Last Updated on March 16, 2023 by Andrew Pirie

2016 Philippines NCAA Athletics

Gone to the Clowns, Fuentes breaks Philippines NCAA Long Jump Record


Julian ‘Happy Clowns’ Fuentes, 20 of CSB broke the NCAA Long Jump Record with a leap of 7.42m. Fuentes who is trained by Joseph Sy eclipsed the mark of Henry Dagmil of Mapua by 7.34m in 2004. Dagmil went on to become three times SEA Games Champions in 2005, 2007, and 2013, and Olympian in 2012 before retiring from the National team to become a coach last year.

Silver went to Aristeo Del Pena, 18 of Arellano in a new personal best of 7.21m, and also with the same leap for the bronze was Mark Vicent Ramos, 18 of Mapua with a new personal best of 7.21m. Ramos a current member of the national training pool was fourth in the 2014 ASEAN School Games.

Fuentes while happy to break the record, was not satisfied entirely.

Yeah im happy buddy, but not totally I didn’t get my target I know that I can jump over 7. 80. I am excited about the National Open.

Fuentes’s personal best is 7.55m which he leaped for second place at the 2015 National Open. Bypassed in the 2015 selection for the SEA Games, in favor of Fil-Heritage Donovont Arriola, 24 the National Champion (ended up with bronze at SEA Games), and Henry Dagmil.

Fuentes is looking forward to the National Open where his main opponents will be Arriola and ASEAN School Games Record Holder Jerry Belibestre of Negros, 17 who have bests of 7.64 and 7.47m.

The exciting three-way dance may replicate the competitions of 2015.

The win gives Fuentes the season lead with 7.42, over Belibestre with 7.39, and Arriola with 7.26.


Jomar Udtohan Breaks NCAA 100 record fast final, and Pinoyathletics sets the Record straight.

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Jomar Udtohan

Jomar Udtohan, 19 of San Sebastian College posted a New Philippines NCAA Record of 10.66 +0.4. Done in the heats of the 100 Meter Dash at the 2016 NCAA at Pasig. Also, the mark eclipsed the old record of Anfernee Lopena (CSB) 10.73 set in the 2014 NCAA.

Pinoyathletics would like to acknowledge the hard work and focus of Mr. Jec Gando a teacher and long-time coach at San Sebastian College with his work on Udtohan. While it’s local coaches like Mr. Gando who devote a lot of their own time and money make a big difference to the performance of our athletes both locally and competing overseas.

It was incorrectly reported in the official results that Udtohan time of 10.59 in the finals was a New NCAA Record. However, the finals had a wind-aided performance with a following wind of +2.4. According to IAAF rules for meeting records, the wind must not exceed +2.0. Pinoyathletics will be recognizing the 10.66 performance in the heats as the New Philippines NCAA Record.

Udtohan still however had a big improvement on his previous best time of 10.88 which is the Junior Philippines NCAA Record set in the 2014 edition.

Also, he currently holds the Palarong Pambansa Record in the 100m, 200m, and 400m which earned him the MVP award in the 2014 Palaro in Laguna.

Udtohan’s mark of 10.66, was the eighth fastest 100 Meter time by a Filipino male.

Fast Group

In the Finals, although wind-aided with 2.4, six athletes! ran below 10.90 seconds. Hence probably the fastest field in the event’s history. While Compare this to the UAAP which was won in 10.94 with only two athletes breaking 11.00 seconds.

In the heats, due to legitimate wind readings below 2.0, some athletes ran best times or close to best times.

While former record holder Anfernee ‘Warm Bodies’ Lopena ran 10.74 in the heats, just .01 from his best time of 10.73.

Also 2015 National Bronze medalist ‘The Great’ Rodquem Maullon clocked a new PB of 10.90 in the heats improving from 10.96 at the Nationals.

While John Renzelle Capingian improved his best time from 11.14 to 10.96. Yet unfortunately for his teammate Fernan Lopez, his heat was also +2.1 10.90 and finals 10.85 +2.4. Ezra Gonzales last year’s Junior NCAA Champion improved his best time from 11.35 to 11.05 in the heats.

This bodes very well for the Mens 4×100 Relay, with Fil-Heritage sprinters SEA Games Champion Eric Cray (10.25), National Champion Brandon Thomas (10.56 PB, 10.72) and Bryan Mercado (10.51), bolstering a strong relay squad and also local sprinter Isidro Del Prado Jr. (10.73).

I’m excited buddy to be in the same relay team as the Great Eric Cray, representing the Philippines it’s my dream to run at the SEA Games. said a very eager Udtohan to Pinoyathletics.

The other athletes will be sticking their hands up for a start in the 2017 SEA Games.


Reymond Alferos !! Breaks the Record, NCAA 400

Reymond Alferos fulfilled the expectations of his coaches by breaking the NCAA Record with a run of 48.71. Alferos is a student at Mapua. A few years ago he ran on some bad luck being removed from the National Team. He clocked a personal best of 48.40 at the National championships. Then was given a second chance on the national team.

