Last Updated on March 16, 2023 by Andrew Pirie
2015 Philippines NCAA Athletics Day 1
2015 Philippines NCAA Athletics (rev 1)
2015 Philippines NCAA Athletics Previews (Merged)
Men’s 100m Dash under the microscope CSB Boys aim for SEA Relay Team
The Use of Electronic timing will be utterly important at this meeting. Also, several athletes aiming for records and SEA Games qualification.
At the forefront of this event are our two teammates from CSB, trying to qualify for the 4×100 at the SEA Games. This and the national open championships will be part of a close screening of their performances. Hence determining if they have enough speed to join the relay team.
Daniel Noval (CSB) has helped himself to every title the Philippines has to offer from Milo Little Olympics, Palarong Pambansa, NCAA, Uni Games, Weekly Relays, and National Games title.
The 22-year-old Noval who holds the National Junior Record at 10.74 has a personal of 10.65 from 2013. Noval knows that this type of shape is required again to fulfill his dream and secure a spot on the 4×100 relay team for SEA Games.
Also, his teammate Anfernee Lopena has the same ambition. Lopena hails originally from Bohol near Cebu where Noval is from. Broke Noval’s NCAA Record last year with a PB of 10.73. Also, Lopena is the 2013 National Junior Champion in the 100 and 200.
Lopena has drawn the second heat while Noval is in the third heat.
The two athletes who are coached by Joseph Sy. They have both had a string of fine consistent runs during the PSC-PATAFA Weekly Relays.
Also, athletes to watch out for include Ronald Canaria (SSC) in the first heat who was second in the boy’s division last year. Lopena is also accompanied by last year’s NCAA Bronze medalist ‘The Great’ Rodquem Maullon (AU) in the second heat (PB 11.02). Also Pearnel Lobos (JRU) a former junior stand out and the uncle of Isidro Del Prado Jr.
In heat 3 with Noval is Roi Vince Resposo (AU) who showed a lot of promise making the 100 Final at the weekly relays. Peter Padal (JRU) the 2011 PRISAA Champion formally from Davao. And fellow Cebuano and surprise 2011 Palaro Champion Jonas Etuille (MIT).
Heat 4 has former NCAA High school record holder John Willie Jules (SSC), and weekly relay standouts Roy Gammag (UPH) and John ‘Renzo’ Capangian (MIT).
Heat 5 features the NCAA High school record holder Jomar Udtohan, 19 (SSC) (PB 10.88). Udtohan has now represented the Philippines at the Thai Open and ASEAN School Games. He is joined by Rey Aldrin (JRU) the defending 400m NCAA Champion.
Preview 2015 Philippines NCAA Athletics Men’s 200m Dash: Battle of the Record Holders
At the 2014 NCAA Championships, a very occurrence happened with the High school boys’ record holder Jomar Udtohan(SSC) breaking the high school record in a time of 22.05 seconds. This was faster than his senior counterpart Anfernee Lopena (CSB). Now the two members of the national training pool will go head to head.
Udtohan, who was the MVP of the 2014 Palarong Pambansa broke the 100, 200, and 400 meet records. He is the new kid on the block in his first year at the College. Under the guidance of coach Jec Gando. Coming off a very nasty calf injury that saw him hospitalized after the 2014 PNG. Hence he recovered several months later in December of 2014 to clock 22.12 for fourth place at the ASEAN School Games.
Lopena, on the other hand, has enjoyed somewhat success in the 200m winning the 2013 Uni Games title, the 2013 National Junior title, the NCAA title, and a string of at the weekly relays.
Newly instated into the national team Lopena, 21 is yet to compete overseas. Lopena is in heat 2 while Udtohan is in heat 3.
The first heat has NCAA 400m Champion Rey Aldrin (JRU). The second Heat Lopena, former junior standout Pearnel Lobos (JRU). The third heat Udtohan and Uni Games 200m Champion Daniel Noval (CSB) and Weekly Relays Finals Youth Champion Roy Resposo (AU). Heat 4 is between Fernan Lopez (MIT) and Intertas (LET). While Heat 5 has former PRISAA Champion Peter Padal (JRU), Canaria (SSC), and REYMOND! Alferos (MIT) the 2013 National Junior Champion in 400m.
2015 Philippines NCAA Athletics Mens Previews Men’s 400m Dash: Dance of Death First Heat
A stacked first heat sees a good matchup. Arguably three of the four fastest men in the meet are lined up. In Lane 2 is Rey Aldrin (JRU) the defending NCAA Champion (PB 49.06). Lane 4 Jomar Udtohan (SSC) the Palaro Record Holder (PB 48.7 ht) . Lane 5 is Reymond Alferos (MIT) the 2013 PNG Junior Champion (PB 49.12). Uni Games 800m Silver medalist Franklin Onukogu (CSB) might be a good chance for fourth.
