Natalia Quintero takes a scholarship to Columbia University
Natalia Quintero, the older sister of 2019 Junior Athlete of the Year, Daniela Quintero.
Has taken a scholarship to the prestigious ivy league Columbia University. She has committed to run Cross Country and Track and Field with them for the next 4 years.
Quintero has a Personal best of 2:13.75 and ranked second behind her younger sister Daniela at 2:11.96.
Daniela’s best time of 3:06.39 for 1000m is the Philippine National Indoor and National Junior Indoor Record.
The Quintero sisters secured Filipino passports in 2018. But yet to represent the Philippines.
Natalia is still a Junior athlete born in 2003.
Natalia did not have the best of the season in 2020 due to COVID clocking just 2:20.76 indoors.
The SEA Games was won in 2:07.16 by Dinh Thi Bich of Vietnam. The bronze medal standard for the 2021 SEA Games is 2:09.61. The Philippines was represented by Marisol Amarga, who finish 7th and has a PB of 2:13.97, the fastest of the local athletes of 2019.
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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.
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.
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