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2018 ASEAN School Games Athletics

Medal Tally:

  1. MAS 10 + 12 + 8 = 30
  2. INA 8 + 9 + 7 = 24
  3. VIE 7 + 3 + 1 = 11
  4. PHI 6 + 4 + 6 = 16
  5. THA 5 + 6 + 13 = 24
  6. SGP 1 + 2 + 1 = 4
  7. MYA 1 + 2 + 1 = 4
  8. LAO 0 + 0 + 1 = 1
  9. BRU & CAM = 0

16 Medals in Total for the Philippines less than the 21 Total won in 2014, but the most Golds they have won at an ASEAN School Games Athletics.

2014 and 2018 both had 35 athletes, and an even number of boys and girls so same size team.

It improved from the 4 Gold Haul in 2017 all from Boys. My prediction before These games for athletics was the spot in predicted 6-7 Golds from the Girls only. And they got 6 from the girls. My boy’s prediction was also fairly accurate 2 bronzes (2 medals total) they got a silver and a bronze.

Overall compare this to the SEA Youth which had the same group of athletes 2017 and 2018  as they had 1 gold out of 80 athletes and finished 6th overall.

In 2018 they had a smaller team and finished 7th overall behind SEA Games minnows Timor Leste who had 0 golds also but more silver medals than the Philippines. At the ASG the Philippines finished 4th overall in 2014 and 2018 with pretty much the same athletes.


2018 ASEAN School Games Athletics Quitoy sets ASEAN School Games Record in Javelin

Ann Katherine Quitoy continued the golden run for the Philippines on Day 2 of the ASEAN School Games in Malaysia. Quitoy not only took a glorious 2-meter win. She also helped herself to a new championship record hurling the 500-gram Javelin 49.18 meters. Absolutely demolishing the old record of 46.04m set by a Malaysian athlete just last year.


Her first throw of 46.74 was already over the old mark, and her second throw of 49.18 already sealed the gold medal. In fact, 4 of her 6 throws were over the old record. Supisara Klinla-or (Thailand) was a distant second with 47.89m and Yuni of Indonesia took bronze in 43.35m. 


Quitoy who is part of a new breed of athletes being developed by Addy and Miguel Arca in Bacolod threw a distance of 45.72m which was a Palarong Pambansa record in April with 600 grams, and just 2 cm of the National Junior record of Fil-Heritage athlete Cerah Moren. She joins her training partner Trexie Dela Torre on the 3 gold medal tally by the Philippine Athletics Women at the ASG. 


2018 ASEAN School Games Athletics RESULTS DAY 3 and 4




Results Day 2

2018 ASEAN School Games Athletics Girls 400 Final

Jessel Lumapas makes it 4 Golds with one more in the 400m

2018 ASEAN School Games Athletics Boys 110 Hurdles

A close fight for the top 3, Philippines well out of the medal hunt in 4th .6 secs from the Bronze.

Girls Javelin 

3rd Gold from Ann Katherine Quitoy and Championship Record

Boys 400m Heats

Suhaimi of Malaysia a rising junior leads with 47.91. Alhyran Labita did very well to run a PB of 49.64 and qualify 6th place into the final. Meanwhile Kenneth Corpuz timed 51.78 nearly 2 seconds behind his personal best.

Girls 400m Heats

Jessel Lumapas who took silver in this event last year leads the heats winning heat 1 in 57.68. Divina Mahusay won the 2nd heat in 58.09, and qualifies 4th into the Final. Can Jessel add another gold to Team Philippines.

2018 ASEAN School Games Athletics Girls High Jump

Second Gold to Trexie Dela Torre

2018 ASEAN School Games Athletics Boys Discus

Philippines finished 6th of 7.

2018 ASEAN School Games Athletics Boys 5000m Walk

Philippine well beaten in 5th and 6th. The first time the walks has Filipino entries at the ASEAN School Games.

2018 ASEAN School Games Athletics Results Day 1 

2018 ASEAN School Games Athletics Boys 3000 Final

Le Tien Long of Vietnam broke the meet Record of James Orduna with 8m54.86. The Philippines this time was out of the medals with Mancao 9m15.19 in 4th and Josh Buenavista way down in 7th in 9m27.53.

Boys 800 Final

Indonesia took the Gold, with Malaysia and Thailand getting the other medals. The Philippines finished 5th and 7th.

Boys 100 Final

Into a relatively strong head-wind. Sidiq the SEA Youth Champion added the ASEAN School games title to his resumee. Sa’adon of Malaysia took silver in 10.88. Fahrurrozi of Indonesia took bronze in 10.97. In 5th was Veruel of the Philippines. Only .22 or a stride and a half seperated first through to 7th.

Girls 100 Final

Agreta of Indonesia won the Gold in 12.05, from her country woman Nuryanti who had to settle for silver again. Eliza Cuyom of the Philippines ended up 6th in 12.44.

