medalist Janry Ubas (7.01m), and Jebbie Rebucas of WVRAA (7.00m).
The rise in depth in this event means the criteria to be ‘Ranked’ next year means a standard raised from 6.80m to 7.00m. Very good depth as well as four of the top ten of all time are currently active with 7.35m being the criteria to make the top ten.
A leap of 7.00m or over is required to make the ranking lists in 2013, this was 6.80m for this year.
Triple Jump Mens
SEA Games veteran and National Record Holder Joebert Delicano marginally leads the Triple Jump list with 15.20m. 32 year old Delicano holds the Phil record at 16.12m. It will take another new national record for Delicano, as SEA Games bronze standard is 16.14m this shouldn’t be too far out of his reach.
Upcoming Ernest Ybanez of Cebu showed a return to form with 15.08m, just 3cm off the leap he registered to win the Junior National Title in 2010. Magcusang and Ubas were new comers to this list. While the Diones brothers finally broke long standing personal best performances at the Uni Games. The set standard remains at 14.00m for 2013.
High Jump: Lasangue qualifies for SEA Games
Last year three jumpers all cleared 2.00m, this year only Lasangue who led the list has managed to achieve that feat again. Lasangue from Iloilo improved his best leap which was established way back in 2010 when he won the University Games for WIT. His leap of 2.10m is good enough to make the SEA Games bronze medal standard. Albeit according to the SEA Games ranking list he will need to jump 2.15m+ who actually win a SEA Games medal.
Despite balancing a busy full time job at Meralco, Lasangue switched back from Decathlon to High Jump and the change back has paid off with a SEA Games qualification. Lasangue is coached by National Record Holder Sean Guevarra who also hails from Iloilo.
Ray Cris Capispan and Andrew Wilson who both leapt 2.00m, seem to have faded out of the picture this year with leaps of 1.97 and 1.90m.
The top new comer this year is Janry Ubas who has improved his best leap to 2.00m at the UAAP he won the high jump in 1.95 and surprisingly cleared higher during the decathlon, albeit the 18 year old is very far from the immortal junior record of Fil-Heritage Luis Juico 2.16m which has stood untouched since 1987.
Also on the list is SCUAA Champion (400m runner) Christopher Demata , PRISAA Champion Gavin Genil and National Junior Champion Jayson Calpa.
The criteria cut off for the high jump is 1.90 for 2012 and 2013.
Two Fil-Heritage Vaulters begin journey for the SEA Games
The Discovery of two Fil-Heritage Jumpers who ranked second and third in SEA Rankings this year has breathed new life into an event which has not won a gold medal since Edward Lasquette in 1995.23 year old Caleb Monticalvo (5.03m) who competes in Division 2 from California and 22 year old Julio Alorro (4.91m) from New Jersey who competes in Division 3 in the States will get there season under way in a few weeks with their quest to regain the glory for the Philippines in this event.
Former SEA Games representative 30 year old Jerome Margallo is well behind with a 4.56 indoor jump and a no jump at the National Games. National Junior record holder 17 year old EJ Obiena also has a 4.41 indoor leap. While Masters record holder and National Champion Emerson Obiena has leapt 4.38m indoors.
Obiena Breaks Junior Records Multiple Times
The future of men’s pole vault in the Philippines looks very bright thanks to the well established Philippine Pole Vault Club and there supporters. If the performances of two new fil-heritage discoveries show promise for the 2013 SEA Games. The event is truly in very safe hands with another upcoming star EJ Obiena the son of veteran Pole Vaulter and Coach Emerson Obiena. EJ has broken the national record multiple times now taking the mark 4.25, 4.30, 4.40, and then 4.50 meters at the UAAP. The Ateneo freshman also broke the UAAP Record of Margallo set 6 years ago.
There is very good overall depth in the Pole Vault with half of the top ten vaulters of all time active this season with 12 jumpers leaping over 4.00m which is equal to last year with nine in 2010, and seven in 2009. Seven vaulters went over 4.20 compared to five last year. Due to this improvement the standard to make the list in 2012 now is 4.00m no longer 3.90m.
Adel Valdecenas also set a personal best and Gorby Pajardo put himself at #10 on the junior all time list.
