2018 Youth Olympic Games

2018 Philippines Athletics Roundup

Last Updated on June 9, 2022 by Andrew Pirie

2018 Philippines Athletics Roundup

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

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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.
The event is organized 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)


2018 Youth Olympic Games Veruel Verdadero Makes the Semi-Final (June 20)

The Philippine’s lone representative Veruel Verdadero coached for the last 4-5 years by Fernando Dagasgas of Dasmarinas.

While accompanied by PATAFA auditor Jeanette Obiena. Veruel Verdadero clocked 11.16 in Heat 4, finishing 5th in Bangkok.

Veruel Verdadero’s time was well off his Personal Best of 10.87. 

He qualified 15th of 16 athletes from around Asia born in 2001 or after to the Semi-Finals later tonight. Veruel Verdadero recently moved to JRU for Senior High school to work with Jojo Posadas.

He timed 11.18 in Semi-Final 2, placing 8th and not advancing to the Final, finishing up 14th of 16. Veruel Verdadero was given another run in the B Final, where he ran a similar time of 11.22.

Results here


3rd Youth Olympic Games
3rd Youth Olympic Games

The 3rd Youth Olympic Games will take place in Bangkok, Thailand, on July 4-6. While I do not have the list of entries from the Philippines yet. So I will be posting updates on the qualifying standards. And the list of those who have made the standards. Furthermore, please watch out here for updates.

Hence due to popular demand, I located the schedule on the Singapore Athletics website. Youth Olympic Games are held every 2 years between an Olympic Games. 2010, 2014, 2018. 

The top 2 athletes from this meet and the other next fastest qualifiers based on a quota system proceed to a final in Argentina October 6-18. 

At the last Olympic Youth Games in 2014, the Philippines was represented by former Philippine 400 Record Holder Zion Corrales-Nelson. At the same time, Nelson took bronze in the Asian leg in the 200 and 400. Most noteworthy was she just focused on 400 in the Youth Olympic Games Finals, where she finished 4th in heat 3. At the same time, she finished 4th in the B Final and 12th overall.

Furthermore, to my knowledge, nobody was sent from the Philippines in the 1st edition in 2010.

Therefore the Philippines will be represented by Veruel Verdadero, the Palaro Champion in the 100 and 200 Meter Dash the last 2 Palarong Pambansa’s.


Credit to Singapore Athletics for the above information

2018 Philippines NCAA Athletics

2018 June Roundup Philippines Athletics

The Philippines Athletics sends 3 Athletes to Korea Open.

June 15, 2018

The Philippines Athletics will send 3 athletes to the Korea Open on June 16-17 in Yecheon, South Korea. The team is comprised of

Philippines sends 3 Athletes to Korea Open

Clinton Kingsley Bautista 110 Hurdles (14.14 PB)

Janry Ubas Long Jump (7.88m PB, 7.76m SB)
Julian Reem Fuentes Long Jump (7.71m PB)

The Men’s 4×100, which had last ran 39.11 at the SEA Games in August, where they got baton drop at the Nationals earlier in the month, will not attend. As core members, Eric Cray and Trenten Beram will not be joining the Korea Open.

Beram and Cray Photo Credit: Manila Bulletin

As per the Taskforce of the Philippine Olympic Committee. Qualification for Asian Games is

until June 30, 2018. Which makes the Korea Open probably the last chance for Athletes to qualify for Asian Games. According to the article, a later email had been expanded to 21, with 3 unnamed college athletes begging out due to school commitments, which totaled 18.

As of December 2017, the qualifying criteria stated by the POC were as follows.

As none of the three athletes were SEA Games Gold or silver medalists, it reverts to the 4th in 2014 Asian Games 13.66 4th or 13.83 for a top 8 finish. Clinton PB 14.14, which he has run twice at the 2017 SEA Games and matched more recently at the Taipei Open. In the Long  Jump, the 4th is 7.81m.

Ubas has leaped 7.88m in May, which is above the standard, and 7.76m in 2018, which is good for 5th place based on 2014 Results, while Fuentes, also with 7.71m PB, is good for the Top 8.

2018 Korean Open

In the long jump event, Janry Ubas and national open champion Julian Fuentes failed to crack the top 3, where Sapwaturrahman ruled with a leap of 7.98 meters.

