Jonelle Halog

Last Updated on March 18, 2023 by Andrew Pirie

Jonelle Halog beats a long-time PB with 10.78 100m

26 Year Old Filipino-Canadian Jonelle Halog broke his PB from 4 years ago with 10.78 seconds to win the Ottawa Twilight Meet #13 in Canada. He was born in Davao to two Filipino Parents, has held a Filipino passport, and ran in the Weekly Relays for Team Airforce Alliance in 2015 (see below). 

Halog who stands at just 5’4, finished 2nd in his heat, narrowly behind Christopher Chavannes 10.92 to 10.94 (-0.2).  Halog then stormed back to win the final from Chavannes and everyone else with a new PB of 10.78 (-1.0). Previously Halog PB was 10.79 (+1.9) from 6th July 2017. He also clocked a wind-aided 10.70 (+3.9) that year aswell. 

Halog was the former National Junior Record Holder over 60m. The Performance moves Halog from #3 to #2 on the Philippine 2021 Ranking Lists. Fil-am Nolan Crespo with 10.76 and Jerome Sarinas of Butuan 10.93, were the only two Filipinos to run under 11 seconds in Covid Ravaged 2021.

All 3 above have never been members of the National Team or represented the Philippines as of yet. 

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Men 100 Meter Dash Open

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: F 10.11 2017-07-07 Andre Degrasse, Speed Academy Twilight

: T 10.32 2016-07-28 Oluwasegun Makinde, Ottawa Lions Club:

C 10.10 1994-08-22 Glenroy Gilbert, Ottawa Lions

Name Year Team Finals Wind Points ============================================================================


1 Halog, Jonelle 95 C.A.N.I. Ath 10.78 1.0

2 Tran, Phu Thanh 98 Saint-Lauren 10.79 1.0

3 Hassan, Dani 03 C.A.N.I. Ath 10.87 1.0

4 Chavannes, Christopher 03 Saint-Lauren 10.91 1.0

5 Jamal, Braenen 93 Unattached O 10.95 1.0

6 Patterson, Bryson 95 C.A.N.I. Ath 11.09 1.0

7 Zongo, Fabrice Marvin 98 Track North 11.11 1.0

8 Gurnsey, Joel 01 Kingston Tra 11.12 1.0

And then there was #3 Jonelle Halog goes under 11 as well

Former National Junior 60m Record Holder Fil-Canadian Jonelle Halog became the third Filipino in 2021 to break under 11 seconds in the Mens Century Dash.

Halog clocked 10.94 (+0.4) to place third in his heat and 10.95 (+0.4) to fifth in the final on July 10 at the Ottawa  Lions Twilight Meet

Halog has 2 Filipino parents and was born in Davao City, and already holds a Filipino passport.

He is no stranger to Philippine soil, having competed in the 2015 Weekly Relays for the Philippine Airforce Alliance Team, at which time he clocked 10.95.

The 26-year-old Halog has a PB of 10.79 (+1.9) and 10.70 (+3.9) set in Canada in 2017.

Two other Filipinos have broken 11 seconds so far this year. Filam Nolan Crespo (10.76) and Butuan’s Jerome Salinas (10.93) in the sub-11 clubs of Filipino Sprinters in covid ravaged 2021.

Crespo, a student at UC San Diego, has run 10.76 and 10.88 in meets in the United States and is preparing for more non-college meets. Salinas clocked 10.93 to win the Pinoyathletics Mindanao Track League at Butuan.


Fil-Canadian Jonelle Halog – Junior Male Sprinter 

July 21, 2014

Article by Pirie Enzo.

At 17 years of age, Fil-Canadian Jonelle Halog is ranked third (10.91) on the mens 100m ranking list this year. He is behind NCAA Champion Daniel Noval (10.84) and National Champion Henry Dagmil (10.88). Quite surprisingly he was born in Riverside, Calinan, Davao City in 1995. With Noval entering the senior ranks next year it now makes Halog a firm candidate for the junior record and junior sprint titles next year. With Noval having his last attempt at the Junior Record (10.82) in Thailand, it is not out of the question that Halog has a chance of surpassing the new mark. At the PNG he will face competition from 2011 & 2012 National Junior Champion Romnick Nor of Cotobato who is a year younger than Halog.

While Nor is eligible for the World Youth Championships next year in Ukraine being very close to the standard. Unfortunately, Halog is too old for this meet so instead will focus on being around for the World Juniors in Oregon, US in 2014 and one day make the Olympic Team for the Philippines. The World Juniors is a very realistic goal for Halog who has shown rapid improvements over the past few years.

While Halog also runs the 200m he is better at the 100m his 200m PB is 22.30, but this year he is a lot higher up on the 100m ranking list.


How it All Started

Halog tells a story of how he discovered Track and Field which is very similar to the experience shared by Daniel Noval it was something discovered by chance. More track discovering the athlete than the athlete discovering track.

I wasn’t really into track till I came to Canada. after I was in grade 8 that I went to this track and field camp. Ever since it’s been my life and help me with stress.

Halog now has two coaches Rayyaan Jameel and Lyndon George.

Very much a Filipino Halog’s favorite dish is Adobo and sinigang with rice. His academic goals are to g to a University on Criminology or to study a course based on society.

At 5’5 Halog is a small sprinter but he hopes he has some more growing to do. He is hoping to be able to take part in the National Games next May and currently holds a national passport.








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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