Last Updated on March 5, 2023 by Andrew Pirie

2012 Weekly Relays Week 9-12

2012 Weekly Relays Week 7-8

Week 9 Report Weekly Relays (Have a Vote!)

Daniel Noval chases after his SEA Games Dreams.

Again thank you to Coach Roselyn Hamero (PATAFA) for supplying these results. And I am surprised and impressed at the speed of the availability.

Daniel Noval provided a ‘perfect example’ of sprinting on Saturday Afternoon.

When the dust settled the people of Philippine Athletics decided that the Week 8s athlete of the week is none other than Daniel Noval. Noval is the NCAA Champion and Record Holder in the 100m in 2011 and 2012, and before that the boy from Mandaue, Cebu was the Palaro Champion in 2009 and 2010 and is the joint Palaro Record Holder in the 100 and 200m Dash. Noval best time of 10.84 is just .02 shy of the JR Record held by his mentor and National Record Holder Ralph Soguilon. Daniel Noval opened up his weekly relay serie with a time of 10.8 (hand) last weekend.



Performances were much slower than last week with very wet and windy conditions which caused a lot of athletes not to turn up. UAAP Champion Michelle Loterete (UST) won the 100 Hurdles (15.9) from last years UAAP Runnerup Mildrid Salut (FEU) 16.2. With Leah Casilihan of DLSU third in 16.4.

After months of injury Robert Francisco formally of Mapua now at CSB made a return with the fastest Hurdles time of 15.6. Likewise, the women’s 1500 Mary Ann Dela Cruz (5:06) (FEU) and Roldan Verano (4:08) were not impressive due to the weather.

PNG Champion Keizel Pedrina (UST) in what was pretty much a solo effort won the Women’s 400m in 58.4 well clear from the PNG Junior and Palaro Champion Neslee Angco (UE). The three Filipina quarter milers in the last few weeks are Olarita (58.3 at Cesafi) and Malacad (58.4 at Rizal).

However, in the Mens 400m Isidro Del Prado (FEU) the Silver Medalist at the PNG in this event was almost caught on the line by DLSU Team Captain Jericho Ejercito with both runners registering 50.8s. 2010 National Junior Silver Medalist Pearnel Lobos (JRU) was third with 2011 Palaro Champion Anfernee Lopena (CSB) who led most of the way fading to fourth.




Week 10 Report

Week 10 Weekly relay results are finally here however I need to note quite a few amendments/auditing needs to be made. But again thanks once again to Roselyn Hamero and the PATAFA encoder.

Eco in full flight with Mr. Sotto complete with Red Umbrella in the background holding a starter’s pistol

Week 9’s athlete of the week was Actor Jericho Ejercito. The hard-working team captain of the DLSU came very close to almost holding off fast-finishing National Silver Medalist Isidro Del Prado Jr. (the son of the legend and 400m Record Holder Isidro Del Prado). Ejercito is also the third son of a legend, his father is a former actor and governor of Laguna E.R. Ejercito. In Week 9 Ico as he is better known was nominated overwhelmingly for his efforts with 84.6% of the votes.


Report: Unso Strikes Twice

For a long time in his younger brother’s shadow. Jose Unso of DLSU set a personal best of 53.6 in the 400m Hurdles to break his long-standing personal best of 54.0 (set way back in 2009). The oldest son of national record holder Renato Unso. He is also the training partner of Ico Ejercito. Unso won the first heat beating NCAA Champion Philip Silloco (UPHR) (56.2) easily, with rookie Glen Morales (UST) (56.2) third

2010 NCAA Bronze medalist Domingo Cabradilla was the winner of heat 4 in (55.7) with Ramil Toledo (FEU) taking out heat 2 in (56.2).

Unso came back to win the 200m dash in 22 flat to win the first heat, Palaro 2011 400m Champion Anfernee Lopena of CSB was second in 22.3, with Ico Ejerctio third in 22.3. 2011 PRISAA 100m Champion Peter Pol Padal of JRU won the sixth heat in 22.3.

Jose Unso is 2 for 2 this weekend.

The shocking surprise was UAAP Heptathlete Mildrid Salut (FEU) who ran well below her personal best to easily beat Palaro Champion Maureen Schrivjers (DLSU) 25.7 to 26.5 in the womens 200m. National Junior Silver medalist Neslee Angco (UE) was third in 26.6. On paper, the race favorites for the 200m at the UAAP were Jenny Rosales (UE), Hanelyn Loquinto (FEU), and Schrivjers (DLSU) but now Mildrid looks like she is vying for a podium finish in that event.

