Philippine Air Force Alliance and some awesome athletics records

Philippine Air Force Athletics Records

To be eligible for a record, the athlete must either

a) be enlisted with the Phil Air Force

b) representing the Phil Air Force at the time and set the record

Philippine Air Force Athletics Records
Philippine Air Force Athletics Records

To claim a record, please email [email protected] with performance, date of the event, name of competition, and DOB if you are a junior athlete.

Philippine Air Force Records as of July 2, 2018.

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4×100 Set Record

Airforce LTimestudio Asics
The Air force men’s quartet of Edgardo Alejan, Isidro Del Prado Jr., Brandon Thomas, and Eric Cray broke the 11-year-old National Record with a run of 40.54 last night at the Philippine National Open in Athletics.

 

The previous mark was held from the 2005 Manila SEA Games and belonged to Albert Salcedo, Ralph Soguilon, Henry Dagmil, and Alex Gabito with 40.55.

The team who had not practiced together as a group had enough raw speed to take—01 seconds off the National Mark.

The team also set a new Philippine Air force record.

The group’s next objective should be to run below 40 seconds as the SEA Games bronze was 39.32, with the gold being 38.99.

There is still a year and a half to the next SEA Games.

A previous quartet composed of Isidro Del Prado, Jose Unso, Anfernee Lopena, and Clinton Bautista had timed 40.75 at the National Games the previous month.

*NB Since this time, the National Record in 4×100 was broken 3 times 40.29 at Ilagan, 39.96 in Hong Kong, and then 39.11 at SEA Games.

At Ilagan, when the 40.29 ran, the previous national record was 40.54. Not 40.55 as reported in the News Video.


Philippine Air force Alliance

Philippine Air Force Alliance and some awesome athletics records 2

But perhaps the most shocking twist is the breakup of the Philippine  Air force Alliance c/o rules put in place by PATAFA in 2016. We are happy many of our members have gone onto be successful athletes, most recently youth athletes winning NCAA titles. But disheartened at the fact we can no longer field a youth team. As PATAFA decided in 2016, the Air-force is not allowed to have civilian athletes.

As they stated, Air-force was not enlisting athletes. However, consideration for youth athletes who are too young to enlist was never considered here, and Filams who are not based in the Philippines would not have wanted to enlist.  PATAFA then consequently proceeded to load their designated host ‘Team Ilagan’ with non-national athletes. 

Philippine Air-force 2014 assisted the Fil-Heritage athletes; in 2015, they included civilian athletes providing transportation to the venue and food. In 2015 Weekly relays loaded a team of around 100 unattached athletes into a team in the Weekly Relays athletes that did not have teams.

Overall the Air-force Alliance was there to help provide teams for those who had none and to encourage more athletes to participate in sports and events organized by PATAFA such as the Weekly Relays, National Open, PNG. It baffles me as to why the NSA would encourage less participation by dictating who a team can and cannot include its guidelines.

It seems odd that Air-force is restricted to including those enlisted in Air-force, whereas schools and other teams can include students not enlisted at that school.

Air-force = not allowed civilian athletes, Ilagan Team is allowed, non-national athletes.

Philippine Air force Records


Philippine Air Force Alliance calling athletes for the National Open

Feb 27, 2016

Philippine Airforce Alliance

Phil Air Force Alliance is preparing our team for the National Open April 7-9 in Manila.

Anyone interested in joining our team, please email [email protected]

  • your name
  • date of birth
  • event choice.

The Top 2 athletes in each event from those already on our lists. And the applicants will be selected in each event based on best performances from Jan 1, 2015, onward.

The deadline for new applicants will be by March 5. We will announce our final team list on March 6.


Philippine Air Force Alliance

The Philippine Air Force Alliance is the unity of several Athletics Team into one greater Force. These teams include Philippine Air force, Fil-Heritage Athletes, Meralco, Pagibig, Provincials, and Manila Youth.

Our marquee members include and have included SEA Games Champions such as Eric Cray (100m, 400 Hurdles), Caleb Stuart (Hammer), Christopher Ulboc (Steeples), and Kayla Richardson (100m).

Our other high profile athletes include 2013 SEA Games Gold Medalists Jesson Cid (Decathlon), Isidro Del Prado Jr. (4x400m), and former SEA Games champions Arniel Ferrera and Eduardo Buenavista. SEA Games medalists Donovont Ariola, Jessica Lyn Barnard, Katherine Khay Santos, and Ryan Bigyan.

The Head Coach of the team is Sgt. Joel Deriada assists him and Bernard Buen.

Coaches include head national coach Sean Guevarra (jumping), and he is assisted by former national coaches Nixon Mas (Throws), Ernie Candelario (Sprints/Middle), and Roy Vence (distance).

Other coaches who have athletes on the team are also considered associate coaches, which a longer list is currently being prepared.

The team won the overall title at the 2014 Philippine National Games, the Men’s title, and overall title at the 2015 Philippine National Open and were runners up in the women’s division.

The team’s real success story was operating on 0 funding and up against College teams at the 2015 PSC-PATAFA Weekly Relays.

This meant our team was composed of athletes who had no team, athletes from high schools with no established athletics team, air force enlisted athletes, visiting fil-heritage athletes, and retired/part-time athletes already in the workforce.

The team did well to finish runners-up in the Men’s behind FEU and third in the Women’s behind FEU and UST.

This gave the Air force Alliance third place overall. Beating out several better-funded UAAP and NCAA Schools.


Civilian Athletes

Many Enlisted athletes didn’t show, so the civilian athletes really carried the team at the Weekly Relays. And the positive things promoted which we can be proud of were

  1. A means of moral support for former Collegiate Stars who were balancing work and part-time training.
  2. The participation for the first time of around 15-20 athletes in our youth boys and girls division. Older athletes help guide and mentor the younger ones.
  3. Several excellent PB’s from athletes at all different levels of the sport.

For Inquiries and possible sponsorship linkages for the Athletic Club, please email

Andrew Pirie, Team Manager

[email protected]

 

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