Last Updated on October 10, 2022 by Andrew Pirie
Monkey Elite Mile 2022 – Cronie Melliza clear win
While the Monkey Elite mile or ‘The Triple M’ is the Premier Mile of the Philippines Athletics Calendar.
Cronie Melliza of Monkey Elite won the event in 4:32.14 (equivalent to a 4:13 road mile or 4:05 on a track, 2 seconds for every 400m without spike shoes and rubberized surface = 7.5 seconds total on conversion) And Cronie mark broke the previous meet of record of 2021 National 5000m Champion Ricky Organiza in 4:40. While Organiza who ran for Malaybalay is now at Far Eastern University.
The Philippine Record for the Mile is held by Carter Lilly at 4:15.87 (Indoors) there is no outdoor record. Records run on rubberized ovals are considered valid.
Melliza’s wins this year include the 10k at the Envirunmental Run on April 3 and the 5000m at the ASICS rock-n-roll run in Manila. Cronie bagged 3000 Pesos and shirt for winning the event.
UAAP Record Holder and 2017 ASEAN School Games 800m Champion Elbren Neri of Tangub took the prize for being the first man to 1000m mark in 2:44. Hence Neri took 2000 pesos for runner up and 1000 pesos for making it to the 1km line first. Third place was Danny Tignao who got 1000 pesos.
1st Cronie Melizza 4:32.14(run town course record)
2nd Elbren Neri=4:4.52
3rd Danny Tigao =4:47.43
4th Miggy Quirino= 4:53
5th Jacob Taylor = 4:55
6th Kirk Gapulan = 5:03
7th Lemuel Suela = 5:07
8th Dhuddles Comitan= 5:10
9th Richard Organiza = 5:11
10th Gian Taylor= 5:15
Sources: Monkey Elite & Trisha
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