Philippines National University Games

Last Updated on January 2, 2023 by Andrew Pirie

2019 Philippines University Games The Rise of Jessa ‘Bear Nose’ Jarder

Only 4th at the Palaro in 2016. Jessa Mae Tianga Jarder faded into virtual obscurity the past 3 years.

Part of UST clean sweep at the 2019 University Games.

A virtual nobody on the radar of the 2019 UAAP.

Jarder has now put herself in as one of the Gold’s favorites in 3 months.

Jarder topped the heats with a PB of 57.5 (official HT) and then extended a more dominating lead over Catherine Manese of UP.

With 57.4 to 58.7.

Extending her 1 sec lead over Manese in the heats to 1.3 secs in the final.

Jarder was part of a new crop of UST athletes.

The UST girls swarmed the golds at the 2019 Uni Games in Iloilo like locusts sweeping sprints, middle, relays, and jumps.

What could very well see the UST Tigers returning as UST Women’s Champions in 2019?

2019 Philippines University Games Official Times

1. Jessa Jarder UST 57.4
2. Catherine Manese UP 58.7
3. Berna Luz Talaron UST 1.00.6
4. Patricia Lobos UE 1.02.0
5. April Leal UE 1.04.3
Sunshine Acaso UP DNS
Jane Balle USA DNS
Marie Clare Delos Santos UP DNS

**Three athletes didn’t start; only 5 ran in the final. Good to see a competitor from the ‘USA’ in the mix.


2019 University Games of the Philippines

Iloilo, University Games of the Philippines


Although her PB and Palaro record of 2:12.27 was four long years ago in Tagum. Jieann Calis had a resurgence of sorts taking the University Games Title from SEA Games bound Marisol Amarga.

Jie Anne Prestoza Calis of UST wins the 800m in 2:14, beating Marisol Amarga of UP 2:18.

Amarga clocked 2:13.98 on Sept 1 at Clark beating Louielyn Cabuga Pamatian (2.15) and Jieann (2.18).

Kinovea times 1.06 first lap, 1.08-second lap = 2.14.52 Jieann Unofficial.
Marisol Amarga 2:18.

**Awaiting Official Meet Results

**Please Note University Games of the Philippines are not sanctioned by the IAAF or its governing body in the Philippines PATAFA.

Therefore, and cannot count performances for Records, National Junior Records, or qualifying for international meets.

Pinoyathletics will allow Rankings with notations due to questionable accuracy of timing.


2019 Philippines University Games Progression of Jieann Calis 800m

  • 2013 2:20.1
  • 2014 2:18.6
  • 2015 2:12.27
  • 2016 2:14.48
  • 2017 2:13.4
  • 2018 2:16.02
  • 2019 (2:14)

Men’s 100m Qualifiers to Final

University Games 100m Men’s Qualifiers for Final.
(Hand Times)
1. Yuson UP 10.91
2. Ivan CSB 11.01
3. Pacis UE
4. Gene Allen UP
5. Señora CSB 11.13
6. Peralta UST
7. Baxter UST

800m Mens Final

  1. Edwin Giron Jr. UP 1:55.0
  2. Ferdinand Tridanio 1:55.9
  3. Louie Agawa CSB 1:57.5

1500 Mens Final

Official Times (HT)
1. James Darrel Alcantara Orduña UE 3:59.94
2. Mariano Reduban Masano UP Team A 4:00.24
3. Kevin Capangpangan UST 4:01.21
4. Edward Flores UP Team B 4:02.22
5. Louie Agawa DLS-CSB 4:09.17
6. Ferdinand Bautista Tridanio UP Team A 4:25.14
7. Kyle Dominic Amor Bontuyan DLS-CSB 4;34.96
8. Daniel Raifh Paliagao UST 4:42.02





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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