2019 May SEA Roundup in Athletics – Izlyn improves from 14.14 to 13.88 women’s hurdles in the US College System
IZLYN REAPS BENEFITS OF US NCAA SYSTEM
13 May 2019
Singaporean Sprinter Nur Izlyn Zaini, 21. Claimed sole ownership of the National Record in the women’s 100 Hurdles. With a time of 13.88 (+1.7) at the 2019 Sun Belt Outdoor Champs in Jonesbro, Arkansas, on the weekend.
This mark was shattered by .26 seconds, the previous mark she had shared with Jannah Wong. So far this year, Zaini had run 14.33 on April 19 in Atlanta and a wind-aided 13.84 in Columbia. She then followed up with a credible 4th in the final with a 13.97 (-1.1) headwind.
The Performance catapults Zaini from 5th to 2nd in the SEA Rankings for 2019, only behind Emilia Nova of Indonesia 13.70. Nova has run a 13.59 with no wind reading as well. Zaini took bronze at the 2017 SEA Games with a then-national record of 14.14. Nova took silver in the Heptathlon but now is focusing more on the 100 Hurdles individual event.
Improvement in the US NCAA Div 1 System
The Bottom line is the other SEA Nations like Singapore are sending their athletes to US Colleges. And the results are very evident, as presented in the case of Zaini, who has been at Georgia Southern for one year.
Such opportunities to study and compete in the US Div 1 system seem to improve the athletes rather than just staying and training at home. Another athlete who benefited a lot was Soh Rui Yong of Singapore, who became a 2x SEA Games Champion in the Men’s Marathon after schooling in Oregon.
A prerequisite for athletes accepted into US Colleges on scholarships is the SAT Test. In the Philippines, it can be taken at the 13 following locations.
The Opportunity of studying in the United States provides a level of coaching, facilities, and competitions. That Filipino athletes will get nowhere near in the UAAP leagues. Therefore, with its partnership with the US Sports Academy, the PSC should really be pushing for athletes in all sports to study in America. Like what many other countries are already doing.
Athletics: Switzerland-based Serena Teoh targets SEA Games after setting the national mark in half marathon
Serena Teoh set a New Singapore Half Marathon record in Spain with 1h22.07, breaking the national mark of Mok Ying Rong 1h23.14 set in 2016. Teoh works as a risk analyst in Basil, Switzerland. The qualifying time for the SEA Games women’s marathon in December is 2:58:17, pegged to the previous edition’s bronze-medal time. Teoh hopes to clock around 2:55 in Tokyo in a few months.
2019 Singapore Athletics Open Results
March 31, 2019
2019 Singapore Open Track and Field Championships – Reports
Day 2 Reports
The article on Jomar Udtohan 46.95 is here
Day 1 Report
Francis Medina ran a Season’s Best of 51.52, improving his 53, and 52-second clockings at the Hong Kong Summer meet and Philippine Nationals. For a well-deserved silver. But in good company behind Keisuke Nozawa, an Olympic Semi-Finalist in this event at the 2016 Rio Olympics alongside Eric Cray.
Kristina Knott of the Philippines was a Finalist at the Asian Games in the 200. Narrowly held onto a win over 2015 SEA Games Champion Shanti Veronica Pereira of Singapore 23.79 to 23.85.
Same order as SEA Games Ismail 16.01m, Diones 15.96m, and Tepparak 15.85m. Malipay 4th last SEA Games dropped down to 5th place. Hakimi will now carry onto Malaysia for the Grand Prix on March 30. After having leaped a windy 16.47m +3.1 in Australia. Tiring the last few weeks.
Rayzam Shah Sofian, the SEA Games Champion, improved his season’s best from 14.12 at Ilagan to 13.89 in heats and then again to 13.82 in finals. To place 3rd behind two Hong Kong athletes that both broke the meet record.
