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Andrew is an ATFS Statiscian in Athletics with a wide range of knowledge in measurable sports. He has worked as a PSC Consultant and Research Assistant from 2013-2015, Consultant and Sprint Coach at Zamboanga Sports Academy from 2015-2017. And is current editor and chief of, and has recently done consultancy work for Ayala Corp evaluating the Track and Field Program. Currently, he is coaches Sprints, Middle and Jump events he is working towards his Level 3 Athletics Australia Coaching Certification in Sprints and Hurdles.

He can be contacted on [email protected]

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SEA Games 2019 Athletics Reviews

SEA Games 2019
Haiqal Hanafi

Men: 100 m Final (8)/ -0.1:

Malaysia’s Muhammad Haiqal Hanafi crossing the finish line of the Southeast Asian Games 100m final ahead of Thai sprinters Sowan Ruttanapon dan Chuangchai Bandit today. – EPA pic, December 8, 2019.

  1. Muhammad Haiqal Hanafi MAS 10.35
  2. Ruttanapon Sowan THA 10.49
  3. Bandit Chuangchai THA 10.52
  4. Jonathan Nyepa 10.60
  5. Anfernee Lopena PHI 10.61
  6. Mohammad Bisma Diwa Abina INA 10.73
  7. Adit Rico Pradana INA/2001 10.75
  8. Pen Sokong CAM 10.88;

With the shock disqualification of 2015 SEA Games Champion Eric Cray, the non-entry of the 2017 SEA Games Champion Khairul Hafiz Jantan of Malaysia and the non-entry of SEA Record Holder Muhammad Lalu Zohri of Indonesia.

It was a wide-open field. Sowan who had run the fastest in the heats of 10.34 (PB), and beaten Hanafi of Malaysia who had ran a 10.39 (PB). This time succumbed to the Malaysian who went onto make another PB. And despite being ranked just 6th in South East Asia took the Gold.

-heats- (8) h1/ -0.1: Sowan 10.34; Hanafi 10.39; Abina 10.72; Pen 10.87; h2/ 0.0: Chuangchai 10.50;
Lopena 10.61; Nyepa 10.65; Pradana/2001 10.82;

200 m Final (7)/ 0.0:

SEA Games 2019
Chayut Khongprasit left, crosses the finish line to win the men’s 200m final in New Clark City. ap

GOLD Chayut Khongprasit THA 20.71

SILVER Siripol Punpa THA 20.78

BRONZE Russel Alexander Nasir Taib MAS 21.11

4. Luong Van Thao VIE 21.14

5. Eko Rimbawan INA 21.22

6.Joko Kuncoro Adi INA 21.40;
7. Jonathan Nyepa MAS 21.41

8. Timothee Yap Jin Wei SGP 21.56;

With defending champion Anthony Beram of Philippines not entered the event was expected to be a 3 way battle between Punpa, Taib, and Zohri of Indonesia 20.76, 20.77, 20.81. Who had all ran faster than Beram gold medal-winning time of 20.84 in 2017 SEA Games. Fighting a 3 way battle for the vacant 200m SEA Games Thrown. Zohri opted not to participate in the SEA Games.

Nobody would expect the unheralded Thai Chayut to steal the chocolates and improve his PB from 21.56 to 21.08 in the heats, and then again to 20.71 in the finals. Chayut time is the 3rd fastest ever by Thai behind Chimdee (20.68) and Reanchai Seehawong (20.69).  Punpa took silver in a credible 20.78, while Taib faded back to bronze. Nyepa who was the other sub-21-sec athlete here with a PB of 20.92 faded well beaten back to 7th place well out of the medals.

-heats- (7) h1/ -0.1: Punpa 21.05; Adi 21.66; Nyepa 21.68; h2/ -0.1: Khongprasit 21.08; Taib 21.40;
Rimbawan 21.65; Luong Van Thao 21.69; Yap 21.76; Noor Firdaus Ar Rasyid BRU 21.84;

SEA Games 2019

400M Men’s  SEA Games 2019 1-2 for Vietnam. Photo Credit: AFP

400 m Final (8)

