2018 Philippine National Games (Partial Results)
I have not been provided with the Full Results of the 2018 Philippines National Games Athletics in Cebu.
In light of this, I have gathered and posted partial results from various sources.
Also, to view a list of Philippine National Games Meet Records in Athletics, I have compiled, of course, if I had the Philippines National Games’ full results, I could complete this project.
2018 Philippine National Games Athletics Day 2 and 3
May 23, 2018
*All Performances need to be verified
2018 Philippine National Games Rosie no spring chicken but still got it
2009 SEA Games Champion Rosie Villarito won the Women’s Javelin in 45.98m.
Villarito is gunning for the SEA Games bronze medal mark of 47.21m. SEA Games bronze medalist Evalyn Palabrica is focussing on Taipei open, so they did not attend. Former national heptathlon Nars Atienza took silver, and Jeremay ‘Eyebrows’ Rubias of Iloilo took bronze.
Villarito, who has been on the national team for almost 20 years, is no spring chicken and hopes to go into full-time coaching one day. Next week, she will match up against her key rival and successor, Evalyn Palabrica, at the National Open in Ilagan.
“2019 SEA Games in Philippines will probably be my last. I’m hoping some more younger athletes will come through.” said Villarito hoping for the continued success of her event after her retirement.
In the 200m, Joan Caido won in a new PB of 21.89, over 2013 SEA Games 400m Champion Archand Bagsit 22.15.
Alferos adds the 2018 Philippine National Games Title to his NCAA Title.
NCAA Champion Reymond Alferos won the 400 meters in 48.82, easing up the last 60m to win over Caido at the Philippines National Games.
While Edgardo Alejan, a member of the national relay team, pulled out after the heats due to the flu.
Alejan had run 47.87 at the Singapore Open, where he had finished with silver last month.
Alferos is coached alongside PRISAA Champion Joyme Sequita and 2017 National Champion Ryan Bigyan.
By Coach Ernie Candelario of the Philippine Airforce, a former national coach, and 2001 and 2003 SEA Games Champion in the 400m.
It will be an exciting matchup at the National Open next week in Ilagan as Coach Ernie’s athletes will take on all national team members based in the Philippines.
Riza Jane solidifies the World Junior case.
Palaro Girls 400 Hurdles Record Holder (1:01.5 hand-timed) Riza Jane Valiente of Bohol added the Philippines National Games Girls title with an electronic time of 1:02.57. Which is the fastest time in the country for 2018? Valiente narrowly edged out Bernalyn Bejoy of Negros (1:02.67), who was second behind the last 3 Palarong Pambansa’s.
Riza Jane, now clocking an electronic time, is the nearest qualifier to the World Junior Standard. With no athlete hitting the standard and the deadline being on June 24. Valiente will now proceed to the national open championships next week in Ilagan, where she will be up against UAAP Champion Marilyn Avila, who has clocked 1:02.60 back in February.
Riza Jane is entered for the ASEAN School Games, unsure if they entered Asian Juniors in Gifu. Valiente pulled out of the 400m Girls, with Bejoy winning the event.
Giron outruns two members of the National Team in 800
It was an interesting outcome in the Men’s 800m with Edwin Giron Jr., the 2017 Palaro Champion, winning the junior division and running faster than two national team members in the Men’s. Giron timed 1:55.58. While SEA Games silver medalist Marco
Vilog, who is preparing for Asian Games, timed 1:56.05, and Elbren Neri timed 1:57.22. Giron is lined up for Asian Juniors; Fernando Dagasgas of Cavite coach him, but originally from Zamboanga City.
Aries Toledo 3rd gold for Philippine Athletics and 3rd ever SEA Games Deca Champion from the Philippines.
SEA Games Champion Toledo star of Day 1
20 May 2018
There is no doubt that the star of Day 1 was SEA Games Decathlon Champion Aries Toledo, who has made breaking PB in individual events a habit this year.
Toledo emphatically claimed the scalp over the much-fancied Asian Champion Sutthisak Singkhon of Thailand in Kuala Lumpur last year.
Representing Nueva Viscaya first up was the 110 Hurdles for the 25-year-old.
Toledo took the scalp of returning National Record Holder Patrick Unso 14.52 to 14.56, with Negros Michael Mana-ay taking the bronze (15.47).
Toledo has improved his time from 14.81 to 14.67 in Thailand and 14.52 in Cebu at the Philippines National Games.
Meanwhile, in the Long Jump, the return of Julian ‘Happy Clowns’ Fuentes, who had a big season-best of 7.56 meters, outside of his personal best of 2 years ago of 7.69 meters.
Fuentes, who was hard done by to miss out on the 2015 and 2017 SEA Games in the Long Jump, claimed the Philippines National Games title en route to a showdown with SEA Games bronze medalist Janry Ubas (who will compete in Taipei) at the national open in Ilagan next week.
Aries again broke his personal best in the Long Jump with a 7.50m leap, improving it from 7.35m at the beginning of the year.