SEA Games bronze medalist, Clinton Bautista of the Philippines, finished 5th in a season-best of 14.18 #2 SEA athlete. Clintons PB is 14.14 from last year in Taipei. He ran 14.22 at the national open in Ilagan. A good run from Alvin Vergel broke his PB 14.64 in heats to 14.56 and then repeated that in the finals.
Marco Vilog, the SEA Games silver medalist, took silver, improving his season’s best from 1.53.09 at Phi National Open to 1.51.63. He hit the 1.51.70 5th place qualifier for SEA Games.
Joining Carter Lily, who ran it at the Phi Nationals on the SEA Games squad. Presumably, this means as two have now qualified, the qualification mark moves from 1.51.70 to 1.51.63. With Carter already having timed 1.49.17 this year.
Evalyn Palabrica broke her Personal best set 5 years ago in 48.25m at the 2014 UAAP Palabrica threw the Javelin 48.34m and finished 5th. But Evalyn showed she is well on track for SEA Games, sitting in 4th SEA Rankings. But behind 3 Thai’s of only 2 will get to compete at SEA Games. Palabrica took the bronze medal last SEA Games. Nachan of Thailand, the SEA Games Champion in her first competition of 2019, took the gold.
Albert Mantua of the Philippiwho threw his PB of 46.94m at the National Open who was the season lea until today in the Men’s Discus. I finished with a bronze. Binh improved his PB from 47.31m at the National Games last year in Vietnam. Mantua safely made it over the 44.80m qualifier for SEA Games yet again.
Philippines Entries in order of Appearance
- John Albert Mantua Discus
- Evalyn Palabrica Javelin (feat Natta Nachan (Thailand) 2017 SEA Games Champ)
- Marco Vilog 800m
- Eloiza Luzon 200m Heat 1 (feat Shanti Pereira 2015 SEA Games Champ)
- Kristina Knott 200m Heat 2
- Clinton Kingsley Bautista 110H Heat 2 (feat Rayzam Shah Sofian 2017 SEA Games Champ)
- Mark Harry Diones Triple Jump (feat Hakimi Ismail 2017 SEA Games Champ)
- Rone Malipay Triple Jump
- Melvin Calano Javelin
- Francis Medina 400 Hurdles Mens
- Janry Ubas Long Jump
- Maureen Emily Schrijvers 400m
- Joyme Sequita 400m
- Jomar Udtohan 400m
- Mico Del Prado 400m
- Kristina Knott 100m Heat 1
- Eloiza Luzon 100m Heat 3
- Eric Cray 100m Heat 2
- Anfernee Lopena 100m Heat 3
- Daniela Daynaata Discus (feat Subenrat Insaeng Thailand 2017 SEA Games Champ)
- John Albert Mantua Shotput
- Marestella Torres Long Jump (feat Parinya Thailand 2017 SEA Games Triple Jump Champ)
- Mens 4×100
- Mens 4×400
RESULTS AND REPORT PATAFA sends 23, 2018 Singapore Track and Field Open
Apr 10, 2018
Aries Toledo 9th in the Shotput 10.72m
Alejan makes his debut in 47.91, Alferos 48.50, and Caido wins heat in 49.09. Also, Famous Actor Jericho Ejercito of the Philippines goes through in a 50.03 PB.
A Final. 4 Filipinos, 4 Malaysians, and a Thai.
