Last Updated on January 21, 2023 by Andrew Pirie

h2014 UAAP Athletics Summary

2014 UAAP Athletics Day 4 Report

Other titles and Girls Division to be brought in

UST led all the way and the closest FEU got was on the 2nd day. When there was just 1 point separating first and second, 94 to 93. When the dust settled UST scored 478 pts to win the championship with FEU 377 pts, and third was  UE with 259 pts.

Even more impressive was the Mens FEU team led by veteran head coach Dario De Rosas. That retained the title with 479 pts with a dominating lead over there nearest pursuers DLSU 228 pts and UST 226 pts. The Boys division was won by UE with Ateneo and DLSU Zobel are runners-up. UE 390 points, ADMU 342 points, and DLSU 175 points.

Next year the UAAP Board members stated in a private conversation. As I had suggested last year to introduce a High school girls division to the UAAP. This is a good initiative as it will encourage more opportunities for women in Athletics. It will create more depth in women’s athletics and also allow colleges more depth in recruitment.

Hopefully, the Philippines NCAA will also follow this direction and introduce collegiate and high school women soon. There was a women’s NCAA before but it is no longer active and have it on at the same time as the Men’s event would add to the events prestige.

 

Ubas/Rosales MVP

Super Coach George Posadas with his ward Jenny Rosales holding the coveted UAAP Womens MVP Trophy.

Janry Ubas who broke three UAAP Records in Long Jump (7.29), Decathlon (6521) and High Jump (2.04m deca). His Decathlon mark hit above the bronze medal for the SEA Games. The Iron Boy of the UAAP, 20-year-old Ubas had golds in the Triple Jump, Silver High Jump and Bronze in Javelin.

After several years of hard work, one of the icons of the UAAP Jenny Rose Rosales. scame back from a devastating defeat in the 100m dash which she had won the past 3 years to set meet records in the 400 and 400 Hurdles, win the 200 and get silver in the 800.

Rookies of the year went to ASEAN School Games medalists Bryan Jay Pachecho of FEU who won the shot put was second in the Javelin and bronze in the Discus. Louielyn Pamatian (UST) won the girls with Gold in the 1500 and Bronze in the 800 and 400. Her performances in the 800 and 400 were big PBs. And her recent form has qualified her again to the ASEAN School Games in 2015, while Pachecho is an automatic entry for this.

Javier Gayoso who won the 100,200, Long jump and high jump for Ateneo won the High school division.

 

Conclusion

Five records were broken in Mens 800, 110 Hurdles, Long Jump, High Jump, and Decathlon. six in the women’s 100, 400, 400 Hurdles, 4×100, Javelin and Heptathlon. One of the boys 800.

This was a remarkable total of twelve new records established. A significant number compared to past editions of this event in recent memory. With Rosales not opting on the fourth year at UE, this now leaves some of her events an open field although Eloiza Luzon (UST), Neslee Angco (UE) and Michelle Loterte (UST) are likely to fill the void.

Overall the atmosphere of the meet was pleasant and the officials ran the meet well. This meet was improved by the experienced duo of Romeo Sotto and Renato Unso from DLSU.

When I asked why is it DLSU always holds the meet and not the other schools to a coach of another UAAP school. He said “Its because DLSU does such a good job that the other schools want them to continue hosting it.”

Edward Kho did a very good job adding excitement to the meet with his useful bits of information. However, I want to question why they continue to let the other announcer read out BIB numbers as pointed out several times. These BIB numbers do not really add any significance to the public. And Kind of make the meet Boring.

Another suggestion is the venue to add a cover to the stands. It did rain and it is limited covered shelter at philsports. It was good to see a performance indicator board being used. And baskets provided for athletes to keep their items safe.

 

 

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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 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. Currently working towards a Masters Degree in Education. He can be contacted on [email protected] You can find more information on Coaching here http://www.pinoyathletics.info/coaching-2/

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