2018 UAAP Season 80 Athletics Report and Results

2018 UAAP Season 80

2018 UAAP Season 80 Athletics Reports and Results

2018 UAAP Season 80

Mico Del Prado takes UAAP 400M Record

Feb 14, 2018

Michael Carlo Del Prado. 2018 UAAP Season 80

Another son of the legendary Isidro Del Prado, Michael Carlo Del Prado, 22, made his piece of UAAP History.

And not only did he defend his title in the UAAP Quarter Mile.

But he also erased a 13-year-old meet record in the 400m—timing 48.27 in the heats. 

Hence well within his capability, as he had taken his 400m time down to 48.00 in June at the Hong Kong Invitational last year. 

Most noteworthy is that Mico was a SEA Games bronze medalist in the 4x400m in Kuala Lumpur.

The Old record was held by another La Sallian Ralph Waldy Soguilon, who held the previous time with 48.45.

While in the Final, Del Prado cruised to a win in 48.89, this time pushed by his teammate 2015 Palarong Pambansa Champion Kenneth Nodos, who led for 380m of the race.

While Nodos looked like he raced coming off 10m in front with 100m to go, but Mico wound down to win.

Saving his energy for the 4×400 at the Pre-Asian Games in Indonesia, which he is flying to next.

Nodos finished with a PB of 49.01. UAAP High school record holder Jaime Mejia of UP took bronze in 49.92.


2018 UAAP Season 80 Athletics Day 2 Clinton Takes Hatrick, Janario defends the title (videos)

Feb 10, 2018

Mejia, Clinton, Galceran. 2018 UAAP Season 80

Clinton Kingsley Bautista (FEU) added the 200m Title. To his 100m crowns.

Bautista, who qualified third going into the final, came 5m clear of the pack (in what seemed like a 21.82 meet record) the last 80m but lightened up the last 20-30m to save energy for his next event, the Long Jump.

He nevertheless set a PB of 21.87,05 off the meet record.

In the same order as the 100m, Jaime Mejia (UP) and William Galceran (FEU) won bronze.

Galceran’s 22.17 heats PB qualified him first.

Clinton won the last bend.

He had plenty left as he prepared for his Long Jump event.

Clinton won his third medal of the tournament with a 6.95m (PB) Long Jump.

3 Personal Bests were crucial to carrying his squad through multiple exhausting events.


2018 UAAP Season 80 Athletics Janario defends in a 4-Way Dance

4 Way Fight for First Place and Top 3 UAAP Girls 200m Zulueta, Janario, Malonzo, and Luzon


While in a spectacular Four-Way Dance for the UAAP 200m Title.

It was Karen Janario (UST), the 2016 SEA Youth Champion.

Yet despite holding a few extra pounds bravely fought her way to defend her UAAP Title. 

While Janario looks in Sub 25 shape if she can trim down.

And she timed 25.39 to win narrowly in a photo finish of 1000ths of seconds from 100m Champion and teammate Eloiza Luzon.

Kimberly Zulueta (Ateneo) took bronze with a 25.47 PB. And Jeremiah Malonzo, who had beaten Luzon in the heats narrowly, was out of the medals with 25.52.


Clinton and Luzon take 100m Titles at UAAP Season 80

Feb 8, 2018

In both their 5th and final playing years. Clinton Kingsley Bautista and Eloiza Luzon claimed the fastest man and woman in the UAAP Athletics competition.



And Clinton Bautista of FEU claimed his fourth straight UAAP title. At the same time, equalling his personal best and tied his join UAAP Record of 10.81.

  • The 25-year-old SEA Games 110 Hurdles bronze winner struggled.
  • Thus, despite a slow start, he won his closest 100m race in the UAAP.
  • Against the fast-finishing Jaime Mejia. UAAP High school record holder Mejia.
  • He ran 10.85.
  • Bautista teammate William Galceran won bronze at 11.00.
  • 7 of the 8 final qualifiers were seeded into Heat 1, making even seeding in the heats problematic.
  • Bautista beat Mejia 10.90–10.96 in the first heat.


