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Mark Harry Diones
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  • Born: 3 January 1993
  • Coach: George ‘Jojo’ Posadas (from college onwards)
  • College: Jose Rizal University (Graduated in Criminology)
  • Member of National Team Since 2013
  • Based in Manila
  • Hometown: Camarines Sur, Bicol


  1. Triple Jump: 16.70m +0.8 National Open, Ilagan, 2017
  2. Long Jump: 7.12m National Games, 2013
  3. High Jump: 2.00m National Games, 2014
  4. 100m: 10.85 Weekly Relays, 2017
  5. 200m: 22.56 Weekly Relays, 2017
  6. 400m: 48.7 Weekly Relay Finals, 2014
  7. 49.38 NCAA. Pasig, 2015


Career Highlights:

  • 2010 Palarong Pambansa Record Holder Triple Jump
  • 2011 Philippines NCAA Gold & Record Triple Jump
  • 2012 Philippines NCAA Gold Triple Jump
  • 2013 Philippines NCAA Gold & Record Triple Jump
  • Philippines NCAA Gold High Jump
  • PNG Gold Triple Jump
  • 2015 SEA Games 4th Triple Jump
  • 2017 National Open  Gold Triple Jump (National Record)
  • Thai Open Open Gold Triple Jump
  •  Asian Championships Silver Triple Jump
  • 2019 SEA Games Silver Medalist Triple Jump

SEA Games 2017

Mark Harry Diones goes in as the favourite for the SEA Games having beaten the reigning SEA Games Champion Hakimi of Ismail of Malaysia twice this season. Firstly at the Philippines National in April. He went one better by capturing a silver medal at the Asian Championships. Diones was only fourth place in his first SEA Games two years ago in Singapore.


Hailing from Bicol Diones broke the Palarong Pambansa Record in 2010 with a 14.44m jump. From there he was recruited by coach Jojo Posadas for JRU. There he studied Criminology. His breakthrough came with the NCAA Record which saw him become a mainstay in the National Team.


 SEA GOLD  16.76m    
 SEA SILVER  16.20m    
 SEA BRONZE  15.92m    
1Mark Harry Diones1-Mar-93PHI16.70m National OpenIlagan 
2Muhammad Hakimi Ismail8-Apr-91MAS16.61mokSelangorKuala Lumpur14-May-17
3Thepparak Pritchaya THA16.15m0.5National Army GamesRatchaburi5-Mar-17
4Warunyu Kongnil2-Sep-88THA16.09m-0.8Thai OpenBangkok14-Jun-17
5Rone Malipay PHI15.85m0.4Thai OpenBangkok14-Jun-17
6Supot Boonun10 Jul-96THA15.80m-1.2National Univ GamesNakkhon Rachasima22-Mar-17
7Nguyen Van Hung4-Mar-89VIE15.79m0.8AGP Round 2Jiaxing27-Apr-17
8Wasan Kammak1998THA15.68m0.0National Army GamesRatchaburi5-Mar-17
9Nguyen Ngoc Hieu1991VIE15.59m Vietnam OpenHo Chi Minh28-Jul-17
10Tran Van Dien1998VIE15.23m Vietnam OpenHo Chi Minh28-Jul-17


Mark Harry Diones wins Philippines second Gold Thai Open

Jun 15, 2017

Mark Harry Diones added a second gold and another gold in the Jumps for the small Philippine delegation to the Thailand Open. It came after Janry Ubas won the Long Jump on Day 1 for the Philippines.

Diones who had set the National Record and SEA Season lead at the National Open in Ilagan 3 months ago. Won in a modest 16.13m. Silver went to Warunyu Kongnil the 2015 SEA Games Gold medallist who improved his seasons best from 15.99m to 16.09m.

The bronze went to Diones teammate Rone Malipay who improved his recent PB from 15.55 to 15.85. Malipay leap was the #3 all-time leap by a Filipino after Diones (16.70), and his coach Joebert ‘Grover’ Delicano (16.12).

This sets Diones up for a good battle with SEA Games defending Champion Muhammad Hakimi Ismail. Ismail holds the SEA Games Record at 16.76m. Diones beat Ismail in the Philippine National Open in Ilagan last March. However, Ismail gradually improved to 16.61m in Kuala Lumpur on May 14. Ismail did not participate at the Thailand National Open.

Mark Harry Diones
Mark Harry Diones, His Coach Jojo Posadas and Rone Malipay.

For Updated 2017 South East Asian Rankings

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 Harryholics go wild as Harry Diones takes a Silver at Asian Champs

Jul 8, 2017

After EJ Obiena bronze medal at the Asian Championships in the Pole Vault on Day 1. A second medal followed with Mark Harry Diones of the Philippines leaping 16.45m to claim the Silver in the Triple Jump. Behind China’s Zhu Yaming 16.84m with China’s Xi Xiaoling getting bronze in 16.45m also.

Although it was not quite his best of 16.70m that he jumped at the Philippine National Open in Ilagan at the end of March. Diones must be very happy to come out with a medal in his first major international meet. Also the performance rates among the best achievement in the coaching career of Noel George ‘Jojo’ Posadas, whose wife and star athlete Elma Muros had 2 silvers and 2 bronzes in her career at Asian Championships. It is certainly his best achievement in the last 10-15 years.

Diones leaped the 16.45m on his third jump and fouled three of his six attempts. His last jump 16.43m secured him silver on count back With Xiaoling clearing all his jumps and ending up with 16.41m as his second-best on the last jump.

Mark Harry Diones with his proud coach Noel George Posadas. Photo Credit: Harry Diones

Harry’s key rival and defending SEA Games Champion Ismail Hakimi of Malaysia who he had defeated at the Philippine National Open was well off form finishing 5th in 15.97m. The win over Hakimi makes the Philippines certain of a third sure gold medal at SEA Games. Diones was fourth at the 2015 SEA Games in Singapore.

Diones exceeds all limits 16.70m Triple Jump

Apr 2, 2017

Mark Harry Diones, 23 went well beyond expectations with a New National Record of 16.70m. The 5’11 Diones trained by veteran coaches Noel George ‘Jojo’ Posadas and Elma Muros Posadas. Diones shattered his existing national record of 16.29m set last year at the weekly relay finals. Diones is a graduate of Jose Rizal University from Manila. From Malbogon, Can Marines Sur, in Bicol He first came to prominence back in 2010 when he broke the Palarong Pambansa Record it was then that Posadas recruited him for JRU.

What’s impressive is Harry jump is just 10cm off the world championship standard of 16.80m. In Rio, the Olympic standard was 16.90m. Harry is an athlete who needs more support in private and government. With a few more tune-ups can qualify for world champs, with cut off being some time in July.

Last SEA Games was won in 16.76m by Muhammed Hakimi Ismail of Malaysia in a SEA Games Record. Harry who is well beyond the Silver standard of 16.20m is secured a spot in SEA Games. But on this occasion, Ismail settled for silver behind Diones with 16.06m.

Rone Malipay the other national jumper in this event wound up fourth place improving his PB from 15.39m to 15.55m. Malipay performance also places him #5 on the all-time list. But needs to hit SEA Bronze of 15.92m to make the trip to Kuala Lumpur.




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. 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 working towards his Level 3 Athletics Australia Coaching Certification in Sprints and Hurdles. He can be contacted on [email protected] You can find more information on Coaching here

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