While Ubas finished 4th with 7.58 meters, which was below his year’s best of 7.76, a bronze medalist in the 2017 SEA Games, Ubas was vying to reach the 2018 Asian Games qualifying standard of 7.81 meters.

Also, Fuentes wound up 5th at 7.42 meters, likewise below the 7.71 marks he set at the nationals.


Korea Open Athletics June 16-17, Yecheon


100 Heats H2 (-2.0) 7. K. Amadi (SIN) 11.06 H3 (-0.9) 3. T. Yap Jin Wei 10.99 

(neither of the Singaporeans makes it to Semis)

200 Heats (0.0) T. Yap Jin Wei (SIN) 21.92, T. Beram (PHI) DNS

200 Final (-0.1) – G. P. Taken(KOR) 20.93, S. T. Yap Jin Wei (SIN) 21.74, B. M. Heeyun (KOR) 21.85

4×100 Final – Indonesia 39.76, Korea 40.61, Korea 41.06

(Indonesia B- Team didn’t field Zohri 10.25 guy and Mudiyasa)

(Philippines DNS as Cray and Beram are not available)


Korea Open Athletics

100 Heats (-0.4) H1 4. P. Kim (VIE) 12.63, 5. S. Menon (SIN) 12.85; H2: 1 T. Le Thi Mong (VIE) 12.06 Q, D. Lim (SIN) DNS; H3 1. W. Enn (SIN) 12.06 Q, 2. T. Ha Hai (VIE) 12.24 Q, 5. J. Phuettonglang (THA) 12.42, 6. N. Bin Zaini (SIN) 12.50

200 Final (0.1) – G. K. Minji (KOR) 24.08, S. L.Minjeong (KOR) 24.26, B. W. Enn (SIN) 24.49 (PB), 4. D. Lim Prasad (SIN)  24.57 (PB), 5. T. Ha Thi (VIE) 24.99, 7. T. Vuong Ngoc (VIE) 25.89

100H Heat 1(-0.4) G. J. Hallyum (KOR) 13.22, S. R. Nee (KOR), B. I. Rajasinghe (SRI) 14.29, 4. S. Meesri (THA) 14.66; Heat 2 (0.6) 1. E. Nova (INA) 13.61, 4. Zaini (SIN) 14.51

4×100 Singapore 46.59, Vietnam 46.62, Korea 47.70

(Singapore no Shanti and Vietnam no Chinh, so pretty much B Teams)

Pole Vault C. Yunhee (KOR) 3.80, V.S Sureka (IND) 3.60, R. Bingjie (SIN) 3.40

2018 May Roundup Philippines Athletics

2018 May Roundup Philippines Athletics – Christian Ampong wins Palaro Gold despite struggles

Christian Ampong took the Javelin Gold Medal at the 2018 Palarong Pambansa in Vigan for his new team NCR. Most noteworthy is that Ampong’s throw of 58.51m (@700 gram) is a big improvement on his personal best (PB).

Furthermore, the silver medalist was nearly 5 meters back at 53.87m. His PB, however, remains outside the Palaro Record of 62.47m registered by Bryan Pachecho last 2014.

Christian Ampong

Ampong’s situation is not your typical athlete poaching story but of an athlete let down by the DEPED system of his home province Zamboanga del Sur. Despite having won the Javelin Bronze at Batang Pinoy (51.46m) in 2016 and the Javelin Bronze at the SEA Youth in 2017 at Ilagan. 

Ampong was still not selected for the Palarong Pambansa by Zamboanga del Sur. However, the 5’11 18-year-old from Kumularang will be 1 of 35 athletes representing the country at the 2018 ASEAN School Games (list coming shortly).

The purpose of this write-up is to inform the public that no poaching of the athlete took place in the case of Ampong, as he decided to leave on his own because he was unfairly deprived of the chance to represent ZPRAA in the 2017 Palarong Pambansa.

While DEPED has the ultimate authority to decide its final composition, Coach Jong Salinas was not the winning coach at the 2017 ZPRAA. Salinas ended up losing to Zamboanga City, his designated spot as the secondary girl’s coach of Zamboanga Del Sur.