GOLD Tran Nhat Hoang VIE/2000 46.56

SILVER Tran Dinh Son VIE 46.68

BRONZE Phitchaya Sunthonthuam THA
4. Joyme Sequita PHI 47.71

5. Michael Del Prado PHI 47.74

6. Tan Zong Yang SGP 47.93;

7. Much.Saiful Safwan Saifuddin MAS 48.11;

With the absence of defending champion Trenten Beram. It was 19 years old Tran Nhat Hoang who led a 1-2 sweep for Vietnam with his compatriot Dinh Son. Hoang a newcomer had narrowly beaten Son at the SEA Games trials 2 months ago with both clocking 46.48. Such was the strength of Vietnam’s 400m Men’s Depth that Quach Cong Lich and Luong Van who were 3rd and 4th at the 2017 SEA Games. Ended up 4th and 3rd at the trials and not qualifying into the individual 400m. Sunthonthuam who took silver in 2017, was relegated to bronze.

-heats- (8) h1: Tran Dinh Son 46.92; Luqmaul Hakim Khairul Akmal MAS 47.56 (DNS in final); Del Prado 47.58; Nattapong Kongprakhan THA 47.95; Zubin Percy Muncherji SGP 48.75; h2: Tran Nhat Hoang/2000 47.06; Sunthonthuam 47.43; Tan 47.56; Sequita 47.76; Saifuddin 47.77;

800m Final (9)

SEA Games 2019
Duong Van Thai of Vietnam wins over Carter Lily of the Philippines in the SEA Games Men’s 800 Final.

December 10, 2019
Phils. Carter James Lilly reacts after Vietnam’s Van Thai Duong came up to him from behind making him 2nd place during the 800 Men’s run at the 30th Sea Games in Clark City.

GOLD Duong Van Thai VIE 1:49.91

SILVER James Lilly Carter PHI 1:50.17

BRONZE Vincent Royson MAS 1:50.68
4. Jirayu Pleenaram THA 1:51.68

5. Chun Bunthorn CAM 1:52.33/NR

6. Tran Van Dang VIE/2000 1:53.09

7. Azman Azrul Syazwan MAS 1:53.46

8. Zaw Min Min MYA/2001 1:54.01 / NJR

9. Marco Vilog PHI 1:54.22

10. Ataide Manuel Belo Amaral TLS 2:00.84

11. Belo Amaral Soares Roberto TLS 2:01.64

It was going to be difficult for Duong Van Thai to defend his title against Carter Lilly.

Lilly had a lifetime best of 1:46.95 and in April having then acquired a Filipino passport had legitimately improved John Lozada Philippine Record to 1:47.52. And was the #1 runner in South East Asia this year. Van Thai having only run 1:50 this year improved his Seasons best. But was outside his 1:48.29 PB.

Lily led most of the way going through the first 400m in a blistering 51 seconds. Which is the pace you would expect from a 1.44 high to 1.45 guy. He covered the first 600m in 1:18. 20m clear of everyone else. It was then in the last 100m that ‘The silent killer’ Duong Van Thai made his move. Van Thai moving into Lane 2 began to close down the tiring Carter. Carter looked like he had gained significant bodyweight leading up to this event. And could only watch in horror as Van Thai surged past him on the line.

Van Thai went onto claim his 4th SEA Games title in the 800m (2011, 2015, 2017, 2019). Tying the 4 gold haul of the Great Jimmy Crampton of Burma (1969, 1973, 1975, 1977). It was a tussle between the #4 and #3 ranked Royson and Pleenram for the Bronze.  The other Filipino in the race Marco Vilog who was the 2017 SEA Games silver medalist with a PB of 1:49.91 faded badly to finish 9th in 1:54.22.


1500m Final (8)

SEA Games 2019
Duong Van Thai wins his 3rd straight SEA Games 1500 title. Photo Credit: AFP

GOLD Duong Van Thai VIE 4:06.63

SILVER Mariano Masano PHI 4:08.27

BRONZE Yothin Yaprajan THA 4:08.90

4. Chun Bunthorn CAM 4:12.75

5.  Belo Amaral Soares Roberto TLS  4:15.51

In what will go down as the slowest winning time in SEA Games history, and looking back to before when this event was the SEA Peninsula event prior to 1977. The slowest winning time since 1961 for the Men’s 1500 (take into account in 1961 they were probably running on cinders or even dirt). Still, a win was a win for Duong Van Thai who notched up his 7th SEA Games gold medal in this event. Mariano Masano did well to get Silver for the Philippines, with Yothin Yaprajan demoted from silver to bronze from the last SEA Games. All three runners had run quite below 4 minutes leading up to these Games. But a slow tactical race dredged down the times significantly with nobody wanting to take the lead. With just 5 men in the race, it lacked the field unlike the 800 which drew 11 entries.


