2018 Youth Olympic Games

Last Updated on April 8, 2023 by Andrew Pirie

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. 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 was 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

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 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 12.39m in a Triple.

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

Feb 11, 2018

As there are 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 the 1989 World Indoor Champs in Budapest. The time was the fastest in South East Asia for 2018 so far, indoors and outdoors.

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

[email protected], we would love to hear from you.7 Eleven Run 2018

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]



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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