While the former record was from 2013 SEA Games Champion Archand Bagsit of Letran with a time of 48.87 set in the 2012 NCAA. Bagsit trained with Ben Humangit and then with Ernie Candelario.

Jomar Udtohan (San Sebastian) who won the 100 and 200, took second place in 48.76 also beneath the old record, and Anfernee Lopena (CSB) the bronze in 49.50.

Alferos is under National head coach Sean Guevarra. But trained by his good friend and former National Coach Ernie Candelario. Candelario was removed from the national coaching staff last year. Has improved Alferos from a 51 runner to a 48 runner in a few years. And continues to work and improve developing athletes. Pinoyathletics would like to congratulate the two athletes for their strong devotion to the sport and continued development of promising athletes.

2016 NCAA Report – The Bunny Andaya Dream comes to True Bunny Andaya Fulfills his fathers legacy

This is a Full Report on the NCAA in detail. with highlights.

Bunny Andaya the son of the late Rosito Andaya, Fulfilled the legacy of his father finally winning his first NCAA title a job that his father had set out to do for Arellano before he passed on. The 27-year-old coach who is one of the many sons of Andaya was expecting his team would be strong next year, with lots of new transfer students from Perpetual but was surprised and delighted to secure the title this year.

Bunny’s Boys at Arellano secured 692 points, well ahead of National Head Coach Sean Guevarra Mapua’s team of 575.5 points. The Team of JRU which was last year’s winner and dominant for several years headed by veteran coach  Noel George Posadas was third with 470.50 points.

Fernando Dagasgas took the High school title for EAC with 759 points, San Sebastian Recoletos headed by Jec Gando was second with 656 points and Butchoy’s Lyceum of the Philippines took third with 341.50 points.


Medina Breaks NCAA Record

UPHR Francis Medina who was newly added to the training pool improved his NCAA Record to 53.28 in the heats of the NCAA. This was a new personal best and new meet record for him breaking the 53.47 record he set at last year’s NCAA. The 20-year-old Medina has some way to go before being competitive with the likes of SEA Games Champion The Great Eric Cray. In the Finals, however, Medina won but was not able to match his heats time of 54.35.

As the SEA Bronze is 51.36, this is 1.92 seconds to reduce his time before the 2017 SEA Games. Medina’s improvements have been 54.09 (2014), 53.47 (2015), and 53.28 (2016).

Medina also won the 100 meters in a smart 14.99. outside his PB of 14.82.


Another Record for Udtohan tidying up the 200m

Udtohan with coach Jec Gando

Jomar Udtohan (SSC) erased two of the three joint records in the NCAA with a time of 21.94 (+0.8) in the 2nd heat of the Mens 200. The time erased the 21.94 (nwi) of Henry Dagmil (MIT) from 2005 and Anfernee Lopena (CSB) 22.15 from 2014. Archand Bagsit 21.4 ht from 2011 remains as a join record as its et. equivalent is 21.64.

Udtohan now had all the sprint records in NCAA and NCAA Junior except the Mens 400 which was set by Alferos during the NCAA.

Lopena the former record holder and national team athlete along with Jomar was in the same heat and broke his PB with 22.09 also under his old record. Alferos another member of the training pool in the same heat had the #3 best time in the heats with 22.27.

Udtohan won the finals in a swift 21.89, however, no wind reading was provided in the official results and cannot be recognized as a meet record until such details are provided if they are available. Lopena took silver in 22.07 and Alferos bronze in 22.21.


The Kauf wins the Boys Century Dash

After a disappointing close third place at the NCR meet and failing to qualify for the palaro in any event. Sean ‘The Kauf’ Kaufmann (La Salle Green Hills) took the boys 100m title in 11.34 +2.8, the 2015 Weekly Relay youth champion held off the strong challenge of Batang Pinoy Record Holder Veruel Verdadero (EAC) 11.37, and Christian Cabral (LPU) 11.42.

Verdadero who also holds the Batang Pinoy Record in 200 got the better of Kaufmann with a time of 23.24 to 23.33.

For Full Details on the Mens 100m Please read this

For Full Details on the Mens Long Jump Read this.

For Full Details on the Mens 400m please read this (Alferos also took Bronze in 800m)


New National Athletes below par performances

National team member Immuel Camino (Arellano) won the 5000m run in 15.52.62 well below his 15.08.39 from the 2014 NCAA, Camino also won the 3ksc in 9.37.98 below his 9.19.74 clocking in 2014 NCAA.His teammate 2015 Palaro Champion Gilbert Rutaquio was second. Camino time of 4.01.54 was just outside his 4.01.19 best from 2014.

Dave Albarico (JRU) the Javelin in 55.87m well below his PB of 61.16m from last year.

Ronne Malipay and Jojo Bermudo both at LPU took gold and silver with 15.23m and 14.64m. Last year at the NCAA they had leaped 15.39 and 14.71m. Malipay also won the High Jump in 1.93m.

 Articles by Andrew Pirie ATFS Statistician

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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, 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

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