Obiena bounces back

A sensational return to form with National Junior Record Holder EJ Obiena of ADMU returning from injury to take the men’s pole vault on countback. Palaro Record Holder Adel Valdecenas was second. Both registered 4.20m. 2010 UAAP Champion Zek Valera was third. National Champion Riezel Buenaventura (PPVC) won the womens Pole Vault at 3.40m ahead of Katrina Baron (UP) who returning from injury leaped a season’s best of 2.80m.

Raniel Francisco won the men’s discus with a good performance of 39.26m, ahead of 2011 Palaro Discus and Shotput Champion Efraem Gesulgon of CSB.


Fantastic Discus Throwing

Ira Mae Hernandez of UP had a massive improvement adding several meters to her personal best, her throw of 36.88m was #9 of all time for Filipino Womens. (Not sure what the current UAAP Record is in Discus probably belongs to Roselyn Hamero).


Other Events

The Mens 800 is credited to Edward Sier Lao who was Wenlie Maulas of UE in disguise with a time of 1:56.4s. Roldan Verano of JRU who won 1500 the last few weekly relays settled for second in 1:57.0 (still over 4 seconds away from his best time). 18-year-old Jomar Angus of FEU was third in 1:57.7 and Week 9s winner Ico Ejercito was fourth in 1:58.4.

UAAP 1500m Champion Dalyn Carmen (FEU) won the 800m womens in a slow 2:25.5 from 2011 Palaro Silver Medalist in 1500m Vanessa De Valle (UP).

With the absence of National Champion Josie Malacad of FEU, her younger teammate Raiveneth Penarubia won the women’s 400 Hurdles in 1:07.1.

FEU Women improved their relay time during the Weekly relay serie to 50.1.

15-year-old Jaime Mejia (UP) had a good time for his age of 23.0 to win the boy’s 200m.

Evalyn Palabrica won the Javelin (37.10).

(more to come quite late getting some sleep)


(please note any votes towards Hanelyn Loquinto on this Poll will be credited to Mildrid Salut)




(please note some of the results still need to be audited for incorrect names).

2012 PATAFA Weekly Relays Week 11 Weekly Relays Report and Poll

Mejia is closest to the screen


Due to the lateness of the Week 10s results, and the promptness of the Week 11 results. The poll is over in four days. The people have decided by a mere 1 vote, 9 votes to 8 that 15-year-old potential Jaime Mejia with a time of 23.0 in the 200m high school boys is the athlete of the week over Jose Unso’s two wins last week. Mejia is the first high school athlete to win the coveted athlete of the week award for brilliant performance during the Weekly Relays serie.


Report – Salano Improves Again

Richard Salano again continued to improve his 5k winning time at the UAAP. Salano who has had 5 straight wins at the Weekly Relays has lowered his best time on every occasion. Again reducing it to 15:29.6, from 15:30.4 last time. At the beginning of the year, Salano’s best time was 15:44.3 . The UE sprinter will be up against defending champion Ulboc (FEU) at the UAAP in December.

His teammate Gilbert Laido of UE put himself on the ranking list with a new best time of 15:45.3 to place second.


Century Dash the Rise of Mildrid

Mighty Mildrid with Muscles

UAAP Heptathlon Champion Mildrid Salut of FEU again showed a dominating display after securing a personal best last week in the 200m winning the womens 100m in 12.4s. Mildrid finished out of the medals in both sprints last year. The Muscular athlete from FEU who is better known as a hurdler is a certain chance at a podium to finish this UAAP in both sprints. Salut also won the Long Jump in 5.23m. Albeit her best leap is 5.51m.

In the Men’s Sprints Cebu and CSB Teammates Daniel Noval (10.8) and Anfernee Lopena (10.8) won heats one and two. Anfernee time was another personal best. 2011 PRISAA Champion Peter Pol Padal (JRU) showed a return to form finishing second to Lopena in 10.9. While NCR Palaro Champion Rodquem Maullom (ARE) took out heat four in 11.0.

