Another prime example of the butchering of the countries sports program.
The recent senates interference in the matters of the UAAP is not just negatively impacting the lives of individual collegiate athletes but also our sports program as a whole. The Senate recently wanted to change the rule for UAAP athletes to two year residency meaning athletes transferring schools would not be able to participate for their new school and would have two years were they were not eligible for UAAP competition.
- Under the new rule, if a UAAP high school athlete wants to transfer to another UAAP institution in tertiary level, he or she must sit out for two years before being allowed to play. The athlete’s playing year, however, starts after the two-year residency. A regular athlete in the UAAP has five playing years (Manila Times)
- Athletes transferring between schools require two year residency
- Foreign players two year residency
Such a prolonged period away from sport is more than likely to discourage athletes from continuing with sport or effect their future academic choices if the school they choose does not have a suitable course for a future career. The NCAA system in the US currently has in place a one year residency rule. So if a more well established and prestigious league finds one year adequate why cant the UAAP?
However I am ruling in favor of a no residency rule which will give more rights to the athletes. The disadvantage of this however is it could lead to rampant poaching of athletes by other schools.
Senator Pia Cayetano in an open letter called the change in the rule against “the constitutional mandate to promote sports”
“…The 2-year residency that is currently applied to transferring college students, as well as any residency rule for high school students, deny athletes of their rights to develop their full potential,” said Cayetano in a statement posted on mydailyrace.com.
Cayetano cited Section 19, Article 14, of the 1987 Constitution, which states that:
“(1) The State shall promote physical education and encourage sports programs, league competitions, and amateur sports, including training for international competitions, to foster self-discipline, teamwork, and excellence for the development of a healthy and alert citizenry.”
In an interview with the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Em Fernandez, the head of the league’s amendements committee, said the reason for such change: “Most of the universities want to protect their high school programs.”
Cayetano, meanwhile, is against “any kind of residency rule for graduating high school students.”
“For transferring college students, the 1 year residency rule will suffice. Anything more than that is injustice to an athlete.”
“In the USA, transferring college athletes have a 1-year residency rest before they can play for their new school – only 1 year, and it doesn’t apply to high school students who choose to go to a different college,” Cayetano explained, also saying the one-year rule of the US-NCAA is aimed at helping students acclimatize to new school and academics.
“A student-athlete’s choice of university is influenced not only by athletics, but also by academics, campus life, and personal situation , and the 2-year residency encumbers their freedom of choice,” Cayetano added.
- Pia Cayetano launches online petition against new UAAP residency rule (sports.inquirer.net)
- UAAP residency rule would waste âprime timeâ of athletesâPia Cayetano (sports.inquirer.net)
- Senate to scrutinize #NewUAAPRule (rappler.com)
- Opinion: From broken to absurd (rappler.com)
- New UAAP residency rule favoring universities, not students – Pia Cayetano (sports.inquirer.net)
- New UAAP rule postpones transfer of Mbala, Pingoy to another team (newsinfo.inquirer.net)
- UAAP residency rule ‘good’ for UST, says university exec (sports.inquirer.net)
Attached is the draft schedule for the PNG May 28 to June 2.
Please send suggestions or ammendments to firstname.lastname@example.org
- The 10k Walk should be replaced by a 20k Walk which is the SEA Games event
- Womens, Junior Womens and Youth Girls Pole Vault should be held on the same scheduled time as their will be only around six entries
- Suggestions for a Fair Selection process for RP Track and Field at SEA Games (pinoyathletics.com)
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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In regards to selection, I would like to suggest the qualification period for the SEA Games be extended from 2011 SEA Games date (November 12-16) until September 2013 (over one month before the SEA Games scheduled date allows adequate time to finalize team).
Because if the medalists last SEA games are automatically included then anyone else who makes qf performances from that date onwards should be included aswell its only fair why should a bronze medalist from dec 2011 be allowed an extra year to have a performance when a young/new athlete who has never competed at sea games have to do the performance in less than a year the current system makes it harder for young athletes who make the standard harder to get into the team.
This by no way disadvantages previous SEA Games medalists as they are secured in the team as there performances make the SEA Games performance required. The only way an existing medalist would concede there spot is if within the qualification period two athletes in the same event exceeded there performance during the SEA Games.
