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Alyana Nicolas

Alyana Nicolas

alyana nicolas

PB: 4.06m /4.00m with Phi Team.

Achievements:

  • 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

February 2015

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.

Alyana Nicolas on the right at Dempsey Indoor
Alyana Nicolas on the right at Dempsey Indoor

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.

Nicolas Indoor PB of 3.35m
Nicolas Indoor PB of 3.35m

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

Other Performances

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. Bow 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.

Sources

  1. https://gomatadors.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=2663
  2. http://vaultermagazine.com/tag/alyana-nicolas/
  3. https://www.tfrrs.org/athletes/5159461/Cal_St_Northridge/Alyana__Nicolas.html
  4. https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/Athlete.aspx?AID=7729578

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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. Current editor and chief of Pinoyathletics.info, and has recently done consultancy work for Ayala Corp evaluating the Track and Field Program. Coaches Sprints, Middle and Jump events he is working towards his Level 3 Athletics Australia Coaching Certification in Sprints and Hurdles. He can be contacted on [email protected] You can find more information on Coaching here https://www.pinoyathletics.info/coaching-2/

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