Luzon Regains her title UAAP SEASON 80

Eloiza Luzon (UST) regained her UAAP Title with a 12.22 run into a -1.2 headwind in her last playing year.

Coming strongest out of the blocks, Luzon led from start to finish.

While holding off-key rivals the fast-finishing Malonzo and Kimberly Zulueta.

Most noteworthy is that Luzon last won the UAAP Title in 2015 but conceded it in 2016 to Karen Janario and 2017 Jeremiah Malonzo.

  • Luzon won the SEA Games bronze in the 4×100 team that set the national record.
  • Her heat time was 12.10 (PB 11.99 from Pre-SEA Games Malaysia last year).
  • Reigning UAAP Champion Malonzo (UP) claimed silver in 12.35, while Kimberly Zulueta (ADMU) took bronze again in 12.39.
  • Karen Janario (UST) placed 4th in 12.43.
  • Malonzo ran a 12.16 PB in the heats, quicker than her 12.21 winning time last year.


Sefa steps out of the shadows to break UAAP’s High Jump Record.

Feb 7, 2018

Josefa Ligmayo, FEU, two years. I settled for the 2016 and 2017 High Jump runners-up.

She was resolved to change this year.

At 5’4, he’s short even for Filipino high jumpers.

Josefa joins the FEU Junior People Management Association despite her little stature.

She balanced her time and fitness, losing weight in the gym to become a stronger athlete.

The 21-year-old from Nueva Vizcaya, Cagayan Valley, won her first UAAP title and had the most impressive performance of Day 1 when she broke the 16-year-old UAAP Record of Narcisca Atienza of UST (1.70m), who went on to become National Record Holder (1.81m) in this event and many times SEA Games silver and bronze medalist in the Heptathlon.

Josefa, coached by Obet Fresnido and Roselyn Hamero of FEU, will compete in the Heptathlon on Friday. UST’s 2x UAAP Champion Sarah Dequinan will be a challenge.

Her Heptathlon score will benefit from her 1.67m to 1.71m High Jump PB.

An Absolute FEU Clean sweep in the Women’s High Jump.

Kaylene Mosqueda, the Philippine Junior Record Holder and 2016 & 2017 UAAP Champion, placed second in the high jump with 1.68m.

Jelly Paragile’s 1.68m bronze PB completed the FEU sweep.

Josefa moves from 9th to 2nd on the Filipino all-time list, tying Corazon Magante’s Gintong Aloy performance.

2018 UAAP SEASON 80 Athletics Results / News Log Unofficial (watch here for updates) Unofficial Results

Please watch here for updates. Any updates you can email to Pinoyathletics@gmail.com

Your Votes for

  • Women’s Winner 100m – Malonzo 4, Janario 4, Luzon 2, Zulueta 1, Other 0
  • Men’s Winner 100m – Nor 6, Mejia 4, Other 4, Ramos 1, Galceran 1 Castaneda 0

Day 1

5K Walk Boys UAAP SEASON 80 (New Record)

Bryan Oxales and HIS coach Saturnio ‘TITUS’ Salazar

Bryan Oxales (UST), the Palaro Champion, wins Gold over Mico Santos and Marlon Santos of UE.  Then 13-year-old Macky Estoya (UST)  the Luzon Batang Pinoy 2000m Walk Champ

Boys might be a new UAAP Record stay tuned. Reported that Bryan Oxales has run 27:25, which is a new meet record. Surpassing the mark of Alumni 27:39.70 set 12 years ago at the 2006 UAAP. We await confirmation and the exact time.

5k Walk Women’s UAAP SEASON 80

Roel Ano and Friends

Elizabeth Capioso of UP defends her title 29: 24.34, from FEU, and Lyra Mae Mendoza 30: 01, UE 4th. Former Champion

Krisha Sardenia of UST is not in the top 4. Capioso represented the Philippines in the World University Games last year. She competed for the first time in the difficult 20k walk and finished 15th of 21 athletes.

800 Boys UAAP Record UAAP SEASON 80

Heats – James Orduna (UE) 1:57.xx? (UAAP Record) as former is 1:59.45 by John Lloyd Osorio, set last year. Orduna is the 2016 Palaro 1500 Champion originally from Leyte. Osorio clocked 2:00 in the heats.