Bronze Medal minimal
The Bronze medal standard from last SEA Games should definitely be the minimal standard set. As the SEA Games is the least competitive multi-sports event the Philippines participates in we should not accept a standard lower than this for entry into the SEA Games. If this is allowed it does not set clear enough and consistent guidelines in regards to selection and can lead to disputes and conflict in the athletic community.
We should also definitely not be selecting athletes who have not made the standard over those who have already made the standard in the time frame specified. By honoring a set standard such as the SEA Games bronze medal it sets the expectations that there is a concrete/definitive performance that the athletes are aware they need to achieve. This would further motivate the athletic community and domestic depth as they will now know they all have a fair chance to qualify.
A Bronze medal is the minimal standard and not something were concessions should be allowed for selection. By expecting anything less we are merely lowering the bar of expectations and hence not raising the level of our athletes against those from other SEA Nations.
The Training Pool
One gray area right now is the training pool, members of the national team are those who medalled at the last SEA Games. However the Training pool does not seem to have clear and definite guidelines in place for what merits selection. A suggestion is that the Training pool should only comprise of athletes who have made the bronze standard from the last sea games during the qualification period, but did not medal last SEA games.
Where can performances be achieved
We also should allow athletes to achieve performances at any meets not just at the Philippine National Games. As there are no meets leading up to the PNG it is very difficult for athletes to perform optimally. The ideal would be to create competitions leading up to the PNG if the PNG is to serve as the primary selection meet. While i strongly feel the importance of the National Games as the primary selection meet I don’t believe it should be the only selection meet.
The reason I say this is because other SEA Nations do not restrict selection to just the National meet and allow overseas performances to count towards selection of their SEA Games lineups as well as this they also host more local meets. If we allow the PNG to be the only selection meet this will handicap us again our SEA Games rivals.
Fair enough the National Championships/Games should be the premier/prestigious meet of the Philippine athletic season, right now it seems the UAAP gets better attendance and performances. The National Championships should include all the best athletes in the country including all the UAAP athletes and would be better powered with domestic meets leading up to it.
If it has not yet been covered feel free to contribute to this article and ask questions
- List of SEA Games Qualifiers as of 31 Dec, 2012 (pinoyathletics.com)
The PATAFA has submitted an initial list to the ASEAN Youth organizing committee in Vietnam. We will not be adding any further athletes to this lineup as the qualification period ended with the close of the Palarong Pambansa.
We kindly now ask the following below athletes to
a) confirm availability June 3 to June 9
b) provide a photo copy of their passport to email@example.com which will be cc. to PATAFA
No further athletes will be added to this lineup however athletes will be removed if
a) they do not reply in time regarding availability (end of this week)
b) do not provide passports in time
c) they are too old or too young for this meet they must be born in 1996, 1997 or 1998.
We are still finalizing this and we would appreciate any assistance to email firstname.lastname@example.org. A priority list will be created and allocated for available athletes for the team.
Now that the Palarong Pambansa is completed this is a final list of qualifiers for the ASEAN Youth Games. The list will be submitted to PATAFA.
Below is an initial tentative list of Qualifiers for the ASEAN Youth Games Jun 4-8 Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. The event is for athletes born in 1996, 1997 and 1998. We expect to add more to the team once the Regional Palaro and Palaro meet is completed. Please note i have listed all the qualifiers in an event, just in case athletes are not available or cant secure passports in time , priority will go to the top qualified as only 2 per event might be permitted.