Provincial DEPED was responsible and had full authority in selecting the secondary boy’s team as Zamboanga Del Sur won the Regional meeting in Secondary Boys.

They delegated full authority to Coach Salinas for the selection of the athletes. In the end, Salinas opted not to select Christian Ampong for the team and instead selected Mark Puspos, who was only 4th at the Regional meet (Ampong took silver in the meet). This shows inconsistent reasoning.



The Provincial Government was not at fault. Ampong is very thankful for the opportunities provided him as a budding athlete at the sports academy. This would never have been possible without the help of Governor Cerriles and his original coaches, Messrs. Ebrahim Esmael and Jomel Ogocadicon.

Coach Sy did not poach him either. Ampong chose to go to Sakya as he was deprived of going to the 2017 Palaro and did not want to risk the DEPED system blocking him again from going to Palaro.

The DepEd, via PESS Coordinator Noel Sangrenes, allowed Coach Salinas to be the boys’ coach even though he was not the winning coach. As Zamboanga Del Sur won the regionals, it was well within their right to do that. As earlier stated, Salinas opted not to select Ampong in favor of Puspos (who he coached), which was also well within his right to do so.

Salinas and Sangrenes did what was well within their rights as DEPED representatives for Palaro team selection. However, whether the selection was consistent and fair is another question altogether. Ampong left the academy and eventually went on to win the gold for NCR.

And his decision to join Sakya and team up with coach Joseph, who improved him from 53m to 58.51m, was one of the best things that ever happened to Christian Ampong.

Malaysia Open – Philippines Results (videos) May 12, 2018

May 12, 2018

Three athletes were sent to the Malaysian Open from the Philippines. This was not on the original request list with the PSC.

  1. Clinton Kingsley Bautista (110 Hurdles)
  2. Anfernee Lopena (100m)
  3. Julian Reem Fuentes (Long Jump)

Julian Fuentes leaped 7.08m to finish 5th. This is behind his 7.22m Jump at the Trials last month and his lifetime PB of 7.69m set in 2016. 

Long Jump (12)
1. Kim Sang Sun (KOR) 7.39
2. Latiff Romly 7.37
3. Luqman Hakim Ramlan 7.24
4. Asak Ebrahim (KUW) 7.10
5. Julian Reem Fuentes (PHI) 7.08
6. Khang Meng Linn (SGP) 6.98
7. Willy Gew Teng Yon 6.71
8. Maxwell Sumuk 6.70

April 2018Edwin Giron

Junior Male Athlete of the YEAR

  1. Edwin Giron Jr. (Middle) WINNER
  2. Ed Delina (Throws) RUNNERUP
  3. Manu Guzman (Sprints) 2ND RUNNERUP

Honorable Mention

Francis Obiena (Jumps), Carlos De Imus (Walks)

Edwin Giron places 7th at the Asian Juniors 800m, the first Filipino in 16 years to Top 8 (2018)

Edwin Giron
Our very own Edwin Giron Jr. of the Philippines (313). Doing his very best, battling it out with some of the biggest names in the Asian Juniors.


Giron Jr. has finished 7th in the 800m at the Asian Junior Championships in Gifu.

Giron’s feat makes him the First Filipino athlete to make the top 8 at Asian Juniors in 16 years.

The last being Julie Rose Forbes in 2002 in the 400 Hurdles who finished 5th, and Ralph Waldy Soguilon in 2001 in the 100m who finished 8th. 

Giron clocked 1:54.17, with 3rd place in his heat, 5th fastest time, and qualifying 7th to the final on placing.

The Final was a slow tactical race won by Anu Kumar of India in 1:54.11. It was slow as Kumar has a PB of 1:50.60.

Dorzadeh of Iran took silver in 1:54.23 and Fuki Torii of Japan bronze in 1:54.55 (1:51.34 PB). 

For Giron back in 7th in the Final in 1:56.79.

He was left to do some serious soul searching despite a rather credible feat of making the final that had not been done for 16 years.

It seemed all runners had a 3 second discount in this race in the wrong direction. Giron relayed this message to Pinoyathletics.


