Last Updated on August 21, 2022 by Andrew Pirie
Former UAAP High school champion Manuel Guzman claimed sole ownership of the Philippines National Indoor Junior 60m Record on Friday.
Manuel De Guzman also hit the Philippines National Indoor Junior 200m Record with a 22.69 clocking on December 3 at the Fast track opener. As no record was previously listed, this became the new mark.
Manu was originally coached and developed by Enrico Quodola, the former coach of the Ateneo High School Team.
Manu is showing the advantage of homegrown Filipino athletes who decided to take up scholarships in the states.
Also among them is Breattny Moira Canete, a former Milo Junior Champion from Cebu who studies at Chabot College in California and should be racing soon.
Palarong Pambansa Champion Meagey Ninura, who turned down an offer from Central Arizona College, in contrast, has shown no improvement and nearly graduated, having chosen to go to the University of the Philippines.
Failing to improve her 800, 1500, and 3000 times and ran only 18.55 in the 5k and 40 minutes in the 10k.
As per the SEA Rankings, the top 3 have a time of 35 minutes.
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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.
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