2018 Batang Pinoy National Finals Athletics Results Baguio Bowl
September 18, 2018
For athletes born 2003, 2004, 2005
Electronic times used wind gauge readings not known if used.
2018 Batang Pinoy National Finals Day 3 Report
(Please note some of the events may not be the actual day of the event; I am just posting results and doing reviews as I get them).
Peter Lachica of South Cotabato broke the Batang Pinoy Record in the 2000 Walk with a time of 10:08.76.
The mark absolutely shattered Vincent Vianamar Dela Cruz of Bulacan’s previous performance, which timed 10:58.01 two years ago.
So strong was the performance that all three medalists dipped well under the previous mark. In addition, mark Anthony Estoya and Edmar De Guzman also surpassing the Meet Record.
And the fifth record of the games went to Patrick Shane Tolentino of Zambales, who cleared 1.93m to tie the 2014 Meet Record of Alexis Soqueno of Bacolod, who went onto become Palaro Champion three times in the High Jump and won a silver in the SEA Youth in the 400 Hurdles, before retiring from the sport at an early age.
Tolentino dominated these games, with the second placer well beaten with 1.70m.
While in the Girls 2000m Steeples, and established a new record as this is the first time the event has ever been held at the Batang Pinoy.
Margvrylle Matchino of Laguna comes from a family of distance runners, her older brother Maverick being a Palaro Champion in the 800m in 2015 in Tagum. She timed 8:04.24.
Batang Pinoy Record #7 went to Jan Rey Gallano of Laguna, whose time of 57.20 was an electronic record, with the Hand timed 56.8 of Alexis Soqueno of Bacolod still standing at 56.8 since 2014.
Soqueno took a silver medal at the SEA Youth Champs before retiring early from the sport.
Record #8 Jason Jabol of Dasmarinas City broke the Meet Record of Veruel Verdadero 23.01 set in Tagum in 2016.
Jabol won the 100m earlier in the Batang Pinoy. Veruel, the 2x Palaro Champion in the 100 and 200, has now transferred from Dasmarinas to JRU.
And will be representing NCR at the Palaro, having been with STCAA since he started high school.
Day 2 Report
The organizers of this meet stated it will be the selection for the SEA Youth Championships that the Philippines is planning to hold next year.
I think we should really hit the panic button. As in the last 2 SEA Youth Championships Athletics, the Philippines hosted in Ilagan in 2017 and had 1 Gold Medal after selecting a large team of nearly 80 athletes.
In retrospect, the Thais sent a small contingent of 5 athletes and garnered 6 golds.
In 2018, the Philippines sent a smaller contingent to the SEA Youth in Thailand and 0 Golds.
In fact, they finished 7th and behind Timor Leste (a country of just over a million people).
The Worrying thing is that many of the countries’ best athletes eligible for the SEA Youth did not join the Batang Pinoy as they are one year old (2003 cutoff, SEA Youth 2002).
Or they missed out on the elimination rounds due to other qualifying meets for Palaro or being out of season training-wise.
In the 2017 and 2018 SEA Youth Games, we should note that the Philippines had 1 and 0 Golds, respectively. During the 2016 Batang Pinoy, there were multiple record breakers. However, compared to this year, the competition depth is not as strong.
The Philippines finished 6th and 7th overall at the last 2 SEA Youth Champs in Athletics.
Hurricane Hurano Breaks Record
Diana Hurano, 15 of Bohol, took the first record in the competition after a rather uneventful first day.
Hurano leap of 5.45m broke the meet record of Gianelli Gatinga of Taguig set in 2015.
While the Hurano mark was impressive, at the same age, Elma Muros had leaped 5.84m in 1982.
Muros holds all the best performances still in the Long Jump for ages 14 to 18.
Meanwhile, Mariel Abuano of Botolan, Zambales, was in full command of the Girls High Jump, winning by 20cm with a new meet record of 1.55m, which passed the old mark Saira De Vera of Pangasinan of 1.49m set in 2015.
Day 1 Report
Please note that the Organizers decided to disqualify Charlaine and Charmaine De Ocampo from the 400m Girls before the Final of the 400 after qualifying for heats. Therefore, as it was ruled, they did not participate in the mandatory Luzon Leg.
Hence there were only 6 starters in the 400m Girls.
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National Finals opening was pushed back due to ‘Ompong.’
The Philippine Sports Commission announced that it would push back the National Championship opening in Baguio and Benguet due to the threat of super typhoon Ompong in Northern Luzon.
In conclusion, the multi-sport competition for athletes aged 15 years old is below. Originally set to open on September 15, it will begin on September 17.
Besides, there will be no opening ceremony. However, Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan said a grand closing celebration would be held on September 22.
Cebuano delegation arrives in Baguio before ‘Ompong’
The Cebuano delegation composed of athletes from Cebu City and Cebu Province has safely arrived in Baguio City.
Two days before the super typhoon, “Ompong” is expected to hit parts of Northern Luzon.
Similarly, both delegations are in Baguio to compete in the weeklong Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) National Finals and athletes from other regions.
Cebu Province Sports Commission (CPSC) executive director Atty. Ramil P. Abing told Cebu Daily News that they are safe and sound in Baguio City.
Both Cebu Province and Cebu City are billeting at the Doña Josefa Cariño Elementary School, located at the Baguio Athletic Bowl near Burnham Park and Baguio City Hall.
“We hope that (the storm) will not affect the entire meet,” Abing said.
Resets opener to avoid the storm
Batang Pinoy postponed due to Typhoon Mangkhut.
The Philippine Sports Commission and host Baguio have moved the 2018 Batang Pinoy opening to September 17.
BAGUIO, Philippines – The Philippine Sports Commission and the City Government of Baguio jointly decided to move the National Championships opening to September 17, Monday, due to the expected onslaught of Typhoon Mangkhut.
The opening program originally scheduled for September 15, Saturday, will be done away with instead and prepare a grand closing program.
Baguio, the defending champion of the games, is hosting about 7,000 athletes and sports officials from all over the country.
The city also suspended pre-school to senior high classes from September 17 to 21 to give the athletes staying in their schools.
Davao cancels the trip of Batang Pinoy delegates due to bad weather
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