Coach sorry I didn’t made it.  My time in heat is only 1:54.17. I’m 7th in final. 
Our heats done 11:20 already then final in afternoon,only 2 hours and have rest.
 I feel like my body can’t recover yet after the PNG and national open. Very heavy and my running has no force. 
Sorry buddy. Maybe if the final was tomorrow i could have won Bronze.
Pinoyathletics would like to commend Edwin Giron for his effort.

And the hard work of his coach Fernando Dagasgas of Dasmarinas.

Edwin Giron was endorsed by yours truly to Dagasgas as he was originally a product of Zamboanga City.

Under Dagasgas, Edwin Giron went from 2:02 to 1:52.70 in the 800m and 4:16 to 4:01 in the 1500m.

Along the way, he went from 10th place to Palaro Champion in the 800 in 2017 and 7th place to Palaro Champion in 1500.

More recently, he set a new PB of 1:52.70 at the National Open in Ilagan just a week ago. 

Edwin Giron was supposed to run 1 event at the nationals but instead ran 800 x 2 rounds, 1500 and 4×400, which probably over-exhausted him for Asian Juniors.

Giron was the only representative of the Philippines at the Juniors.

He hit the bronze standard in 1500 of the 2016 edition.

But entry in the 800 turned out ok.

Briefly glimpsing through the results, I feel they should have sent more athletes to Asian Juniors from the Philippines as there were some possible top 8 finishes we missed out on.

Coach Dagasgas and I had endorsed Giron for selection for Asian Juniors to the PATAFA.

Which, at the end of the day, as the dust settled, it proved to be a sage and rightful choice.

Rank Lane No. Name Team Result Remark
1 5 98 アヌ クマール(02) Anu Kumar IND
2 4 129 ドルザデ アブドルラヒム(99) DORZADEH, Abdolrahim IRI
3 6 162 鳥居 風樹(00) TORII, Fuki JPN
4 8 126 アミリアン オミド(00) AMIRIAN, Omid IRI
5 3 138 ラフタ フセイン ハイタム(99) LAFTA, Hussein Haitham IRQ
6 2 137 アルブザズナ モハンメド ラヒーム(99) ALBZAZNAH, Mohammed Raheem IRQ
7 9 313 ヒロン エドウィン(99) GIRON, Edwin PHI
7 97 ナンダクマール スリーキラン(01) NANDAKUMAR, Sreekiran IND




2018 April Roundup Philippine Athletics

Team for Thailand Open Athletics

Apr 22, 2018

Thailand Open May 4 to 7, 2018

Bangkok, Thailand

  1. Ernest John Obiena (Pole Vault)
  2. Aries Toledo PV, LJ, 100MH, DT, JT, SP
  3. Melvin Calano (Javelin)
  4. Janry  Ubas (Long Jump)
  5. Clinton Kingsley Bautista (110H)
  6. Francis Medina (400H)
  7. Reymond Alferos (400, 4×400)
  8. Mervin Guarte (1500, 5000)
  9. Archand Bagsit (200, 4×400)
  10. Michael Carlo Del Prado (400H, 4×400)
  11. Edgardo Alejan Jr. (400, 4×400)
  12. Albert Mantua (Discus)
  13. Ronne Malipay (Triple Jump)
  14. Elbren Neri (800, 1500)
  15. Julian Reem Fuentes (Long Jump)
  16. Evalyn Palabrica (Javelin)
  17. Marestella Sunang (Long Jump)
  18. Eloiza Luzon (100, 4×100)
  19. Emily Jean Obiena (Pole Vault)
  20. Riezel Buenaventura (Pole Vault)
  21. Kimberly Zulueta (200, 4×100)
  22. Jeremiah Malonzo (100, 4×100)
  23. Karen Janario (200, 4×100)

Please note that the PSC did not approve Alferos, Fuentes, and Buenaventura to join the delegation. Below is a list of Competitions PATAFA will be joining. Pink Highlight is a meeting that is already finished. PATAFA did not send any athletes to the Asian Indoor.

2018 sea youth athletics championships

Jerry Belibestre sores to SEA season lead in Long Jump.

