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
“In 2020, Andrew advanced to the position of Vice President with the Association of Track and Field Statisticians, having devoted seven years as an active member. His impressive track record includes roles such as a PSC Consultant and Research Assistant (2013-2015) and a distinguished stint as a Sprint Coach and Consultant at the renowned Zamboanga Sports Academy (2015-2017). Today, he offers his expertise as a Consultant Coach with VMUF, starting from 2021.
A recognized voice in the sports community, Andrew is the Chief Editor of Pinoyathletics.info. Additionally, his consultancy contributions to Ayala Corp in evaluating their Track and Field Program underline his deep domain knowledge.
Proficient in coaching sprints, middle-distance races, and jump events, Andrew boasts a Level 3 Athletics Australia Coaching Certification, specializing in Sprints and Hurdles. He is also on a progressive journey towards obtaining a Masters Degree in Education.