Event, Name, DOB, Qualified based on, Criteria bronze last time, team
Red is 2 top athletes, as 2 athletes per event
- Kyla Richardson (98) 11.93s +0.0 Norwalk, Fil-Heritage/Los Angeles (2013) (PB is 12.00)
- Kayla Richardson (98) 11.94s +2.0 Los Angeles, Fil-Heritage Los Angeles (2013)
- Eloisa Luzon (96) 12.2 Dumaguete, NMRAA Palarong Pambansa (2013)
Mary Anthony Diesto (97) 12.4s, Negros Regional Meet WV/Bacolod
- Kyla Richardson (98) 24.12s Norwalk, (2012)/24.33s
- Kayla Richardson (98) 24.52s Los Angeles, 2013)
Timaraya Baynard (96) 25.04s. (2012)
Timarya Baynard (96) 56.09s Los Angeles, Fil-Heritage (2012 55.10s)
- Kayla Richardson (98) 58.28s Norwalk,
- Raiveneth Penarubia (08/01/96) 58.4s Pasig FEU
1. Angelica De Josef (99) 2:17.2 Palarong Pambansa, Dumaguete (Western Visayas) ** Too young for the meet
Julie Wollroth (96) 4:37 Gainesville, FL **conversion of 1600m time
- Joida Gagnao 4:45.2 Palarong Pambansa, Dumaguete (WV)
- Jie Ann Calais (99) 4:48.2 Palarong Pambansa, Dumaguete (NM) *Too young for the meet
- Joida Gagnao 10:22.6 Palarong Pambansa, Dumaguete /WV
Julie Wollroth (96) 10:24.75 Gainesville, Fil-Heritage/Florida
- Jie Ann Calais (99) 10:28.1 Palarong Pambansa, Dumaguete, NMRAA *too young for the meet
- Joneza Mie Sustiedo (98) 10:34.1 Lingayen, Bacolod
.400 Hurdles (1:06.59)
- Raiveneth Penarubia (96) 1:03.96 Pasig UAAP FEU
- Marilyn Avila 1:04.3 Dumaguete, Palarong Pambansa
Long Jump (5.14)
- Jessa Mayor (**) 5.30, Palarong Pambansa
- Kimberly Alforque (**) 5.29 Palarong Pambansa
Mary Anthony Diesto (97) 5.23, PNG, 5.14 Bacolod
Triple Jump (11.12)
- Mary Anthony Diesto (97) 11.61, Dumaguete Palarong Pambansa
- Jessa Mayor 11.31, Palarong Pambansa
Kayla Richardson (11.94)
Kyla Richardson (12.00)
Eloisa Luzon (12.2)
Timaraya Baynard (12.69)
Mary Anthony Diesto (12.4)
Timaraya Baynard (55.10)
Kayla Richardson (58.28)
Raiveneth Penarubia (58.4)
Jealyn Lancita (59.2)
Khadijah Sayyid (59.26) (born in 94 too old for meet)
- Romnick Nor (96) 10.6
Christopher Lirazan 49.7 (born 1995 too old for meet)
- Jaime Mejia (97) 50.0
Michael Abanador 1:56.9 Palarong Pambansa (born 1995 too old for meet)
- Jether Molina 1:57.2 Palarong Pambansa
400 Hurdles (55.67)
- 1. Jaime Mejia (97) 55.3
1. Bryan Jay Pachecho 57.81m CLRAA Dumaguete, Palarong Pambansa
2. Joshua Patulud 56.75m Ateneo HS Dumaguete, Palarong Pambansa
3. Remzy Gemolga 55.10m WV Dumaguete, Palarong Pambansa
Womens U21 (93, 94, 95)
100m Jenny Rose Rosales (94) 12.22s +0.3 UAAP, 12.44s Manila/UE
200m Jenny Rose Rosales (94) 24.73s UAAP, 25.32s
400m Jenny Rosales (94) 56.03s UAAP, 57.17s
100H Michelle Loterte Palmares (93) 14.96s, UAAP ** medal at ASEAN Uni Games Manila/UST
Mens U21 (93, 94, 95)
100m Daniel Noval (94) 10.74s Thailand, 10.74s Manila/CSB
200m Daniel Noval (94) 21.9 Bacolod, 22.32s
- Joan Caido (94) 48.8 PRISAA, PRISAA/Univ Baguio
- Ryan Bigyan (94) 49.0 PRISAA Univ Batangas
- Gabriel Soriano (94) 49.45s UAAP Manila/UP
- Elbren Neri (94) 1:55.27 Pasig, **medal at ASEAN Uni Games Manila/UST
- Richardson Twins open 2013 with PBs in 60m, Fil-Heritage athletes in action! (pinoyathletics.com)
The Philippines fastest female over 100-200m who ran 12.00et and 24.12et last year 14 year old Kyla Richardson had a very narrow win over her twin sister Kayla this weekend. It was twin sister Kayla who had a great start and looked like she had got away but Kyla who does not like to lose came back with a strong finish to edge her out.
