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2019 January to March Roundup Philippines Athletics

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2019 April Philippines Athletics Roundup

PLEASE NOTE ALL IMPLEMENTS USED ARE FOR UNDER 20 in Throws and in Hurdles are Junior Heights. Its confusing as Arafura used to be Under 23 and use senior implements.

Andrew is an ATFS Statiscian in Athletics with a wide range of knowledge in measurable sports. 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 is current editor and chief of Pinoyathletics.info, and has recently done consultancy work for Ayala Corp evaluating the Track and Field Program.

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Arafura Games Team List – Athletics

Arafura Games will start on  April 26 in Darwin Australia. Athletics will be from April 27 to 29. Among the team includes 9 athletes from National University. The Big 3 Palaro Record Holders and ASEAN Games Gold Medalist Jessel Lumapas (400), Eliza Cuyom (100 Hurdles) and Evangeline Caminong (High Jump).

arafura games


Carter Lilly breaks National 800 Record (video)

April 21, 2019

Andrew is an ATFS Statiscian in Athletics with a wide range of knowledge in measurable sports. 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 is current editor and chief of Pinoyathletics.info, and has recently done consultancy work for Ayala Corp evaluating the Track and Field Program.

Carter Lilly finally set a new national record of 1:47.52 at the Bryan Clay Meet. His mark broke the National Record of John Lozada 1:47.77 set at the 2002 Asian Grand Prix in Manila. Carter holds a personal best of 1:46.95 at the 2018 US Championships.

Carter who recently acquired his passport set national indoor records in 600 and 800m. Before laying claim to the National Record in the 800. Pinoyathletics has already cited and seen Mr. Lilly passport. 

Carter jogged to a modest 1:50.93 to easily beat 2017 SEA Games silver medalist Marco Vilog by over 2 seconds, as the National Open in Ilagan. The first time for the 23-year-old Carter to race in the Philippines. Carter also added a bronze in the 400 48.96 to his trip in early March.

Carter time of 1:47.52 is faster than the Gold Medal time of Duong Van Thai of Vietnam 1:48.97. This time is also Duong PB. Duong has not run yet this year. Vilog with 1.51.63 this year ranks 4th in southeast Asia. Behind Vincent of Malaysia and Pleenram of Thailand.

Carter also is edging very close to the SEA Record which is held by Batulmai Rajakumar of Malaysia set in the 1985 Asian Championships in Jakarta. 

Carter sat back in 4th through the first 400 in 51.2, it was blistering fast as former Philippine Record Holder John Lozada in the 2002 Asian Grand Prix went 51.9 first lap then 55-second lap. Carter who has a 400 PB of 48.66, compared to Lozada who was a 49-sec runner. Carter representing the University of Iowa had to bypass the Asian Championships. He finished second in the Bryan Clay meet to Matt Manteranach is a teammate who is an incoming junior and won in 1:46.93.


Pinoyathletics announces the closure of Three Legacy Groups

Philippine Airforce Alliance

But Perhaps the most shocking twist is the breakup of the Philippine  Airforce Alliance c/o rules put in place by PATAFA in 2016. We are happy a lot of our members have gone onto be successful athletes most recently youth athletes winning NCAA titles. But disheartened at the fact we can no longer field a youth team. As PATAFA decided in 2016 that Air-force is not allowed to have civilian athletes. As they stated Air-force was not enlisting athletes. However, consideration for youth athletes who are too young to enlist was never considered here, as well as Filams who are not based in the Philippines who would not have wanted to enlist.  PATAFA then consequently proceeded to load there designated host ‘Team Ilagan’ with non-national athletes. 

Philippine Air-force in 2014 assisted the Fil-Heritage athletes, In 2015 they included civilian athletes providing transportation to venue and food. In 2015 Weekly relays loaded a team of around 100 unattached athletes into a team in the Weekly Relays athletes that did not have teams. Overall the Air-force Alliance was there to help provide teams for those who had none and to encourage more athletes to participate in sports and events organized by PATAFA such as the Weekly Relays, National Open, PNG. It baffles me as to why the NSA would be trying to encourage less participation by dictating who a team can and cannot include as per its guidelines.

It seems odd that Air-force is restricted to only including those enlisted in Air-force, whereas schools and other teams are allowed to include students not enlisted at that school.

Air-force = not allowed civilian athletes, Ilagan Team is allowed, non-national athletes.

Philippine Airforce Records


Fil-Heritage

Pinoyathletics announces the end of its 5-year Fil-Heritage Athletes and Coaches Support group. I am now way too busy looking into another project right now. Members of the group can now join the ‘pinoyathletics’ group with the rest of the athletic community.


