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Manuel Guzman

Manu De Guzman

Manuel Guzman

Former UAAP High school champion Manuel Guzman claimed sole ownership of the Philippines National Indoor Junior 60m Record on Friday.

He ran the time at the Brian Horowitz Indoor meet at Fordham. Manuel Guzman’s mark of 7.07 broke the previous mark of 7.09, which he tied last month with Fil-Canadian Jonelle Halog.

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 minimal improvement, having chosen to go to the University of the Philippines.

Failing to improve her 800, 1500, 3000 times and running only 18.55 in the 5k and 40 minutes in the 10k.

As per the SEA Rankings, the top 3 have time 35 minutes.

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