2018 Koronadal City Track Fest

Last Updated on January 12, 2023 by Andrew Pirie

2018 Koronadal City Track Fest Results (September 30, 2018)

Koronadal Mindanao  Track Fest and MBKTL Set New Pace in Grassroots Athletics.
KORONADAL CITY-With a total of almost 300 athletes from the Davao Region and SOCKSARGEN Region, the first-ever Koronadal Mindanao-wide Track and Field Festival is poised as a good role model in the community-based Grassroots Athletics Program in Mindanao and the Philippines as a whole.
The event, which lured different Track enthusiasts in two major regions of Mindanao, converged at the South Cotabato Sports Complex, Koronadal City.
The event is part of the 18th Charter Anniversary of Koronadal.
rganized through the auspices of the City Government of Koronadal through its mayor Dr. Peter B. Miguel, in partnership with the Mindanao Blue Knights Track League of Ateneo de Davao University Track and Field Team.
Through the hard work of its meet organizers, Mr. Airnel T. Abarra-Head Coach and Grade School Sports Officer of Ateneo de Davao University, Florencio Basadre Jr., and Nap Ranselle Gio of the Special Program in Sports-Koronadal National Comprehensive High School worked for hand in hand for the success of the event.
As the event aims grassroots level in Athletics, the Track Fest also provided deserving communities with spikes from German Sports University and shoes donated by the Quintero Sisters of California.

With the results of the track fest, it aims for a National cup in January 2019. Truly, if communities are empowered, they can provide a meaningful experience for all young track and field athletes.


Koronadal Track Fest and Mindanao Blue Knights Join hand in hand for Grassroots Athletics

It is expected that around 150-200 athletes from major regions of Mindanao will converge for the first-ever Koronadal-Mindanao Track Fest, which the City of Koronadal organizes through its Mayor Dr. Peter Miguel in partnership with the Mindanao Blue Knights Track League at the South Cotabato Sports Complex on 05-07-October-2018.

The track fest, which also serves as the 2nd leg of the Mindanao Blue Knights Track League Season 5, will cover 3 regions in Mindanao, SOCKSARGEN, and Davao Region ARMM. As the event is open to all athletes regardless of club or affiliation, the Koronadal Track Fest will provide meaningful exposure for promising grassroots athletes in Mindanao.

Age groups are 12-under, 13-16 youth, and 17 and above open senior for both men and women. Through the initiative of the City Government of Koronadal, the event is FREE of charge as part of the Charter Anniversary of Koronadal City. Another way to showcase independent Athletics meets as part of a true and genuine grassroots development.

Indeed, Mindanao beats NCR and other regions as Athletics events on the Philippines’ 2nd largest island every month. For details, contact Prof. Airnel T. Abarra at [email protected] and join the FB group Mindanao Track and Field Club (MINTRAC)

The Koronadal Track Fest is powered by

  • Ateneo de Davao University-Office of the Athletics
  • University of Southeastern Philippines-University Sports Office
  • Creating Keepsakes Cafe
  • Piccola Bakeshoppe.

To Enter, please email [email protected] (entries close October 5, 2018)

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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 Pinoyathletics.info, 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 http://www.pinoyathletics.info/coaching-2/

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