This racks up precious points for him in the Decathlon, in which he will participate in the Asian Games this August in Jakarta. National Junior Record Holder Jerry Belibestre of Negros took the bronze with a 7.37m leap.
Lopena barely holds onto the 100m Title at the 2018 Philippine National Games
2017 National Open Champion Anfernee Lopena narrowly won the 100m title in Cebu at the Philippines National Games. Lopena nearly fell over at the start. He stopped and then started again, with his momentum completely broken. He was 5 meters down on Michael Mana-y of Negros. Lopena clawed back and only just managed to pip Mana-y on the line (10.96 to 10.98).
William Galceran of Northern Mindanao took Bronze (11.05). Palaro Record Holder Kasi Feberoy of Koronadal was fourth. Lopena timed 10.96; he did, however, time a season-best of 10.71 in the heats.
It was somewhat of a homecoming for the 24-year-old who suited up for his hometown of Tagbilaran, Bohol.
At the Philippines National Games, it’s a nice thing that the athletes run for their home provinces or towns and not for schools or companies.
It would be great if all athletic meets could be like this to give a sense of rationalization. For example, Anfernee Lopena was a student at Recoletos in Cebu before it shut down its athletic program in the first year.
Was endorsed by yours truly to the College of Saint Benilde.
Anfernee Lopena took a bronze medal in the 4×100 Relay Team at the SEA Games, a national record of 49.11. and set his 100m PB of 10.47 back in September 2016.
Cristabel Martes takes First Philippines National Games Gold.
Article from PSC edits and corrections by Andrew Pirie.
She is proving her familiarity with the track. She is veteran sprinter Cristabel Martes, who bagged the first gold medal in the 10K-meter run of the 9th Philippines National Games today at Cebu City Sports Complex. The 39-year-old beat off her younger rivals securing the Philippines National Games title.
The Benguet-native, now representing Baguio City, marked 40 minutes and 11.5 seconds, ranking first over Koronadal City’s Ruffa Sorongon (41:16.8) and fellow Baguio City sprinter Sandi Menchi Abahan (44:31.3).
The former 2001 Malaysia and 2005 Philippine Southeast Asian Games gold medalist in the Marathon offered her win to her family and is eyeing to duplicate her success in the 23rd Jeju International Tourism Marathon Festival in South Korea 27th. Martes is a four-time Milo Marathon Champion.
While the time is far from her national record of 36 minutes and 40 seconds, Martes focuses more on the Marathon. The country #2 behind Mary Joy Tabal.
Photo by: Ripples Daily
Another former national athlete and now UST Coach Nars Atienza, also 39 years old, won the Women’s Shotput. Nars representing Baguio City and originally from Batangas who trains with her athletes hurled the shot put 12.25m. This is the best performance of the year, as the winner of the UAAP threw 12.12m.
While Rogelio De Borja of Arellano took the Men’s Shotput in 12.49m as #1, John Albert Mantua is in Taipei.
SEA Games Decathlon Champion Aries Toledo won the National Games over National Record Holder Patrick Unso and Michael Manay of Negros. *Times did not report yet, but they used electronic timing.
Roneth Ayuda won the Girls High Jump in 1.50m for Cebu.
Patrick Unso makes a return.
The first event of the 2018 National Games in Cebu, Philippines. Athletics 110 Hurdles men’s has been postponed from this morning to the afternoon as it will be a straight final.
National Record Holder and 2015 SEA Games Bronze medallist Patrick Unso. They will make a comeback after a long hiatus of back and hamstring injuries. Patrick Unso holds the national record at 13.91 last year at the Thailand Open and has not raced for nearly a year. The field will also be SEA Games Champion in the Decathlon Aries Toledo, who recently improved his 110 Hurdles time in Thailand to 14.67. Also lined up will be Michael Manay of Bacolod, a former University Champion with a PB of 14.7 (ht). Meanwhile, SEA Games 2017 Bronze medalist and national champion Clinton Bautista will be competing in the Taipei Open.
May 19, 2018
2018 Philippine National Games Athletics Review and Schedule
The 2018 Philippine National Games. We will kick off tomorrow in Cebu City. The event has drawn athletes from all over the country in Athletics. The event has been rescheduled consistently for 12 months. The opening ceremony took place today. The Philippines National Games, which has run since 2010 in its modern incarnation, is the Philippine Sports Commission’s Program.
Having completed legs in Visayas, Luzon, and eventually Mindanao over the last 12 months or so. As a result, there is a widespread of athletes from around the country participating in this event.
Of note, in this meet, athletes compete for their LGU, Town, or Province. Not for their school team, military institution, or national team.
With a lot of completions closely clumped together. Having the Thai Open, Malaysian Open this month already. And then the Taipei Open May 25-26, which overlaps the Philippines National Games. And National Open in Ilagan on May 31-June 2. So athletes have had to pick and choose meets.
All National athletes except the 13 going to Taipei Open will join the Philippines National Games. However, the event list is not available. Among the 13, Marestella Torres, Michael Del Prado, and Rone Malipay are being sent to Taipei. It was advised the Philippines National Games would use electronic timing.
2015 Philippine National Games Finals
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