2018 Philippines University Games Athletics
Write-up by Andrew Pirie
Results Supplied by Various Sources
2018 Philippines University Games Athletics started on 23rd October 2018, Day 1 of Athletics.
First of all, only Ten schools entered. Certainly, A national university games championship should really have more schools entered.
While the UAAP is next month, the venue for UAAP is still not 100% sure, but after a meeting, today will be announced.
Most noteworthy is and used hand times. In contrast, the results should be rounding up to the nearest 10th, which they haven’t.
Hence the event is also not sanctioned by PATAFA.
So performances cannot be considered for ‘Official’ IAAF Rankings, Records, and Selection purposes due to the inaccuracy of timings. Most noteworthy is no wind gauge or wind readings are recorded in the official results.
Efrelyn Democer wins Javelin Uni Games secures nomination for AUG.
Former Palaro Record Holder Efrelyn Bantilan Democer (UST) hurled a new PB of 43.35m to capture the Philippine University Games women’s Javelin title.
While the 19-year-old Freshman is originally from Coach Rhodelyn Paragmoc in Northern Mindanao.
Certainly secured her nomination for the 2018 ASEAN University Games in Myanmar from December 9 to 16.
It has been a brilliant last few weeks for Democer, who is in the shape of her life.
Furthermore, having hurled the 600-gram javelin 42.35m.
On her opening throw at the University Games was also a new PB.
After a 42.27m two weeks ago.
The 43.35 throw exceeds her PB of 42.34m set 3 years ago at Tagum during the Palarong Pambansa.
Efrelyn lost her Palaro title to her teammate and training partner Abunda in 2016 and 2017.
42.35m PB, 32m, 41.33, 43.35 PB, 35+, 37+
Janario Wins Pamaybay Claims First Major Title
National Junior Hurdles Holder Karen Janario (UST) easily won the Women’s 100 hurdles in 15.1, nearly a second clear of former national athlete Josefina Baloloy 16.0 of RTU.
Teammate Kimberly Gatela was third in 16.2.
Meanwhile, in the Women’s 100m Straight Final of 4. Rosnani Pamaybay, who was only 5th at the UAAP, won her first major title in 12.3 seconds, narrowly beating Alyssa Andrade, who won the Long Jump at these games earlier 12.4.
2018 Philippines University Games: 800m Times Correction
In contrast, please note the recording in the Men’s 800m is incorrect. Consequently, add +6 secs for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. 1:57, 1:57, 1:58, 1:59. Likewise, Edwin Bajo won over Osorio of UE, with the two UST men getting 3rd and 4th. This seems about right as Bajo has timed 1:55.75 at the NCAA at the beginning of the year. (SEA Games silver medalist Marco Vilog leads the rankings with 1:50.75 at the Asian Games).
2018 Philippines University Games: Womens 800m Pamatian over Calis
While the Women’s 800m saw two UST training partners trained by Coach Emmanuel Calipes go 1-2. Consequently, Graduating student Louielyn ‘Lot Lot’ Pamatian, the UAAP 800m Champion, took the win in 2:16.9 (PB is 2:13.97).
The mark puts Pamatian unofficially 5th this year in the Philippine 800 Rankings as she aims to defend her UAAP title next month. At the same time, Pamatian has represented the Philippines at the ASEAN School Games and World University Games.
Most noteworthy is that she left the national team as she preferred to train with her coach Emmanuel Calipes than the national coaches and focus on finishing her studies. As a result, Pamatian will be graduating this year.
With Jeanne ‘Master Speech’ Calis, the Palarong Pambansa record holder in 800 Girls, took silver in 2:19.2 (outside her Seasons best 2:17.83, and PB 2:12.27, 2015). Hence the two were well clear of the other 3 competitors in the 5 woman final.
While Calis led the whole way in 1:04 through the first 400, then 1:40 through 600. But Lotlot, who stuck close behind the whole race, closed her down the last 100m. Hence pulling away for the win.
In 1500m, Calis turned the tables, winning in 4:56 over Pamatian 5:00. Unfortunately, lovely Gemeroy of RTU took bronze.
2018 Philippines University Games: Aira Teodosio
Aira Teodosio unofficially threw 37.10m, which places her 4th behind National athlete Rhea Joy Sumalpong for the year. Simultaneously, her previous best set way back at the UAAP was 35.79m for this year. While more of a hammer thrower, Teodosio threw her PB of 38.59m back in 2015.
**Blurred 37, 28m top 2.
2018 Philippines University Games Chirpy Andrade wins the Long Jump
Alyssa ‘Chirpy’ Andrade, the 2017 UAAP Long Jump Champion, took the Women’s Long Jump Gold in 5.58m. At the same time, this was a big improvement on her official season’s best of 5.38m. At the same time, her PB is 5.72m. And her teammate Elvy Villagoniza the 2017 Palarong Pambansa champion, made it yet another 1-2 finish for the University of Santo Tomas with a 5.55m effort. Again very far from the bronze medalists.
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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.
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