Last Updated on January 3, 2023 by Andrew Pirie
MJ Maldeguia personal best in 10,000m in wet conditions
MJ Maldeguia clocked a personal best of 34:05 for 10,000m. In heavy rain windy conditions at the dirt oval at Manuel Y. Torres Sports Centre in Bago City. His performance was unofficial #7 all-time on the Junior Philippine lists. The Philippine Junior Record record is held by Victor Idava at 31:26.4 and has stood nearly 50 years set in Marikina on 20th November 1973.
The 19-year-old from Bago City is part of the H12 Running Squad of Singapore-based Reginald Montano.
Maldeguia has been a regular at both the Pinoyathletics Virtual Events and Albanese Negrenese Monthly Relays. Was 2nd in Juniors in the 1000m (2:44) at the Pinoyathletics 1000m Challenge in July. He also ran a personal best in the 1500m (4:16.23) on September 4 to Top the Junior Division finishing behind Alfrence Braza (4:08.23) of Iloilo Athletics.
He also ran 9:02.0 for 3000m at the Pinoyathletics National 3000m Championships, behind Braza (8:51) and Ed Carlou Sabelano (Las Pinas CS Runners). Braza is the Palarong Pambansa record holder in 1500m, Sabelano is the NCAA Champion in 800 and 1500m.
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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.
Currently working towards a Masters Degree in Education.
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