Josefa Ligmayo of FEU reported breaking the UAAP Record with a 1.71m jump.

Breaking the 16-year-old meet Record of Narcisa Atienza. Ligmayo, who was runner-up, took the gold from teammate and defending champion Kaylene Mosqueda the national junior champion. Mosqueda took silver in 1.68m, from Jelly Paragile, also of FEU.


TJ Boys UAAP Record

Subject to wind reading. 13.45m UE  Garbin UE Silver 13.18m, and NU Bronze Sean Dela Vega 12.70m. The mark eclipses one of the oldest records of 25 years set by Ateneo Juan Carlos Artificio 13.27m


UAAP SEASON 80 Athletics Reviews



Unexpected Winner. Jeremiah Malonzo (UP) overpowers Eloiza Luzon (UST) and Kimberly Zulueta (ADMU) to crown herself women’s UAAP 100m Champion in 2017.

The UAAP Women’s 100m Dash in 2018 will be an exciting ‘3 Way Dance’. With being the champion comes the pressure of defending unexpected champion Jeremiah Malonzo of the University of the Philippines. 

Malonzo pipped 2014 Champion and national team mainstay Eloiza Luzon 12.21 to 12.27.

Malonzo, now 21, opted not to join the national team to focus on bringing up her grades. She decided to stay with her coach Jolo Rivera.

She ran at the World University Games for the Philippines in Taipei last year; in her most recent race in December, she won the Weekly Relay Finals in 12.37, beating Kimberly Zulueta.

Before 2017, Malonzo had barely broken 13 seconds and had not made the Finals at UAAP.

The meteoric rise of Malonzo from a virtual nobody to the UAAP Champion in a year is testimony to her coach.

Malonzo with her coach Jolo Rivera (Left)


Eloiza Luzon

Eloiza Luzon

The fastest woman in the field improved her PB to 11.99 last year in Malaysia.

Eloiza Luzon of the University of Santo Tomas has not won the UAAP Title since 2014.

She cemented her national team position with a Bronze Medal and National Record in the SEA Games 4×100 quartet.

During the weekly relays, Luzon won several times over her training partner Zulueta of Ateneo.

Luzon finished third at the national championships behind Fil-Heritage sprinter Zion Rose Nelson.

Kimberly Zulueta

Kimberly Zulueta

The bronze medallist two years in a row. Zulueta of Ateneo looks to move up higher on the medal podium.

With her PB still 12.22 set in the UAAP Heats last year. Zulueta will have a lot of work to do to get the better of Malonzo and Luzon, who she has not been able to beat for the whole of 2017.

Zulueta finished fourth at the national championships last year in Ilagan.

Karen Janario of UST. Junior Record Holder in the 100 Hurdles.

We need to note the biggest 2 improving sprinters of 2017 were Jeremiah Malonzo went from 12.9ht/13.14 to 12.21, an improvement of .93 seconds, and Kimberly Zulueta 12.65 to 12.22 or .43 seconds improvement in a year.

Other interesting bits in the field include Junior Sprinter Karen Janario, 19 of UST, better known as a hurdler.

They won the UAAP century dash in 2016 with a PB of 12.11. And also FEU Marimar Amarga, who finished fourth in this event last year.

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2018 UAAP Season 80 Women’s 200m

Eloiza Luzon (UST)  goes in as the firm favorite in this event, having improved her 200m time from 24.95 to 24.69 in Malaysia.

Luzon is yet to win a UAAP 200m title, having finished silver, bronze, silver, and silver at the last editions. 

The challenge will come from the defending champion and her teammate, 19-year-old Karen Janario.

Janario, the 2016 South East Asian Youth Champion over 200 Meters, has a Personal best of 25.13.

Meanwhile, Jeremiah Malonzo (UP) 25.31, and Kimberly Zulueta (ADMU) 25.68, last year’s bronze medalist and 4th place, along with 5th placer Marimar Amarga (FEU) 25.93, look to contend for the minor medals.