It has been informed the following

  • Contrary to the announcement by PATAFA Auditor Jeanette Obiena at the beginning of the video coverage of the Weekly Relays September 1 the Bronze medal will be the standard. 
  • 57 Athletes were included for SEA Games in Athletics which is well above the 27 names listed below who passed the 2017 SEA Bronze mark.
  • Furthermore. The following invitation letter was sent out.
  • Most NSAs have already made there SEA Games Lists Public. Including Aquatics, Boxing, Weightlifting, Taekwondo, Men’s Volleyball, OCR, Memory game, etc…
  • According to a source, the PATAFA list is with the secretariat but was asked not to be shared publicly along with the invitation letter below. The names and dates have been blanked out to protect numerous sources.
  • Advised that October 18 is a new extension of the deadline due to IT Issues at Secretariat.


SEA Games 2019 Athletics – List of Athletes who have passed the bronze of SEA Games 2017


Reasons for allowing Bronze Medalist qualifiers and above only to participate SEA Games

  1. Along with Swimming, Track and Field boast the most number of available medals in any sport in the SEA Games. It has 46 golds in total (or 23 for men and women each). In total, this is 138 medals up for grabs. As it adds more medals to the SEA Games tally it is a worthy investment.
  2. It is very seldom that an athlete will win a Gold Medal in their first SEA Games (Marestella Torres played second fiddle to Lerma Buluitan Gabito winning a silver in 2003, but then went on to win four SEA Games titles).
  • Emerging Athletes that hit the bronze standard must be given the opportunity to perform as they could develop into future champions and add to the gold count for 2015.
  • If Emerging Athletes are not selected for the SEA Games they might become disillusioned and decide to leave the sports meaning are medal count for 2015 (including possible golds) could be lowered.
  • As a lot of our National Athletes are already 30+, encouragement for younger athletes who are able to get Bronze and Silver medals is required to ensure a continued flow of future champions to succeed and continue the legacy of our SEA Games Veterans who have done the country proud.
  1. There has been a serious improvement this year with a performance from the NSA, with Three National records (a fourth one to be ratified), and Three Junior National records (a fourth one to be ratified) so far in 2013.
  2. In a lot of cases, athletes are showing commitment and determination to represent the country and make the SEA Games Bronze medal performance by paying for overseas trips to self-fund a lot of these athletes are exhausting personal funds to do so. For some athletes, this may not be a sustainable option.
  3. In some events, it’s possible the SEA Games Gold medal standard may have weakened, while undoubtedly in some events it may have grown stronger. This can be due to the Champion of an event retiring or declining in performance.
  4. Other SEA Nations select based on the bronze medal standard from June of 2012. By having the same expectation it puts the Philippines on a level playing field now and even more so in future SEA Games.
  5. More athletes have surpassed the bronze medal standard now than had done so at this time in 2011. This demonstrates that the sport of Track and Field is improving in the Philippines.

Posted on the PATAFA FB Page



For the information and reference of all aspiring Filipino, athletes to represent the Philippines in the 2019 South East Asian Games, here’s the list of events (not including 4×100 Men and Women, 4x400m Men and Women, 4x100m Mixed Gender, and 4x400m Mixed Gender) to be contested in Athletics.

Likewise, in connection with qualifying for a slot in the Philippine Athletics Team, prospecting athletes must be a holder of Philippine passport and non-Philippine residents who are not current members of the National Team must compete in a PATAFA-sanctioned competition (e.g., PATAFA Weekly Relays) within the qualifying period. The PATAFA Weekly Relays begins on June 23 (details will be published soon).


Based on the Bronze there was a few issues

Unless there is Fil-Heritage athletes we do not know about. No men or women have surpassed the 10,000m time in men or women. Likewise in the 400 Hurdles, only Robyn Lauren Brown is under the bronze mark of 2017 in 400 Hurdles. In Heptathlon no women have gone over 5288 points.

