PB: 4.06m /4.00m with Phi Team.
- Filipino JR Record Surpassed but no Passport 3.47m
- 8th at the 2019 Asian Championships
- Silver Korean Open
Coach: Edward Lasquete
Philippine Team (2019-
Week 3: PB for Alyana
Very few members of the Fil-Heritage program competed this weekend and unlike previous weeks nobody made it past the SEA Games standards or set national records.
Above all Alyana Nicolas set a new personal best in the Pole Vault with a leap of 3.52m, improving on her 3.50m performance the other week at the Washington Invite in Seattle. She is still outside the 3.80m qualifying standard for the SEA Games with the deadline as March 22 for selection.
Mixed Results for Jumpers
Fil-Heritage vaulter Alyana competing for Cal State Northridge tied her indoor PB with 3.52m, (still 28cm away from SEA Games qualifying) at the MPSF Indoor Champs in Seattle, Washington.
In addition after struggling to adjust to her first year at San Jose City College Pole Vaulter, Alyana Nicolas had a breakthrough of sorts at The Pole Vault summit at Reno. The 20-year-old had a breakthrough of sorts with a 3.35m indoor PB, just outside her Personal best of 3.47m. Alyana best of 3.47m actually was above the Philippine Junior Record in 2013 however it was done before she acquired a passport so it was not counted. She needs to increase her leap to 3.80m to join SEA Games Bronze medalist Riezel Buenaventura in Singapore.
However, she was previously coached by Former Filipino Olympian Ed Lasquete
Alyana Nicolas at the same meet with an Indoor PB of 3.42m just outside her outdoor PB from 2013 of 3.47m. A leap of 3.80m is required to qualify for SEA Games. She is a former protege of former Olympian and three-time SEA Games Champion Ed Lasquete.
Fil-Heritage 2013 April (Amended): Alyana Shatters the Philippine Junior Record (Apr 1)
Alyana Nicolas had a significant breakthrough on Saturday at the 2013 Chabot Invite &Relays. Nicolas who submitted her Filipino dual citizenship documents to PATAFA now has taken a considerable amount off her own National Junior Record with a leap of 3.47m. Only two Filipina women Fil-Heritage Deborah Samson (4.11m) and Riezel Buenaventura (3.90m) have ever leaped further.
Progression this year for Alyana Nicolas (born 1994)
- 3.10m tied Junior record
- 3.20m new Junior record
- 3.25m new Junior record
- 3.47m new Junior record
results of the 3.47m jump official
However please note this performance was not accepted as a Junior Record on further research as the athlete was required to hold a Filipino passport at the time.
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. Currently, he is coaches Sprints, Middle and Jump events he is working towards his Level 3 Athletics Australia Coaching Certification in Sprints and Hurdles.
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