Cerah Moren Comprehensive #1 Guide

Moren opens with a Personal Best in the Javelin

Cerah Moren the Filipino Junior Record Holder threw the Javelin to a new Personal Best of 48.51m. In her first competition of 2022 (March 19) at the Balde Castillo meet in Tempe, Arizona, US. 

Moren’s performance catapulted her to the lead of the SEA Ranking Lists for 2022. It improved on her PB of 48.34m from last year. Unfortunately due to US College commitments, the 23-year-old Moren who is studying to be a school teacher will not be joining the SEA Games due to overlap. Hence was not included in the PATAFA final list of 53 athletes that is yet to be released to the public despite being submitted on March 12.

Moren instead will join the World University Games in Chengdu, China June 26-July 7. She also participated in the 2019 edition of the World University Games in Napoli, Italy her first time competing for the Philippines.

Moren’s performances even surpassed those of the National Champion and 2017 SEA Games Bronze medalist in Javelin Evalyn Palabrica who threw 45.47m at the SEA Games Trials in Imus on February 27. The Bronze medal standard for SEA Games is 51.80m so no Filipino athlete had met that requirement of the Taskforce.

Cerah Moren Comprehensive #1 Guide

Cerah Moren broke her long-time personal best with a throw of 48.24m.  Her previous best was over 2 years ago with 48.11m from April 27, 2019.

Moren, a student-athlete at Arizona State University, finished 7th at the PAC-12 at USC, Los Angeles, California. 

Moren improved on her season’s best of 47.42m set 2 weeks ago. And continues to lead the South East Asian Rankings in 2021. Moren needs to throw 51.80m to qualify. Another Filipino Athlete’s 2017 Bronze medalist Evalyn Palabrica who has a PB of 50.80m, needs to throw 51.80m to qualify for the 2021 SEA Games in Hanoi.

The Thai and Viet Athletes, including 4x SEA Games Champion Natta Nachan (Thailand), the strongest in the SEA region, have not yet competed as their National Open due to rising COVID cases was postponed from May to June 19-22. 

Moren acquired a Filipino passport in 2013 and renewed it in 2018. She is the Philippines Junior Record Holder and has already represented the Philippines at the World University Games in Napoli, Italy, in 2019. Moren surpassed the bronze medal qualification for the 2019 SEA Games but did not go due to a shoulder tear injury.

Next up for Moren would be the NCAA West Preliminary Championships on May 25.


March 19, 2021

Philippines Junior Record Holder in Javelin Cerah Moren has opened her season with a throw of 46.60m at the Willie Williams/Dave Murray Carnival in Tucson, Arizona, on March 19. Moren has not thrown the Javelin since July 8, 2019.

She had represented the Philippines in Napoli at the World University Games, throwing a disappointing 35.51m.

Moren’s performance of 46.60m is the #1 in SEA Rankings in 2021. The 21-year-old has a personal best of 48.11m in the Javelin from 2019.

Cerah Ellen Moren Stats

100 Metres 13.67 -0.1 Stockholm (SWE) 02 AUG 2015 688
Discus Throw 37.45 Salinas, CA (USA) 28 MAY 2016 658
Javelin Throw 48.11 Tucson, AZ (USA) 27 APR 2019 858
Javelin Throw (500g) 46.15 Lisle, IL (USA) 01 JUL 2015 0

Outdoor Progression Javelin Throw

Performance Place Date
2019 48.11 Tucson, AZ (USA) 27 APR 2019
2017 45.74 San Mateo, CA (USA) 11 JUN 2017
2016 44.36 Turlock, CA (USA) 30 APR 2016
2015 39.16 Turlock, CA (USA) 28 FEB 2015
2014 42.34 Philadelphia, PA (USA) 24 APR 2014

