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Shiloh Corrales-Nelson Qualifies for SEA Games in Shotput

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Shiloh Corrales-Nelson Qualifies for SEA Games in Shotput

30.05.21

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Shiloh Corrales-Nelson made a ‘legitimate’ qualification for the 2021 SEA Games in Hanoi. In her secondary event the Shotput.

Shiloh heaved multiple Personal bests of 13.20, 13.35, and 13.45m at the High-Performance #4 meet in Chula Vista. Her best throw of 13.45m was above the SEA Games bronze qualification mark set by the PSC/POC Taskforce of 13.36m. Chula Vista is where the US and several other National teams have their training facility.

The 3 best series of throws for Shiloh were all well above her personal best of 13.07m.  13.45m ranks Shiloh 4th on the Philippines All Time list behind Consuela Lacusong who holds the Philippine Record since 1975 of 13.92m, Josephine Dela Vina 13.89m (1970), and Mona Sulaiman 13.60m (1965). 

Shiloh’s performance is the best performance in Women’s Shotput in 46 years. In fact, all three of the women mentioned above have already passed away.

Shiloh needs a mark of 55.96m to qualify for the 2021 SEA Games in her primary event the Hammer. She has improved the Phi Record from 50.55 to 53.63m so far this year.

Shiloh is the only female thrower who has made the qualification criteria in the Women’s Throwing events for the Philippines. As none of the other female throwers obtained an automatic bronze medal qualification by winning a medal in the 2019 SEA Games. Evalyn Palabrica and Cerah Moren need to surpass the 51.80m SEA Games bronze qualification mark in the Women’s Javelin.

The PATAFA had requested a maximum of 25 women in its entry by numbers list for the PSC/POC Taskforce on the 13th of March 2021. 

So far the following athletes have hit the criteria by the PSC/POC Taskforce of the bronze medal in the last SEA Games

Not including relay athletes, Shiloh becomes #22 to qualify for SEA Games. Apart from previous medalists from 2019 Kyla Richardson (100), Yacine Guermali (1500, 3000), Kayla Richardson (100) are the only other new athletes to surpass the SEA Games Bronze mark in individual events.

So far 10 women have met the qualifying criteria. Knott (100,200), Kyla Richardson (100), Kayla Richardson (100), Joida Gagnao (3ks/5k), Robyn Brown (400 Hurdles), Natalie Uy (PV), Sarah Dequinan (Heptathlon), Christine Hallasgo (Marathon), Mary Joy Tabal (Marathon) and Shiloh (Hammer).


Shiloh Corrales-Nelson smashes own Hammer Throw Record (video)

15.05.21

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Shiloh Corrales-Nelson showed consistency securing her 2nd ever best performance in the Hammer with 53.63m, just  15cm away from her National Record set just over 2 weeks ago. Shiloh’s performance landed her 4th in the Big West. Emily Hallett of Cal Poly won in 58.82m. 


08.05.21 Pinoyathletics Track Talk Shiloh Corrales-Nelson Interview 

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Shiloh Corrales Nelson smashes own Hammer Throw Record

31 April 2021

Shiloh Corrales Nelson (UC Riverside) smashed her Filipino National Record with throws of 52.36m and 53.78m. These were Shiloh’s 2nd and 3rd of 6 throws (the other 4 throws were all fouls). This was at the Long Beach Throws Jump Festival in California.

The 19-year-old closed in on the tough SEA Games 55.96m Bronze Medal standard.

 

Every Time she see’s the performance of someone like the Malaysian Girl nearly breaking the SEA Record. It motivates her to be better. She wants to be the best in the SEA Games one day. Said her Uncle Brett.

 

A Freshman at UC Riverside Shiloh Finished second to Senior Brianna Villanueva (UC Irvine) who hurled the Hammer 56.08m (note to Philippines Media they do not award medals at these meets). Villanueva made her PB on April 22 at 57.22m. Sina Fatafehi (California Fullerton) was third in 53.08m.

Shiloh will also contest the Shotput and Discus in this meet.  She is very close in the Shotput to becoming the first athlete that did not win a medal in 2019 to make the bronze medal standard for the 2021 SEA Games as per the PSC-POC Taskforce criteria.

Also, the 20lbs Weighted Throw record (an event only held indoors) for Junior and Senior has been added to Shiloh Corrales Nelson’s list of records she threw 15.74m in 2020. This brings Shiloh’s list of National and National Indoor Records to a total of 7.