Gold – Neri 1:53.89
Silver Vilog 1:55.87
Womens 100m Heats
Preliminaries 1 # 80 Fukushima, Chisat 30 JAPAN 11.59Q 0.4 1 2 # 81 Ichikawa, Kana 27 JAPAN 11.76Q +0.0 2 3 # 2 Liao, Yan-Jun 20 CHINESE TAIPEI 11.77Q +0.0 3 4 # 222 Pereira, Shanti 22 SINGAPORE MA 11.73Q 0.4 1 5 # 82 Maeyama, Miyu 22 JAPAN 11.80Q +0.0 3 6 # 1 Chen, Wan-Mei 19 CHINESE TAIPEI 12.16Q +0.0 2 7 # 298 Enn, Wendy 24 WINGS ATHLETIC CLUB 12.02q +0.0 3 8 # 62 Unani, Serafi Ane 29 INDONESIA 12.32q +0.0 3 9 # 273 Chutrakun, Jirawa 18 THAILAND 12.38q +0.0 3 9 # 28 Zaini, Nur Izlyn 20 FLASH ATHLET 12.38q 0.4 1 11 # 152 Menon, Smriti 20 NATIONAL UNI 12.40q 0.4 1 12 # 172 Luzon, Eloisa 22 PHILIPPINES 12.43q +0.0 2 13 # 55 Aini, Niafatul 24 INDONESIA 12.43q 0.4 1 14 # 173 Malonzo, Jeremiah 22 PHILIPPINES 12.50q +0.0 2 15 # 299 Fernando, Shalina 22 WINGS ATHLETIC CLUB 12.51q +0.0 2 16 # 63 Utami, Tri Setyo 27 INDONESIA 12.80q 0.4 1 17 # 22 Hamkah, Haanee 17 FLASH ATHLET 12.97q +0.0 3 18 # 263 Goh, Si Hui Clara 18 TEMASEK POLYTECHNIC 13.00q +0.0 3 19 # 25 Razali, Syarah 19 FLASH ATHLET 13.93 +0.0 2
4 Months into 2018. Philippine Track and Field send 23 athletes to the Singapore Open.
Old Man Alejan makes his season debut in Quarter Mile.
In the 400m, the only member of the 4×400 Relay that hasn’t run a 400 yet since the SEA Games Edgardo Alejan, 32. He refers to himself as the older man of the Philippines 400. He will make his season debut. Alejan, who clocked 47.71 at SEA Games and has a PB of 46.90, is the 2013 SEA Games Silver medalist and 2015 SEA Games Bronze medalist.
Among the entries include the 2011 SEA Games Champion Heru Astriyanto of Indonesia. While the Philippines has only one entry, Malaysia has entered six athletes in the 3 Heats of the 400. Indonesia has enteredWithouthout its fastest, Singapore is man Percy Zubin Muncherji, who is on a college scholarship in Indiana, United States.
Alejan will join with Bagsit, Del Prado, and Alferos. With Alferos and Alejan replacing Mico and Bigyan from the last outing. In the Pre-Asian Games, the Philippines clocked 3:13.84 in the 4×400. The Philippines will be up against Malaysia and Indonesia.
EverGreen Marestella Torres, the SEA Games Bronze Medalist who is now 37 years old, will mainly be challenged by Parinya of Thailand, a 6.30 jumper.
30-year-old Chisato Fukushima (11.36) of Japan, the 2015 Asian Champion, spearheads Heat 1. Also featuring SEA Games Bronze medalist Shanti Veronica Pereira (12.01).
Heat 2 has the Philippines Eloiza Luzon (12.04) and Jeremiah Malonzo (12.16) the top 2 in the UAAP. The fastest in the heat is Ichikawa (11.43) of Japan. Heat 3 has Miyu of Japan (11.51), Liao of Taipei (11.64), and 2011 SEA Games Champion Unani of Indonesia.
Zulueta and Janario will compete for the Philippines in a straight final. With 2015 SEA Games Champion Shanti Pereira (24.61 this year). Janario is the 2016 SEA Youth Champion.
Luzon, Malonzo, Zulueta, and Janario will team up in the 4×100. Looking to improve on the 47.91 they posted at the Time Trial in March. Singapore, Indonesia, and Japan will also participate.