It is my hope that this data will help the organization.These will be released every week to two weeks.Feel free to post any comments, questions, additions or corrections to this page, firstname.lastname@example.org or the Facebook Group.
- Gold at SEA Games Pole Vault possible as 5.03m Fil-Heritage Vaulter emerges. (pinoyathletics.com)
- Safety Reminders for Our Pole Vaulters (pinoyathletics.com)
- Nicolas mark is equal to Filipino Junior Record in Pole Vault (pinoyathletics.com)
- Fil-Heritage athletes Alorro and Halog in action (pinoyathletics.com)
Special thank you to the following individuals
- Some preliminary results snapshots available courtesy of Coach Mike Peleaz from todays morning session. University Games of the Philippines held at Panaad Park, Bacolod. Click on images to enlarge.
- Some Final Results unofficial provided by my friend grass roots coach RV Alvarez who was officiating at the meet.
*Please note this meet had no wind gauge present and used hand timing. For official purposes hand times will be rounded up e.g. 10.61 is rounded upto 10.70 not down to 10.60 and that pattern applies for all these results.
Please note all these performances are hand timed, they did not use electronic timing or wind gauges.
Nalus sores into 3.00m+ club
The highlight of the second day of the University Games was 18 year old Natasha Nalus (UP) breaking her own National Junior record (2.95m set 18.08.12 during the weekly relays) and joining the 3.00m club. The leap tied here with SEA Games Long Jump Record Holder Marestella Torres, and former UAAP Standouts Nariza Rubio and Jesber Hualde who occupy the sixth to ninth places on the All Time lists.
It leads into a potentially exciting challenge for the National Junior Championship at the end of May with Fil-Heritage athlete Alyana Nicolas the same age as Nalus already clearing 3.20m this year. Albeit Alyana did not have a Philippine passport at that time so until that is obtained is not eligible for representation or the Philippine Record. Riezel Buenaventura has already surpassed the SEA Games standard of 3.90m. So it is upto Nalus and Nicolas to push each other to get the other seat on the plane to the SEA Games in Myanmar at the end of next year.
Coming in second was Nalus team mate former junior record holder Katrina Baron (2.90m) who is on the recovery from injury and equalled her season best of 2.80m.
Meanwhile in the Mens Pole Vault Adel Valdecanas got the better this time on count back against his long time rival National Junior Record Holder EJ Obiena after losing on count back the last time they competed a few weeks ago during the weekly relays. Again they both registered 4.20m.
Nalus, Baron, and Valdecanas are coached by Policeman and UP Assistant coach Mike Pelaez.
Cid Defends both titles
After qualifying fastest in the 400m with 49.2 easily, Cid ran down the fast starting Daniel Noval of CSB who won the 100 meter title the other day to defend his 200m title from last year albeit it was a little slower than the 21.7 he registered at Capiz. He also ran a seasons best of 53.5 to comfortably defend his title (it was just a little off the 53.1 record he had established at the UAAP in 2011). Cid recorded 48.8 secs in the final to improve on his third place finish in this event last year just outside the meet record of Christopher Demata (RTU).
Also seeing double was Cids school mate from FEU Josie Malacad, Malacad edged out 100m winner Schrijvers, in the 200m in a new personal best of 25.5 and then tidied up her title in the Womens 400m Hurdles in 1:03.1, Malacad also was very comfortable qualifying easiest fastest in the 400m with 58.5.
Malacad then sped away to easily win the 400m title in a time of 57.5. About .6s slower than the 57.04 she registered in Vietnam in June.
5K Favourites for UAAP
UAAP Champion Carmen Dalyn ran a new personal best in the Womens 5k in 19:03.3. Beating her best time of 19:03.55 she ran at the UAAP.
Meanwhile Rafael Poliquit (FEU) knocked nearly 6 secs off his personal best in the 5k, he had recorded 15:31.0 during the weekly relays. His time of 15:25.1 now puts him ahead in the rankings of his Run 4 Change team mates Richard Salano (UST) 15:29.5 and Christopher Ulboc 15:37.79 (pb of 15:24). And less than 4 secs away from breaking the UAAP Record of Ben Alejandrino set in 2006. It will be an exciting race in December with one of the three above breaking the record.