Girls 400 Hurdles Final

Bui Thi Trang defended her title with her firstever sub 1m00 run. The Vietnamese athlete continued a strong winning tradition of Vietnam in this event. Riza Jane Vallente who really should have been nominated by PATAFA for world juniors took silver in a new Personal Best of 61.52. Just outside the 61.07 National Junior record of Jenny Rosales. Vallente has another 2 years to build on that. Thailand took bronze in 63.13.

Bernalyn Bejoy who was the silver medalist at the 2018 SEA Youth missed the gun at the start and fell behind into fourth in 64.40s, over 2 seconds off her personal best.

2018 ASEAN School Games Athletics Boys 400 Hurdles Final

Kenneth Corpuz slipped down to 6th place for the Philippines. Malaysia and Indonesia had a blanket battle for first place.

Girls High Jump Final

Caminong breaks the Record and wins first gold

Boys Shotput Final

With a 6kg Shotput Noisri of Thailand did 18.12m. Just outside the 18.66m meet record set 5 years ago. Lamatian of the PhIlippines was 5th in 15.17m.

Boys 400 Hurdles Heats

Please note the height of the Hurdles is not senior height. Rosli of Malaysia and Kaewkul of Thailand in Heat 1 lead with 53.52 and 53.55. The second heat was much slower with Yulianto of Indonesia in 56.02. The Philippines only entry Kenneth Corpuz qualified 7th to the final. With only 9 entries, only 1 athlete didn’t make the final.

Boys Long Jump

Continuing a strong program of Jumpers in Indonesia Ahmad Sukur leaped 7.65m. Mirroring the potential shown by Sapwaturrahman

Muhammad Mustafa leapt 7.52m. These are the strongest performances at the ASG since Supanara of Thailand set the record in the inaugral games at 7.96m back in 2009.

Palaro Champion Algin Gomez was 4th in 6.86m and Clint Neri faded to 10th with 6.36m.

Boys 100m Heats

Sidiq of Indonesia the SEA Youth Champion had the fastest time in Heat 1 with 10.82. Inspired by the win of country man Zohri at the World Juniors. Sa’adon of Malaysia who is a 10.5 guy won the second heat in 11.01. There was a slight head-wind Veruel the Palaro Champion qualified 7th to final in 11.21. And Vince Buhayan failed to progress finishing 11th in 11.38.

Firstly note Le Tu Chinh of Vietnam the 2017 SEA Games 100 and 200 Champion holds the meet record here at 11.79. Jenny Agreta won the first heat in 12.11 and last year’s silver medalist Nuryanti won the second heat for Indonesia in 12.35. Cuyom and Lumpas qualified through to finals in 6th and 8th place.

Boys 800m Heats

Both Vasquez and Payon advanced to the finals.

Discus Girls


Thanata Promin of Thailand won with a great throw of 40.93m. Stunning Jasmin Phua of Singapore who was well under her 45m PB with 38.61m. Thailand also took bronze in 37.55m. Palaro Champion Franz Gela Bintad faded to the 6th place with a 35.27m throw.

The event proved alot stronger this year than previous 2 editions with 8 competitors instead of just 4 like previous years. Palaro silver medallist Kassandra Alcantara was not included as she already graduated from grade 12. And the DEPED specified no Grade 12 graduates to be included in the lineup.

Girls 3000m


Winning time was really slow here. With Thu of Vietnam defending her title in 10m18.09 (10m02) 16 seconds slower than her PB. Myanamar took second in 10m47.25. Just holding off Tubiano of the Philppines well off her PB of 10.07. Even further behind there PB was Lheslie De Lima (10.06) the Palaro Champion who faded to 6th place in 11.27.28. The first event did one Bronze for the Philippines.



With 4 Golds Medals at the 2017 ASEAN School Games. The Philippines for sure will surpass its 1 Gold 2017 SEA Youth and 0 Gold at 2018 SEA Youth (behind Timor Leste in medal tally) at the 2018 ASEAN School Games (a 1.02% gold return and 0% gold return per athlete).

Aided by 4 Grass root coaches this time. This time the Philippines is sending 35 athletes, last year it sent 25 and got 4 golds or a 16% return. 16% of 35 is 5.6. So in order to exceed last years effort, they will need to come away with 6 Golds.

Schedule and Team Lists below. Philippine Athletes to watch out for.

3000m Girls

First up for the Philippines is Leslie De Lima 10.06h and Camila Tubiano 10.07h in the Girls 3000m. De Lima from Bicol who is only 14 years old won the Palarong Pambansa. She holds the Age Grade record for 14-year-olds. The National Junior Record which belongs to Meagey Ninura at 10.03 is indeed within her reach. The #1 contender is Thu Hang Doan of Vietnam with a PB of 10.02 who won this event last year. 