2018 UAAP Season 80 Women’s 400m

UST’s strong all-around team is likely to dominate 400m women’s running in the Philippines, which has declined.

Short sprinter Eloisa Luzon was famous.

Last year, I won the UAAP 400m in 57.48.

Luzon is fast.

Louielyn Pamatian, who has run 58.06 this year, may challenge her.

Pamatian finished second to Luzon last year.

Elisa Aguinaldo of FEU, who won bronze last year, and Kimberly Zulueta are the only other sprinters under 59 this year.

No UAAP Women’s Sprinter ran below 59 seconds from June to December, with Weekly Relays practically every week.


2018 UAAP Season 80 Relays

Last year, Luzon, Andrade, Janario, and Salcedo set the UAAP record at 47.91. 49.45 was DLSU’s distant second.

UP may finish second this year with a stronger sprint core at 49.89.

The 4x400m UST, which won last year, can strengthen its supremacy by replacing Pamaybay with Karen Janario.

UST was the only UAAP team under 4 minutes last year.

2018 UAAP Season 80

2018 UAAP Season 80 Hurdles

National Junior 100 Hurdle Record Holder Karen Janario looks to defend her title. Janario holds a PB of 14.52 since the 2014 ASEAN School Games.

This year, the other top contenders are Renalyn Aguire (FEU) 14.87 and Judy Ann Rendora (DLSU) 14.89, silver and bronze last year.

Marily ‘Daffy’ Avila


In the 400 Hurdles, Marilyn ‘Daffy’ Avila is ranked 4th in the national ranking lists in 2017.

She has the leading time of  1:04.15 and looks to defend her title.

Her teammate Elisa Aguinaldo, 1:04.97 of FEU, will present the only real challenge.

Avila has a PB of 1:02.22 from 2016 but, due to injuries, has not been able to move past it. Likewise, Aguinaldo had clocked 1:03.66 last year.


Middle Distance

Lotlot and her buddy Feiza

Defending champion Louielyn ‘Lotlot’ Pamatian, a 2014 ASEAN School Games Silver medallist in the 800 of UST, leads the candidates with a time of 2:17.95 at the World University Games in Taipei. 

And did her PB of 2:13.97 4 years ago at the UAAP. Like the 400, the standard of Women’s 800m has also dropped in the UAAP.

Pamatian closest rival, her teammate Feiza Lenton 2:21.10 this year with a PB of 2:14.47 from the 2015 Palaro.

Pamatian also has the fastest time in 1500 with 4:53.58, marginally ahead of Lenton at 4:53.67 and Joida Gagnao (FEU) at 4:56.81.

Long Distance

Joida Gagnao


Gagnao (19.35) and her teammate Sustituedo (19.38) lead the woman’s distance. With UP Diane Klein Ong not far behind.

The trio was Gold-Silver-Bronze last UAAP. While in the 10,000 Mansueto (UST), Sustituedo, and Myka Sarmiento, the lone medalist of Adamson,

In the steeples, Gagnao (11.35), Sustituedo (12.03), and Mansueto (12.20) are the top 3.



Article by Andrew Pirie

ATFS Statistician 

On February 7-11, the 80th Season of the prestigious UAAP Athletics will kick off at the Phil Sports Complex at Pasig.  

Pinoyathletics.info in the lead-up to these games will Preview some of the contenders.

And who is likely to figure? And also polls where YOU DECIDE.

Mens 100m

This event was won by Clinton Kingsley Bautista (FEU) 3 years in a row. Bautista went on to become SEA Games Bronze Medalist in his prime event, the 110 Hurdles.

As Bautista is turning 26 this year, he is now ineligible as he is above the allowable age limit for this event. It will now be an interesting dance to see who crowns themselves the UAAP Fastest Man in 2018. 

Clinton!!!!!! wins UAAP 100m 2017


Leading the Hunt is a man who has always been the bridesmaid and never the bride. 21-year-old Romnick Nor, ‘The Nor Express’ from Cotabato studies at UST. 

Nor has created a lot of silverware as runner-up in the 100m in 2013, 2016, and 2017.

