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Cerah Moren – Aiming for  Geralyn Amandoran Senior Javelin Record


After her first taste of international competition at the World University Games last year in Formia, Italy. Cerah Moren despite a disappointing performance and her first time to represent the Philippines hasn’t deterred Cerah Moren from chasing after the long-standing National Record of Geralyn Amandoron.

Amandoron who was a silver medalist at SEA Games has held the National Record of 53.75m since 2001. Cerah was 2 years old back then. Amandoron now retired is in the Philippine Army.

Phi Junior Record Holder (45.74m, 2017) Cerah Moren getting ready for the Javelin for the US NCAA Season. Moren represented the Philippines at the World University Games last year. Now 20 years of age, She was ranked #2 in the Philippines last year behind Palabrica Evalyn with a throw of 48.11m. However she opted not to join the SEA Games giving way to national high school champion Katherine Ann Quitoy.

As well as the National Junior Record. Moren holds the records 10-15-year-olds and 18-year-olds in Javelin. 11-17-year-olds in Hammer. 10-11 and 14-15 in Discus.

Still at 20 years of age. Throwers do not usually peak until they reach their 30’s. Moren represents Arizona State in the US NCAA Div 1 competitions.

In conclusion despite PATAFA officials claiming she didn’t have a Filipino passport which I had sent on a number of occasions. Above all this Asian Athletics has recognized Moren mark of 45.74m National Junior Record and ‘NOT’ Ann Quitoy 44.81m as reported by the PATAFA Website.


Cerah Moren Hits SEA Games Bronze Mark in Javelin The Sky is the Limit

Cerah Moren

After returning from injury after nearly two years out of the sport. Philippine Junior Record Holder Cerah Moren dished out a 46.11m PB at the Baldy Castillo on March 15 at Tempe, Arizona. After yoyoing around with inconsistent performances. It was thought Cerah was slipping back into the injury that sidelined her from the sport two years ago. But father Thad assured this was because she was adjusting her throwing style. 

At the Desert Heat Classic in Tucson, Arizona The 20-year old Moren added a further 2 meters onto her Personal Best with a new PB of 48.11m. Dispelling all doubters that she wasn’t heading in the right direction towards SEA Games qualification.  Moren placed 4th and in a surprise twist beating her stronger rated teammates from Central Arizona University.  The mark was the #4 best ever in her school’s history which she has now done as a freshman.

Cerah performance sees her leapfrog past Maricris Gammag on the All-Time Filipino list from #6 to #5. This puts her behind National Record Holder Geralyn Amandoran, Former SEA Games Champions Rosie Villartio and Erlinda Lavandia. And 2017 SEA Games Bronze medalist Evalyn Palabrica who has thrown 48.34m this year at the Singapore Open.


Javelin Throw
153.75mGerlayn Amandoran
252.34mRosie Villarito
349.94mErlinda Lavandia
448.34mEvalyn Palabrica
548.11mCerah Moren
646.12mMaricris Gammag
745.72mAnne Katherine Quitoy
845.52mNarcisca Atienza
944.41mDaniela Daynaata
1043.44mEfrelyn Democer

Consequently, Cerah now ranks 2nd Behind Palabrica in the Philippines for 2019. She is ahead of Villarito who took silver at nationals behind Palabrica. Villarito who recently was removed from the national team (almost 40) has thrown 45.92m so far this year but has other meets to bounce back this year including the PATAFA performance trials.

SEA Games

Moren is ranked #5 in South East Asia for 2019. Natta Nachan the SEA Games Champion leads with 56.01m. She has already exceeded her gold medal mark of 55.04m in 2017. Both Palabrica and Moren have met the qualifying of 47.21 Bronze (Palabrica of 2017) 48.34 and 48.11 leading candidates for the 2 spots. Evalyn and Cerah are the only two aswell who have passed PATAFA 5th place criteria of 46.13m.

Cerah has passed the qualifying mark of 48 meters. We would like to go to the World University Games in Napoli Italy even if we have to self fund. said Thad, Cerah’s Father.


Back on Track Moren, just 2cm off SEA Games qualifier after 2 years out of the sport

Philippine Junior Record Holder Cerah Moren set a new Personal Best. And came out only 2cm away from the 5th place (46.13m) set as the criteria as the Philippines Athletics Track and Field Association (PATAFA) for the 2019 SEA Games.

Moren hurled the Javelin to 46.11m to take 2nd place behind school mate Jessica Barierra. Barierra set a new school record for Arizona State. The throw qualified Barierra and Moren for Western NCAA USA Finals.

Meanwhile, Moren who improved on her PB of 45.74m set on June 11, 2017 (which is also the Philippine Junior Record). Moren threw 46.11m but is no longer a junior as she was born in 1999. It was Moren first throwback in the competition after tearing her shoulder nearly 2 years ago at which time she was rumored to be throwing close to 50 meters in competition.

