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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. 

The Mens Category went to Ernest Obiena (based in Italy) and the Women’s Category went to Kristina Knott (based in Florida, United States).

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 its unsure whether or not Mia holds dual passports and if she 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 which 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 mother Anabel Clavel hails from Oton, Iloilo the same town as national head coach Sean Guevarra. And the Performance just so happened on her mothers birthday September 26.

Also Mia 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.

(Ioilo 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.

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11-year-old Sydney runner smashes world record with impressive time

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 goto the Olympic Games. 

While it is faster than the SEA Games Bronze mark of  the top Filipina 5000m Runner Joida Gagnao from Far Eastern University of 17:52.16.

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.

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Also lots of happy relatives posted their well 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…

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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

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Mary Ann Montealto: Congratulations Nene Mia 👏👏👏 we are so proud of you, keepsafe God bless you always

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*Note Any Information used from Pinoyathletics must be accredited.

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Sources

  1. Akyson Radyo
  2. https://www.2gb.com/11-year-old-aussie-smashes-world-record-to-become-historys-greatest/

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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 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 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 https://www.pinoyathletics.info/coaching-2/

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