Rogelio Onofre and a record that stood nearly half a century For 45 years, Rogelio Onofre held the Men’s 100m National Record from 1962 until 2007. He was the last Filipino 100m-200m sprinter to be heralded as Asia’s fastest man. His career as a sprinter spanned three decades from the late 1950s to the early … Read more
Manolita Cinco Dopeno After inducting Francisca Sanopal into the Legends of Track and Field. It only seemed right to induct another Asian Games medalist in the Hurdles, her great rival Manolita Cinco. Cinco was born on 30 Nov 1931. She won the BPISAA title in 1953 in Vigan, clocking a meet record of 12.2. In … Read more
Francisca Sanopal Francisca Sanopal was born in 1931. Sanopal was part of Fructosa Soriano’s powerhouse stable of women’s athletes at the Cebu Institute of Technology (CIT), which dominated Women’s athletics in the Philippines during the 1950s and 1960s. At the 1953 National, Open Sanopal was 4th in the 200m behind Solis. She won the Intercollegiate … Read more
Photo Caption: Bruce Ventura athlete in 1991 Bruce Ventura athlete – Legends of the Throwers Circle First Published September 14, 2013 Today we add another Legend to our circle of champions of the past. Fil-Heritage Thrower Bruce Ventura will be immortalized forever among the legends of our sport. Bruce Ventura was the Philippine National Record … Read more
Caleb Stuart is our latest induction to the Legends of Track and Field. The larger than life Hammer Thrower who came onto the scene in 2015. And set the still-standing SEA Record and former SEA Games Record. He was here and gone too soon in one SEA Games. Stuart leaving the PATAFA after the 2016 Season to focus on his work career.
Rene Herrera Philippines Athlete Olympian, 5x SEA Games Champion in the Steeple Chase, Former President of the National Training Pool in athletics, and an all-around nice guy. Pinoyathletics proudly welcome Rene Herrera into the Legends of Track and Field. Herrera was born and raised in Jordan, Guimaras. He is the son of Rodrigo Herrera, an … Read more
Photo Credit: Gerard Beguin First Published July 3, 2015 Arnulfo Vallejos Valles was born on 15th August 1940, in Tagbilaran, Bohol. Valles was an active sprinter during most of the 1960s. He was a BPSIAA (Public Interscholastic Athletics Association, the Palarong Pambansa) standing out with William Mordeno. While Valles represented the Philippines in 1964 at … Read more
Erlinda Lavandia Considered one of the greatest Javelin Throwers in the history of the South East Asian Games. Born in 1952 and Hailing from Surigao Del Norte. Before the Philippines entered the SEA Games in 1977, at the 1975 Asian Championships, Erlinda, then 23, placed 4th in 44.76m. Erlinda was the sole gold medalist at … Read more
Tony Benson Early Days Although not a Filipino. Australian Coach Tony Benson contributed a great deal of development to the Philippines Track and Field during the golden age of the Gintong Alay. It is very appropriate that Tony will now forever be immortalized among the Philippines Track and Field’s greats. A 1972 Olympian and … Read more
Jessica Barnard Originally Published August 15, 2017 Added to the Philippines Legends of Track and Field Jessica Barnard Jessica Barnard took the Filipino Record in the 3000m, Steeple Chase, from 11:10 to 10:22.49 between 2013 and 2016. Which she still holds today. Set the Philippine Record in the 800m at 2:06.75 in 2016. Won … Read more
Pinoyathletics has inducted Trenten Anthony Beram into the Legends of Track Philippines Track and Field. Trenten represented the Philippines for almost 3 years from 2016 to 2018. In the short time he was with Philippine Athletics he set National records in the 200m, Indoor 200m, Indoor 400m. And above all was the first Filipino to break the 21-second barrier in the 200m as well as the first Filipino male to win a medal of any color in the 200m at SEA Games, in this case, the gold. Trenten Beram had contacted me via the PATAFA in 2014, and after providing a small amount of assistance via his dad and coach Amado. I then had to delegate the ongoing process of his Filipino passport back to the PATAFA as I had decided to leave the PSC to pursue a coaching development role in another part of the country. I no longer would have the resources to help him. In tribute to Trenten, I have included several ‘golden’ articles from over the last few years.