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Emily Obiena upgrades her Philippine Junior Pole Vault Record

Aug 6, 2017

Joining Ernest Obiena in Italy, last month were his two training partners. Emily Obiena and Riezel Buenaventura. In preparation for their 2017 SEA Games stint in Kuala Lumpur in a few week’s time.

Emily, 19 the younger sister of EJ upgraded her Filipino Junior Record from 3.40m to 3.45m at meet in Orvieto on July 21, 2017.  Obiena who studies at UST improved her 3.40m Junior Record set last year in Singapore. Obiena won the meet and Riezel was second on that occasion in 3.40m.

Meanwhile, her training partner Riezel Buenaventura the 2015 SEA Games Bronze medalist leaped 3.60m on July 28 at Orvieto to tie her bronze medal mark from the 2015 Singapore SEA Games.  With Emily leaping 3.30m.

The Performances come after the 5.61m leap of Ernest Obiena in Germany. (results courtesy of the Italian Athletics Federation Website)

2017 SEA Rankings Women’s

  SEA GOLD     4.10m        
  SEA SILVER     3.90m        
  SEA BRONZE     3.60m        
1 Chayanisa Chomchuendee   THA 4.10m 3 ASC Bhubaneswar 9-Jul-17
2 Alyana Nicolas 94 PHI 3.95m   Fresno State Invitational Fresno 29-Apr-17
3 Rachel Yang Bing Jie   SIN 3.91m   Thai Open Bangkok 13-Jun-17
4 Chuah Yu Tian 26-Mar-93 MAS 3.70m     Bangi 11-Mar-17
5 Riezel Buenaventura 86 PHI 3.60m     Orvieto, Italy 28-Jul-17
6 Suttikan Kamoon Y THA 3.52m   Thai Open Bangkok 12-Jun-17
7 Justina Chan Jin Min   SIN 3.50m   Selangor Open Kuala Lumpur 14-May-17
8 Emily Jean Obiena   PHI 3.45m     Orvieto, Italy 21-Jul-17
9 Chuah Yu Tian   MAS 3.40m   Malaysia Champs Lumut 15-Apr-17
10 Nur Adillah Shik Azizir Rahman   MAS 3.40m   Malaysia Champs Lumut 15-Apr-17

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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. And Currently is Consultant Coach with VMUF 2021- Current editor and chief of Pinoyathletics.info, and has recently done consultancy work for Ayala Corp evaluating the Track and Field Program. Coaches Sprints, Middle and Jump events he is  Level 3 Athletics Australia Coaching Certification in Sprints and Hurdles. Currently working towards a Masters Degree in Education. He can be contacted on [email protected] You can find more information on Coaching here http://www.pinoyathletics.info/coaching-2/

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