UAAP Athletics 2017 Results
As and miscalculated the Heptathlon results in the original UAAP official results. Therefore, I have added the correct calculations.
2017 UAAP Athletics Results and Reports
Palarong Pambansa 1500, 3KS, and 5k Champion James Orduna studying at UE. Consequently, bulldozed the UAAP Boys 5000m Record. While Previously, the mark was shared by Alex Bautista 17.35.3 and Kyle Davison Narido 17.42.21.
Most Noteworthy was that Alex Bautista set his mark some 32 years ago!. While both boys were also from the University of the East. Also, the Narido mark is more recent than in 2013. Hence, James’s excellent performances secured gold in the 800, 1500, and 3K Steeples. Consequently saw UE retain the overall championship in the UAAP High school boys division.
While Orduna, who will run at the NCR meet in a few days, is preparing to defend his Palaro title. Yet already, he has timed 15.24 in time trials against adult members of the national team. The 17-year-old has his eyes set on the 15.38.40 Palaro Record of Cresencio Sabal set in the 1998 Palarong Pambansa.
Consequently, it was by no means a slow field. While James clearly dominated the race. Also, the following three all went under the old record. John Osorio of UE 17.21.81, Kenneth Tuague UE 17.24.75 made it a UE clean sweep of the podium. And Jericho Gelindon in fourth 17.31.88 also under the old record.
UAAP 79 Track and Field Competition
Day 4 (February 11, 2017) Results
** New Record
*Surpassed Old Record
Boys’ 5000M Final
1. Orduña, James Darrel (UE) – 15:51.15 GOLD**
2. Osorio, John Loyd (UE) – 17:21.81 SILVER*
3. Tuague, Kenneth (UE) – 17:24.75 BRONZE*
4. Gelindon, Jericho (ADU) -17:31.38*
5. Agura, Cj Renz (UST) – 19:11.31
6. Adan, Michael Alfred(UST) – 19:12.79
7. Francisco, Ezekiel Drew (UST) – 19:17.23
8. Perez, Theodore (ADMU) – 19:22.35
9. Basco, Andrei (UE) – 20:11.52
10. Dimasupil, Marco Miguel (ADU) – 20:52.64
11. Novilla, Ralph Daniel (UP) – 20:56.28
12. Reyes, Alfonso (DLSU) – 21:47.30
13. Pascual, Julio (DLSU) – 22:48.16
**New UAAP record
*Surpass UAAP record
While other record-breakers in Girls Long Jump included Daniela Despeda (DLSU) 4.89m, She broke the record last year of Rozette Marie Tan (UE) 4.43m.
Also, in High school, boys Johnrey Magallanes (UST) 3.80m. At the same time, the previous record was set by Mark Operario (ADMU) 3.61m last year. Furthermore, Operario ended up settling for silver this year with 3.50m. And Ralph Guerrero (UST) took bronze with 3.50m.
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