Natalia Quintero top Junior Filipino Middle Distance Runner takes scholarship to Columbia University

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.

STAY TUNED FOR OUR NEXT ARTICLE WHERE WE WILL DISCUSS THE SITUATION OF WOMENS MIDDLE DISTANCE AND WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE.

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