2014 UAAP Athletics Day 1 Report
1. UAAP Season 77 Athletics Schedule
The UAAP Athletics will be held at Phil Sports from 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 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’s 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 came from Louielyn Pamatian the ASEAN School Games silver medalist, who added a second tick to her qualifying status for next year’s ASG with a run of 2.16.69 placing behind Rosales of UE 2.14.51. Angco of UE won the first heat on 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 in the 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 year’s 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’s 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’s Personal best was 1.52.9 during the weekly relays. In the Shotput Bryan Pachecho of FEU, the ASEAN School Games gold medalist 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 at 11.15 (0.4), and Long Jump at 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.
2014 UAAP Athletics Day 2 Report
1. Fastest Women’s ever 800m Depth Wise
Although the controversial UST athlete Serenata Saluan’s record stayed in place for another year. There was an incredible show of depth in the women’s 800m. Neslee Angco won in 2.12.55 a big personal best and outside the SEA Standard of 2.08.20. Jenny Rosales was second in 2.13.40 also a personal best.
And third, went to Louielyn Pamatian in 2.13.97 a big personal best, and her third qualifying standard for ASEAN School Games 2015. Which was below the gold winner ASG time of 2014 thus qualifying her for the team.
2. Palabrica Breaks Record
Evalyn Palabrica (FEU) broke the UAAP Record with 48.25m, in the women’s Javelin. Shattering the 2006 record of Maricris Gammag (FEU) 46.12m. Palabrica’s performance was a massive improvement of her recent personal best of 45.87m set in the weekly relay finals a few weeks ago.
It edges her closer to the SEA Games bronze medal standard of 48.31m in 2013. As Palabrica is under the age of 23 the task force might consider her inclusion in the 2015 SEA Games Javelin. However, she will have until the National Open on March 19-22 to find the extra few centimeters required. Palabrica moved to third on the all-time list behind National Record Holder Geralyn Amandoran (53.75) and Rosie Villarito the 2009 SEA Games Champion.
2013 Palaro Champion Jerremay Rubias was second in a Big PB of 42.70m which gives her one of three ticks for the 2015 ASEAN School Games. Jenelyn Arle (UP) took bronze in 40.87m, which was a new personal best. A fourth was Zianne Cabrerra the 2014 Palaro Champion, whose throw of 38.20m also gives her one tick for the 2015 ASG.
The women’s triple jump was won in 12.10m by Chairy Palermo a big PB.
3. Rosales bounces back
Jenny Rosales won the 200m in 24.73, just outside her UAAP Record of 24.47. Eloiza Luzon tagged along behind Jenny in second place with a new personal best of 24.95. Neslee Angco who had won the 800 clocked 25.54 well back for bronze.
In what was probably one of the slower 200m in UAAP History, Clinton Kingsley Bautista completed the sprint double with the 200m title added in 22.24, he was well clear of Gab Soriano of UP at 22.46 with Mark Garcia of UE third in 22.73. Both Pach Unso and defending champion Isidro Del Prado finished 7th and 8th due to hamstring issues.
4. Ubas qualifies for SEA Games
Many years of hard work and tears have paid off for Janry Ubas, 20 who yesterday qualified for the SEA Games Decathlon. Ubas from FEU at the 77th UAAP scored 6549, which beats the bronze medal standard of 6385. Guided by several coaches at UAAP including former national athlete Joebert ‘Grover’ Delicano and veteran national coach Dario De Rosas.
Ubas followed in the footsteps of Jesson Ramil Cid the SEA Games Decathlon Champion joining him on the plan for the 2015 SEA Games. He erased both UAAP Decathlon records Jesson Ramil Cid (6137 pts, Hand timing, 2011) and Javier Luis Gomez (5971 pts, electronic timing, 2008).
This pushes the standard up for any would-be qualifiers from 6385 to 6549, and Cid assured automatic selection as defending champion. Ubas who was turned down by the national team last year never lost focus of his goals and used this setback to become the stronger athlete he is today.
On the way to this wonderful performance, Ubas broke UAAP records in the High Jump at 2.04m, breaking the UAAP Record of Andrew Wilson of DLSU set in 2011, and 7.29m in the long jump breaking the UAAP Record of 7.25m set in 2009 of Benigno Marayag of UST the 2011 SEA Games Bronze medalist.
Please take into account that this was done in the minimal period of 6 hours which meets the
requirements by the IAAF from 3.00 to 9.00. Usually, a Decathlon at SEA Games is a whole day which allows for longer rests. Day 1
- 100m – 11.15 (PB) 827 pts
- LJ – 7.23m (PB) 869 pts
- SP – 10.00m 486 pts
- HJ – 2.04m 840 pts
- 400 – 53.30 (PB) 669 ptsDay 2
- 110H – 15.90 (PB) 744 pts
- DT – 31.41m (PB) 492 pts
- PV – 4.40m 731 pts
- JT – 47.85m (PB) 556 pts
- 1500m – 5.49.83 307 pts
The total score of 6521 pts is above the SEA Games Bronze medal score of 6383 pts.
5. Neri all by himself in the 800 breaks UAAP Record.
Elbren Neri broke his personal best to again shatter the UAAP Record he set in the heats with 1:52.85, he destroyed the field with the second-placed Jomar Angus who won the 10k yesterday beaten in 1:56.73 nearly four seconds behind.
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