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2018 SEA Youth Athletics Results

2018 SEA Youth Athletics Results

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2018 SEA Youth athletics championships – 11 athletes sent

April 1, 2018

The PATAFA has sent 11 athletes to the 2018 SEA Youth Athletics Championships in Bangkok, Thailand. April 3 to April 4. PATAFA Auditor Ma will accompany the 11 athletes. Jeanette Obiena.

The 11 Athletes are (coaches in brackets)

  1. Samantha Limos (Elma Muros)
  2. Tara Borlain (Ringo Borlain)
  3. Bernalyn Buer (Henry Dagmil)
  4. Ruthelma Laylay (Ebrahim Esmael)
  5. Lealyn Sanita (Damaso)
  6. Bernayln Bejoy (Arca)
  7. Trexie Dela Torre (Arca)
  8. Ralph Humphrey Guerero (Emerson Obiena)
  9. Veruel Verdadero (Dagasgas)
  10. Jason Jabol (Dagasgas)
  11. Josh Buenavista (Eduardo Buenavista)

Some Brief Stats

  • Last year The Philippines won 1 gold medal in 2017 despite sending 80 athletes and hosting the games.
  • In 2016 Karen Janario won the 200m Dash at the SEA Youth Champs.
  • Pinoyathletics has requested the start list from Thailand Athletics and Singapore Athletics.
  • And should have it after the Easter break.


**More Updates on athletes chances and performances to be updated

**Thank you to several anonymous sources for this information


10 of 11 of the athletes flew out on April 2 in the morning. This except for Ruthelma Laylay, who was not able to secure a passport in time.  The event is for athletes born in 2001, 2002, 2003 and will be from April 3-4. It was reported that it would be raining all day in Thailand.


Girls 800m

The first event with Filipino entries will be the Women’s 800m at 8.30 pm. This will see the fastest ever 14-year-old Tara Borlain (2:15.49), who ran that last year at Vigan in the Batang Pinoy, and last year’s silver medallist Dark Horse Bernalyn Bejoy (2:16.22) of Bacolod. The duo will square up against Le Thi Kim Phuong of Vietnam, the defending champion with a PB of 2:13.81 from last year in Ilagan.

With only seven entries, it is a straight final this afternoon. Pinoyathletics is guessing Vietnam to win, with Borlain and Bejoy fighting it out for silver and bronze. 


Also, Jason Jabol, 15, who was silver last year with 6.99m, will be competing in the Long Jump. Jabol has not been able to get anywhere near the 6.99m he leaped in Ilagan since.

Josh Buenavista, a bronze medallist at the Children of Asia Meet and the SEA Youth last year in Ilagan, where he clocked 9:25.85, competes in the 3000m.

Samantha Gem Limos will compete in the 100m. Limos’ last major success was bronze in the Children of Asia Meet in 2016. She finished a disappointing 5th last year in 12.81. At the same time, champion Agrete of Indonesia is born in 2000. Duong of Vietnam and Nor, Aliyah Abd Rahman of Malaysia, born in 2001 and 2002.who, have timed 12.23 and 12.34. 

Veruel Veradero, who was bronze in this event last year, is entered and Jabol.


Girls Long Jump

Girls Long Jump this afternoon is very competitive with 11 entries. The Philippines is represented by Trixie Dela Torre 5.64m. Dela Torre took silver in this event last year with 5.33m. Last year’s champion Tia Louise Rosario is now overage. But Singapore’s En Ling Nim recently beat Rosario a few days ago at the Singapore School Games with a new PB of 5.69m. There is not much info on the rest of the field, but it has 2 Vietnamese, 2 Malaysians, and 3 Thailand.


Boys 800m

The Philippines is represented by Raul Payon in a straight final this afternoon. Giang Vang Dung, the 2017 ASEAN School Games Champion 1:55.93, Payon was 4th in the event last year in 1:58.97.


2018 SEA Youth Athletics Results


100m Final 

Veruel narrowly misses out on a medal. Two Indonesians 10.91, Thai 11.01, and then Veruel 11.04.

Heats (THA) 10.7 Verdardero (PHI) 11.00

200M Final

  • 200M Heat 1 (-0.9) 1. Verdardero (PHI) 22.18, 2. Siong En Reuben Lee (SIN) 22.25 

  • 3000m: 1. (VIE), 4. Josh Buenavista (PHI) 9:22
  • Long Jump: 1. (THA) 7.02m, 2. (THA) 6.98m, 5. Jason Jabol (PHI) 6.49m
  • High Jump: 1. Kamptom Kam (SIN) 1.99m, 2. Chaimongkol Chongpanuch (THA) 1.90m, 3.Van Linh Lo (VIE) 1.85m
  • NB. Kam 2.02m at Singapore School Games last week
  • Triple Jump: 3. Arfan Azhar (SIN) 14.15m (-0.3)
  • Shotput (5kg) 3. Matthew Jong Lee (SIN) 15.71m
  • Discus (1.5kg) 2. Ryan Ng (SIN) 46.41m


100M Final

Limos 4th in 12.52.

100M Heats

Samantha Limos is lining up for her heat at the SEA Youth.
800m Finals Girls – GOLD Vietnam 2.11, SILVER East Timor 2.12, BRONZE Bejoy Philippines 2.14.5 PB / Borlain unsure of the result
Trixie Dela Torre of Philippines 7th in 5.54m. Close Fight 20cm between Winner and 7th place.

Discus: 1. Jasmine Phua (SIN) 40.36m (SIN), 2. Siriyakorn Mingolo (THA) 37.36m, 3. Nani

Shahirah Maryata (MAS) 34.91m

Javelin: 43m?

Boys 4×400 Finals


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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, 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

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