Last Updated on January 21, 2023 by Andrew Pirie
2014 UAAP Athletics Day 1 Report
1. UAAP Season 77 Athletics Schedule
The UAAP Athletics will be held at Phil Sports December 6 to 10 over 5 days.
Fully Automatic timing and wind gauge will be used.
- 77th UAAP sched 1st day
- 77th UAAP sched 2nd day
- 77th UAAP sched 3rd day
- 77th UAAP sched 4th day
- 77th UAAP sched 5th day
Day 1 Report :
1. Women’s Rosales breaks UAAP Record, loses her title
In a night of upsets for defending champions. The twist which unfolded on Monday night was one of the biggest upsets in UAAP History. Jenny Rose Rosales after claiming sole ownership of the 100-meter record in the preliminary rounds lost her coveted UAAP title in the 100m Dash.
Rosales had earlier deleted the 11.8ht of Edna Puenlas (UST) and 12.22et she had shared with FEU Hanelyn Loquinto. Clocking the third fastest time of the year by a Filipina and a new personal best of 11.90.
Rosales had been instructed by her coach George Posadas to run to qualify in around 2.20 in the 800m. But ran hard on the first lap (58s) and finished in 2.14, she showed signs of exhaustion the last 100m.
An hour later was the 100 Final. it was ASEAN School Games Bronze medalist Eloiza Luzon (UST) running in lane 7 blasted out of the blocks. And never looked like giving up the lead clocking a new PB of 12.10. Followed by UST Glaiza Salcedo (12.34 /12.32 Heats PB) and Michelle Loterte (12.43/ PB 12.40). Rosales who was in shock due to fatigue in the 800 wound up fourth in 12.53. Two former Palaro Champions Maureen Schrijvers (2012) and Mary Anthony Diesto (2014) both of DLSU, failed to advance to the finals.
2. Loterte comes tumbling down
In a night filled with surprises Loterte, 21 who led the heats improving her PB from 14.96 to 14.83. In the finals, Loterte came crashing down over the fourth hurdle and after some time on the ground struggled to her feet to finish last. A photo finish gave the win to Judy Ann Rendora (DLSU) from Audrey Yorac (UP) both running 15.19.
Women’s 100 Hurdles Final
3. ASEAN School Games Monitoring
As well as monitoring SEA Games qualified athletes. After the success of the ASEAN School Games 2 Golds, 9 Silvers and 10 Bronzes I had been asked by the DEPED to help monitor and select the team for the 2015 ASEAN School Games in Brunei. As a requirement to qualify for 2015 in December the athletes must hit above the bronze standard three times between Dec 1, 2014, and around July or August 2015.
Yorac time of 15.19 was below the 15.33 bronze mark for the ASEAN School Games, earning her one tick she followed up with another tick in the High Jump in 1.55m which equaled the silver medal standard of 2014 despite finishing sixth she was the only one young enough eligible for ASEAN School Games.
Winning the event Angelica Janda of FEU in 1.65m just .01 outside her national junior record. Palaro Record Holder Maureen Schrijvers of FEU was second in 1.60m and the surprise came from the bouncy Kirstie Kaye Vinco of FEU who improved her best leap by 10cm to leap 1.60m also. ASEAN school games Silver medalist Sarah Dequinan was fourth in 1.55m, Former UAAP Champion Chairy Palermo fifth in 1.55m, and PNG Junior Silver medalist Josefa Ligmayo seventh in 1.55m.
Another impressive run coming from Louielyn Pamatian the ASEAN School Games silver medalist, who added a second tick to her qualifying status for next years ASG with a run of 2.16.69 placing behind Rosales of UE 2.14.51. Angco of UE won the first heat in 2.15.09.
4. Clinton is Sprint King of the UAAP (rev 1)
It was National Games 110 Hurdle Champion Clinton Kingsley Bautista who took the coveted century dash title on Monday night in a new personal best of 10.91, just outside the UAAP Record of 10.89 Held by FEU alumni Jesson Ramil Cid the SEA Games Decathlon Champion. Sporting a Lenny Kravitz type Afro the 6’0 sprinter, not the best starter int he country was trailing a bit at 50 meters but ran down all his competitors in the second half of the race.
Silver went to SEA Games 4×400 Gold medalist Isidro Del Prado Jr. (FEU) in 11.03 and last years UAAP Champion Jasper Tanhueco of DLSU had to settle for third in 11.11. National Junior Champion Romnick Nor who had beaten Del Prado and Tanhueco in his heat struggled home last in 11.34 with a hamstring strain.
In the 110 Hurdles, it was Patrick Unso who got the better of his nemesis winning 14.47 to 14.54. Kingsley time of 14.54, however, was a new personal best improving on his clocking at the PNG.
5. Neri breaks UAAP Record in the heats
UST Elbren Neri erased the UAAP Record (1.54.2) of Nelbert Ducusin of FEU with a time of 1.54.14 in the second heat. Neri Personal best was 1.52.9 during the weekly relays.In the Shotput Bryan Pachecho of FEU the ASEAN School Games gold medalist, who has an automatic inclusion into the 2015 ASG. This time threw 12.85m with the much heavier 7.26kg shotput to add the UAAP title to his Palaro, PNG Junior, and ASEAN School Games collection. Pachecho had won the ASG with 16.69m but with the 5kg Shotput.
6. Ubas begins his SEA Games Odyssey
Some very Impressive Performances from Janry Ubas with PB in the 100m 11.15 (0.4), Long Jump 7.23m (0.4). Ubas struggled a bit in the shot put only throwing 10.00m a meter below his personal best. He came back with a 2.04m which is also a UAAP Record in High Jump.
Ubas must obtain 6385 points to meet the SEA Games bronze standard he will be in action again tomorrow.
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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 Pinoyathletics.info, 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.
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