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2012 Weekly Relays Week 1-3

Articles by Andrew Pirie

ATFS Statistician

2012 PATAFA Weekly Relays  Schedule and Registration Information

The PATAFA Weekly Relays will start this Saturday, July 14, and will run through November 25 at the ULTRA (Phil Sports). The complex Deadline for submission of entries is on September 15, 2012.




Please also check our calendar here

*NB All Performances are hand timed.


2012 PATAFA Weekly Relays Week 1 Report, July 14th

With a lot of National level athletes skipping this meet due to recovery phases from overseas meets and a lot of college athletes having academic commitments performances were thin across the events.

Richard Salano of UE clocked a personal best of 15.34.7 to take the mens 5k from Rafael Poliquit of FEU. FEU Dalyn Carmen won the 3k women’s narrowly from her teammate Mary Ann Dela Cruz ATHLETE 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 teammate Raiveneth Penarubia.

2012 PATAFA Weekly Relay Results – Week 1 (Broken Link)

Week 2 Report, July 21st Better Results in Week 3 of Weekly Relays (rev 3)

Mens 800m Feature event PB for Ulboc

2012 PATAFA Weekly Relays Silver Medalist Mervin Guarte one of the big names at last weekend’s PATAFA weekly relay events (Photo Credits: Ojon Artiaga)

( Aug 2) The 800m was going to be the feature event of this weekly relay 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 the 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.



(Jul 19) A rain-drenched second week of the weekly relay serie at Pasig Ultra, caused several field events to be canceled and performances to be sub-par. However, some of the running events did push through.

The best performance came from National Bronze 800m Medallist Jordan Paul Billones (who was using Wenlie Maulas BIB Number) who easily won the 2nd timed race running solo in 50.2 in the pouring rain.

(Paul recorded his personal best for 400m of 49.7 during the Hypersports Time Trials last April).

2012 PSC-PATAFA Weekly Relay Results – Week 2 (Broken Link)


Josie Malacad Disqualified

Josie Malacad
2012 PATAFA Weekly Relays Josie Malacad (Photo Credits: Roselyn Hamero)

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 women’s 400 Hurdles in a time of 1:06.0, unfortunately, 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. 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 men’s 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). Lobos had the fastest 200m time with 22.5. Lobos was one of the favorites at the national games in the junior 100m last May. Before pulling his hamstring in the finals.

While in womens Heptathlete Mildrid “The Man” Salut of FEU ran 26.8 in women.


Pole Vaulters

Emerson Obiena
Emerson Obiena

National Coach and Masters Athlete Emerson Obiena won the men’s 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 from her personal best.

The National Record is held by Filam Deborah Samson who leaped 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 the Mens Discus National Games Silver medalist Joel Sta. Mina of FEU won with 37.81m (PNG 40.25m).

Full Result Here

For Links to Reports on Weeks 1 and 2 and Registration and Schedule details click here

2012 Weekly Relays Week 4-6






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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