SEA Games 2019 Athletics

As Per Pinoyathletics Data numbers that have passed the SEA Bronze Mark of 2019

Team Filipinas 2019 SEAG Qualifying Standards
Qualifying StandardQualifiersSlotsQualifying StandardQualifiersSlots
110m/100m Hurdles14.15s1214.14s02
400m Hurdles51.52s221:00.73s12
3000m Steeplechase9.06.41s0210:36.90s02
20,000m walk/10,000m walk1:34.040253:17.10s02
High Jump2.18m021.83m02
Pole Vault5.25m123.60m22
Long Jump7.75m126.45m12
Triple Jump16.37m1213.32m02
Shot put17.12m1214.26m02
Discus throw44.80m1245.10m02
Hammer throw55.94m1254.88m02
Javelin throw65.94m1247.21m22
*Qualifying Deadline: 08 Sept 2019

List of Names of Athletes who have passed the Bronze of 2017 SEA Games (Updated June 11, 2019)


Only Individuals who have passed the bronze medal mark of 2017 are listed Some Notes Sea Games 2019 Athletics

  1. As no Qualifying Period as specified on the PATAFA site. Then all previous medalists were listed as passing the bronze. With the last SEA Games being the start.
  2. According to PATAFA Facebook Page, September 8, 2019, is the Deadline for Qualification
  3. Relays are not included at this point as in some cases might be reshuffled. Likely all relays will be fielded.
  4. Any Fil-Heritage athletes must have a phi passport. I have not included in these lists Fil-Heritage athletes who have passed bronze marks 2017 who do not have phi passports.
  5. As Per PATAFA overseas athletes are required to participate in at least one PATAFA sanctioned meet.
  6. Athletes highlighted in Red. Beram and Moren have Phi Passports but yet to participate in PATAFA meets for 2019.
  7. Guarte is not currently a member of the National Team but is a bronze medalist in 1500 from 2019. As of now nobody else has passed the bronze medal mark of last SEA Games in 1500.

As of Now, 24 athletes have made it past the Bronze medal standard. 9 of the 24 are Fil-Heritage athletes. All of them except Kristina Knott are training outside the Philippines. Ernest Obiena and Mary Joy Tabal are training in Italy and Japan.

It was announced before the 5th place was the qualifying. However, as per the  28th May Update SPECIAL BULLETIN!!! For the information and reference of “all aspiring Filipino athletes” to represent the Philippines in the 2019 South East Asian Games, here’s the list of events .

Please also note this is a disclaimer.

This is just a list of athletes who have passed the bronze.

Ultimately the final team will be selected by the PATAFA. And accredited by the POC.


SEA Games 2019 Athletics

SEA Games 2019 Athletics Schedule

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SEA Games 2019 Rankings List

SEA Games 2019

SEA Games 2019 Athletics Day 1 + 2 Entries and Stats

Dec 6, 2019



2019 SEA  Rankings Athletics

SEA Games 2019 Breakdown and Forecasts Other Sports

November 10, 2019


How on Earth did the NSAs come up with 220 Golds for the SEA Games that is disneyland movie material right there?

Think about it there is 54 sports in SEA Games, so that means each sport will have to get 220/ 54 = 4.07 golds so 4-5 golds each. Take into account some sports also only have 2 golds max available.

Then going through the list I can say about 20 of these sports will not get any golds at all. Not naming any yet as some NSA Leaders might get clucky with their hunches and instincts.

So with 34 sports which will get medals that mean 220/34 = 6.47 or 6-7 golds each for the NSA that can win golds.

That is just looking at the basic logistics. I will try and come up with some sort of breakdown it seems the 220 gold count didn’t come with any form of break down by sport which would be interesting to micro analyze.

Sports leaders predict at least 220 gold medals for Philippines in SEA Games

Below is Pinoyathletics very own forecasting of Number of Golds for Each Sport

Aquatics (2 to 3 Golds)

Remedy Rule (MB photo | Rio Deluvio)
  • Diving 0
    Open Water 0 (not sure if this event will sill push through)
  • Swimming 2-3 Golds
  • Water Polo 0
  1. James Delparine 50 Breast 27.91 #1 SEA for 2019, gold last sea games was 28.25.
  2. Remedy Rule 200 Butterfly 2:11.38 #1 SEA for 2019, gold last sea games was 2:12.03
  3. James Delparine 100 Breast 1:02,44 #3 SEA for 2019, the top 2 are 1:02.16 and 1:02.34. (possible but not sure)

Archery (0 to 1 golds)

Nicole Maria Tagle
  1. Nicole Maria Tagle (Silver in the Last SEA Games) The 2017 Bronze medalist best performer at the 2019 test event.

