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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Born in New Zealand, worked extensively with Philippines Athletics now back living in Sydney, Australia. A retired sprinter that ran for 15 years he competed at the Philippine National Championships due to his Filipino Mother.
Started competing in the PHI NCAA, Weekly relays, Asian Grand Prix, and other meets for 12 years and was a former member of the national training pool.
Formerly a Mapua Computer science student, he earned a Bachelor in International Relations and International Business in 2007 from International Pacific College in New Zealand.
Pirie is widely known throughout the Philippine Athletics community for his advocacy and many contributions.
Among his work in the PSC he also helped recruit Eric Cray for the Philippine Team. Cray went onto win 4x SEA Games 400 Hurdles Titles and mad the Olympic Semis in the 400 Hurdles in 2016.
Has coached and help improve over 100 athletes in the Philippines.
Co-Author Pinoymiler 2010-2012
Hypersports Assistant Team Manager 2012
Editor Pinoyathletics 2013-
ATFS Member 2013-
Run For Change Assistant Team Manager 2013
National Athletics Consultant 2013-2015
PSC Research Assistant 2013-2015
Meet Manager PSC/PATAFA Weekly Relays 2013-2015
Philippine Airforce Team Manager 2014-2015
ASEAN School Games Team Manager 2014
Head Coach Zamboanga Del Sur Sports Academy 2015-2017
ATFS Vice President 2020-