Last Updated on October 5, 2022 by Andrew Pirie
Louie Agawa only athlete from Baguio so far with the SEA Games Bronze medal standard in Athletics
21-Year-Old Louie Agawa the National 1000m Record Holder is the lone athlete from Baguio to pass the SEA Games bronze medal standard in Athletics for the 2022 SEA Games. A resident of Dominican Hill municipality in Baguio City.
Louie Agawa timed 4:08.75 to place second in the Ayala Philippines Athletics Championships in Baguio last December in the 1500 Meters. Behind the 2019 SEA Games, Silver Medalist Mariano Masano clocked 4:07.73. The duo along with Hepthathlete Alexie Caimoso Brooks.
Were the only three athletes at the event who surpassed the strict SEA Games Bronze medal standard which was set by the Philippine Olympic Committee Taskforce. All in all 23 athletes have made the individual qualifying standards.
The events in Baguio 23-24 and 27th in Imus this month will serve as the final qualifying event for SEA Games Athletics in Hanoi slated for May 10-23. With the event organizer’s deadline set no later than March 12.
It could be anyone’s game in the 1500m at Imus with lots of athletes looking to barge their way into the final selection.
Louie Agawa also had to keep himself very motivated training alone most of the time during the Pandemic. Thankfully due to several Virtual Events organized by PinoyAthletics he was kept sane.
And in the process set a PinoyAthletics National Record in the 1000m of 2:33.04 last August and won the PinoyAthletics Nationwide 800m event also in 1:57.57.
Louie Agawa is a 3rd-year student of Bachelor Hotel Restaurant and Institution Management at College of Saint Benilde. Part of the varsity track team with veteran coach Joseph Sy and Michael Torchiva as his coaches. He did his High school at Adamson University in Manila. Heck at one time he even made it into the National orienteering team.
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