For more break down on the event and data please visit the below link

Badminton (0 golds)

Badminton 0 Golds, based on the current world ranking lists, 2017 SEA Games, and Asian Badminton Website. Breakdown in below link


Baseball/Softball (2-3 Golds)

Based on the World Rankings.

Mens Baseball
Womens Softball
Mens Softball

Basketball (3-4)

World Rank2017
3×3 MensAsia Cup
World Rank
3×3 WomensAsia Cup

Football (0)

Netball (0)

Rugby 7s (1-2)

Volleyball (0)

4 Teams in Women Basketball after Singapore withdraws.
Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Philippines.
Thailand to win followed by Vietnam + Indonesia and then the Philippines.

SEA Games 2019 Athletics Predicts

November 10, 2019

SEA Games 2019 Mens 100m Review

Lalu Muhammad Zohri of Indonesia Athletics Federation/PB PASI goes in as the overwhelming favorite for the Crown of the fastest man in South East Asia. Zohri has broken the SEA Record 3 times this year with times of 10.15 and 10.13 (silver in asian champs behind Kiryu of Japan. He then brushed up an impressive 10.03 at the Seiko Golden Grand Prix in Japan (behind former Olympic Champion Justin Gatlin 10.01 and Kiryu 10.02.

Jirapong Meenapra จิระพงศ์ มีนาพระ the 2013 SEA Games champion ranks #2 however Meenapra has not finished on the podium in SEA Games 100 in 2015 and 2017.

Another one to watch is Malaysia’s Jonathan Nyepa who has a PB of 10.28 from 2017 and has been training in Florida.

2015 SEA Games Champion Eric Cray of the Philippines, Kritsada Namsuwan of Thailand the 2017 SEA Games bronze medalist will also be in the mix. It’s unclear at this point whether Malaysia will field Khairul Hafiz Jantan the defending 2017 SEA Games champion at this stage.

Pinoyathletics Forecast for SEA Games
Gold – Zohri INA -times are a lot better than anyone else is really world-class with some very impressive runs against the world’s best, and 3 times has broken sea record. 10.20 is really like a jog for him.

Silver – Nyepa training in the united states PB of 10.28, has been consistently running int he 10.3-10.4 range of Malaysia

Bronze – Punpa of Thailand young guy just 20 very good 200 runners with 20.77. Currently mentored by Loren Seagrave one of the best coaches in the history of track and field. has been consistent at 10.4-10.5

Philippine Entries –

Eric Cray (PB 10.25 NR, 2015 SEA Games Gold Medalist, No Time for 2019).

Anfernee Lopena (PB 10.47 2016, SB 10.61)









2019 SEA Rankings Mens 100m
1 Muhammad Lalu Zohri 1-Jul-00 INA 10.03
2 Jirapong Meenapra 5-Nov-93 THA 10.34
3 Jonathan Nyepa 6-Mar-96 MAS 10.37
4 Zulfiqar Ismail 31-Jan-99 MAS 10.41
5 Nixon Kennedy 26-Jan-95 MAS 10.42
6 Muhd Haiqal Hanafi 29-Apr-99 MAS 10.46
7 Siripol Punpa 9-Sep-99 THA 10.45
8 Kritsada Namsuwan 9-Feb-94 THA 10.46
8 Eko Rimbawan 29-Jul-95 INA 10.48
9 Russell Taib 5-Apr-98 MAS 10.49
10 Natthaphong Weerawattanaratiri 3-Feb-97 THA 10.49
11 Ruttanapon Sowan 10-Jan-94 THA 10.50
12 Khairul Hafiz Jantan MAS 10.50
13 Sudirman Hadi INA 10.50

SEA Games 2019 Mens 200m Review

Siripol Punpa

Anticipating a Golden Double for Muhammad Lalu Zohri of Indonesia. Undoubtedly the best sprinter SEA has ever produced. With the top 3 in SEA all running faster than the PB and gold medal-winning time and the now-vacant sprint throne left by Trenten Beram of the Philippines (20.84). Zohri although ranked 3rd in South East Asia doesn’t run 200m very much and still junior has run 20.81. With a 100m PB of 10.03 and frequent 10.1-10.3 runs. It is expected he has a lot more in reserve as he ran the 20.81 rather unchallenged at the Junior Nationals in Indonesia.