Day 1-3 Selected Results (only significant performances good enough to be Ranked Listed)
*note all performances hand timed rounded up and no wind gauge present, performances suffered due to heavy rain.
*Some incorrect performances now fixed
100m Final (24): 1. Daniel Noval 10.7 (*Anthony Lopena (CSB) 10.7, Noval 10.7 heats)
200m Final (25): 1. Jesson Ramil Cid (FEU) 21.9, 2. Noval 21.9, 3. Jhonrey Bhardos (FEU) 22.3, 4. Lopena 22.4 (*Lopena 22.2 heats)
400m (24): 1. Cid 48.8 (*Cid 49.2 heats)
800m Final (25): 1. Rudyfer Hernandez (JRU) 1:56.5 (1. Elbren Neri (UST) 1:56.7, 2. Hernandez 1:56.8 *heats (24)
1500m Final (24): 1. Christopher Ulboc Jr. (FEU) 4:00.9, 2. Hernandez 4:02.5, 3. Ruen Dela Torre (JRU) 4:02.7
5K Final (26): 1. Rafael Poliquit (FEU) 15:25.1, 2. Anthony Nerza (BROK) 15:31.1, 3. Dela Torre 15:32.5, 4. Sonny Wagdos (UM) 15:34.9
400H (25) : 1. Cid 53.5 , 2. Gerald Morales (UST) 55.7, 3. Jimmy Tolin (RTU) 55.8 (*Cid 55.7 heats)
3K Steeples (25) : 1. Christopher Ulboc (FEU) 9:29.8, 2. Anthony Nerza (BROK) 9:43.2
Long Jump (24): 1. Mark Fabro (DLSD) 7.06m, 2. Mark Harry Diones (JRU) 7.06m, 3. Janry Ubas (FEU) 7.01m, 4. Melbert Diones (JRU) 6.95m
Triple Jump (24): 1. M. Diones 14.65m, 2. M.H Diones 14.56m, 3. Ubas 14.07m
High Jump (25): 1. Ubas 1.90m
Pole Vault (25) : 1. Adel Valdecanas (DLSU) 4.20m, 2. EJ Obiena (ADMU) 4.20m, 3. Joram Ng (CSB) 3.90m, 4. Gorby Pajardo (ADMU) 3.90m
Shotput (24): 1. Eduard Paul Paler (JRU) 12.90m
Discus (24): 1. Miguel Sibayan (ADMU) 37.72m, 2. Adrian Linao (UM) 37.37m
Javelin (25): 1. Kenny Gonzales (FEU) 56.36m
4x100m (26): 1. FEU 42.6
4x400m (26): 1. FEU 3:22.3
100M Final (24): 1. Maureen Schrijvers (DLSU) 12.5 (*Schrijvers 12.4 heats)
200m Final (25): 1. Josie Malcad (FEU) 25.5, 2. Schrijvers 25.6 (Malacad 26.1 *heats (25)
400m (26): 1. Malacad 57.5, 2. Rechelle Abotalmo (UST) 59.8 (* (24) Malacad 58.5 heats)
800m (24): 1. Mary Ann Dela Cruz (FEU) 2:19.9, 2. Jelyn Duran (UST) 2:21.6
1500m Final (24): 1. Dalyn Carmen (FEU) 4:53.3, 2. Dela Cruz 4:55.5, 3. Jelyn Duran (USLS) 4:57.6
5000m Final (26): 1. Carmen 19:03.3
100 Hurd (24): 1. Eunice Balatibat (RTU) 15.7, 2. Michelle Loterte (UST) 15.8, 3. Vienna Mae Banebane (UST) 15.8 (*15.5 Loterte, 15.6 Banebane, Leah Casilihan (DLSU) 15.8, Charrie Catahan (UP) 15.9 heats)
400 Hurd Final (25): 1. Malacad 1:03.1, 2. Janelle Silvoza (RTU) 1:04.9 (*Heats Malacad 1:04.9, Raiveneth Penarubia (FEU) 1:04.9 (24)
Long Jump (24): 1. Felyn Dolloso (DLSU) 5.15m
Triple Jump (24): 1. Dolloso 12.28m,2. Joeann Bermudo (FEU) 12.03m, 3. Avegail Dizon (FEU) 11.52m, 4. Chairy Palermo (UST) 11.35m, 5. Michelle Pandian (HCDC) 11.30m
High Jump (24): 1. Schrijvers 1.60m, 2. Charito Bajuyo (UM) 1.55m, 3. Bermudo 1.55m
Pole Vault (25): 1. Natasha Nalus (UP) 3.00m *Philippine Junior Record, 2. Katrina Baron (UP) 2.80m, 3. Cess Trinidad (ADMU) 2.60m
Shotput (24): 1. Riza Faith Sombilla (UST) 10.55m, 2. Maika De Oro (USLS) 10.45m, 3. Devy Isada (UNO-R) 10.38m, 4. Vanessa Baguwet (ADMU) 10.22m, 5. Lei Anne Tan (FEU) 9.58m
Discus (24): 1. De Oro 37.65m, 2. April Rose Guiang (UM) 33.84m, 3. Twinkle Masilang (DLSU) 33.76m, 4. Isada 30.88m
Javelin (24): 1. Evalyn Palabrica (FEU) 39.90m
