Mary Anthony Diesto

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2014 Palarong Pambansa Athletics Day 2

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2014 Palarong Pambansa Athletics Day 1

2014 Palarong Pambansa Athletics Day 2 Results: Esteban captures gold

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Martin James Esteban of Central Luzon Region captured gold in Triple Jump Secondary Boys during the Athletics Tournament of 2014 Palarong Pambansa at Laguna Sports Complex, Sta. Cruz, Laguna on 05-May. Esteban jumped 14.31m, which enabled him to trounce Kirk Cire Bacas of Northern Mindanao, who marked a 14.25m performance, while third placer Rogil Pablo of Western Visayas Region hit the sand at 13.90m.


2014 Palarong Pambansa Athletics Triple Gold for NCR 2014 Hurdlers

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Jaime Mejia of NCR

Jaime Mejia of NCR

SANTA CRUZ, LAGUNA- National Capital Region (NCR) shoved triple victory. They won elementary boys, girls, and secondary boys in the 400m hurdles during the Athletics tournament in 2014 Palarong Pambansa here at Laguna Sports Complex, Brgy. Bubukal Sta. Cruz, Laguna on 07-May.

Hurdlers from imperial Manila led by Jaime Mejia from UP Integrated School (UPIS) captured first place in secondary boys by clocking 54.70 seconds together with colleagues Gerald Christian Grafil of Aurora Quezon Elementary School, Manila, who registered a time of 1:02 minutes, and Ellah Therese Sirilan who sneaked gold in elementary girls with a time of 1:08.7

Meanwhile, CALABARZON region stand-out, Josefina Yjay Baloloy, was first placed in the secondary girls’ category, taking a strong finish of 1:04:1 minute. Baloloy, who hails from Cainta, Rizal, is also the region’s best in 100m hurdles, which will take place tomorrow, Thursday, 08-May.

Gerald Christian Grafil

Gerald Christian Grafil of NCRAA. \

Josefina Yjay Baloloy (CALABARZON)

Josefina Yjay Baloloy of CALABARZON. Palarong Pambansa 2014

Official Results Retrieved as of 15:00 07-May

Palarong Pambansa 2014 Athletics Mary Anthony Diesto Reigns in Palaro 2014 Girls Long Jump

Mary Anthony Diesto

Mary Anthony Diesto Doing her Winning Jump Palarong Pambansa 2014

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SANTA CRUZ, LAGUNA- Western Visayas’ bet Mary Anthony Diesto captured gold in Long Jump Secondary Girls during day three of the Athletics Tournament at the 2014 Palarong Pambansa here in Laguna Sports Complex, Brgy. Bubukal, Santa Cruz, Laguna on 06-May.

The Bacolodena Diesto registered a 5.39 jump, her new personal best, overcoming Angel Carino of CALABARZON, who marked  5.21m. At the same time, Jessa, Mayor of Cagayan Valley(CAVRAA), etched  5.11m at the pit, which landed her the bronze medal.

Diesto, who hails from Negros Occidental National High School, Bacolod City, has been a staple in ASEAN School Games for the past two years and one of the 100m secondary girls’ favorites’ finals as she hit 12.5 seconds during time trials. Diesto will face Eastern Visayas Region bet and Batang Pinoy Champion Karen Janario, who clocked 12.7 seconds.

The finals for the 2014 Palaro century dash will take place on Wednesday afternoon 07-May. Diesto has failed to medal in this event three years in a row, making the final. Tomorrow will be a real test for Diesto to claim the Palaro 100m title finally.

Angel Carino of CALABARZON
Angel Carino of CALABARZON Landed Second Place (5.21m) Palarong Pambansa 2014
Jessa Mayor of Cagayan Valley Region (CAVRAA)
Jessa, Mayor of Cagayan Valley Region (CAVRAA), captured 3rd place (5.11m) in Palarong Pambansa, 2014

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Palarong Pambansa 2014 Athletics Pacheco Hauls Double Record Break in Throwing

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SANTA CRUZ, LAGUNA- Baler, Aurora prodigy Bryan Pacheco etched another record-breaking performance as he pierced an impressive 62.47m throw during the Javelin Throw competition at the 2014 Palarong Pambansa Athletics Tourney here in Laguna, Sports Complex, Sta. Cruz, Laguna on 06-May.

Pacheco representing Central Luzon Region Athletic Association (CLRAA), grabbed his second gold by lancing Joshua Vincent Patalud of NCR, who settled for silver with a throw of 61.46m and dominating Northern Mindanao’s bet Rejohn Cliff Gadian who garnered 57.06m, which landed for the bronze medal spot.

Pacheco erased his previous record in Javelin, which formerly stood at 57.81m (700g), and wiped off the 12-year history of Alledio Lumabao from the Ilocos Region, which stands at  59.18m (800g).

Meanwhile, John Paul Plomeda added another gold for Western Visayas Athletics by dominating Discus Throw Elementary Level by etching a 28.83m distance. Following him was his colleague Archie Sarabia who garnered a 26.56m throw and landed in third place was MIMAROPA’s Joebert Bartolome, who landed bronze with a throw of  26.05m.


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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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