Union of Grass Root Coaches

Pinoyathletics is announcing we are ending our ‘Union of Grass root coaches Group’. The page really did not serve its function. With members who will remain anonymous, one poaching an athlete from another member of the group, and others basically not understanding the relevance of the group when it came to concepts of regionalization.

A lot of members are going on about there issues and how they believe in regionalization but then do the complete opposite when recruiters come knocking. An upcoming project will fix all that soon.

The more trusted members have been added to my training group. And others in Mindanao can join the Mindanao Athletics Group.

One dude who definitely has been on board the whole time is Prof. Airnel Talatala Abarra who now successfully is running his own Competition League in Mindanao.




 

2019 January to March Roundup Philippines Athletics

2018 Pinoyathletics Athlete of the Year

We will at the end of 2018 Announce the Prestigious Pinoyathletics athlete of the year awards. Hence the 6th year running.

While it is the only mid-year but here are the current leading candidates a mid-year. And could of course change towards the middle of the year.

 

2019 January and February Roundup Philippines Athletics
2018 Pinoyathletics Athlete of the Year

Winners

Male Athlete of the Year 

Ernest Obiena
Ernest Obiena
  1. Ernest Obiena (Pole Vault) WINNER
  2. Eric Shawn Cray (Hurdles) RUNNERUP
  3. Trenten Beram (Sprints) 2ND RUNNERUP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Female Athlete of the Year

Kristina Knott
  1. Kristina Knott (Sprints) WINNER
  2. Marisa Kwiatkowski (Jumps) RUNNERUP
  3. Mary Joy Tabal (Marathon) 2ND RUNNERUP

Honorable Mention 

Aira Teodosio (Throws), Marestella Torres (Jumps), Angel Carino (Jumps), Josefa Ligmayo (Multi) 

 

Junior Male Athlete of the YEAR

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.
  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)

 

Junior Female Athlete of the YEAR

  1. Evangelene Caminong (Jumps) WINNER
  2. Jessel Lumapas (Sprints) RUNNERUP
  3. Kassandra Alcantara (Throws) 2ND RUNNERUP

Honorable Mention

Eliza Cuyom (HURDLES), Riza Jane Valiente (HURDLES), Karen Janario (HURDLES)


2018 Pinoyathletics Athlete of the Year Nominations as of June

Men’s – Ernest John Obiena (Pole Vault)

Women’s – Mary Joy Tabal (Marathon)

Junior Men’s – Edwin Giron Jr. (800m/1500m)

Junior Women’s – Riza Jane Valiente (400 Hurdles)

 

2016 Writeup

2017 Writeup

 

Mens Athlete of the Year

  • 2012 Rene Herrera
  • 2013 Eric Cray
  • 2014 Eric Cray
  • 2015 Eric Cray
  • 2016 Eric Cray
  • 2017 Trenten Beram
  • 2018 Ernest Obiena

 

Womens Athlete of the Year

  • 2012 Marestella Torres
  • 2013 Narcisca Atienza
  • 2014 Zion Corrales-Nelson
  • 2015 Kayla Richardson
  • 2016 Marestella Sunang (nee. Torres) & Mary Joy Tabal
  • 2017 Mary Joy Tabal
  • 2018 Kristina Knott

 

Junior Mens Athlete of the Year

  • 2012 Daniel Noval
  • 2013 Ernest John Obiena
  • 2014 Ernest John Obiena
  • 2015 Francis Medina
  • 2016 Feberoy Kasi
  • 2017 Jerry Belibestre
  • 2018 Edwin Giron Jr.

 

Junior Womens Athlete of the Year

  • 2012 Jenny Rose Rosales
  • 2013 Jenny Rose Rosales
  • 2014 Zion Corrales-Nelson
  • 2015 Kayla Richardson
  • 2016 Meagey Ninura
  • 2017 Alexie Caimoso
  • 2018 Evangelene Caminong

Former UAAP High school champion Manu Guzman claimed sole ownership of the Philippines National Indoor Junior 60m Record on Friday. He ran the time at the Brian Horowitz Indoor meet at Fordham. De Guzman mark of 7.07, broke the previous mark of 7.09 which he tied last month with Fil-Canadian Jonelle Halog.

Manu Guzman also hit the Philippines National Indoor Junior 200m Record with a 22.69 clocking on December 3 at the Fast track opener. As no record was previously listed this became the new mark.

Manu was originally coached and developed by Enrico Quodola the former coach of Ateneo High School Team. 