Moren height, build, throwing style and gym strength is reminiscent to that of Geralyn Amandoran who 18 years ago set the National Record at 53.75m.

So far only Evalyn Palabrica the SEA Games bronze medalist has hit over the 46.13m qualifier. Having won nationals in 47.82m. Moren (46.11m) is 5 years younger than Evalyn, whereas former SEA Games Champion Rosie Villarito with (45.92m) is also eyeing up the other 2 spots.

Moren acquired a Filipino Passport in 2013 and renewed it in 2018.


Philippines All-Time List for Javelin (600 Grams) Women’s

1 53.75m Gerlayn Amandoran
2 52.34m Rosie Villarito
3 49.94m Erlinda Lavandia
4 48.25m Evalyn Palabrica
5 46.12m Maricris Gammag
6 46.11m Cerah Moren
7 45.72m Anne Katherine Quitoy
8 45.52m Narcisca Atienza
9 44.41m Daniela Daynaata
10 43.44m Efrelyn Democer

*I do enjoy covering Womens Javelin as its a very exciting event with lots of young talents emerging with 7 of the top 10 all time athletes still active.


Cerah Moren Make’s a Comeback to Competition

March 16, 2019

Above all a torn shoulder prevented Fil-Heritage athlete Cerah Moren from improving on our Philippine Junior Record (45.74m) 2 years ago. In addition Moren who is at Arizona State will compete in her first college competition at the Baldy Castillo in Tempe.  

However, this setback forced her out of competitions Moren quickly setback to rehabbing herself and will make a come back to competition later today. Moren was throwing 50m in training prior to her injury. 

Turning 20 soon, an upcoming young thrower, who had held a Phi Passport since 2013 and just renewed it last year.

She is looking at getting one of the three qualifying spots for the 2019 SEA Games Javelin.


Correction to National Junior Women’s Record in Javelin

March 8, 2019


As per listings, PATAFA decreed the 44.71m of Ann Katherine Quitoy set 7 March 2019 at the National Open was a new National Junior record surpassing the 44.54m mark of Rosie Villartio Arr de Thrower.


List of National Records

My Article requesting PATAFA President for Unified Record system  (scroll down)



Noted that national record of 44.54 set in 1998 has already been surpassed twice first by Palabrica Evalyn in 2012 at the ASEAN University Games which is an open age meet where they would use 600 grams with a throw of 45.43m and then by Cerah Moren who threw 45.74m at a USTF permit meet in 2017. Moren has already submitted her Phi Passport to PATAFA on a few occasions.

Cerah Moren sets a New Philippine Junior National Record in the Javelin

But in saying that nothing against Quitoy she has shown she is well capable of breaking 45.74 in the past. While Heck 44.81m is not even Quitoy PB. But at the same time, we should not take away and disregard the hard work of the previous record holder and current record holder.  Hopefully PATAFA will give Quitoy some meets overseas to help her reach over 45.74.

Rosie Villarito


Javelin All-Time Junior List

600 grams 
1 45.74m Cerah Moren 22-Jul-99 2 USTF Meet San Mateo 11-Jun-17 Dual Citizen/US 600 grams
2 45.72m Anne Katherine Quitoy 2001 1 Palaro Vigan 16-Apr-18 
3 45.43m Evalyn Palabrica 22.07.94 1f ASEAN Univeristy Vientanane, Laos 15-Dec-12 
4 44.54m Rosie Villarito 8-Oct-79 Manila 8-Jun-98 
5 44.41m Daniela Daynaata 1999 National Open Ilagan 4-Jun-18

Cerah Moren breaks Palabrica Junior Record, wins for Zion Corrales-Nelson

June 29, 2017

Cerah Moren
Cerah Moren sets a New Philippine Junior National Record in the Javelin

The fast-improving Cerah Moren from Arizona. Who is from Arizona. Erased the National Junior Record of Evalyn Palabrica 45.43m set 5 years ago in the ASEAN University Games in Vietnane.


Consequently the 5’3 Moren, 18 heaved the Javelin (600 grams) a distance of  45.74m on June 11. While at the USA Track and Field Pacific Open, at San Mateo.


Above all Cerah has had held a  Filipino passport since 2013. And is yet to compete in or represent the Philippines at International competition. While she is graduating high school and heading to Arizona State University.


Also earlier tonight on June 29, at the Harry Jerome meet in Canada. Most noteworthy was that she threw the Javelin 44.12m coming 6th against adults.

Cerah Moren aims 2015 World Youth Champs in Javelin (July 2, 2015)

Cerah Moren

Special thanks to Thad Moren for providing background info and stats. While we continue our write-ups on Fil-Heritage Track and Field athletes. We have covered Kyla and Kayla Richardson, Krizia Apelar, Sarah Vitug, Caleb Monticalvo, Julio Alorro, and Jonelle Halog. The next feature is on a much younger emerging athlete.