Cerah Moren Interview

If you could have dinner with anyone from any era, who would it be and where?
Marcus Aurelius at Postinos
One word to describe the feeling of putting on the ASU uniform for the first time:
You have a chance to pick the brain of any coach of any sport for one hour….who is it?
Pat Summitt
The most upset you have ever been in a game was:
Not throwing my best at an important meet.
The happiest you have ever been in a game:
Throwing my personal best after coming off of an injury.
You have a chance to watch one past sporting event live (any sport)…what are you going to?
Kobe Bryant’s game, January 22, 2006, vs. the Raptors
You need a walk-up song; what is it?
‘Till I Collapse
What do you like best about your hometown?
My Family history
A movie you have watched more than once and will watch again:
Ready Player One
Past Sun Devil (any sport) you wish you could have watched compete:
Anthony Robles
Favorite song from your favorite artist?
Better Now, Post Malone
What is one of your favorite quotes?
To think own self be true.
What chore do you absolutely hate doing?
What is your favorite form of exercise?
Weight lifting
Who has been the biggest influence on your career?
My Dad
If you could witness any event past, present, or future, what would it be?
Roman Coliseum Fights
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
Learn to speak more than one language
If you could meet anyone, past or present, who would it be?
Muhammad Ali
What did you do growing up that got you into trouble?
I liked to do things my own way when I was younger, which caused trouble listening to directions.
What story does your family always tell about you?
They talk about how I came back stronger after getting surgery on my throwing arm.
What’s your favorite TV show and why?
The Office because it’s a great show to watch for a laugh.
If you were a character on a TV show, which one would you be
The snarky best friend
If someone wrote a book about your life, what would they title it?
Learning to Live Life by Trial and Error
Name one thing about yourself that most people don’t know:
For example, I have an irrational fear of going up into a handstand.
If you had to watch one show for the rest of your life, it would be:
The Office
Game/event where you learned the most from?
Regionals in Sacramento, 2019
If you could live during any time period, when/where would it be and why?
The 80’s just because I grew up listening to that music with my dad. So it would’ve been cool to be there when and first released the music.
What is the most important thing that a parent/grandparent taught you?
To stay true to who you are and your own goals.
What was the single biggest challenge of your life?
Being told that I wouldn’t come back as strong after getting surgery on my throwing arm. Working hard to get back better was difficult.
What is your favorite road trip destination?
Los Angeles
What toppings do you get on your pizza?
Favorite pro athlete; you have been around…
Kara Winger
They are the most underrated coach you have been around…
Suzy Powell
Past Sun Devil game/event you wish you would have been there living to see…
Any football game that Pat Tillman played in.
What you know now that you wish you knew in high school…
You have to be able to adapt to any situation and not let anything bring you down.
Typically, I am in bed, and lights are out at…
Last book I read:
The Daily Stoic
Last movie I saw:
Mulan (live-action)
What was the first concert you ever attended?
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
The most played song on my phone (Spotify, iPod, etc.) is:
Mr. Brightside
My favorite month:
Something I have not done, but I will…
Travel the world
What is your favorite holiday and why?
Christmas since I get to spend time with my family at the cabin.
What three words would you use to describe yourself?
Organized, driven, energetic
If you could be on any game show, which show would you choose?
The Challenge
What is the most useful app you have downloaded?
What is your best childhood memory?
Traveling to different countries for meets
You have just won the lottery; what is your first purchase?
My parent’s dream house.
What is your favorite sport to watch?
What is your favorite food?
What is your favorite restaurant?
What is your favorite candy?
Sour Patch Kids
What do you miss the most about being a kid?
Not having to pay for things myself.
What is the hardest thing that you have ever done?
Overcoming a throwing injury to come back even stronger than before my surgery.
One sentence to describe your family…
An athletically, nerdy, goofy clan of “morons.” (a pun from our last name)
What is a place that you have always wanted to visit?
Santorini Greece
My dream job is:
Coaching and Teaching at a high school providing the same opportunities I had in high school to other athletes.
What is the most exciting game you’ve been a part of:
World University Games in Italy
An initiative/movement that means a lot to me is:
Black Lives Matter

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.

Despite a disappointing performance and her first time representing the Philippines, Cerah Moren hasn’t deterred Cerah Moren from chasing after the long-standing National Record of Geralyn Amandoron.

Amandoron, 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 is getting ready for the US NCAA season’s Javelin. 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 for 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, I had sent it on many occasions. Above all, this Asian Athletics has recognized Moren’s 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

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 pinoyathletics.info this was because she was adjusting her throwing style. 

At the Desert Heat Classic in Tucson, Arizona, 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 in her school’s history, which she has now done as a freshman.

Cerah’s 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 has thrown 48.34m this year at the Singapore Open.



Javelin Throw
1 53.75m Geralyn Amandoran
2 52.34m Rosie Villarito
3 49.94m Erlinda Lavandia
4 48.34m Evalyn Palabrica
5 48.11m Cerah Moren
6 46.12m Maricris Gammage
7 45.72m Anne Katherine Quitoy
8 45.52m Narcisca Atienza
9 44.41m Daniela Daynaata
10 43.44m Efrelyn 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 recently was removed from the national team (almost 40) and 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 who have passed the 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 the SEA Games qualifier after 2 years 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 schoolmate Jessica Barierra. Barierra set a new school record for Arizona State. The throw qualified Barierra and Moren for Western NCAA USA Finals.

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

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

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 (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 it’s an inspiring 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 our Philippine Junior Record (45.74m) 2 years ago.

Moren, at Arizona State, will compete in her first college competition at the Baldy Castillo in Tempe.  

However, this setback forced her out of the competition. Moren quickly setback to rehabbing herself and will make a come back to competition later today.

Moren was throwing 50m in training before her injury. 

Turning 20 soon, an upcoming young thrower 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 the 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 can break 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 University Vientiane, 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 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 an international competition. At the same time, 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 for 2015 World Youth Champs in Javelin (July 2, 2015)

Cerah Moren


Special thanks to Thad Moren for providing background info and stats. At the same time, 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, from Daanbatyan  (Northern Cebu Province). At the same time, 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. At the same time, this performance ranked her sixth on the Philippine Ranking list against seniors. And third amongst the juniors. Furthermore, the junior list is headed by National Record Holder Evalyn Palabrica (45.63m). At the same time, High school record holder Stephanie Cimatu (40.18m) was 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 her age group’s US National title.

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


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.

*This is not a media release no information from this article may be used by the Media unless it can be found from another source and quoted where it was sourced. Please refer to copyright details.


2014 Week 3 March

Moren continues to impress.

Cerah 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. Unfortunately Moren, due to school commitments, I won’t participate in the National Games. However, 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 challenging 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 pinoyathletics@gmail.com



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.

Cerah 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).

Cerah Moren also established a new age grade record for 15 years old’s in Hammer 25.63m (no previous mark).

Cerah Moren, eligible to compete for the Philippines, having presented a philippine passport to the PATAFA, should be considered a more developmental athlete as throwers tend to peak in their late 20s or early 30s.



Cerah Moren

Cerah Moren, who turns 14 later this year, had a big improvement in the Discus. However, Moren, a promising Javelin Thrower, threw the 1kg Discus 34.03m (converted from yards) to 3rd at the St Joaquin High school meet in Turlock. In conclusion, Moren’s performance eclipsed the age-grade best for Filipina aged 14, previously held by Palaro Record Holder Maika De Oro of Bacolod 32.62m.

However, the performance was also better than the 15-year-old age grade record of 31.49m held by De Oro. 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.

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