Manu is showing the advantage of homegrown Filipino athletes who decided to take up scholarships in the states.  Also among them is Breattny Moira Canete a former Milo Junior Champion from Cebu who studies at Chabot College in California and should be racing soon.

Palarong Pambansa Champion Meagey Ninura who turned down an offer from Central Arizona College, in contrast, has shown very little improvement having chosen to go to University of the Philippines. Failing to improve her 800, 1500, 3000 times and running only 18.55 in the 5k, and 40 minutes in the 10k. As per the SEA Rankings, the top 3 have time 35 minutes.


2019 Singapore Open Track and Field Championships – Reports

 

Full Results can be viewed here
Day 2 Reports
Due to time constraints, I ran out of time to post a full analysis of Day 2. Due to a lot of competitions coming up and other commitments. Later on, will post a summary of Philippine Results in a table.

Article on Jomar Udtohan 46.95 is here


Day 1 Report

Francis Medina ran a Seasons Best of 51.52 improving on his 53 and 52-second clockings at Hong Kong Summer meet and Philippine Nationals. For a well-deserved silver. But in good company behind Keisuke Nozawa an Olympic Semi-Finalist in this event at the 2016 Rio Olympics alongside Eric Cray.

Kristina Knott of the Philippines who was a Finalist at the Asian Games in the 200. Narrowly held onto a win over 2015 SEA Games Champion Shanti Veronica Pereira of Singapore 23.79 to 23.85.

Same order as SEA Games Ismail 16.01m, Diones 15.96m, and Tepparak 15.85m. Malipay 4th last SEA Games dropped down to 5th place. Hakimi will now carry onto Malaysia for the Grand Prix on March 30. After having leaped a windy 16.47m +3.1 in Australia. Tiring last few weeks.

Rayzam Sofian the SEA Games Champion improved his seasons best from 14.12 at Ilagan, to 13.89 in heats and then again to 13.82 in finals. To place 3rd behind two Hong Kong athletes that both broke the meet record.

SEA Games bronze medalist Clinton Bautista of the Philippines finished 5th in a season-best of 14.18 #2 SEA athlete. Clintons PB is 14.14 from last year in Taipei. He ran 14.22 at the national open in Ilagan. Good run from Alvin Vergel who broke his PB 14.64 in heats to 14.56 and then repeated that again in the finals.

Marco Vilog the SEA Games silver medalist took silver improving his seasons best from 1.53.09 at Phi National Open to 1.51.63. He hit the 1.51.70 5th place qualifier for SEA Games. Joining Carter Lily who ran it at the Phi Nationals on the SEA Games squad. Presumably, this means as two have now qualified the qualification mark moves from 1.51.70 to 1.51.63. With Carter already having timed 1.49.17 this year.

Evalyn Palabrica broke her Personal best set 5 years ago in 48.25m at the 2014 UAAP Palabrica threw the Javelin 48.34m and finished 5th. But Evalyn showed she is well on track for SEA Games sitting in 4th SEA Rankings. But behind 3 Thai’s of only 2 will get to compete at SEA Games. Palabrica took the bronze medal last SEA Games. Nachan of Thailand the SEA Games Champion in her first competition of 2019 took the gold.

Albert Mantua of the Philippines who threw his PB of 46.94m at the National Open who was the season leader up until today in the Men’s Discus. Finished with a bronze.  Binh improved his PB from 47.31m at the National Games last year in Vietnam.  Mantua safely made it over the 44.80m qualifier for SEA Games yet again.


Philippines Entries in order of Appearance

Day 1

  • John Albert Mantua Discus
  • Evalyn Palabrica Javelin (feat Natta Nachan (Thailand) 2017 SEA Games Champ)
  • Marco Vilog 800m
  • Eloiza Luzon 200m Heat 1 (feat Shanti Pereira 2015 SEA Games Champ)
  • Kristina Knott 200m Heat 2
  • Clinton Kingsley Bautista 110H Heat 2 (feat Rayzam Shah Sofian 2017 SEA Games Champ)
  • Mark Harry Diones Triple Jump (feat Hakimi Ismail 2017 SEA Games Champ)
  • Rone Malipay Triple Jump
  • Melvin Calano Javelin
  • Francis Medina 400 Hurdles Mens

Day 2

  • Janry Ubas Long Jump
  • Maureen Emily Schrijvers 400m
  • Joyme Sequita 400m
  • Jomar Udtohan 400m
  • Mico Del Prado 400m
  • Kristina Knott 100m Heat 1
  • Eloiza Luzon 100m Heat 3
  • Eric Cray 100m Heat 2
  • Anfernee Lopena 100m Heat 3
  • Daniela Daynaata Discus (feat Subenrat Insaeng Thailand 2017 SEA Games Champ)
  • John Albert Mantua Shotput
  • Marestella Torres Long Jump (feat Parinya Thailand 2017 SEA Games Triple Jump Champ)
  • Mens 4×100
  • Mens 4×400

 

 

 


 

Brent International School Track and Field Invitational Results

March 23, 2019

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2019 Davao Ng Araw Results and Message to Public

March 17, 2019

Davao Ng Araw was held 16-17 March at Ateneo De Davao Track Oval. Due to the irregular size of the oval 300m around. Only 100m and field events can be considered for rankings.


NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

We’ve seen that some athletes or coaches are posting that the 2019 Araw ng Davao Athletics Festival is also called 2019 PATAFA Araw ng Davao. The sole official name of the event is 2019 ARAW NG DAVAO ATHLETICS FESTIVAL. Please be informed that the 2019 Araw ng Davao is organized and funded by the City Government of Davao under the Sports Development Division-Office of the City Mayor in partnership with the Office of the Athletics-Ateneo de Davao University. Which means the event is not funded or sanctioned by the PATAFA given that the Regional Development Officer for Region XI- Davao Region, Ms Belen K. Taala is currently indisposed/incapacitated due to medical reasons (as of 2017). Hence, I would like to request any posts with reference to PATAFA to be edited.

For everybody’s information and reference.

Airnel T. Abarra
Meet Manager
2019 Araw ng Davao Athletics.


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Athletics body to sack Fil-Am runner

By Bong Pedralvez

THE Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association will sack Fil-American runner Trenten Beram, a double gold medalist in the 2017 Malaysia Southeast Asian Games, for failing to compete in the recent Ayala Philippine Athletics Championships in Ilagan, Isabela.

“We tried to communicate with Trenten several times before the National Open but he failed to reply,” a PATAFA insider, who requested anonymity, told Malaya-Business Insight. “We are not interested in an athlete with this kind of attitude.”

Athletics president Philip Ella Juico had said that he would not condone prima donnas on the national team even if they were as skilled and talented as Beram, who topped the men’s 200 and 400-meter races in Malaysia two years ago.

In his SEA Games debut, the Scarsdale, New York native set new a national standard in winning the men’s 200-meter run in 20.84 seconds while ruling the 400-meter race the next day in 46.39 seconds.

On top of his golden double, the former University of Connecticut varsity ace also won a bronze medal by anchoring the PH men’s 4×100-meter relay squad to a new national mark of 39.11 seconds.

Beram received a windfall of P660,000 from the Philippine Sports Commission for his accomplishments in the Malaysia Games.

** We Know who the Anonymous Person is. It was not difficult to figure out due to the language and tone used.


2019 NCR Meet – Big Throw for Big Ainah

March 4, 2019

With a lot of meets to cover we now just get around to reporting the NCR Meet. Which was the prelude to the Palaro. With the K2-12 system, seeing NCR coaches soaking up and assimilating athletes like a sponge. You would think NCR will emerge the Palaro overall champion in both Secondary Boys and Girls. Guess Again!. The Performances here were not really highly competitive unlike some of the amazing feats at the Western Visayas Regional meet. With Manila coaches going on a shopping spree for Franchise athletes at the Iloilo Western Visayas meet. I guess the NCR coaches have not milked the provinces enough.

But with that rant aside the star performer was the 5’8 Ainah Masangkay of Tapat whose feats are as follows.

Big Ainah had the best performance of the NCR Meet

Meanwhile, Palaro Champion Veruel Verdadero who transferred from Dasmarinas City showed he has his work cut out for him at the Palaro in 6 weeks. Veruel who is the reigning Palaro Champion in the 100 and 200. Barely held onto a win in the 100m in 11.1 secs (way off his 10.6 PB), he won the 200 (22.6) and 400 (50.0) also. Another athlete who transferred to JRU was Palaro 400 Hurdles record holder Riza Jane ‘Turso’ Valiente from Bohol who won the 100m (12.3), 200m (25.6) and 400 Hurdles (1:04) beating reigning champion Ellah Therese Sirilan in the process.

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Andrew is an ATFS Statiscian in Athletics with a wide range of knowledge in measurable sports. 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 is current editor and chief of Pinoyathletics.info, and has recently done consultancy work for Ayala Corp evaluating the Track and Field Program.

By Andrew Pirie

Andrew is an ATFS Statiscian in Athletics with a wide range of knowledge in measurable sports. 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 is current editor and chief of Pinoyathletics.info, and has recently done consultancy work for Ayala Corp evaluating the Track and Field Program.

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