They both opened 2013 with personal best times of 7.85 and 7.89 at Cerritos All comers meet on Saturday in Los Angeles finishing 1-2 in their race. Kyla previous best was 7.94 at Azusa last February, and Kayla whose previous was 8.1. Judging by these performances it equates to a clocking of 12.00 to 12.20 at worst case scenario on the track right now.
|Girl’s 60 Meter Dash|
|Section 1||Wind Reading:||n/a|
|1||Kendall Gustafson||Gardena HS||8.33|
|4||natalie Campos||Warren HS||9.28|
|Section 2||Wind Reading:||n/a|
|3||Amanda Van Buren||unattached||8.09|
|5||Rai Ahmed Green||AOS||8.24|
|7||Teree Anei||Core Speed||8.54|
The twins later teamed in a relay team with the academy of speed which blew away there opponents by eight seconds in the 4×200 winning in 1:40.73, Kyla ran the second leg Kayla ran fourth. This time equates to 25 seconds each runner, or as its indoors probably around 24-24.5 on an outdoor track due to the tight bends.
The girls are running great and have almost acquired there Filipino passports. Both are enjoying there training with the Academy of Speed right now which only started in December, they had a well earn’t rest after peaking last May. They will run at Irvine next week.
The twins are looking forward to participating at the Philippine National Games in May were they will line up in the Junior Sprint events. Following that will be the ASEAN Youth Champs in South Vietnam in June.
29 year old Sprinter Pirie timed 7.10 secs for 60m at a meet on a grass surface in Chatswood, Australia over 60m.
Alorro 4.55m Again!
Julio Alorro leapt 4.55 again at the Thomson Invitational at Delaware on January 26. He won the meet on count back from his team mate. Alorro has opened with 4.55, 4.50 and 4.55 so far this year indoors. A performance of 4.70 is required to qualify for the SEA Games. His best leap of 4.91 was established last May.
Meanwhile 18 year old Irene Fletemeyer opened her season with a time of 8:17.26 for the 1600m walk at the Last Track to Philly on January 26 at Georgetown Prep HS, Bethsheda.
- Fil-Heritage athletes Alorro and Halog in action (pinoyathletics.com)
- Head to Head: The Best athletes in 2012 (pinoyathletics.com)
- Nicolas mark is equal to Filipino Junior Record in Pole Vault (pinoyathletics.com)
- IAAF rules Richardson twins too young for World Youth eyes RP Team SEA Games
- Twin 14 year olds New Hope for RP Athletics
The Philippines enjoyed a fabulous streak in the early 80s at SEA Games with three 400 Hurdlers in 1981 Grafillo, 1983 Unso and 1985 Arnillo claiming the 400 Hurdle crown. It was Renato Unso who at these games would set the undisputed Philippine Record of 51.26 which till this day remains untouched.
Unso was born 25th of April 1957 orphaned at the age of nine he overcame poverty. In fact, it was poverty and its many challenges that molded him to become a Sea Games gold medalist, teacher, motivational speaker and formerly as Dean of Human Kinetics of the PUP.
He won the 1978 Palarong Pambansa Tertiary 110 Hurdles in 15.5 but finished second in the 400 Hurdles to Angelito Aguilar who went onto set a meet record later on (54.6 to 55.2).
Gintong Alay Coach Tony Benson said Unso had the makings of a world class hurdler. However in Manila it seemed Unso cracked under the pressure of a home crowd.
At his first SEA Games in 1981 Unso finished last in the 110 Hurdles final, he was credited with a very fast 14.5 hand timed in the heats which may have seen him close to a medal in the final if he had the same type of run. He won the second heat of the 400 Hurdles in 53.32 beating Nyan Chong-Jong of Malaysia. In the final he finished fourth and just 6/100th outside a medal in fourth in the 400 Hurdles with a time of 53.46. Team mate Grafilo won the race going onto set an electronic Filipino National Record at 52.19, with Chong-Jong taking Silver.(*The best mark at that time was Abdul Guipaur hand-time from 1974 of 51.8).
