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2012 Weekly Relays Semis and Finals

2012 Weekly Relays Week 9-12 Results

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.

A lot of results were subpar 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. 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 100.

Shotput Improvements

Lei Ann Tan (FEU) improved her silver medal performance of 10.40m last UAAP, to record a new personal best of 10.66m. Her teammate Jennifer Penepona better known as Javelin Thrower improved her season’s 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 teammate Jose Unso set a season-best of 15.0 to win the men’s 110 Hurdles.

Unso also won the 400m with a big PB of 49.3, well ahead of his teammate Jericho Ejercito at 50.3 and 2011 Palaro 400m Champion Anfernee Lopena (CSB) at 50.5.

Palaro and Uni Games 100m Champion, Maureen Schrivjers (DLSU) clocked a personal best of 58.8 trying out the long 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 Girl’s 1500m

Reminiscent of 4600m being run in the Boys 5k at an earlier weekly relay event. There was a stuff up in the girl’s 1500m, with only 1100m being run and Catherine Bristol (SFAC) winning in 3:56.3.

It was a reverse order for FEU teammates Mary Ann Dela Cruz UAAP Silver medalist and Carmen Dalyn UAAP Gold medalist in the women’s 1500m with Dela Cruz winning at 4:56.0, Carmen 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 leaped 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 leaped 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 sibling 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
Jenny Rosales part of the Silver Medal 4×400 Womens Team in Thailand open

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 the 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 girl’s 200m in a slow 27.0 from her teammates 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 season 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 for the NCAA next year.

Good improvements in Discus

Women’s Discus which is considered pretty 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 women’s discus in 35.49m, this inserted the 19-year-old to #6 on the junior all-time list. She improved nearly 1m on her winning throw at 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 like the favorite against her FEU teammate the defending champion Jennifer Penepona.


Strong Showing by FEU

Daisrey Juanillo? won the 400 Hurdles in 1:05.8 from her FEU teammates Rieveneth Penarubia at 1:06.5 and Jee-Ann Racoma at 1:06.7. The FEU quartet also registered their 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.


Other Events

The 800m mens was won by newcomer Joe Marie Jovelo from the University of Perpetual Dalta who held off DLSU Captain Jericho Ejercito. 15-year-old Johnrey Moreno of Emilio Aguinaldo was well clear in the boy’s division winning by nearly six seconds. John Albert Mantua (JRU) won the Mens Discus narrowly with 37.16 from Eduard Paler with 37.04



Athletes of the Week Updates Week 13-15

Week 13

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.


Week 14

Jose Unso took the Week 14 award slightly ahead of his two DLSU teammates 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 in 400m, 53.6 personal best in 400m hurdles, and a season-best of 15.0 in 110 Hurdles and 22.0 in 200m.


Week 15

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 clears 4.45 NJR (Photo Credit Enrico Quodala

EJ Obiena’s comeback from injury continues as he broke his one-week-old National Junior Record by registering 4.45m. Obiena is still ranked 10th on the Mens All-time list. But edging closer to the ninth spot is held by Fil-Heritage Athlete Utzurun (4.50m). Obiena will be targeting 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 girl’s division.

5 men in total cleared 4.00m during the finals with Zek Valera’s 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

A very young Evalyn Palabrica

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 site also on breaking the National Junior Record at the UAAP.

Rieveneth Penarubia

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 on to 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 teammate 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 on to 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.


Impressive Throws

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 season’s 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 to 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 of 1:06.6 to beat her well-performed teammate Daisrey Juanillo of FEU. Jose Unso jogged the 400 Hurdles in 56.0, although it’s 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 on to 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 leaped 1.65m, easily beating Palaro and National Maureen Schrijvers 1.55m, and UAAP Champion Aprilen Laudencia 1.50m. Bermuda 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 from the 14.15m he registered with the lighter 6kg shot. Meanwhile, in the Triple Jump, Melbert Diones scored an easy 14.30m victory.


2012 PATAFA Weekly Relays  RESULTS – FINALS DAY 2 (Broken Link)



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 was the Milo Little Olympic Final Champion in the 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 list.

Jenny Rosales of UE who had a thrilling win in the 200m with a 24.6 clocking, went on to 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 a 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 improved her best vault to 2.80m to rank #9 on the junior all-time list. Also had 18% votes for the 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

1 Richard Salano (UE)

2 Jordan Paul Billones (UST)

3 & 5 Natasha Nalus (UP)

4 Patrick Unso (DLSU)

6 Anfernee Lopena (CSB) and Carmen Dalyn (FEU)

7 Maureen Emily Schrivjers (DLSU) and Michelle Loterte (UST)

8 & 11 Daniel Noval (CSB)

9 Jericho Ejercito (DLSU)

10 Jamie Mejia (UPHS)

12 Neslee Angco (UE)

13 Gab Soriano (UP)

14 Jose Unso (DLSU)

15 EJ Obiena (ADMU)

16 Day 1 Anfernee Lopena (CSB)

16 Day 2 Jennyrose Rosales (UE)

Overall: Mens Jaime Mejia (UP)

Overall Womens Jenny Rose Rosales (UE)


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By Andrew Pirie

Andrew was elected Vice President of the Association of Track and Field Statisticians in 2020 after being a member for 7 years. He has worked as a PSC Consultant and Research Assistant from 2013-2015, Consultant, and Sprint Coach at Zamboanga Sports Academy from 2015-2017. And Currently is Consultant Coach with VMUF 2021- Current editor and chief of, and has recently done consultancy work for Ayala Corp evaluating the Track and Field Program. Coaches Sprints, Middle and Jump events he is  Level 3 Athletics Australia Coaching Certification in Sprints and Hurdles. Currently working towards a Masters Degree in Education. He can be contacted on [email protected] You can find more information on Coaching here

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