Last Updated on January 4, 2023 by Andrew Pirie
Article by Hope Arive
Originally Published Nov 5, 2019
The Rise of Eli Carter
I operated the Philippine Airforce Alliance team in 2014. And we took in all athletes without a team, we ended up with a team of 120 athletes composed of Airforce athletes, Pagasa athletes, Former varsity athletes, athletes without teams, masters upcoming high schoolers, Fil-Heritage athletes.
A lot of these kids went onto becoming NCAA and UAAP Champions and Airforce Alliance cannot reiterate enough how damn proud we are of them. One of these new Fil-Heritage athletes to emerge was Eli Carter.
His mother Hope (Filipino) contacted me. He performed well with merit for the Air force Alliance team at the Weekly Relays. Eli had just acquired dual citizenship when he started competing at the weekly relays. I was impressed by Eli’s size he was almost 6’0 tall and was still only about 13-14 at the time. Eli is now in 2019 6’2 and 275 lbs (124 kg).
Eli identifies as Half Asian and Half African American. And his friends refer to him as ‘Blackapino’ Eli is waiting for an invitation from the Philippines to compete in the Under 20 Division next year. He is born on Dec 25, 2001.
I’m very happy to announce that Eli Carter has made it to College.
- 2019 TAPPS 6A
- State Champion for Shotput (Texas)
- State Champion for Discus (Texas)
- Regional Champion Shotput
- Regional Silver Medalist Discus
- District 4 Champion Shotput
- District 4 Champion Discus
Andrew was elected Vice President of the Association of Track and Field Statisticians in 2020 after being a member for 7 years.
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 Currently is Consultant Coach with VMUF 2021-
Current editor and chief of Pinoyathletics.info, and has recently done consultancy work for Ayala Corp evaluating the Track and Field Program.
Coaches Sprints, Middle and Jump events he is Level 3 Athletics Australia Coaching Certification in Sprints and Hurdles.
Currently working towards a Masters Degree in Education.
He can be contacted on [email protected]
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