Heat 2 has Peter Pol Padal (JRU) (49.5 during weekly relays) who was the bronze medalist last year in this event,\. Rodquem Maullon (AU) is more comfortable running the 100, and 200. Aaron James Intertas (CSJL) 49.9 during weekly relays. Francis Medina (UPHR) the NCAA 400 Hurdles Champion.
Heat 3 features Anfernee Lopena more of a 100, 200-meter runner these days but second in this event last year with a PB of 49.62. Lopena began his career as the Palaro Junior Champion in 2011 at Dapitan in the 400m Dash. He will face Pearnel Lobos (49.5 during weekly relays), part of the strong Del Prado Dynasty. And Mapuan Whizz Kid John Renzelle Capingian (50.0).
Heat 4 will feature Mapua’s very own Fernan Lopez (50.0) against a bunch of unknown athletes.
Heat 5 will see Mark Harry Diones who is better known as a triple jumper but has now dabbled with the quarter mile recently improving his best time to 48.7. This was good enough for a bronze medal at the weekly relay finals. Perhaps a distance second will be Duanne Lim (MIT) among another band of unknown athletes with no titles of any note.
2015 Philippines NCAA Athletics Mens Previews Mens 800m: Stacked heats eyes on Castanares
The first heat is quite stacked. In the first heat, the favorite is Rudyfer Hernandez (JRU) (PB 1.55.0).
With John Rued Acanto (UPH) (PB 1.57.0). Fil-Nigerian Franklin Onukgu (PB 1.57.4) the Uni Games Silver Medalist and Christian Traje (PB 1.57.7). All probably scrambling for second place.
But the dark horse in this race is REYMOND! Alferos (MIT) who has the best 400 PB of 49.12 out of all the entries now giving it a GO over the 800m.
The Second heat has Alvin Carpenteros Castanares (JRU) (PB 1:55.4) the silver medalist from last year’s NCAA and 2014 National Games Junior Champion. Now with many-time champion and SEA Games Silver medalist Mervin Guarte (SSC) graduated goes in as the expected favorite. A fairly easy heat for Castanares. with Rico Refia (CSJL) with 1:58.50 as the only other man with a PB under 1:59 minutes in this heat.
The fastest man in heat 3 is Joe Marie Jouelo (1.56.4 during the weekly relays) (UPH), it’s a fairly plane field with no other athletes below 1:59.0 in this heat.
The fourth heat was Nicko Cortes (1.57.27 PB) with a bunch of unknowns.
2015 Philippines NCAA Athletics Day 1 Morning Review – Perpetual Delta Boys Steal two Meet Records
Mighty Mabuyao smashes 27-year-old meet Record
Johnrey Mabuyao of the University of Perpetual Health Delta erased the oldest record in the NCAA Record books. His leap of 4.31m in the men’s pole vault added another centimeter onto the old mark of 4.30m. This mark was set in 1988 by former SEA Games bronze medalist in the Decathlon, Edward Obiena of Mapua. Coincidentally Edward Obiena is his coach.
Medina does away with his record easily in heats
Another mark also fell in the 400 Hurdles courtesy of his teammate Francis Medina. The 18-year-old Medina blew away his opponents in the first 300m, before hitting cruise control with 100m to go stopping the clock in a new meet record and big personal best of 53.47. This mark improves on his winning performance last year of 54.40 sets last NCAA and on his personal best of 54.09 last December which was good enough to win Bronze for the Philippines at the ASEAN School Games.
I strode out the last 80m, I think I can go below 53 seconds in the final
said the teenager who is coached by Leyte Sports Consultant and UPH Coach Trece Academia (aka. Power Trece).
JRU duo Aldrin Gonzales and last year’s silver medalist Domingo Cabradilla clocked 55.13 and 55.83 to go through the next fastest for the finals.
In the boys, it was good to see Weekly Relay standouts all from EAC Wilbert Santiana, Valenzuela, and Ilam all sweep the top three qualifying spots for the final 59.00, 59.47, and 59.54.
Lopena leads the way
NCAA Record Holder Anfernee Lopena (CSB) looked the most comfortable in the heat with a winning time of 10.81 in heat 2. Just .08 seconds outside his meet record from last year. Lopena blasted away from the field at the midway point and then looked around with 20m to go easing up. He held off last year’s bronze medalists Rodquem Maullon (AU) (11.06) and Pearnel Lobos (JRU) (11.11).