March 17, 2018

Article by Andrew Pirie
ATFS Statistician

Jerry with his long-time coach Miguel Arca who has coached Jerry since 1st-year high school. And carried on coaching Jerry at the College level. Although Jerry received several ‘lucrative’ offers from Manila Colleges.


National Junior Record Holder Jose Jerry Belibestre. Soared to the South East Asian Season lead in the Long Jump for 2018. The 20-year-old leaped 7.56m at the Negros First Monthly Athletic Championships in Bacolod earlier today. 

Awesome and well done to your hard-working coaches Miguel Arca and Addy Arca, #1 in The Philippines for 2018, 3 months into the year, and #1 in SEA 2018 Rankings. Good improvement from the National Junior Record Holder will hopefully claim the national title in his first year in May. 7.26 in PRISAA opening and then 30 cm seasons best.

For the record, Jerry had 4 jumps as per the new rules of the IAAF. State 4 jumps only. Jerry progressed on each of his four jumps, hitting 7.34m, 7.36m, 7.43m, and 7.56m.

Jerry currently leads more experienced jumpers SEA Games Bronze Medallist Janry Ubas (7.38m), SEA Games Decathlon Champion Aries Toledo (7.28m), and NCAA Record Holder Julian Reem Fuentes (7.22m) in the first 3 months of 2018. Some of them will be going to the Singapore open in April. 

The performances slide jerry into #10 on the All-Time Lists for Philippine Athletics.

2018 South East Asian Rankings






2018 March Weekly Roundup Philippine Athletics – National Time Trial Sunday

March 12, 2018

Article by Andrew Pirie

ATFS Statistician 

Mico Del Prado won the 400 improving seasons best from 48.29 to 48.18.


It seems this weekend; no Fil-Heritage athlete had any competition this week.

You can read up on the Philippines NCAA’s last 2 reports on my website; this event will conclude Monday.

Right now, Arellano is leading the Men’s in points by 44. But Mapua has a lot of strong athletes in the remaining events.

In the Boys division, it’s San Beda.

PATAFA held a time trial on Sunday for a few events at Pasig.

The electronic timing was used below are selected results from the meet.

Also, 3 Vaulters Ernest Obiena, Riezel Buenaventura, and Emily Obiena have been lined up for Taipei on March 21. And a team is being selected for the Singapore Open in early April.

SEA Rankings are being updated here soon. Just waiting on some Thai Results.

Below are some reported results.

Athlete Name, Time, PB/ notes

100m Women’s

1, Eloiza Luzon 12.04 / 11.99 (2017)  (Seasons Best)

2. Kimberly Zulueta 12.23/ 12.22 (2017) (= Seasons Best)

3. Jeremiah Malonzo  12.35 / 12.16 (2018)

4. Karen Janario  12.4x? /12.11 (2016)


4×100 Women’s

Zulueta, Malonzo, Janario, and Luzon (unsure of order) 47.91 (first-run season as a team)

400m Mens

  1. Mico Del Prado 48.18 / 48.00 (2017) (Seasons Best)
  2. Joan Caido 49.29 / 47.63 (2015) (first run season)
  3. Archand Bagsit 49.91 / 46.90 (2014) (first run season)

800m Mens

  1. Ebren Neri 1:56.x? / 1.52.22 (2017) (first run season)
  2. Marco Vilog 1.58.x? /1.49.91 (2017) (first run season)

Long Jump Mens

  1. Janry Ubas 7.38m / 7.88m (2017) (Seasons Best)
  2. Julian Fuentes 7.22m / 7.69m (2016) (first jump season)
  3. Aries Toledo 6.70m / 7.28m (2018) 

Triple Jump Mens

1. Rone Malipay 15.76m / 16.18m (2017) (first jump season)

Women’s Javelin 

  1. Evalyn Palabrica 42.xx?

Men’s Javelin

  1. Calano 62.xx?

Attached is the guideline for the inclusion of athletes into the national payroll as per the Philippine Sports Commission. Please note, as stated, athletes who have had 2 consecutive SEA Games with no medal or did not qualify are automatically dropped from the payroll of the Philippine Government. As noted, some athletes had received allowances, and some did not.



2018 Philippines NCAA Athletics – NCAA Full Results (March 9, 2018)

Please note that there are typographical errors and discrepancies in the Records provided

in the original document. So as there were questionable, Pinoyathletics has removed these

from the main file to avoid confusion.

