CAPTION OF PICTURE: BPSIAA meets Feb. 22, 1959. CIRIACO BARONDA tagged as one of the most likely to break Simeon Toribio’s record in the high jump. He holds the inter scholastics standard of six feet, 3-15/16 inches, which he set in the 1956 Batangas meet. Born 30 November 1933. Following in the footsteps of Simeon … Read more
; Rene Herrera Philippines Athlete Olympian, 5x SEA Games Champion in the Steeple Chase, Former President of the National Training Pool in athletics, and all-around nice guy. Pinoyathletics proudly welcome Rene Herrera into the Legends of Track and Field. Herrera was born and raised in Jordan, Guimaras. He is the son of Rodrigo Herrera, an … Read more
Eduardo Buenavista Eduardo Buenavista One of the greatest successes of the legendary coach Mario Castro. Among the highlights of an illustrious long career, Eduardo Buenavista includes 4 SEA Games Golds in 4 Disciplines Steeples, 5000, 10,000, and Marathon. 2 Olympic Games. A bronze medal at Asian Championships in 10K. National Records in the 5000, 10,000, … Read more
Arnulfo Valles Photo Credit: Gerard Beguin Arnulfo Valles First Published July 3, 2015 Arnulfo Vallejos Valles was born on 15th August 1940, in Tagbilaran, Bohol. Arnulfo Valles was an active sprinter during most of the 1960s. He was a BPSIAA (Public Interscholastic Athletics Association, the predecessor to the Palarong Pambansa) stand out with William Mordeno. … Read more
Erlinda Lavandia Erlinda Lavandia Considered one of the greatest Javelin Throwers in the history of the South East Asian Games. Born in 1952 and Hailing from Surigao Del Norte. Before the Philippines entered the SEA Games in 1977, at the 1975 Asian Championships, Erlinda, then 23, placed 4th in 44.76m. Erlinda was the sole gold … Read more
Coach Tony Benson Tony Benson Early Days Although not a Filipino. Australian Coach Tony Benson contributed a great deal of development to the Philippines Track and Field during the golden age of the Gintong Alay. It is very appropriate that Tony will now forever be immortalized among the Philippines Track and Field’s greats. ; A … Read more
Caleb Stuart is our latest induction to the Legends of Track and Field. The larger than life Hammer Thrower who came onto the scene in 2015. And set the still-standing SEA Record and former SEA Games Record. He was here and gone too soon in one SEA Games. Stuart leaving the PATAFA after the 2016 Season to focus on his work career.