The 2010 National High School champion goes into this meet with a PB of 10.94. Perhaps this year, the steam train of the south will take the chocolates.  

The Nor Express (UST, yellow)

Jose Marie Ramos of Ateneo has been a quiet contender this year.

2016 UAAP bronze medalist? Ramos ran 10.92 in the UAAP heats last year but finished 5th.

He rarely attends weekly meetups.

After years of injuries, Fil-American sprinter Andrew Castaneda joined Ateneo. Castaneda ran 10.82 in 2015.

Despite ailments, he ran 11.18 at the Weekly Meets last year.

William Galceran (FEU) is another sprinter who hopes to follow in Romnick Herida and Clinton Kingsley Bautista’s footsteps. Galceran has 10.95 PB.

Last year’s 100m bronze went to Northern Mindanao’s tiny sprinter.

Jaime Mejia, the UAAP High School Record Holder, ran 10.96 in the heats last year and finished 4th in the Final.

He wants to win this year.

200M Lions and Tigers and Nor OH MY!

Although he has run a 200m this past year, the Focus looks to be on the 2016 UAAP Champion Romnick Nor (UST), with a PB of 22.31.

With defending champion Clinton Kingsley (FEU) over the 24-year age limit, the focus now shifts to Nor. Nor was, unfortunately, running out of the heats last year in a poor 22.95.


Wanting the Nor Express. Last year’s Silver-Bronze DLSU duo Kenneth Nodos (22.47) and Mico Del Prado (22.50). UAAP High school record holder Jaime Mejia (UP), who ran 22.48 this year and finished 4th in the final last year, could be a close race.

William Galceran (FEU) has 22.39 and 22.56 PBs this year. Dustine DeVera (UST) 22.64. Top 6 separated by.3.

The top 3 spots will be contested. However, none of them threaten the UAAP Record.

Mighty Mico

Michael Del Prado

400m Run. Mico Del Prado defeated favorite Clinton Kingsley Bautista in 2017.

49.07 to 48.00. This year’s undisputed favorite.

Since then, Del Prado has won a Malaysian SEA Games 4×400 bronze. With Bautista gone, Del Prado DLSU, training buddy, moves.

2015 Palaro Champion Kenneth Nodos placed second with 49.70. The Bronze’s biggest challenges are Joel Hera (UST) and Jaime Mejia (UP).



UP’s Mejia and UST’s Nor finished 42.46 to 42.54 in the 4×100 last year. It’s anyone’s game with other teams confirming their lineup. FEU lost that race but lost Clinton.

Ateneo has Fil-am Andrew Castaneda supporting Jose Marie Ramos. DLSU, who won bronze last year, has a good lineup.

UP, UST, DLSU, and ADMU will battle for the top four berths.

Last year’s UAAP Record in the Men’s 4×400 was set by DLSU.

Since Jericho Ejercito is overage for this meeting, UST may challenge DLSU. UST, who finished second at 3:20.49, will try to win this year.



With the Top 3 out. Ernest John Obiena (UST) is the surprise winner recovering from injuries sustained before SEA Games. Patrick Unso and Clinton Kingsley Bautista are now overage. It leaves the event wide open.

Alvin Vergel (DLSU), who was 4th last year with a 14.96 PB, and UAAP High school record holder Jaime Emmanuel Mejia (UP), will be battling for the medals.

In the 400 Hurdles with Clinton not returning. Mico Del Prado (DLSU), Silver last year, leads the contenders with a 53.72 PB.

Also within the shoving range is Joel Hera (UST) 53.84, last year’s bronze medallist. And UAAP High school record holder Jaime Emmanuel Mejia (UP) 53.87.

Middle Distance

Erwin Parcon by Precious Que

UST’s Ebren Neri has focused on the national team, reducing the UAAP’s 800m depth.

The rankings are led by DLSU’s Erwin Parcon, who won last year in 1:56.92. Last year’s bronze medalist Ronjon Redoble improved to 1:57.05, while silver medalist Michael Icao of UE maintained 1:57.41.

Again, the three men may fight tight.

