Last Updated on March 17, 2023 by Andrew Pirie
2015 Western Visayas Athletics Results
Western Visayas Regional Palaro
Nothing but the best of Belibestre qualifies for ASEAN School Games 2015
Feb 12, 2015
17-year-old Jose Jerry Belibestre 5’4 sent a very clear message to his rivals that he will be in shape to defend his Palaro title. Belibestre also secured a spot in the ASEAN School Games with a leap of 7.05m at Makato, Aklan earlier this week.
The Selection criteria for the ASEAN School Games requires three ticks from December 2014 up until July 2015. Belibestre who earned the silver medal at the ASEAN School Games (6.93m) behind Thailand’s 6’3 giant Suttisak Singkon (7.30m) with the bronze at 6.74m was his first tick, his second tick came at the Divisional meet were a performance of 7.09m was submitted equalling his personal best done at the Palarong Pambansa.
But for Jerry who is one of the country’s promising young long jumpers who is coached by the Brother-Sister team of Miguel and Adriana Arca at the little school of Romansita Maravilla, it’s time to knuckle down now to defend his Palaro title. The Palaro Record of Julian Reem Fuentes 7.26m is in his sights. Jerry idolizes Olympian and 3x SEA Games champion Henry Dagmil and hopes to one day follow in his footsteps and is being considered for the national developmental program.
A valuable experience for him was when he and Coach Miguel were given the opportunity by the IAAF to attend a training camp in Qatar and of course the ASEAN School Games.
Jerry hopes to upgrade his silver to gold at Brunei at the end of the year. Also getting the nod for the 2015 ASEAN School Games team in Brunei next November. Athletes must be born at 97 and after.
- Bryan Jay Pachecho (97) (2014 ASG Champion Shotput = Automatic) (FEU/Aurora Province)
- Joshua Patulud (97) (2014 ASG Champion Javelin = Automatic) (DLSZ)
- Karen Janario (99) (2014 ASG Silver 100H, and National Junior Record Holder = Automatic) (LSA/Tacloban)
- Louielyn Pamatian (97) (2014 ASG Silver, 2 QF Standards at UAAP) (UST/Bacolod)
- Jose Jerry Belibestre (98) (2014 ASG Silver, 1 QF Std District, 1 QF std regional)
Iloilo High Jumpers Impressive: Mosqueda looks likely to break Schrijvers Palaro Record
The only other athletes to gain one of three ticks for the ASEAN School Games were Veteran coach Noel Diel’s girls’ team in the High Jump.
16-year-old Kaylene Mosqueda (1.65m) and Shiela May Tacay (1.62m) each helped themselves to the rather easy 1.50m qualifying standard. But despite that their performances were very impressive. Consider this the Palaro Record is 1.62m by Maureen Schrijvers at the Lingayen Palaro in 2012. Mosqueda has gone well over that, while Tacay has equaled the performance.
The Junior Record of 1.66m is shared by two FEU Girls Aprilen Laudencia and more recently Anjelica Janda. Mosqueda will more than likely challenge FEU Josefa Ligmayo (PB 1.63) at the national open in March to try and break the National Record.
*Please note the Western Visayas meet is not sanctioned by PATAFA so performances will not be counted for National and National Junior records and may not be included in the rankings.
However, as ASG is a meet for DEPED the performances will be credited for ASEAN School Games unless evidence shows they are highly doubtful and inaccurate and of course, only the official results of these meets will be considered.
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Sprints well fought out
Usually, the blue ribbon event of any athletics meet is the sprints. But this year it was the jumpers who highlighted the performances.
However, there were some close finishes. Especially in the boy’s sprints in the 400m Dash Jason Vince Johm won the 400m in 51.6, with second and third registering 51.8 and 51.9.
While in the Boys 200m Berecho of Iloilo won in 22.53ht, in a blanket finish with Ervin Carter (Iloilo) at 22.61ht and Jason Vince John (Bacolod) at 22.63ht making it hard for the timekeepers.
Soqueno wins Hurdle Double but Fernandez surprises in the High Jump
Palaro Record Holder Alexis Soqueno will have to work extra hard to defend his palaro title after a loss to his younger teammate.
Alexis Soqueno, 17 took the Hurdles Double winning 110H in 14.7 and 400H in 56.4. The Palaro and Batang Pinoy champion in the High Jump however was surprisingly beaten by his younger teammate Cesar Fernandez 1.93m to Soqueno 1.83m. Fernandez who was the Palaro Bronze medalist is only 15 years old.
Iloilo girls on the rampage
The strength of Iloilo continued in the women. Under the watchful eye of veteran coach Noel Diel. With the team likely to snatch another championship title.
Another surprise came in the girl’s Long Jump. When newcomer Elvy Villagoniza (Iloilo) took the event in 5.33m. Beating 2013 Batang Pinoy Champion Romerose Villanueva (Bacolod) 5.07m. Pamela Villaunero won the Hurdles in 16.1, beating her much-favored teammate Ezel Divingracia the Milo 2014 Little Olympic champion 16.3.
It was also a surprise win as well for the unheralded Lejanny Salafranca (Iloilo). Who edged out Batang Pinoy 100m bronze medalist Elrica Anne Guro (Iloilo) 25.7 to 25.9. With Batang Pinoy 100m Silver Medalist Jaycie Beronio third in 26.1.
Barefoot runner Joneza Mie Sustiedo clocked 10:55.2 to win the 3000m. Sustiedo also finished second in 1500 in a tidy 4:52.
De Josef takes 400 and 1500
Meanwhile, Anjelica De Josef of Lezo, Aklan. A member of the 2014 ASEAN School Games. Helped herself to the 400 and 1500 regional titles in 59.8 and 4:52.
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