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Shiloh Corrales Nelson breaks Philippines Hammer Throw Record

April 10, 2021

Shiloh Corrales Nelson broke the Philippine National Record of Loralie Amahit-Sermona (50.55m), a 2x Bronze medalist at the SEA Games. Shiloh registered a new record of 50.63m at the Triton Invitational in San Diego. This improved on her 50.50m mark from two weeks ago.

The mark Ranks Shiloh #2 in South East Asia for the year behind Grace Wong Xiu Mei, the 2017 SEA Games Champion, threw a 62.48m just 1cm off the SEA Record Saturday at the Malaysian Grand Prix in Kuala Lumpur.

Shiloh, who is turning 20 later this year, still has a lot of improvement ahead of her considering that throwers prime in their late 20s earlier 30s. Loralie was 29 when she set the Philippine Record.

It was an incredible weekend for Shiloh, throwing a 13.03m season’s best placing second at the same meet in the Shotput, improving her 12.75m from the other week. Heading closer towards the SEA Games qualification for 13.36m.

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Shiloh Corrales Nelson 4 awesome National Records

Shiloh Corrales Nelson came 5 centimeters away from breaking the Philippines National Record in the Women’s Hammer. Shiloh won the Chris Rinne Twilight meet on April 2 with a heave of 50.50m. 

The Philippine National of 50.55m is held by Loralie Sermona who took the bronze medal at the 2005 and 2011 SEA Games. The last and only time a Filipino woman has taken a SEA Games medal in the Hammer.

 

Shiloh Corrales Nelson also threw a 12.75m season’s best at the Shotput meet to finish second behind Jordan Fink of Montana State 12.89m. And 40.82m in the Discus to finish 4th. This year, she has thrown 43.31m in the Discus at the Jim Bush Legends meet in Los Angeles on 24th March 2021. The same meet where Kayla Richardson opened with 11.80.

Shiloh marks in the Discus, Hammer, and Shotput are SEA Leading Ranks for southeast Asia in 2021. So far, only results have come in from Singapore in women’s throws. 

The SEA Games Qualifying for Team Philippines as indicated by the POC/PSC Taskforce as the Bronze medal (anything less is self-funded). The marks are 13.36m Shotput, 45.28m Discus, and 55.64m Hammer.

Shiloh’s best performances rank her #2 in Hammer #4 in Discus and #5 in Shotput on the Philippine Women’s All-Time Lists.

50.50m was an improvement on Shiloh Corrales Nelson’s personal best from 2019.

As the Corrales family has now submitted her Filipino Passport to Pinoyathletics.

The 50.35m mark from 2019 is being ratified as a new Philippine Junior Women’s Hammer Record.  And it surpasses the previous mark of 43.39m by Aira Teodosio set on 6 November 2016 at the Weekly Relay Finals in Pasig.

Hammer 50.35m Shiloh Corrales Nelson 06.07.2001 NACAC U23 Champs Richmond 18-May-19

The IAAF has already listed the Performance above.


13.07m Shotput 3 Birds with 1 Stone

Performances also being backdated include Shiloh 13.07m Indoor meet from 2020

13.07i Shiloh Corrales Nelson 06.07.2001 5 Mountain T’s Invitational Flagstaff, USA 31.01.2020

The IAAF has recognized this Performance.

This mark above sets 3 New Philippine Records

  • Philippine Junior Record in Shotput
    • As in Field events, indoor/outdoor records are considered joint combined.
    • Breaks the Previous Record of Kassandra Alcantra set at the UAAP in Pasig on December 1, 2018.
  • Philippine Indoor Record in Shotput
    • No Previous mark, so a new mark
  • Philippine Indoor Junior Record in Shotput
    • No Previous mark, so a new mark

The Women’s Shotput Record is held by Consuela Lacusong, set in 1975 with a throw of 13.92m.

 

Originally from Canada but now studying at UC Riverside under the same coach that guided SEA Record Holder and 2015 SEA Games Men’s Hammer Throw Champion Caleb Stuart.

Shiloh is The younger sister of former 200 and 400m National record holder Zion Corrales Nelson and SEA Games, 4x100 Silver medalist.

 

Sources:

  1. https://www.burnabynow.com/local-sports/knights-grad-eager-for-next-throw-3104571
  2. https://athletics.ca/calendar-rankings/rankings/
  3. https://worldathletics.org/athletes/athlete=366366
  4. https://www.tfrrs.org/athletes/7528606/UC_Riverside/Shiloh_Corrales Nelson.html

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