Pinoyathletics has posted a more accurate set of records

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800M School boys faster than College winner (video)


Mariano Masano

As well as the 100m, the first two School Boys 800m were faster than the winner of the College Boys 800m. When the dust settled. Mariano Masano (San Beda) had taken the narrowest of wins over the 2017 SEA School Games Gold medallist Edwin Giron Jr. (EAC). Masano won in 1:55.28 to 1:55.30 over Giron. Masano, who was second last year to Giron, broke the NCAA Record Giron set last year of 1:56.83. Even the bronze medallist Ferdinand Tridanio of  JRU, who clocked 1:56.50, ran under the old record. In College Boys, Edwin Bajo (UPHS) won at 1:56.23, Jovello (Arellano) at 1:56.84, and Christian Traje (Arellano) at 1:57.15.

Such was the quality of this race that Masano, Giro, and Bajo were faster than the winner of The UAAP, which was won by Erwin Parcon (DLSU) in 1:56.28.


2018 SEA Rankings Updated

2018 Philippines NCAA Athletics Partial Results – Updates – Veruel Verdadero faster than College 100m (video 400 mens)

Contributions from various kinds of parties.

Veruel Gold, Nepo Silver, Warren Bronze

For the first time in the Philippines NCAA History. The high school division winner was quicker than the winner of the College Division in the 100m. Veruel Verdadero (EAC), the National High School Champion, won the 100m in 10.97. The time was just outside Veruel Verdadero’s best of 10.87, and the meet record of Jomar Udtohan of San Sebastian 10.88. However, in wet and windy conditions, the 16-year-old from Cavite, wet and windy conditions, was able to run faster than the winner of the College Division.  Veruel Verdadero, who first came to prominence as a 14-year-old winning the 2015 Batang Pinoy meet, is already very experienced, representing Russia, Thailand, and Singapore.

Meanwhile, the College Division was won by Fernan Lopez of Mapua University, the Surprise winner who had qualified 5th going into the finals. Lopez stopped the clock at 11.21. Beating Ezra Gonzales of San Beda College. And teammate Renzo Capingian. ‘The Birdman’ Ronald Canaria of San Sebastian College had clocked the fastest time of 10.96 in the heats. But was well out of the medals succumbing to the bad conditions in the final.

Giron, the surprise winner in the Boys 400m.

A big surprise was National High school 800, 1500 Champion Edwin Giron Jr. (EAC), who triumphed over Veruel Verdadero in the boys 400m 50.28 to 50.37. Just outside the Meet Record of Jomar Udtohan 50.18.

While in the Men’s 400m, former national athlete Reymond Alferos held on for dear life in 48.87, narrowly beating Letran’s Russell Galleon, who was silver in this event last year. Galleon clocked 48.96. In shitty conditions on a wet track. The two are now preparing for the Nationals.


2018 Philippines NCAA Athletics Schedule

2018 February Roundup Philippine Athletics

February Week 3 Weekly Roundup in Athletics

Meanwhile, Eric Cray gears up for the World Indoors on March 1st in Birmingham, England.

Meanwhile, at the MPSF Indoor Championships in Seattle, Philippine 400m Record Holder Kayla Richardson had a false start in her race in the quarter-mile. At the same time, Marisa Kwiatkowski jumped a 12.39m in Triple.

2018 Weekly Roundup Athletics February Week 2 – Cray Prepares World Indoors

Feb 11, 2018

As their quite a lot of meets going on right now, It’s possible.

  • Rest of Sukipt Results
  • Any late Fil-Heritage Reports
  • Pre-Asian Games

Maybe written as a separate article or included in this report UAAP due to the broad range of results and demand will be screened as separate articles.

Please email any Results or Reports to [email protected]

2016 World Indoor Semis Asafa and Cray. Cray prepares for 2018 World Indoors in Birmingham.

SEA Games 400 Hurdles Champion Eric Cray tested his speed this weekend with 3 runs over 60m at the Don Kirby Meet in New Mexico.

In preparation for the Birmingham World Indoor Games next month (March 2-4), he is the Philippines’ sole entry in the 60m dash.

