2014 UAAP Athletics Day 2 Report
1. Fastest Women’s ever 800m Depth Wise
Although the controversial UST athlete Serenata Saluan 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 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 to the 2015 SEA Games in the Javelin. However, she will have until the National Open 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 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 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 2015 SEA Games. In fact, 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, 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 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 this was done in the minimal time 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 beat in 1:56.73 nearly four seconds behind.
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