At the Weekly Relay Finals last month, Erwin Parcon (DLSU), silver last UAAP, improved from 4:07.06 to 4:02.42 in the 1500m. Reynold Villafranca (UE) at 4:06.42 and Capangpangan (UST) at 4:07.59 trail him. With a 4:07.92 time, Icao is also in contention.


Long Distance

Philip Gongob (FEU) leads Reynold Villafranca (UE) 15:41.28 to 15:41.67 in the 5000m. Kevin Capangpangan (UST) won bronze in 15:48.99.

Over time, 10,000m times have slowed. Earl Casinabe (FEU) defends at 33:38.56, followed by Villafranca at 33:54 and Capangpangan at 34:06.

Villafranca defends his title in 9:33.64, challenging 2016 UAAP Champion John Moreno (DLSU) at 9:35.18.



Janry Ubas

It will be SEA Games Bronze Medalist Janry Ubas, 24 (FEU), who will lead the way in the Men’s Long  Jump.

Ubas’ PB of 7.88m set at the PATAFA time trials is significantly better than his UAAP record of 7.39m.

No other jumper is over 7m but 2016 UAAP Champion Neil Borres (UST) (6.98m), Wilmar Martinez (UE) (6.91m), and 2017 UAAP Silver medallist and former rookie of the year Kirk Bacas (FEU) (6.86m) should battle it out for the other medals.

Ubas also should be able to defend his Triple Jump title leading the UAAP entries with 14.96m. Bacas last year’s silver medallist in 14.42m.

High Jump Ubas, a PB of 2.08m (2015), will challenge defending champion Keith Margo Quillo, also FEU (PB 2.03m, 2016).

In the Pole Vault, the question is if the Injured Ernest Obiena (UST) will be participating.

Obiena, who ranked 40th globally (5.61m) and took the bronze medal at the Asian Championships, was sidelined from the SEA Games Pole Vault due to an injury sustained in training.

Chasing a distant second is Janry Ubas (4.70m, 2015) and David Managuelod (UP)(4.40m).

Meanwhile, another Obiena, a first-year college at DLSU Francis, EJ’s cousin, has a PB of 4.50m. I could shake up the medal podium.


NCAA top five athletes.

Reigning champion FEU Rejohn Cliff Gadian has improved from 38.04 to 39.72m. Gadian seeks the 40-meter mark.

In the Men’s Shotput, DLSU’s Kenneth Rafanan will try to retain his championship, which he won by 0.03m over FEU’s Fel Vincent Quetulio.

The top five javelin throwers are NCAA or overage. Hence 2014 ASEAN School Games Champion and defending UAAP Champion Joshua Patulud DLSU leads the charge improving from 54.16 to 55.79m with the 800-gram Javelin.

Hammer favorite Quetulio won last year with a 41.05m throw.


2 years ago, the UAAP introduced a High School Girls’ Division. Now the action continued in 2018.

We are not as sure about the College division in which athletes have been acquired.

The first thing to note is that Athletes must be born on June 1, 1999, or afterward to participate.



MVP Ellah Sirilan covered in Medals

 The Outright favorite in the Girl’s 100m is Ellah Sirilan, 17 of the University of the East, who holds the UAAP High school record with a run of 12.44 (0.5) last year.

Ellah will be going for her third straight win in a row in this event.

Ellah recently won the Manila Meet in 12.68.

Sirilan comes from a strong bloodline as her grandmother is the sister of Inocencia Solis, the the1958 Asian Games Champion in the 100m dash.

Also in contention are her 2 teammates  Sally Callos, bronze last year, who improved her 100m from 13.09 to 12.88 to land second at the Manila meeting.

And Patricia Lobos is also from a strong bloodline, the daughter of former national athletes Hurdler Arnel Lobos and 400m runner Perla Balatucan and a cousin of the Del Prado’s; she has run 12.98 from last year, where she took silver. Looking to break up the UE Cleansweep is UST Jessa Marie Libres (4th last year), who improved from 13.13 to 13.01

In the 200m, the favorite is also Record Holder Ellah Sirilan who timed 26.23. Silver medalist Patricia Lobos (UE) 26.78 and Sally Callos (UE), the bronze medallist 27.49.

