10.09.23 PATAFA Weekly Relays Philippine Junior 400m Record
Hussein Lorana broke the Philippine Junior 400m Record with a 47.99 time, improving on his previous 48.70 mark. Competing in the Open Division, he ranked third. Coached by his father Abdullah Islam, with support from PATAFA’s Isidro Del Prado Sr., they aim to break the Philippine 800m record next. Mico Del Prado won in 47.49, with Joyme Sequita 2nd in 47.95. UAAP Champion Alhryan Labita won heat 2 in 49.33. Meanwhile, Coffee Piglet Bernalyn Bejoy won the Women’s in 57.19.
Meanwhile, it was a full horde in the Mens 5000m which included everyone including the ‘Kitchen Sink’. With no fewer than 11 Men Breaking 16 Minutes and driving up the benchmark to qualify for the Final 12. The event was a nice stepping stone for the 6 Men who at the 2023 Davao City Athletics open meet last month all broke 16 minutes. SEA Games Silver Medalist Sony Wagdos continued his winning form this time dipping under 15 minutes in 14:58.05. Recently reinstated national athlete Junel Gobotia of Spectrum Runners ran a PB of 15:04.16 taking 20 seconds off his PB. Edward Flores of the University of the Philippines was third in 15:14.26. All 6 Spectrum Runners in the race ran personal bests, including the 3 who represented JRU.
Likewise, Joida Gagnao SEA Games Bronze medalist in the Steeples won the women’s 5000m in 17:42.83, stealing the lead from Jessa Roda of Spectrum Runners who ran 19:08.27 PB, UAAP 10,000m Champion Emmalyn Taypin of Spectrum Runners was 4th in 19:29.94.
Dhem Monton (Spectrum Runners) beat 2 national athletes in the Mens 1500m, clocking a new PB of 3:54.91. Smashing the 4:00.28 PB he ran at Davao a few weeks ago. His teammate Junel Gobotia was also awarded with a massive PB of 3:55.22. Trailing were national athletes Sony Wagdos 4:02.96 and Edwin Giron Jr. 4:04.64.
Warm Bodies 29-year-old veteran Anfernee Lopena continued his winning form improving his lead to 10.61 in the A-Race. Vince Buhayan who is coached by Ernie Candelario of Mapua finally broke his High school PB with a 10.74 run.
In the absence of UAAP Record Holder Lianne Diana Pama, Annie Rose Mercurio (FEU) had the quickest time in the Womens 100m with 12.57. Returning was Palaro Record Holder Decerie Jane Niala (NU) who won heat 5 in 12.98.
Former national athlete Daniela Daynaata (DLSU) won the Discus in 42.70m. She had set a PB at Ramona US of 43.76m back in June. It puts her back in #1 in the Phi Rankings. Also a personal best for her teammate Franz Gela Bintad who threw the Discus 39.20m. And also for NU Jane Marie Cambonga in 37.07m.
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