Cerah Moren was born on 22nd July 1999. And she is the daughter of Thad Moren (from Finland US Citizen in the United States) and Fe Nacua who is from Daanbatyan  (Northern Cebu Province). While she has dual citizenship and recently renewed her Filipino passport.


Also, Moren was the US Champion for her age having thrown 38.48m with the senior 600-gram javelin. While this performance ranked her sixth on the Philippine Ranking list against seniors. And third amongst the juniors. Furthermore the junior list headed by National Record Holder Evalyn Palabrica (45.63m). While High school record holder Stephanie Cimatu (40.18m) second. Most noteworthy is that the performance also places Cerah seventh on the junior all-time lists for the Philippines.


As a result, Moren beat 39 competitors her own age to win the US National title for her age group.


While Moren who weighs 48kg undergoes weight workouts. It also has power cleaned 54kg and squatted 112kg+.


Hence Cerah is aiming to represent the Philippines at the 2015 World Youth Championships in Colombia. However, as of now the 2013 standard for the Javelin is 46.00m. Most noteworthy is that Cerah would have to break the existing Filipino Junior Record to qualify.


Best Performances and Progression

Personal Bests

  • 38.48m (600g javelin)
  • 29.97m (1k discus)


  • 2008 – 2nd place US Youth Champs with 300g turbo-javelin
  • 2009 – 3rd place US Junior Olympics with 300g turbo-javelin
  • 2010 set the World Record for 10-year-old girls with 600g – 24.21m
  • 2010 – 4th place US Junior Olympics with 300g turbo-javelin
  • 2011 set the World Record for 11-year-old girls with 600g – 33.90m
  • 2012 – US 13 and under Champion with 600g / 6th place in the discus (1K)
  • 2012 – Won first international competition at the Keihaskarnivaalit (Javelin Carnival) in Finland (400g javelin)

Link to page with competition marks:


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January 2015

Cerah Moren
Cerah Moren

At Berkeley, 16-year-old Cerah Moren opened with 41.87m (600-gram javelin) which was just outside her personal best of 42.09m. The 16-year-old is part of a great legacy of upcoming Filipina Javelin throwers that are beginning to emerge.

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2014 Week 3 March

Moren continues to impress

Moren improves her PB to 41.80m closing in on the National Junior Record 45.43m


Meanwhile, 14-year-old Cerah Moren continued to impress throwing the Javelin (600 grams) to a new personal best of 41.80m. At the Stanislaus Open and improving on the Filipina record for 15-year-olds. Moren also heaved the Hammer to 30.17m. Also a new age grade record for 15-year-olds. Moren due to school commitments won’t be able to participate at the National Games. She is young enough to be looking at the possibility of participating in the PSC Batang Pinoy event later this year.

Also in the results 17-year-old vaulter Paris Pijuan. Improved his vault in very difficult windy conditions at a dual meet versus long beach. With a leap of 4.65m, improving on the 4.52m he registered the other week. Pijuan needs to clear 5.05m to qualify for the world juniors.

PS. There are some more performances from other Fil-Heritage athletes, These currently do not have passports yet but they will remain anonymous until the documentation is received.

please report all results to [email protected]


Emerging talent Cerah Moren has taken all the age grade records from 10-15 in javelin, the last few years with the heavier 600 gram javelin.
Emerging talent Cerah Moren has taken all the age-grade records from 10-15 in the javelin, the last few years with the heavier 600-gram javelin.

Fil-Heritage development athlete 15-year-old Cerah Moren threw the javelin a personal best distance of 38.74m (600 grams adult-sized javelin) at a meet in Turlock, California. Moren who holds the best age grade records for ages 10-14 surpassed the former record for 15-year-olds of Stephanie Cimatu 36.64m (but with a lighter 500-gram javelin). She also established a new age grade record for 15 years old’s in Hammer 25.63m (no previous mark), Cerah who is eligible to compete for the Philippines having presented a phi passport to the PATAFA should be considered more a developmental athlete as throwers tend to peak in their late 20s, early 30s.



Cerah Moren
Cerah Moren

In addition, Cerah Moren who turns 14 later this year, had a big improvement in the Discus. However, Moren who is a promising Javelin Thrower threw the 1kg Discus 34.03m (converted from yards) to place 3rd at the St Joaquin High school meet in Turlock. In conclusion, Moren’s performance eclipsed the age-grade best for Filipina’s aged 14. Which was previously held by Palaro Record Holder Maika De Oro of Bacolod at 32.62m. However, the performance was also better than the 15-year-old age grade record of 31.49m held by De Oro. In addition, The record for 16-year-olds is 37.79m set in 1962 by National Record Holder Josephine Dela Vina.

Moren also threw 30.70m at the Stanislaus Invitational, which is considerably below her personal best of 38.22m.


Moren results

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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, 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

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