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Mia Guillergan Erases Arsenia Sagaray 33-year-old Age Grade record.
Mia Guillergan finished with a time of 10:15.18 in the 3000m on a cool summer evening on 21 November 2020.
Just outside her PB and 12 seconds away from the Philippine Junior Record of Meagey Ninura. Ninura holds the Phillippines Junior (19 and below) and Palaro (national high school) record with a time of 10:03 from 2016 in Legazpi City, Albay.
Her Performance erases the 33-year-old record for 11-year-old Filipino athletes in 3000m set by Arsenia Sagaray of 10:38.2.
The Performance ranks Mia 7th in the Phi Junior All Time list.
Mia, who is only 11 years old, finished 16th of 24 competitors in the women’s B Race of the NSW 3000m Championships at Sydney Olympic Park.
She and another talented 11 years old from her training group Philippa Quarrell who clocked 10m16.21.
Mia holds the world age grade 5000m record for 11-year-old girls with a time of 17:41.03. The world record for her age in 3000m is 9:48. Mia doesn’t turn 12 until September 26, 2021, so she has a lot of time to break that record.
Mia is looking at securing a Philippines passport.
But no hurry for that as for international meets, the minimum age is usually 15 or 16.
Event 45 Women 3000 Metre B Race ======================================================================= Name Age Team Finals Points ======================================================================= Finals 1 Hancock-Cameron, Jaylah 18 Bankstown Sp 9:43.66 2 Onley, Olissa 16 Coffs Harbou 9:52.91 3 Stump, Jean 15 Sydney Athle 9:53.31 4 Baker, Sarah 13 U.T.S. North 9:57.56 5 Cogle, Amy 38 Delta Runnin 9:57.73 6 Olson-Keating, Emma 16 Balmain Athl 10:00.00 7 Simon, Laura 31 Newcastle Flyers 10:01.54 8 Blundell, Erin 24 Sydney University 10:01.62 9 Madden, Ruby 16 RunCrew 10:03.02 10 Jarvis, Hannah 14 Newcastle Runners 10:05.39 11 Porra, Katie 20 Bankstown Sp 10:09.49 12 Brady, Tia 28 Newcastle Runners 10:09.79 13 Carey, Lauren 17 St. George D 10:09.92 14 Lambert, Aspen 13 Trinity Athl 10:10.08 15 Kalamvokis, Alexia 15 Illawong Rev 10:11.95 16 Guillergan, Mia 11 Sydney Athle 10:15.18 17 Quarrell, Philippa 11 Sydney Athle 10:16.21 18 Walker, Chloe 14 Balmain Athl 10:16.82 19 Hargraves, Shayne 17 Bankstown Sp 10:18.09 20 Winward, Lily 15 Bankstown Sp 10:20.65 21 Mahon, Emma 17 RunCrew 10:22.86 22 Hall, Audrey 25 Sydney University 10:39.46 23 Lonchampt, Paola 25 Bankstown Sp 10:41.55 24 Mauviel, Lucy 18 Sydney University 11:43.40
After talking to Mia Guillergan’s stepdad, Michael. Mia Guillergan, at 11, do Triathlon, Football, and Athletics. She went from 20 minutes at age 10 for 5k to 17m41.03 at age 11.
Mia has dual Filipino citizenship but hasn’t yet applied for a Filipino Passport. Mia Guillergan has run 10m10 for 3000m; the world record is 9m47 for 11-year-olds.
Meagey Ninura holds the Filipino Junior record of 10m03 from the 2016 Palarong Pambansa.
Mia Guillergen Junior Filipino Athlete of the Year 2020
Mia Guillergen was named the youngest ever Pinoyathletics Junior athlete of the year in the 8-year history of Pinoyathletics.info.
Guillergen, who lives in Australia, is with the Sydney Sports Academy and coached by Jack McPhee.
Announced two weeks ago on the 13.10.2020 via Pinoyathletics Tuesday’s Track Talk (Slideshare of the show provided below).
For her efforts in breaking the World Age Grade Record for 11 years old, she was granted the prestigious award.
Guillergen continued her fine form on Saturday 10th of October with a win in the Under 12 Girls in the NSW Cross Country Championships at Dapto, timing 11 minutes 11 seconds, which saw her qualify for the Australian National Age Grade Championships.
Both South East Asian Record Holders and both SEA Games Champions.
Due to COVID, no Filipino Junior Records were broken this year.
And the awards went to overseas-based athletes.
No Junior Male athlete had a performance exceptional enough in 2020, so for the first time in 8 years.
The Junior Male award was not awarded in 2020.
Her 5k of 17:41 is actually under the Philippine Junior Record of 18:14.78 set by Bernadita Magaso; it’s unsure whether Mia holds dual passports and was born in Australia or the Philippines.
11-Year-Old Filipina-Australian Mia Guillergan Breaks World Age Grade Record for 5000m
29th September 2020
11-year-old Mia Guillergan has broken the world age grade record for 5k.
The tiny girl was running against Adults twice her size. And clocked an impressive 17:41.03. Also, the time was run on a track oval at a meet on September 26 in Sydney.
She was born on 30th June 2009. The mark has already been recognized as a world age grade record.
Previously the record of 17:59 in 1977 belonged to American Kathy Kieman.
Mia’s mother, Anabel Clavel, hails from Oton, Iloilo, the same town as national head coach Sean Guevarra. And the Performance just so happened on her mother’s birthday, September 26.
Mia’s paternal grandfather Col. Robert Guillergan, represented the Philippines in the 4x400m Dash, finishing 4th at the 1962 Asian Games. Guillergan was 6th in the 400m Final.
(Iloilo News article stating that Guillergan was a medallist at the 1962 Asian Games is Incorrect).
While she is a 5th Grader at Queenswood School for Girls.
EXCLUSIVE: An 11-year-old Sydney runner has smashed the 5km world record for her age by an impressive 18 seconds. Mia Guillergan's life-changing race was run against adults twice her size and it all happened on her mum's birthday. www.7NEWS.com.au#7NEWS
Posted by 7NEWS Sydney on Monday, September 28, 2020
Mia Dream is to one day go to the Olympic Games.
And of course, it is the fastest time in the 5000m for Filipino athletes, with the 15-year-old age grade record being 17:20.
Also, lots of happy relatives posted their good wishes and congratulations on Akyson Radyo.
Analina Pamiroyan: congrats mia….good job you bring happiness to all ilonggos in times of pandemic..we’re proud and happy to know that you break the record of track n field champion….continue to aim high..God is with us….GOD BLESS…
Ang galing mo, patnubayan ka Ng May Likha,para marating mo Ang iyong mga pangarap,walang impossible sa Panginoon, Sana nga marating mo Ang Olympic at maririnig din natin Ang National Anthem, Mabuhay ka
Mary Ann Montealto: Congratulations Nene Mia ??? we are so proud of you, keepsafe God bless you always
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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.
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