Lopena’s teammate Uni Games Champion Daniel Noval (CSB) had a sluggish start but quickly made up ground on the field to win by four strides looking back over his shoulder with 15m to go in 10.99.
Nico Gangan (AU) was the surprise winner of the first heat (11.23) after Ronald Canaria (SSC) was disqualified for two false starts.
Renzo Capingian (MIT) won the fourth heat with a PB of 11.12. Looking very relaxed and easy the second half of the race was comfortably clear.
While in the last heat NCAA High school record holder Jomar Udtohan won the heat in 11.13 but didn’t get away from the field with Fernan Lopez of Mapua also getting through in 11.25.
All the names mentioned above have qualified for the finals at 2.30 pm.
Reymond! is the fastest in the heats
In the Men’s 800 a stacked first heat. The lead was taken early by Franklin Onokugu (CSB). The Uni Games silver medalist with a first lap of 54 seconds. Followed closely by Hernandez (SSC), Traje (AU), and Alferos (MIT). On the second lap, Hernandez started to pull away from the field with the other three chasings.
With 200m to go Reymond went past Onokugu with Hernandez still having a good lead. With 100m to go. Traje started pushing past Onokugu aswell who started to fade badly. In a neck-to-neck sprint out Alferos won his first-ever 800m in a respectable 1:54.76, from Hernandez’s 1:54.82. Traje clocked a big personal best from 1:57 to 1:55.64 for third. And Refia clocked a 1-second best to run 1:57.28. Onokugu faded to 2:00.00 and was lucky to qualify through to the final in last place.
The second heat was won comfortably by last year’s silver medalist Castanares (JRU) in 1:55.44 from Acanto (UPH) in 1:57.38. Jovelo of UPH took the third heat in 1:58.00. Cortes of UPH who won the last heat in 2.01.13 was unlucky not to qualify as only the top eight times made the final.
Ronil Gonda of JRU had the fastest qualifying time of the boys with 2.00.88.
2015 Philippines NCAA Athletics Day 1 Afternoon Review: Lopena defends NCAA title
As evaluations for the SEA Games men’s 4×100 continued. Anfernee Lopena (CSB) helped himself to another NCAA title. His time of 10.83 however into a stiff headwind was exactly .1 away from his meet record. The 20-year-old Lopena pulled away at the start. He held off for a win grimacing with a quad strain the last twenty meters.
Starting a bit behind but mowing down the other runners in the race was Jomar Udtohan (SSC) the Philippine High School and NCAA high school Record Holder who clocked in second at 11.00 just outside his PB of 10.88 to snatch the silver in his first year in senior competition.
It was a close affair for third place with Uni Games Champion Daniel Noval (CSB) barely holding onto third place in 11.14 (over .5 seconds from his PB of 10.65), Pearnel Lobos (JRU) in 11.14 fourth, and Renzo Capingian (MIT) fifth in 11.14. Last year’s bronze medalist Rodquem Maullon wound up seventh with a hamstring strain.
Ezra Gonzales (SBC) who recently won the STCAA Palaro Champs took the boy’s title in 11.35 seconds.
Men’s 4×100 Evaluation
After seeing the performances of Lopena 10.81 and 10.83. It will be interesting to see how he goes in the finals. Also, Fil-Heritage athletes Brandon Thomas and Bryan Mercado will both run the 100 on Saturday. Thomas who has not run in 3 years has a PB of 10.59, while Mercado has a PB of 10.56 from last June. Eric Cray who recently broke the SEA Record in the 60m is expected to run the 100m this coming month.
Good Day for Diones
Harry Diones (JRU) took the men’s long jump in a new PB of 7.27m, ahead of teammate Domingo Cabradilla at 7.11m and Thom Jasper Claudio (UPH) was third with 6.99m. Although he finished sixth Mark Vincent Ramos of Mapua (6.78m) who was fourth at the ASEAN School games earned one tick for the ASEAN School Games 2015. Ryan Ornales of EAC won the boy’s long jump with 6.79m.
In the Men’s 400 Diones (JRU) took the fastest time in the heat with 49.57 winning the fifth heat the 6’1 Diones said goodbye to the rest of his heats in the first 250 meters. In the first heat, 2013 PNG Junior Champion Reymond Alferos won at 49.91 from NCAA Champion Rey Aldrin at 50.23 and Palaro Record Holder Jomar Udtohan at 50.47.
Francis Medina who broke the 400 Hurdles NCAA record took the second heat in 49.85. Pearnel Lobos who was fourth in this event last year won the third heat in 49.85.
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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-
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