Last Updated on March 3, 2023 by Andrew Pirie
.2012 Weekly Relays Week 4-6
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 by 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, and 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 been recording some good times.
Meanwhile, in the women’s 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 that featured Isidro Del Prado Jr. and Christopher Ulboc Jr. recorded a time of 3m22.4 to finish more than 6 seconds ahead of the second-place team.
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 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 the last 11th of August to Saturday the 18th of August due to flooding in Manila causing the event to postpone.
*Special Note to all participants in the Weekly Relays please ensure you are wearing the correct ‘BIB’ and register at the PATAFA office. As this confuses the encoder of the results, the points system, national coaches, and the Statisticians :),
Jose Unso got the better of 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 in 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.
Article by Pirie Enzo
Special Thank you 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 register at the PATAFA office as this confuses the encoder of the results, the points system, national coaches, and the Statisticians.
Several athletes had complained that BIB Numbers were made of very flimsy paper material which was very easy to rip. Hence they used their teammate’s BIB Numbers as their original number was originally destroyed.
And I recall how when I first competed way back in 2000 at the National Open the BIBs were made of more durable Cotton. These concerns and suggestions have been passed on to the PATAFA. (please post comments)
(Aug 25) Some very fast times reported by unknowns and super fast times up to #9? possibly relating to Bib Swapping or timing issues? PATAFA encoder and staff are investigating and checking with the timekeepers. Seven Days after the said event
While 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
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 at 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 the 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 teammate 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 Women’s 3k. Dalyn of FEU who was the UAAP Champion in several distance events last year won easily in 11:20.8.
The Amendments that need to be made to the Week 6 results are as follows.
- The Mens 5k had some sort of timekeeping 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 Boy’s high school results are jumbled with the girl’s 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 to PATAFA
Article by Pirie Enzo
Special Thankyou to Coach Roselyn Hamero for providing the results
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