Cray holds the Philippine record for the 60m at 6.56. He made the Semi-Finals  2 years ago at world indoors, and he took Bronze at the 2016 Asian Indoor 60m.

Cray ran 6.73 to win his heat, 6.75 to get second in his semi, and then 6.83 to finish 6th in the final. 

Marisa Kwiatkowski did 12.35m at the same meeting.

SEA Games 400 Champion Trenten Beram meanwhile debuted over 400m clocking 47.81

Indoors in Boston. Just .18 off the National Indoor record (47.63) held by former SEA Games 400m Champion Romeo Gido set at 1989 World Indoor Champs in Budapest. The time was the fastest in South East Asia for 2018 so far, indoor and outdoor.

4×100 Women’s Members in Action

Along with Eloiza Luzon, who took the UAAP 100m Crown, 2 other Quarter members broke the Philippine Record to take Bronze in the SEA Games last year in Kuala Lumpur over in the states.

Zion Nelson

Zion Nelson at the University of Washington Huskie Meet in Seattle improved her 200 Seasons Best from 25.56 to 25.10 indoors.

Kayla Richardson

At the Tiger Paw Invitational Philippine 400 Record Holder, Kayla Richardson running for USC, clocked 56.09, this time, she had set a Philippine Indoor record of 54.94 3 weeks ago. 

Her twin sister Kyla the other member of the 4×100 had not registered a performance as of yet in 2018. 

Alyana Nicolas improved her season’s best Pole Vault from 3.80 to 3.84m at the Husky Classic in Washington.


Feb 3, 2018

Zion Corrales Nelson had a rather sluggish start with a 25.56 and 58.92 Indoor opener at Washington. At the same time, Nelson took a bronze medal and a Philippine Record in the 2017 SEA Games 4×100 quartet. At the same meet, Marc Nicolas followed up his Pole Vault with a 4.63m at Washington.

Meanwhile, Fil-Scottish Hurdler Connor Henderson started with a 1:59.66 800m to start his season.

Any Other Results of Filipino athletes Local or International, please email

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7 Eleven Run 2018

7 Eleven Run 2018

7 Eleven Run Highlights: Tabby’s first Run of 2018

Feb 5, 2018

7 Eleven Run Cebu

SEA Games Champion and 5X Milo Marathon Champion Mary Joy Tabal debuted for the first time since her Milo win in December In the 21K Leg of the 7 Eleven Run at Cebu. Tabal clocked 1h23.07 to launch the fastest time in the country easily. 

“[I joined] this race to overcome my fear of what happened to me last year. I still can feel the emotions that I went through after my father passed away on the eve of my big race,” said Tabal, who rested for one month before plunging back to training last January.

“But right now, I can feel that I am ready to bring back my old form to compete.”

The petite runner from Barangay Guba, Cebu City, however, admitted she felt emotional in the early part of the race.

“While running, I still [felt] the presence and memories of my father. But later during the race, my mood changed because a lot of people cheered at the sidelines and I am so happy for that,” the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games marathon gold medalist said.

Based on her assessment, Tabal believes her performance was decent, although she still also confessed that she had to improve on some aspects of her skills.

“This will be a good startup for my year. Though I didn’t have a convincing performance, I have a lot of time to improve my skills through training.”

Although she won easily over runners-up Ruffa Sorongon (1:27.57) and Aileen Tolentino (1:30.31), there was something Tabal found unusual with the race.

“What made this race challenging was that I had to wake up very early. The race started at 1 a.m. I only slept for few hours and the route was challenging [because it had] a lot of turns. The run was too early, it’s unusual to run at 1a.m.,” Tabal said.

Organizers started the race at 1 a.m. since it was held simultaneously with Manila and Davao’s races.

7 Eleven Run Manila

long-time opponents Bharcena, Martes, and Banaysag.

While in the Manila Leg 2x SEA Games Marathon Champion Cristabel Martes, 38, won in 1h25.57 from Nhea Anne Bharcena (1h30.59) and former SEA Games Marathon Champion Jho-an Villarma (Banayag) (1h36.53). And in the Men’s Division, Chirchir Jackson of Kenya won very narrowly in 1h09.51 former UAAP 10K Champion Richard Salano won in 1h09.54, from Mark Oximar (1h16.54) and Jonathan David (1h17.27).