4x100m (26): 1. FEU 49.5, 2. UST 50.4, 3. DLSU 50.6, 4. UP 51.2
4x400m (26): 1. FEU 4:01.8, 2. UST 4:05.6, 3. RTU 4:07.2
*Please Note that all results are hand timed. And should be rounded up. Under no circumstance should a performance e.g. 10.91 in a sprint be rounded down to 10.9ht this is just poor time keeping.
University Games Part 2: Event Reviews including Videos
Results and Photos (Day 1 and 2)
Womens 100m Heats and Finals
It was 17 year old 2012 Palaro Champion Mau Schrijvers who was the fastest in the heats in 12.4. The National Junior Silver medalist (12.68) in this event made it the third time to clock 12.4s which is also her personal best. 2008 Palaro Champion Ruffa Bargola (UP) was second fastest in 12.7 well off her personal best of 12.2 ran during the weekly relays. Unheralded Mae Angoring of RTU was the third fastest. Avegail Dizon fourth in the UAAP, 2011 National Junior Bronze Medalist Jacogoy, 2009-2010 Palaro Champion Michelle Loterte (UST) also made the final.
All eight runners lined up in the final but only the first six times were recorded in the results. It was Bargola of UP (black) who was fastest out from the blocks over the acceleration phase. The tall Schrivjers (white) and Dizon (yellow) took command during the top end phase of the race, with Mau having the best maintenance phase. Maureen Schrivjers added her second major title to her Palaro Crown with 12.5 albeit it was a bit slower than the final due to probably a wet track. Ruffa Bargola of UP who had qualified second ran the same time to get the silver her first medal in a while. Dizon improved over a tenth to snatch the bronze away from Mae Angoring who couldn’t cope with the rainy conditions and finished sixth. By the looks of the video it seems like Bargola was lucky to claim the silver as a photo finish would have seen Dizon clearly in front. The rest of the field was well out of it at least a body lengths behind third place. So probably not right the .1s difference between Bargola and Dizon.
Mens 100m Heats and Finals
According to Daniel Noval, their where three heats. Anfernee Lopena ran a a seasons best of 10.7ht to win his heat, while Noval won his heat in 10.7ht also. Lopena the 2011 Palaro 400m Champion from Bohol transferred to CSB from Holy Name University in Cebu after that school decided to axe the track and field team due to budget cuts. Lopena has had some very good runs over the shorter distances during the weekly relay. His team mate Noval on the other hand is a 2 time Palaro and 2 time NCAA Champion in the 100m. Also qualifying was NCAA JR Record Holder Jasper Tanhueco as third fastest, 2011 National Junior 200/400m Champion Noli Torres of Dasma also made the Final.
Only the first five athletes had times recorded in a damp final. Daniel Noval who obviously had kept something in reserve running the identical time of 10.62 ht, Noval led the race from start to finish pulling away in the maintenance phase of the race.. Lopena was a little slower this time in 10.9 and Jasper Tanhueco was third in 11 flat. It was gold and silver for Mighty Cebu. From the video it looks like Tanhueco leaning backwards and dipping early during the maintenance phase, enabled Lopena to pip him for the silver.
