Cerah Moren closes in on 50 Meter Mark

Cerah Moren

Moren closes in on the 50m Mark

23-year-old Cerah Moren holds the Philippine Junior Record in Javelin. Smashed her Personal best with a throw of 49.91m at the West Coast Relays to finish 2nd behind Spaic Vanja of Bosnia-Herzegovina who threw 54.01m, Harriette Mortlock of Great Britain was 3rd in 48.85m.

  1. S. Vanja (Bosnia) 54.01m
  2. C. Moren (Philippinees) 49.91m
  3. H. Mortlock (Great Britain) 48.85m

ref: https://www.tfrrs.org/results/76716/4763794/West_Coast_Relays/Womens-Javelin

Moren who is a student at Arizona State University was unable to join the SEA Games due to school commitments. But should line up for the Philippines at the World University Games in Chengdu, China July 26-August 8. She has already represented the Philippines at the 2019 World University Games in Rieti, Italy.

Moren’s Previous best was 49.46m  set in Fayetteville at the Western US NCAA last year. She has just been getting better each throw this year 46.89m, then  48.39m, and now 49.91m. The 50m Club is not far away. Currently Evalyn Palabrica the SEA Games Bronze medalist has thrown 50.34m this year at the SEA Games Trials. Moren progression was stalled due to a shoulder injury during the pandemic.

Updated Philippine All-Time List in Javelin Womens

Javelin Throw
1 53.75m Gerlayn Amandoran
2 52.34m Rosie Villarito
3 50.81m Evalyn Palabrica
4 49.94m Erlinda Lavandia
5 49.91m Cerah Ellen Moren
6 46.12m Maricris Gammag
7 45.72m Anne Katherine Quitoy
8 45.60m Gemma Malapit
9 45.52m Narcisca Atienza
10 45.20m Sarah Dequinan

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 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.

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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.

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