7 Eleven Run Davao

While no results were provided, placings were listed in this article below.

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 04 Feb) — Â A farmer and veteran runner from Malaybalay City, Bukidnon, won the 42-kilometer race in the 7 Eleven Run 2018 in Davao City early Sunday.

Richeel Laguido, a banana plantation worker, bested Alex Melly and third placer Bryan Quiamco in the marathon.

Laguido is a member of the Malaybalay Runners, a group that has been competing in both local and national races since 2011.

He attributed his win to self-discipline and consistency in his training.

My preparation was only every day jogging, Laguido said.

In the women 42K, Judelyn Miranda finished first. Vivian Avergonzado won second and Maria Theresa Basallo third.

Besides Laguido, other Bukidnon racers also emerged triumphant after taking home several medals in their respective divisions, like Christine Hallasgo, who landed the top spot, and Lalaine Patricio placed third in women’s 21K.  Emerly, Avergonzado won second in the same division. Bukidnon bet Bobby Tadlas placed second to Jerald Zabala while Jimboy Lugay placed third in 21K men.

Bukidnon runners Keenan Caburnay and Esterlita Organiza maintained the group dominance in their respective divisions in the 16K race.

Caburnay topped the race, followed by Arlan Arbois and third placer Rodel Salvane in men.

While Organiza won first in women where Rosabel Pura and Jaylou Maloloy-on placed second and third, respectively. Hence the 7-Eleven Run in Davao was simultaneously held in Manila and Cebu. (Antonio L. Colina IV)

Salano time leads the SEA Rankings for the Half Marathon, while Tabal is placed second behind a Malaysian for 2018.

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January 25, 2018

Meanwhile, Fil-Heritage Pole Vaulter Alyana Nicolas opened her season with a 3.80m Vault at the Pole Vault Summit at Reno on January 18. Alyana, who has a PB of 3.95m, has held a Filipino Passport since 2014.

Time Trial 15.01.18, Pasig Ultra

Unofficial as Hand Timed Trial, not PATAFA Sanctioned

100m Men’s. 1. Clinton Kingsley Bautista (FEU) 11.0, 2. Victor Balbuena (UE) 11.1, 3. FEU???, 4. William Galceran (FEU) 11.2

100m Boys: 1. Rodolfo Aldzona (UE) 11.2, 2. Gerard Nepomuceno (LSGH) 11.5, 3. Christian Senora (Sakya) 11.6

5000m. 1. James Orduna (UE) (99) 15:47.00, 2. Arellano athlete

Triple Jump: Victor Balbuena (UE) 13.70m

*Any additional results from this time trial or other results reported will be gladly

appreciated; please email [email protected]


2018 CONQUER RIDGE RUN 25K/ 10K – RESULTS (January 12)

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January 12, 2018 Starting 2018 trail running season on January 7 at Mariveles, Bataan.

This also marked the start of another series of Conquer Trail Adventures. This is mountain running.

For the Full Write up Please Visit Here

Cheryl Owen, at the left (2nd Runner-up Team UGAT Mountaineering Club), Alyssa Ashley Usman, center (Champion), Rocelda Frayna, at the right (1st Runner-up Team Cholo flight) Photo Credit: Camc


2018 CONQUER RIDGE RUN List of Sponsors

  1. Municipality of Mariveles, Bataan headed by Mayor Hon. Atty. Ace Jello Concepcion.
  2. Barangay Alasasin headed by Hon. Roberto M. Arsenal, Brgy. Chairman.
  3. Alasasin Elementary School is headed by Ms. Marjorie M. Palomo, school Principal
  4. Nature Hike the Philippines
  5. Tokz Gear
  6. WISAR
  7. Buting Fire Rescue
  8. PARDSS Foundation International Inc., Mariveles Chapter
  9. Subimonte Outdoors
  10. ALTRA Shoes
  11. Feetures socks
  12. Oofos Recovery Sandals
  13. Team Maranat Trail Runners
  14. Team TAPSI
  15. Team XC
  16. Ms. Elizabeth Naga
  17. Team Conquer


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