Womens 200m Final
At 120m it looked like Schrijvers (white) was destined for the sprint double. She was 5m clear of the field. However a strong surge saw Josie Malacad (yellow) run her down in the last 40m of the race.
Mens 200m Final
This was only ever a two man race. Noval (white) came off the bend the fastest with probably a little bit of a lead on Cid. However Cid who was bobbing his head tilted side to side over whelmed the little guy in a neck to neck battle all the way to the finish line.
Womens 400m Heats
National 400m Hurdles Champion Josie Malacad qualified easily fastest to the final of the Womens 400m. Malacad who was the only athlete to break 1m00.0 in the Heats recorded her personal best of 57.04et to take silver at the South Vietnam Open. The graceful striding Malacad took the womens 400m looking very comfortable. Perhaps a sign the 56.78 UAAP Record set by Ana Leah Hugo in 1997 could be gone next month. The runner of RTU was second in 59.7 and everyone else was 1m00+.
400M Mens Heats and Finals
Jesson Rami Cid was the fastest easily of the heat qualifiers. Cid the third fastest 400m man this year, will be lining up in the Decathlon and 4x400m next month in Thailand. Also qualifying to the final was UAAP Silver medalist *Bhardos and ‘Actor’ Jerico Ejercito.
The Final was an easy win for Cid who came off the bend 5 meters ahead and pulled further away from the field. Cid won in 48.8 just outside the games record of Christopher Demata last year. The next couple of runners across the line recorded 50s+
Womens 100m Hurdles
Michelle Loterte narrowly goes in as the favorite for the final. Loterte is only missing this title and the National Senior title from her resume. She was the Milo Little Olympic Champion 2008-2009, Palaro Champion 2010-2011 in this event, UAAP Champion 2012 and National Junior Champion. Her best time of 15.18et was established during the PNG in Dumaguete earlier this year. Loterte finished fourth in this final last year.
Her main opponent will be her team mate Banex2 who is the 2011 UAAP Champion with a personal best of 15.1 hand timed to win that title. This is the best form she has been in a for a while. Also in the final is Lea Casilihan who was the Junior silver medalist at the 2011 PNG in this event. Casilihan tied the time she had ran last Saturday during the weekly relay. Just outside her personal best again of 15.86 where she finished 5th in the UAAP Final. Last years winner Jaycel Casabuenca of Capiz who won the event last year in 15.4 did not compete.
In what could be described as one of the shocking defeats of the games under dog teenager Angela Eunice Balatibat the SCUAA Champion held off the countries best Hurdler Michelle Loterte in a scramble to the finish line ending her winning streak of over a year.
Balatibat seemed to cope better with the wet conditions improving half a second from her personal best to take the title. Loterte edged out hr team mate Viena Mae Banebane for silver and bronze. With the other three runners well out of the race. Everyone seemed to run half a second or more slower except for Balatibat in this race. It seemed as if Michelle who was leading the field by about half a bodies width stumbled on the wet track clearing the seventh hurdle and had to slow down before the eight hurdle to regain her ryhthm which saw Casilihan and Balatibat draw level. Casilihan was taken out of the three way race by the ninth hurdle after hitting it. Balaitbat was able to out sprint Michelle at the end and threw her hands in the air going over the line.
1500M Women Final
UAAP Champion Dalyn Carmen continued her fine form from the Weekly Relays a few days ago to again beat team mate and UAAP Silver Medalist Mary Ann Dela Cruz. This time the girls improved from 4.58 to 4.53 and 4.57 to 4.55. Carmen best time of 4.51.23 was established during the last UAAP. Unheralded Jelyn Duran took the calps of some better established juniors to take Bronze. Barit? (Bakit) the 2011 Palaro Champion and Vanessa De Valle the 2011 Palaro Silver medalist who have both broken 5 mins before in this event both failed to medal.
Mens 1500m Finals
Christopher Ulboc in his debut over 1500m this year ran the second fastest time of 2012 (4:00.9) . Ulboc best time of 3:58.6 was established during the weekly relays last year. ‘Considerable beef’ was added to the four names so far ranked for 2012 with the top three in this race adding themselves to that list.