Also on the move are two more youngsters Punpa of Thailand who has improved his PB from 21.18 to 20.76 (the 4th fastest ever time by a Thai sprinter). And Malaysian/Australia Russel Taib who broke the Malaysian National record and improved his PB this year from 21.30 to 20.77.

The level of the 200m has gone up a lot with Nyepa of Malaysia also running 20.92. 

In 2018 only Beram (20.96) ran sub 21 seconds. In 2017 only Beram (20.84) and Jantan of Malaysia (20.90). But in 2019 4 men have broken 21 seconds.

Such is the steep level of competition that SEA Games silver medalist Jirapong Meenpra is only ranked 5th in the rankings in 2019.

Philippine Entries – unsure but nobody is ranked top 10.


Gold Zohri, Silver Punpa, Bronze Taib.


1Siripol Punpa9-Sep-99THA20.76
2Russell Nasir Taib5-Apr-98MAS20.77
3Muhammad Lalu ZohriINA20.81
4Jonathan Nyepa26-Mar-96MAS20.92
5Jirapong Meenapra5-Nov-93THA21.08
6Muhammad Lalu ZohriINA21.14
7Muhammad Azeem Mohd Fahmi2004MAS21.15
8Ruttanapon Sowan10-Jan-94THA21.20
9Muhammad Haiqal HanafiMAS21.20
10Eko RimbawanINA21.26

SEA Games 2019 Men’s 400m Review

Vietnam has great depth in the 400. At the very top of the list
is Tran Nhat Hoang who took a new Vietnam record of 46.46 and improving his PB from 47.68 to 46.46 this year. At the final trials for SEA Games on Sept 16. Narrowly beating Tran Dinh Son in a blanket finish.

Dinh Son had got the better of SEA Games Champion Trenten Beram at the Asian Games drawing the same semi-final. He was also impressed in the Asian Grand Prix taking bronze twice.

Dinh Son this year improved from 46.70 to 46.64 to 46.55 to 46.46. Despite running many PBs such is the depth in Vietnam he was pipped in a hairline finish by the Junior Hoang.

With Beram no longer running the 400 titles is vacant. None of the top 3 have shown fine form and new athletes have emerged Suthonthuam the SEA Games silver is only ranked 8th and Cong Lich who was sea games bronze is not even qualified in the individual 400 ranked 9th.

The Philippines will be represented by Joyme Sequita who has run 47.41 this year and has a PB last year of 47.26 and Michael Carlo Del Prado who has been the big improver this year taking his PB from 48.29 to 47.49. The two getting the nod over the injured Udtohan.

Predicts – While the two Filipinos may improve on there bests they are quite far off medal contention.

Hoang (VIE) – Gold (prob low 46)
Dinh Son (VIE) – Silver
Sutonthuam (THA) – Bronze (PB of 46.39)

2019 SEA Rankings – Men’s 400m 2019.

1 2000 VIE 46.46
2 Tran Dinh Son 97 VIE 46.46
3 Luqman Hakim Khairul Akmal 25-Jan-99 MAS 46.92
4 Jomar Udtohan 96 PHI 46.95
5 Saiful Safwan Saifuddin 1999 MAS 47.00
6 Abdul Wafiy Roslan 20-Apr-99 MAS 47.11
7 Luong Van Thao 95 VIE 47.13
8 Phitchaiya Suthonthuam 31-Aug-99 THA 47.15
9 Quach Cong Lich VIE 47.33
10 Jirayu Pleenram 9-Feb-96 THA 47.37

SEA Games 2019 Men’s 800m Review

Carter Lily

Carter Lilly took the National Record of John Lozada (1.47.77) that had stood since 2002. He had run 1.47.52 but before that 1.46.95 a the US Trials before obtaining his Filipino Passport.

Carter representing the Philippines is also within range of breaking the SEA Record of Batumulai Rajakumar of Malaysia which has stood since 1985 and the SEA Games record of 1:48.29 set by another Malaysian Samson Vallabouy in 1989.

