Ciriaco Baronda

ciriaco baronda

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

2013 SEA Games Champion Jesson Ramil Cid

Jesson Ramil Cid

Jesson Ramil Cid Various sources or Solely via Pinoyathletics Our newest inductee to the Legends of Track and Field is Jesson Ramil Cid. The 2013 SEA Games Gold Medalist and previous national record holder in the Decathlon. Cid was nominated for the PSC Sports Hall of Fame, but unfortunately, his performances were too recent to … Read more

Manolita Cinco Dopeno

Manolita Cinco

Manolita Cinco Dopeno After inducting Francisca Sanopal into the Legends of Track and Field, it only seemed right to induct another Asian Games medalist in the Hurdles, her great rival Manolita Cinco.  Cinco was born on 30 Nov 1931. She won the BPISAA title in 1953 in Vigan, clocking a meet record of 12.2. In … Read more

Francisca Sanopal

Francisca Sanopal 5

Francisca Sanopal Francisca Sanopal was born in 1931. Sanopal was part of Fructosa Soriano’s powerhouse stable of women’s athletes at the Cebu Institute of Technology (CIT), which dominated Women’s athletics in the Philippines during the 1950s and 1960s. At the 1953 National, Open Sanopal was 4th in the 200m behind Solis. She won the Intercollegiate … Read more

Bruce Ventura athlete – Legendary Thrower

Bruce Ventura athlete

Photo Caption: Bruce Ventura athlete in 1991 Bruce Ventura athlete – Legends of the Throwers Circle First Published  September 14, 2013 Today we add another Legend to our circle of champions of the past. Fil-Heritage Thrower Bruce Ventura will be immortalized forever among the legends of our sport.  Bruce Ventura was the Philippine National Record Holder in … Read more

Rene Herrera The Amazing story of the Great Calve Man

Rene Herrera The Amazing story of the Great Calve Man 9

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 The Great Bertek

Eduardo Buenavista The Great Bertek 11

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, Half Marathon, … Read more

Arnulfo Valles

Arnulfo Valles

Arnulfo Valles Photo Credit: Gerard Beguin 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 Palarong Pambansa) stand out with William Mordeno. While Arnulfo Valles represented the … Read more

Erlinda Lavandia Amazing #1 Guide

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 medalist at … Read more

Coach Tony Benson – Amazing #1 Gintong Alay 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 1972 Olympian and … Read more

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