2021 Mindanao Blue Knights Track League
Now in its 7th year of operation. The longest running Track and Field league in Mindanao. With legs held in Tubod, Koronadal, Tagum, and Davao City in previous editions.
Once all the details are cleared we can start and release more details to the athletic community. Regarding Dates and Venues.
Now in its 7th year of operation. The longest running Track and Field league in Mindanao. With legs held in Tubod, Koronadal, Tagum, and Davao City in previous editions. Anyone interested in helping with the 2021 Mindanao Track League or further… Click To Tweet
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2021 Mindanao Blue Knights Track League: Yuhei Go
Yuhei Go. The Fastest Man in Mindanao during the Blue Knights.
One Athlete that supported the meet and made a name for himself was sprinter Yuhei Go.
Yuhei first appeared at the Blue Knights/Mindanao Track League in 2016 clocking 10.6 seconds (hand time) 100m at Ateneo De Davao thanks to the help of Airnel Abarra.
He went onto work with Coach Enzo Williams/Andrew Pirie and clocked 10.7 and 10.8 in the 100m and 22.4 in 200m at the Pagadian Twilight meets in 2016 and 2017.
He left after just over a year with no improvement with just 11.40 while he was coached at Ateneo De Manila. Again working with Coach Enzo Williams and then made a resurgence at the Tubod Leg of the Blue Knights with wins in 10.8/22.5.
He then went onto improve further in the Weekly Relays to 10.89/22.68 at New Clark City.
For his efforts Yuhei was named in the Men’s 4×100 Relay as reserve for 2019 SEA Games hence joining the delegation.
2021 Mindanao Blue Knights Track League: Sonny Wagdos
Sonny Wagdos who is from the Track Program of the University of Mindanao (which is right next door) to Ateneo De Davao.
Participated in several legs of the Blue Knights meet he ran everything from 400 to 1500m.
Wagdos pitted against athletes well above his league went onto take the Bronze Medal at the 2019 SEA Games. Breathing down the neck of the regions best athletes and improved his PB by more than 30 seconds with a 14:34 effort.
Also joining the meet were 2011 SEA Games Women’s Long Jump Bronze Medalist Katherine Khay Santos, who ran the 100m at Davao City in 2017.
Santos also a very accomplished sprinter was the National Champion in the 100m in 2011 and 2015. And once a member of the relay squad.
Also joining was 2017/2019 SEA Games 4x400m Bronze medalist Mico Carlo Del Prado the younger son of the legendary Isidro Del Prado. Mico joined the 200 and 400m events.
As well as that Meagey Ninura from Digos City won the 1500m in Davao City Blue Knights. Her coach Niv Lao Eran stated.
We are thankful to have more tuneup meets like this for Meagey. As it helped springboard her to the Palarong Pambansa Records. - Niv Eran High School Coach of Meagey Ninura Palaro 1500 and 3000 Secondary Girls Record Holder Click To Tweet
Meagey Ninura a few months after went onto break the Palarong Pambansa 1500m and 3000m Secondary Girl Records in 4:39 and 10:03 in Legazpi, Albay in 2016 times which are still her Personal bests until now.
Mindanao Track League mission according to Airnel Abarra the Meet Director is to provide more competitions for athletes to help enrich the quality of athletes in the country.
Who knows what new treasures and talents the meet will uncover next.
Updates for the 2021 Mindanao Blue Knights Track League will be posted in the link below. But for now why not grab a coffee and read some reports on previous editions of the Track League meet series.
Article by Andrew Pirie, Vice President of the Association of Track and Field Statisticians (ATFS)
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