Cebu’s Brittney Canete to Chabot College in California
May 11, 2018
Cebu’s Brittney Canete, 18 will be attending Chabot College in Hayward, San Francisco Bay Area, California. While Brittney Canete whose family has moved to the United States opted to join the coach there a the suggestion of another coach who has been very helpful towards pinoyathletics.info
Also, Brittney Canete has a PB of 12.2 (hand-timed), she was the 2015 National Milo Little Olympics Champion with a time of 12.3, where she beat multiple futures Palaro Champion Jessel Lumapas. And in the 2016 CVRAA meet she ran her 12.2 PB, beating Samantha Limos, Limos went onto win the 2016 Palaro and break the Palaro Record in the 100.
Yet unfortunately in the 2016 Palaro Canete tore her hamstring in the 200m. And hopped and fought her way to finish 2nd in her heat and qualify for the final. Hence she wasn’t able to attend. So now at Chabot training with coach Craft she is being revived.
While Pinoyathletics.info is keen to track her performances, as well as Filipino track athletes who opt to study with the benefits of competing in the United States. While Canete who started competing as a 12-year-old and is from Ateneo Cebu was highly motivated to continue her athletic career and was almost prepared to walk away from the sport a year ago.
Yet she decided to take the opportunity that presented itself at Chabot. While in Cebu her coach was primarily sprinter Anthony Santillan and for a short period of time National Junior record holder Daniel Noval.
Canete reports she is recovering well. And her new coach has given her a very well structured program. Also involving lots of single-leg isolation type exercises to help strengthen her hamstrings. And legs and Core Exercises for stability. Also following the advice of a PT. So she is now able to train without too much discomfort. And it will be interesting to see how she progresses in the US Collegiate season shortly. While she may even be focussing on Hurdles as well.
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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