WOMENS LONG JUMP FINAL
Not very good overall results in the Long Jump. A few years ago Dato-on won this event in 5.81m. Dolloso and Bermudo did much better in the Triple Jump.
MENS LONG JUMP FINAL
Some very impressive results in the Mens Long Jump. 2012 has been a good year now with nine male long jumpers leaping over 7.00m and lifting the standard of this event in the Philippines! wait until the ranking lists come out. Unheralded Mark Fabro was the surprise winner with a leap of 7.06m, coached by former National Decathlete Arnold Villarube. NCAA Bronze medalist Mark Harry Diones improved his best leap from 6.89 to 7.06m for silver. 18 year old Janry Ubas went from 6.85 to 7.01, and Melbert Diones who was fourth was just 3cm off his personal best.
*7.00m is now the new standard to making the Mens Ranking List in 2013.
WOMEN’S TRIPLE JUMP FINAL
Hometown Girl Felyn Dolloso (DLSU) returned home to win the Girls Triple Jump in 12.28m. Felyn who broke the National Junior Record during the 2012 PNG with a 12.55m leap, first came to prominence breaking the Palaro Record in 2010 with a 12.35m leap and also won the 2011 UAAP. She missed the 2012 UAAP due to academic reasons.
Also leaping above 12m was second place Joean Bermudo (FEU) the UAAP Champion this year whose 12.03m leap was just 2cm shy off her career best performance at the UAAP. The entire field was slightly off or a lot of their best performances considering the bad weather conditions where it rained heavily.
MENS TRIPLE JUMP FINAL
Also some great results in the Mens Triple Jump with JRU Brothers Melbert and Mark Diones taking gold and silver. Melbert improving his best from last year of 14.37 to 14.65 and Mark improving his best of 14.49 to 14.56 from last year are both trained by Jojo Posadas. Janry Ubas was third with 14.07. The 18 year old was well off the 14.64 jump he registered at the PNG.
WOMENS SHOTPUT FINAL
Four teenagers threw over 10m. Sombilla, 18 the UAAP Champion won the gold for UST just 9cm off her throw at the UAAP. Palaro Discus Record Holder Maika De Oro,18 of DLSU-Bacolod was secondwith 10.45m just 5cm off her personal best from last year and her first throw over 10m this year. Devy Isada who was second in the Juniors at PNG with 9.61, added more than half a meter to her best throw. Vanessa Baguwet (ADMU) 19, the UAAP Bronze medalist improved her best throw from 9.79 to 10.22m.
MENS SHOTPUT FINAL
Eduard Paul Paler who threw 13.12m last year to win the NCAA title added the Uni Games title to his resume with a seasons best of 12.90m. Palaro Record Holder Richee Cabanyog was well off his personal best by nearly two meters with the senior shot-put with 12.32m.
Womens 4×200 Final.
The irregular relay of 4x200m relay was won by FEU which featured National 400m Hurdles Champion Josie Malacad. UST was second and UP third. The results are snap shotted on an angle so are obscured off the page.
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- Nicolas breaks the JR PV Record (pinoyathletics.com)
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- The Criteria cut off for the 200M 22.4 (ht) and 22.64 (et)
SEA Games 400m silver medalist Archand Bagsit led the list with a PB of 21.67 enroute to winning the PNG. He was followed by UAAP Champion Jesson Ramil Cid who timed 21.82, which was unofficially a new UAAP Record (with wind reading). Edgardo Alejan Jr. who was silver medalist at the PNG was third with 21.94. Isidro Del Prado Jr. the son of the legend was the fourth runner in 2012 to dip under 22 seconds with 21.99.
The 200m rankings show a good mix of juniors and seniors. With 34 year old former SEA Games 400m champion Julius Nierras ranking twelth.
The Palarong Pambansa Champion of 2012 is not ranked the winning time of 23.2 is well below the standard required for this list and probably one of the slowest winning times in the events history, like wise is the national junior champion who recorded 23.3et. The absence of all the top juniors from the Junior Mens 200m at the National Games meant the event was a lot less competitive than previous years.
The New criteria in 2013 will be 22.36 and 22.1, this year it was 22.64 and 22.4. 25 athletes broke 22.64 up from 17 last year.
- Philippine Mens 100m Ranking List 2012 (pinoyathletics.com)
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