Callos formally held the national high school records in the 100m and 200m.

Ellah is also the overwhelming favorite in the 400m with a PB of 58.98 in the heats, the UAAP Record, and a decent 59.46 in the finals.

While no other girls can run under 1.00the biggest challenge to Ellah may come from Middle Distance runner Tara Borlain (DLSU-Zobel), who is very capable of running well under a minute also.



2018 UAAP Season 80


The UE Girl foursome of Ellah, Lobos, Callos, and 200m Palaro Elementary Champion Gotchoco should dominate the 4×100 and 4×400 relays with the four fastest athletes.

At the weekly relays, high school girls ran 50.82, below their 2016 record of 51.22.

Gotchoco could replace Lagunay.

They ran 4:16.06 at weekly relays in the 4×400, just below their 2016 Meet Record of 4:14.83.

2018 UAAP Season 80 Hurdles

Ellah Sirilan puts establishes as the favorite for the 400 Hurdles at the Palarong Pambansa

2018 UAAP Season 80

Ellah, last year’s MVP, can win up to 7 Golds again. Including the 100 Hurdles where she broke the record with 15.86, still, her PB set 2 years ago.

Ellah won the youth division at the weekly relays recently with 15.99.

She is unchallenged in this event, some 2 seconds clear of the field.

Ellah’s specialty event is the 400m Hurdles, where she took bronze at the 2017 Palarong Pambansa; Ellah broke the record last year at 1:05.11.

Ellah clocked her PB at 1.04.5 during the Palaro in Antique last year.

But she has been stuck at this range of time since 2015. 

“I want to win the Palaro this year in Vigan” Said Sirilan “I know its going to be tough”

And it will be as three other girls have run below 1:04; the winner will need to run 1:02, maybe even 1:01. The Palaro record is currently 1.03.1


2018 UAAP Season 80 Sprints

We continue a write-up of the UAAP with a Preview of the Secondary Boys. This is difficult to write up as we have the least amount of data in this area.

Among the candidates here is defending champion Manuel Guzman of Ateneo, who won the event last year in 11.27. 

Guzman did not run during the weekly relay events. His main challenge may come from Rodolfo Aldonza, last year’s NCR champ, who has run 11.0 and ran 11.2 last Sunday in time trials.

Guzman’s Ateneo teammates John Talbot won the silver last year in 11.47, and Jose Miguel Villaruel 3rd in Youth Boys at weekly relays.

While in the 200m De Guzman looks to defend his title with a 23.22 win last UAAP. Talbot, the silver medallist (23.47), has run 23.87 during weekly relays.

John Lloyd Osorio. 


In the 400m defending Champion, John Lloyd Osorio should be unchallenged, improving his 52.37 winnings time to 51.67 during the weekly relays. Jonathan Talbot, last year’s silver medallist, will also be there.

But he has focused on 100 and 200 and didn’t run 400 in weekly relays. Interestingly enough, none of the boy’s finalists bothered to show up at the Weekly relay finals, so and canceled the event.

2018 UAAP Season 80 Relays

UE Boys 4×100. 2018 UAAP Season 80


With the addition of Aldonza to their lineup, the UE boys 4×100 might be unstoppable.

But the strong challenge could come from Ateneo, who was dqed last year after crossing the line second.

Even more so in the Boys 4×400, the Osorio-led team set a UAAP Record in 3:29.16. 


2018 UAAP Season 80 Hurdles

Defending Champion Ruther Dela Cruz (UE), as his birth date falls before June 1, 1999, will be unable to defend his title (15.68).

His teammate Eogie Garbin who clocked 15.72 at weekly relays, should pick up the pieces.  Also, their teammate Gio Gonzales 15.51 (youth heights)

Hiro Alamo. 2018 UAAP Season 80

Hiro Alamo of National University will create a strong challenge for defending champion Jerico Pacis (UE); Pacis won it last year in 58.22, but Alamo ran 58.03 during Weekly Relays, and Pacis improved to 58.10.

None of the boys showed up for the 400 Hurdles in the Weekly Relay Finals.



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