Last Updated on May 14, 2023 by Andrew Pirie

Gennah Malapit shatters National Junior Record silver SEA Games

Gennah Malapit shattered the Philippine Junior record of Fil-Heritage athlete Cerah Moren 45.74m set in 2017 at the USTF meet in San Mateo. The performance saw the 5’9 Malapit take the SEA Games silver behind Jiraya Wichaidit of Thailand who hurled the Javelin 52.60m. Malapit also finished surprisingly ahead of 29-year-old Evalyn Palabrica who retained her bronze from the last SEA Games with 48.31. Surprisingly no Vietnamese women javelin thrower showed up to the event.

The performance should put Malapit in strong consideration for Asian Junior Championships in Yecheon June 4-7. Malapit is also very close to the 50.00m qualifying mark for the World Junior Championships originally scheduled for Lima, Peru but has withdrawn so a new host is yet to be decided.

It also puts her as the front-runner for the Prestigious PinoyAthletics Junior Female Athlete of the year. The only non-medal award “that matters” in Philippine Athletics.

Evalyn Palabrica and Gennah Malapit


Gennah Malapit closes in on Philippine Junior Record

Gennah Malapit
Gennah Malapit
Young Javelin Thrower Gennah Malapit of Rizal Province hurled the Javelin to a new PB of 45.60m at the Calabarzon Regional Athletic meet yesterday. This was the highlight of the 2023 Calabarzon event held in Dasmarinas City.
Her massive throw came on her last throw on what was already a very hot midday sun.
Malapit’s performance improved on her PB of 45.19m where she placed 3rd last month at the PATAFA SEA Games Trials at Pasig. A testament to the hard work of her coach Mr Ericson San Juan of Roman Tantionco Memorial National High School in Morong Rizal.
Her massive throw was just 14cm away from the National Junior Record of Fil-Heritage Athlete Cerah Ellen Moren of 45.74m set on June 11, 2017, in San Mateo. Moren has held a Filipino Passport since 2014.

Womens Junior All-Time List Javelin

600 grams
1 45.74m Cerah Moren
2 45.72m Anne Katherine Quitoy
3 45.60m Gennah Malapit
4 45.43m Evalyn Palabrica
5 44.54m Rosie Villarito
6 44.41m Daniela Daynaata
7 43.44m Efelyn Democer
8 42.85m Sylvian Faith Abunda
9 42.70m Jeremay Rubias
10 41.81m Princess Mae Puddy

Meanwhile, in the Boys 400m 7 boys were under the Palaro QT of 54.0 but will have to wait until all Regional meets are concluded as the benchmark might increase.

For more Calabarzon 2023 Athletic 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. And Currently is Consultant Coach with VMUF 2021- 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  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

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