Such is Carter’s performances the last few years, that the next fastest man seems light-years behind Vietnam’s Duong Van Thai who ran 1:48.97 back in 2017. Van Thai is the 3 Times SEA Games Champion 2011, 2015,2017

Filipino Representatives.

Lilly Carter
Marco Vilog

Pinoyathletics Picks
Gold Lilly Carter PHI
Silver Duong Van Thai VIE
Bronze Jirayu Pleenram THA

SEA Rankings 2019.

1 Carter Lilly PHI 1.47.52
2 Royson Vincent MAS 1.50.57
3 Jirayu Pleenram 9-Feb-96 THA 1.51.17
4 Marco Vilog 30-Jul-91 PHI 1.51.63
5 Duong Van Thai 92 VIE 1.51.74
6 Luong Duc Phuoc 2002 VIE 1.51.81
7 Putra Azmal Syazwan Azman 8-May-97 MAS 1.51.87
8 Fazri Bin Muhammad Zahari MAS 1.52.14
9 Tran Van Dang 2000 VIE 1.52.16
10 Bilal Bilano INA 1.52.54

SEA Games 2019 Mens 1500m Review

Duong Van Thai

2015 & 2017 SEA Games Champion Duong Van Thai of Vietnam dominates the field this year already nearly 3 seconds faster than the next placed athlete in 2019. Van Thai has a PB of 3:47.04 from the Singapore SEA Games.

2017 SEA Games 5000m champion. Nguyen Van Lai is the next highest ranked.

With Yothin Yaprajan of Thailand, the 2017 SEA Games Bronze medalist ranked 3rd. Yothin has a PB of 3:49.35 from the 2015 SEA Games.

The Philippines will be represented by Mariano Reduban Masano (PB 3.55.49) and Said Guermali (Not ranked in 2019, PB 3.54.26, 3.59.76 for 2019)

Pinoyathletics Top 3 Picks
Gold – Van Thai VIE
Silver – Yaprajan THA
Bronze – Van Lai VIE

2019 Rankings Men’s 1500m

1 Duong Van Thai VIE 3.50.65 SEA Games Trials HCMC 17-Sep-19
2 Nguyen Van Lai VIE 3.53.56 SEA Games Trials HCMC 17-Sep-19
3 Yothin Yaprajan 8-May-92 THA 3.55.49 ASC Doha, QAT 23-Apr-19
4 Mariano Masano PHI 3.55.86 Weekly Relays New Clark City 22-Sep-19
5 Sony Wagdos PHI 3.55.88 Weekly Relays New Clark City 22-Sep-19
6 Edwin Giron Jr. PHI 3.55.93 Weekly Relays New Clark City 22-Sep-19
7 Tran Van Dong 2000 VIE 3.56.49 SEA Games Trials HCMC 17-Sep-19
8 Muhammad Ridwan INA 3.57.23 Jatim Open Gresnik, INA 29-Mar-19
9 Mervin Guarte 3-Aug-92 PHI 3.58.20 National Open Ilagan, PHI 8-Mar-19
10 Robbi Sianturi INA 3.59.36 Jatim Open Gresnik, INA 30-Mar-19

Andrew is an ATFS Statiscian in Athletics with a wide range of knowledge in measurable sports. He has worked as a PSC Consultant and Research Assistant from 2013-2015, Consultant and Sprint Coach at Zamboanga Sports Academy from 2015-2017. And is current editor and chief of, and has recently done consultancy work for Ayala Corp evaluating the Track and Field Program. Currently, he is coaches Sprints, Middle and Jump events he is working towards his Level 3 Athletics Australia Coaching Certification in Sprints and Hurdles.

He can be contacted on [email protected]

By Andrew Pirie

Andrew is an ATFS Statiscian in Athletics with a wide range of knowledge in measurable sports. He has worked as a PSC Consultant and Research Assistant from 2013-2015, Consultant and Sprint Coach at Zamboanga Sports Academy from 2015-2017. And is current editor and chief of, and has recently done consultancy work for Ayala Corp evaluating the Track and Field Program. Currently, he is coaches Sprints, Middle and Jump events he is working towards his Level 3 Athletics Australia Coaching Certification in Sprints and Hurdles. He can be contacted on [email protected]

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