14-year-old NCR Batang Pinoy Champion Celestina De Castro (SFACs) beat her teammate Christine Del Rio in the girl’s 100m with both girls clocking 13.3. 16-year-old Jhun Magtibay ruled the boys 100m in 11.2s.


Other events

Julian Reem Fuentes (CSB) won the long jump in 6.90m, albeit far from the 7.26m Palaro record he set in Lingayen in April.




Schedule B Semi-Finalist for Weekly Relays

Provided by Coach Roselyn Hamero

Finalists Weekly Relay Schedule B (Combined File)

*Neslee Angco of UE who improved her 400m time to 59.3 was named athlete of the week with 6 votes for Week 12


Week 12 Weekly Relays Report and Poll

(Oct 23) Daniel Noval has again been voted by the athletic community as the ‘Athlete of the Week’ for the second time he also won Week 8. Noval is the second double weekly winner with Nash Nalus who won weeks 3 and 5. The 19-year-old sprinter will be in action at the Uni Games in Bacolod over the next few days and will try and break the Junior Record of Ralph Soguilon at the Thai Open in early November.


Report – Athletes of Jojo and Elma Shine

Showing the brilliance in the coaching ability of husband and wife team Jojo Posadas and Elma Muros, 18-year-old Neslee Angco of Bohol running for UE was the fastest over the women’s 400m improving her best time to 59.3. Angco who was part of the Hypersports team at the PNG won the National Junior 400m and 4x100m titles. Her previous best of 59.4 earned her the Palaro Title. Perhaps a name that may carry on the 400m legacy in future years.

Another talented junior coached by Posadas & Muros, Pearnel Lobos was second fastest over 400m in 50.4. Lobos is the cousin of Del Prado and the son of Perla Balatucan and Arnel Lobos. Two former members of the national team in sprints and hurdles. Lobos’s last major title was a silver in the 400m at the 2010 National Open 16 years old then ran for UE he is now at JRU. Good performances in this event with a previous athlete of the week Captain/Actor Jericho Ejercito (DLSU), former 100m PRISAA Champion Peter Padal (JRU), and jumper Mark Harry Diones (JRU) also dipping under 51 seconds.

A Four-way Dance in the Women’s Triple Jump

In the Womens Triple Jump, it was a close four-way fight with emerging Heptathlete Mildrid Salut (FEU) improving her personal best to 11.58m and taking the win. Salut who only finished fifth at the last UAAP had recorded 11.35m at that time. Salut’s win came at the expense of two former UAAP Champions, 2011 UAAP Champion Felyn Dolloso was only able to manage 11.56m,(Dolloso is the National Junior Record Holder with a best of 12.55m). Salut’s teammates Avegail Dizon was third with 11.53m and Joeann Bermudo the reigning UAAP Champion was only fourth with 11.49m (well off her personal best of 12.00m). It will be a very exciting UAAP amongst these four.

Leah Casilihan of DLSU was the quickest over the hurdles and is being mentored by National Record Holder Sheena ‘Shyal’ Atilano. With the absence of National Junior Champion and reigning UAAP Gold medalist Michelle Loterte of UST. Casilihan just held off Mildrid Salut who won the silver medal at the last UAAP in this event. Both athletes recorded the same time at 15.8 (hand timed). Casilihan’s last major medal was when she finished with silver in the junior division at the PNG in 2011.

Ira Mae Hernandez of UE set a big personal best this time in the Hammer in 31.12m. Staking a good claim on the UAAP title next month. Lei Ann Tan (FEU) was second in 28.37 and the third was Loraine Claver of UP.

UAAP Champion Dalyn Carmen (FEU) won the 1500m in 4:57.6, from her teammate and UAAP Silver Medalist Mary Ann Dela Cruz 4:58.7. Showing steady improvement the pair recorded 4:51 and 4:52 at the last UAAP earlier in the year. In the Mens Division Roldan Verano of JRU improved his season’s best from the last weekly relays from 4:03.8 to 4:02.8 . Verano who plays second fiddle to Guarte during the NCAA best time is 4:01.3 established last year.

SEA Games qualifier Manuel Lasangue continued his 2.00m+ consistency with a win over NCAA Champion Patrick Faderago at 1.95m.

2011 Palaro Multiple throws Champion Efraem Gesulgon now competing for CSB made a return after a long absence from competition to win the Mens Javelin in 56.26m.


2012 Weekly Relays Semis and Finals



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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