Unso was given the label of ‘The Heartbreak kid’ by news reporters. “Oh yes i remember i went under instead of over. I was a certainty that lost” he later told a reporter.
“I cannot forget that season, but my mind was never set on it then.” he said of 1981 SEA Games.
At the Palaro open division in 1982 in 15.4 aswell as the 400 Hurdles in 54.4. Later that year Unso would break through to his first international win at the ASEAN Cup winning the 400 Hurdle title. He returned a different athlete at the next SEA Games.
Leading upto the SEA Games Unso clocked 52.01 at the National Championships erasing the National Record set by Jaime Grafillo.
At these games he won heat 1 of the 110 Hurdles beating Heru Prayogo of Indonesia with the fasest qualifying time of 14.80. However in the final in a hairline finish Prayogo took the gold 14.75 to 14.76. Unso time of 14.76 however broke the nine year old National Record of Marcelo Benauro and stood until 1997.
The greatest race of his career would come in a superb 400 Hurdles final where he led from start to finish .
Unso recorded a time of 51.26 to win the 1983 SEA Games in Singapore which until this day is the National Record 30 years on, this would be the last time Unso would compete at the SEA Games.
After the 1983 Asian Championships Unso decided to retire early at the age of 26 after tearing his hamstring in Kuwait. “Im not even going to go back to running.” “Last Weeks Asian Champs was my swan song”. He took up a role with the Gintong Alay as a coach “Now ill just worry about passing on my knowledge to youngsters coming into the Gintong Alay scheme”
Unso did however make a return at the 1986 ASEAN Track and Field Champs in Singapore with bronze in the 110 Hurdles in a time of 15.21.
various old newspapers
sea games results
Alyana Nicolas opened her 2013 season with a 3.10m indoor leap.
The 18 year old Fil-Heritage athlete from San Jose, California having acquired dual citizenship papers has in fact equaled the Junior National Record subject to ratification by PATAFA. Natasha Marie Nalus of University of the Philippines had leapt 3.10m last month. Alyana has a personal best leap of 3.20m which was achieved last May however she did not have Dual Citizenship papers at the time hence the record was not recognized as a Filipino Junior Record. Nicolas will jump again in two weeks time at a meet in Fresno. Nicolas and Nalus will go head to head in the junior division at the PNG later in May. Nicolas iscoached by Steve Nelson who mentored Filipino National Record Holder and Olympian Edward Lasquette in the 90s.
Julio Alorro this time finished 3rd at New York University Team Challenge in the Pole Vault at the Armory this time registering 4.50m, after opening the season with 4.55m.
- Fil-Heritage athletes Alorro and Halog in action (pinoyathletics.com)
The #2 Filipino Vaulter in 2012 Julio Alorro, leapt 4.55m indoors in his first meet of 2012 at the famous Armory venue in New York. Alorro who holds dual citizenship was representing The College of New Jersey. He finished second, and had three failed attempts at 4.70m. 4.70m is important as this was the bronze medal performance last SEA Games. Alorro was one of two exciting finds in contention for a medal at the SEA Games having leapt 4.91m last year. At this time last year Alorro had opened with a 4.20m vault.
Meanwhile in Canada, Jonelle Halog who ran 10.91 last year and was the Fastest Filipino Youth Sprinter opened his season in Ottawa with a time of 7.10s for the 60m indoors placing 6th in the Final at the Ottawa Lions Club meet. Halog ran 7.17s to finish 4th in heat 2.
Weight program for a 40o metter runner / hurdler summer program.
from elite track forum
Speed days do the main lifts (Run in morning, lift in afternoon)
DAY #1- Powercleans 5×5 (Olympic Lift)
Back Squat 5×5 (Core Lift)
Bench 5×5 (Push)
Lat pull down 4×8 (Pull)
hyperextensions and Abs
aux lift (bis tris abs traps calves)
Day #2- PushPress (olympic lift)
Deadlifts (core lift)
Incline DB bench press (push)
Tbar Rows (pull)
hyperextensions and Abs
aux lift (bis tris abs traps calves)
Day # 3
Weighted dips (push)
Hang Clean (Olympic Lift)
Front Squats (Core Lift)
hyperextensions and abs
Then repeat this cycle