Again, many Malaysian men will be competing in the 100m, although most of them are at the Commonwealth Games in the 4×100. Malaysia sends their best juniors. Ismail, 19, heads Heat 1 with 10.46. Hanafi, 19 Heat 2 with 10.47. Saadon leads Heat 3 with 10.53, while National Champion Lopena of the Philippines 10.60 will also start. Lopena finished 2nd at the Singapore Open last year.
Heat 4 features Jomar Udtohan, who recently ran a PB of 10.56 at the Pre-Asian Games. Heat 5 has Calvin Kang 4th in the 2015 SEA Games from Singapore.
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Singapore Athletics also makes Marks.
Feb 24, 2018
Singapore Athletics Zubin Percy Muncherji also pelted his 400 Indoor record with a 47.82-sec run, improving his 48.50 last month.
While Dipna Lim clocked 59.55 and met the 59.78 qualifying standard for Singapore to go to the Asian Games.
Dipna, who is the SEA Games silver medalist in this event, the last 2 SEA Games. Clocked her time in Perth, Australia, at the Strive C Meet.
It is the fastest and first sub-1-minute clocking since her PB of 59.24 in the 2015 SEA Games.
Perth Singapore Athletics
2015 SEA Games 200m Champion Shanti Veronica Pereira of Singapore. Built on her Seasons Lead for Women’s 200m improving her 24.85 on Jan 15, 24.61 (1.5) to place second at a meet in Perth, Australia. SEA Games silver medalist 400 Hurdles Dipna Lim opened her season with a win in 1.01.74.
Pereira joined with the Women’s Team of Enn, Menon, and Nur Izlyn to clock 47.77, the Men’s Team clocked 41.68 in the 4×100.
The relays both missed out on Commonwealth Games qualification. Meanwhile, at Gladstein studying at Indiana University,
Singapore National Record Holder Zubin Muncherji clocked a 49.09.
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Muncherji opens up the Season with 4 Indoor National Singapore Athletics Records.
Article by Andrew Pirie
Singapore’s 400m Record Holder Percy Zubin Muncherji is now studying at Indiana University. At the same time, opening up his seasons with quite a few impressive runs. And Mukherji, who ran indoors for the first time, shattered the National Indoor Records.
All runs were recorded at Bloomington, Indiana.
Muncherji broke the records In 200 and 400 of Yusof Azahari(23.14, Aviva Indoor Grand Prix 2006), and Shafiq Kashmiri 49.57 set in New Haven, United States 2008.
4 Singapore Athletics National Indoor Records
On December 8, 2017, when Zubin clocked 1:04.38, a newly established Singapore Athletics record in the 500m. This was followed on Jan 6, 2018, with a 48.50 run, an indoor 400 record. Also marks later of 48.70, 48.66, 48.64. On Jan 19, 1:21.99, an indoor 600 record. And on Jan 27, a 200 indoor record of 22.60.
He did not participate in the 2017 SEA Games due to military service. But was 5th at 2014 Asian Juniors.
IVP Singapore Athletics Results 13.01.18 to 21.01.18
Only Results good enough for SEA Top 10 2018
100M (17) (-0.9) S. Veronica Pereira 12.08
1500M (17) Z. Yee Ling 5:03.01
100H (17) 0.0 J. Ong 15.80, S. Raj 16.40, S. Tan 16.60
100M (17) H1 (-0.6) K. Amri 11.16, H2 (-1.4) D. Liew 11.34
100H (17) H1 (0.0) C. Ang 14.70, D. Ang 15.17, H2 (0.0) L. Ong 15.34
14.01.18 Singapore Athletics Track and Field Series 1
Singapore Athletics only no Filipino Athlete, performances good enough for Top 10 SEA
Rankings will be published at the end of the month.
110H: Chen Xiang Ang 14.49 (0.8)
100M: Anwar Kashful (00) 12.73, Be Lee Yiew Ling (03) 12.84 (0.0)
100H: Ke Ong Jin Rong 15.50, Tia Louise Rozario (00) 15.69 (0.0)
HJ: Michelle Sng 1.82m
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