2013 Batang Pinoy Finals – Full Results Athletics (Feb 8 , 2014)
These are the Full Results of the 2013 Batang Pinoy National Championships in Athletics January 29-30 in Bacolod.
Batang Pinoy Press Release (Jan 29, 2014)
“My goal is to win all five events I am competing,” said Soqueno who set a new record in high jump last Wednesday with a leap of 1.93 meters. He was to anchor his team in the 4X400 relay late yesterday. “It’s special for me because I am competing in front of my family and friends.”
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2013 Batang Pinoy National Championships – Afternoon Results (Jan 29, 2014)
Golden Trebles for Soqueno and Janario
Alexis Soqueno added another title to his 110 Hurdles Final in the afternoon he timed 14.77 (wind +2.0) the fastest time in the history of this meet. Soqueno who earlier had a meet record in the High Jump of 1.93m added this event and later the 4×100 relay crown to emerge as a triple gold medalist.
Soqueno will be one to watch out for at the Palarong Pambansa later this year. Ludvico Dela Cruz of Pangasinan was second in 15.18, and Kim Dancil of LSA Smart took bronze in 15.60.
Negros won the boys 4×100 in 44.9.
The other triple gold medalist that emerged on Day 1 of the athletic program was 14-year-old Karen Janario of LSA Smart who ruled the women’s 100m dash in 12.71 (+2.9), beating Celestina De Castro of Taguig 12.88 and LSA teammate Rose Olorvida 12.95, with 13-year-old Joycie Beronio who won the 400m Dash also clocking 12.95.
Karen who is the second-fastest Filipina Hurdler last year then took the 100 Hurdles final in 16.46, which was below her best of 15.43 from the PNG. Karen tripped over some hurdles at the start but was still able to win the race with Nina Antiola of Cebu second in 16.65. Ann Tubal of Bacolod City was third in 16.80. Karen teamed with Olorvida in the girls 4x100m relay to win in 51.5 from Negros 52.0 and Iloilo 52.3.
Jose Belibestre of Negros had an impressive leap of 6.87 to dominate the men’s Long Jump. Lean Tatala of Baguio won the High Jump with 1.48.
The Girls 1500m was also very impressed with barefoot teammates and palaro record-holders Angelica De Josef of Aklan holding off a powerful final sprint from her teammate Joneza Mie Sutituedo of Iloilo the camera separated the blanket finish at 4.52.45 to 4.52.48.
2013 Batang Pinoy National Championships Athletics Day 1 Report – Morning (Jan 29, 2014)
I arrived in Bacolod, and after a one hour wait for a van to the Grand Regal Hotel settled in for an early night sleep (7.30 pm) as I have a big day ahead. This was the first time I had been in Bacolod since I first came here to play the National Games back in 2011, it was a memorable moment for me as I placed second in the Men’s 100m Dash Final at 27 years of age.
A last-minute decision by the organizers allowed the event to be open to any athletes as well including non-qualifiers.
Two Age Grade Records
Negros Pride Alexis Soquino broke the Batang Pinoy record with a leap of 1.93m. Even though there are no standing records available yet I have not compiled any due to time constraints. Soqueno performance was also the best ever by a 15-year-old Filipino all the time.
Lanz Jeremy Halongong of Iloilo established a new Filipino all time-record for 15-year-old boys with a throw of 36.30m.
Good Start to Janario and LSA
One of the athletes to watch out for in 2014 is Karen Janario who is a product of the Leyte Academy of Sport and coached by Trece. Trece discovered Karen playing around at an athletic meet one day and decided to recruit her. Karen who is primarily a hurdler timed 15.43 to win the 2013 PNG youth division which is the fastest time ever run by a 14-year-old in the countries history, following this up with a 15.6 time on the slow dirt track at Maasin during the Visayas qualifying leg of the Batang Pinoy.
Karen started off the meet well with a clocking of 12.5 to win the first heat. While her teammate also coached by Trece Rose Marie Olorvida clocked 12.6 to win the second heat. It was a quality competition in the girl’s event as Celestina De Castro of Taguig City. The fastest qualifier and winner of the Pampanga leg clocked 12.7. In fact, the fastest six girls clocked times below 13 seconds which is the most successful in the meet’s history.
Gino Dogoldogol showed he was a force to be reckoned with topping the boys 100m heats in 11.0. The boy from Koronadal city had an age grade record for 15-year-olds in the Davao leg of the meet. Mark Baljeboco of Negros Occidental had the second-fastest time in 11.1. Teammate Jose Belibestre was third in 11.2.
Balajeboco was the fastest in the men’s 400m with 51.4. Kenneth Nodos who won the Mindanao leg had the second-fastest qualifying time of 52.4. With his teammate Dogoldogol sharing the same time.
The morning heats saw athletes 15 years old and younger race into action. Local girl
Angelica De Josef who is better feated in the Palaro for her middle distance titles. Was the fastest in the 400m heats from Tacloban’s Gemalyn Pino 1:01.1 to 1:01.2.
Rey Mark Quezada of Baguio who was third in the Pampanga leg of the meet. Got the better of his two teammates with his two teammates from Marikina City both unable to finish the race. Quezada won the 5k in 17:10.2.
In the girls, Long Jump 13-year-old Romerose Villauneva of Negros emerged the winner of this event with 5.18m, ahead of Rose Marie Olorvida of LSA and Gianeli Gatinga of Taguig City.
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2013 Batang Pinoy Finals in Athletics is January 29-30 at Panaad Park, Bacolod, Negros Occidental. This competition is organized by the Philippines Sports Commission and features athletes born 1998 and after. Three legs were conducted in Davao Del Sur, (Mindanao), a dirt track at Maasin City, Leyte (Visayas), and Pampanga (Luzon). The top three athletes/medalists in each event will proceed to the finals.
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He has worked as a PSC Consultant and Research Assistant from 2013-2015, Consultant, and Sprint Coach at Zamboanga Sports Academy from 2015-2017.
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