Predict – De Lima and Tubiano should be in the top 3 in this event with a slight chance of one of them if they work together upsetting the Vietnamese champion.

100M Girls

Jessel Lumapas
Jessel Lumapas

The 100m Girls is led by Duong Thi Hoa of Vietnam who just won the SEA Youth in 12.11 back in April. SEA Youth silver Erna Nuryanti of Indonesia 12.18 & 12.19.  Jinthana of Thailand 12.19. Jessel Lumapas with 12.21 is ranked #4. While Cuyom who was only 4th at the Palaro not within medal reach. Palaro 100m Record Holder Samantha Limos was not in the delegation as she had skipped the 2018 Palaro to compete at a small meet in China instead.

Predict – Lumapas should scrape into Top 3. Cuyom not likely top 3 in this event.

2018 ASEAN School Games Athletics 400 Hurdles Girls

Riza Jane Valiente
Riza Jane narrowly holds off the trotting Bejoy of Negros in the Girls 400 Hurdles.

This should be an interesting one with Bui Thi Trang of Vietnam defending her title in the 400 Hurdles (1:01.53). Riza Jane Valiente the Palaro Record Holder (1:01.64) and Bernalyn Bejoy (1:02.04) will go round 3 against each other. After Valiente got the better of Bejoy at the Palaro and Philippine National Games. Both of them look to challenge the Vietnamese runner for the Gold. 

Predict – Valiente and Bejoy certainly in the Top 3. Slight chance one of them can beat the Vietnamese runner.

2018 ASEAN School Games Athletics High Jump Final

Probably the most interesting event of Day 1. 5 Girls all over 1.70m going head to head. The defending champion from Vietnam with 1.76m this season. Followed by Thailand who got 6th at Asian Juniors with 1.74m and 1.72m. Alexie Caimoso of the Philippines with 1.72m the Palaro Record Holder, Evangeline Caminong the National Junior Record Holder of the Philippines 1.71m, and another Malaysian 1.71m.

Predict – Vietnam for the win. The other 2 girls have a chance of a minor medal.

Day 1 Schedule

?Girls ? 3000 m run Final (LHESLIE DE LIMA & CALIMA TUBIANO) 8:00 am
?Boys ? Long Jump Final (ALGIN GOMEZ & CLINT NERI)  8:00 am
?Girls ? Discus Throw Final (FRANZ GELA BINTAD)  8:00 am
?Boys ? 800 m run Heats & Final (JERRY VASQUEZ & RAUL PAYON JR.)  8:40 am & 5:30 pm
?Girls ? 100 m run Heats & Final (ELIZA CUYOM & JESSEL LUMAPAS)  8:40 am & 4:40 pm
?Boys ? 100 m run Heats & Final (VERUEL VERDADERO & VINCE JAYSON BUHAYAN)  9:30 am & 5:30 pm
?Boys ? 400 m hurdles Heats & Final (KENNETH CORPUZ) 10:10 am & 3:50 pm
?Girls ? 400 m hurdles Heats & Final (RIZA JANE VALLENTE & BERNALYN BEJOY)  10:30 am & 4:10 pm
?Boys ? Shot Put Final (JHON RAFAEL LAMATAN)  3:00 pm
?Girls ? High Jump Final (ALEXIE MAE CAIMOSO & EVANGELINE CAMINONG)  3:00 pm
? Boys ? 3000 m run Final (EDWARD JOSEPH BUENAVISTA & ERWIN MANCAO)  5:50 pm

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2018 ASEAN School Games Below is Listed Original Philippines Team List for ASEAN School Games with amendments. 

Boys Coaches –  Fernando Dagasgas. Anthony Valdez and Henry Chaneco all from STCAA


Also, they added Clint Neri #18 

Article on

Veruel Verdadero

Christian Ampong 

Team Coaches in Girls Adriana Arca (Negros), and Noel Diel (WV).


Changes to girls line up. 

#2 Bianca Combate unavailable Replaced with Angel Ann Pranisa (100)

#16 Kassandra Alcantara as already completed Grade 12 as per DEPED instructions replaced with Franz Gela Bintad (Discus)

#17 Trexie Dela Torre (Long Jump) replaces Charmaine De Ocampo

The 10th  ASEAN School Games 2018 Athletics will be held at Bukit Jalil Stadium Kuala Lumpur from July 21 (this Saturday) until July 24. will be covering this event so stay tuned for updates.

The Philippines had 4 Golds in Athletics in 2017, Was blacklisted in 2016, Had 2 Golds in 2015, and 2 Golds in 2014.




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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. 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 working towards his Level 3 Athletics Australia Coaching Certification in Sprints and Hurdles. He can be contacted on [email protected] You can find more information on Coaching here

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