Last Updated on September 10, 2023 by Andrew Pirie
PATAFA Weekly Relays Highlights 2023
27.08.23 PATAFA Weekly Relays Report
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PATAFA Weekly Relays Highlights 2023: Janry Ubas Dominates Men’s Long Jump, Clinton Kingsley Bautista Excels in Hurdles, and More
In a spectacular display of athleticism, SEA Games Champion Janry Ubas clinched another victory in the Men’s Long Jump, recording a distance of 7.67m. Although falling short of his personal best (PB) of 8.08m, Ubas easily outperformed his competitors. Patrick Bilches from San Beda secured a well-deserved second place with a new PB of 6.95m, while NCAA Champion Algin Gomez from Mapua tied for third place with teammate John Lera, both achieving 6.72m.
Sarah Dequinan, the 2019 SEA Games Heptathlon Champion, also made headlines by winning the Women’s Long Jump with a leap of 5.58m.
Hurdles and Pole Vault Standouts
Clinton Kingsley Bautista, the back-to-back 110 Hurdles Champion from the 2019-2021 SEA Games, showcased his mentorship skills by pacing his protégé Tochukwu Okolo to finish closely in the 400 Hurdles, timing 54.78 to 54.87. Joseph Antiola, the PRISAA Champion, took third place with a time of 55.75.
In the Men’s Pole Vault, 2021 SEA Games Bronze Medalist Hokett Delos Santos soared to victory with a height of 5.00m. His UST teammate Khrizzie Ruzol clinched the women’s title with a 3.30m vault.
Sprint and Middle-Distance Races
National team member Anfernee Lopena secured a win in the 200m sprint, clocking in at 21.66, just shy of his PB of 21.59. He was followed by Michael Carlo Del Prado at 21.88 and Palaro Record Holder Vince Buhayan at 22.16. In the women’s 200m, national athlete Jessel Luampas emerged victorious with a time of 25.23.
Field Events: Shotput and Hammer Throw
John Albert Mantua led the pack in the Shotput with a throw of 16.46m. Ed Delina from UP showcased rapid improvement, setting a new PB of 14.27m. Delina continued to impress in the Hammer Throw, winning with a distance of 45.58m, ahead of Jhon Ballellos from UST at 44.04m.
Kassandra Alcantara of UE dominated the women’s Hammer Throw with a 41.39m throw. She took second place in the women’s Shotput with 11.57m, narrowly losing to De Asis of UST who threw 11.98m.
“The Stamping Man” Richie Estampador from Mapua claimed another victory in the 3k steeplechase, finishing with a time of 9:33.17. Jessa Mae Roda clocked in at 11:47.73.
Edgar Carado from the national team led the middle-distance race, finishing at 1:55.66, ahead of UAAP High School Champion John Martir, who clocked in at 1:57.21.
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Note: All statistics and results are accurate as of the time of writing.
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