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Trenten Beram Inducted into the Legends of Philippines Track and Field

24th of February 2020.

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Pinoyathletics has inducted Trenten Beram into the Legends of Track Philippines Track and Field.

Trenten represented the Philippines for almost 3 years from 2016 to 2018.

In the short time he was with Philippine Athletics he set National records in the 200m, Indoor 200m, Indoor 400m.

And above all was the first Filipino to break the 21-second barrier in the 200m as well as the first Filipino male to win a medal of any color in the 200m at SEA Games, in this case, the gold.

Trenten Beram had contacted me via the PATAFA in 2014, and after providing a small amount of assistance via his dad and coach Amadeo Lambert.

I then had to delegate the ongoing process of his Filipino passport back to the PATAFA as I had decided to leave the PSC to pursue a coaching development role in another part of the country. 

I no longer would have the resources to help him. In tribute to Trenten, I have included several ‘golden’ articles from over the last few years.

Trenten departure from the sport left a gaping hole in the Men’s program with no one able to fill his shoes in the 200m until now. He is sorely missed by his many friends he made in the sport.

Something not in the writeup that I want to note is that Trenten didn’t take up Athletics till the age of 16-17.

And his coach Amado Lambert actually identified him from Baseball. This is a very fine example of an athlete who did not specialize at an early age.

Trenten coach Amado originally had contacted me to apply for Trenten to compete at the 2014 World Juniors.

However, we didn’t have the time needed to secure him a Filipino passport

. Off note Trenten ran 21.50 as an 18-year-old and the standard was 21.64. Trenten acquired his Filipino passport towards the end of 2015 beginning of 2016.

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Criteria for Legends of Track and Field (An athlete must meet all 3 criteria to qualify)

  1. Has held a Filipino Record or currently holds
  2. At least Bronze at SEA Games
  3. Retired from the Sport

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Trenten Anthony Beram

  • Born: 1 April 1996
  • Birthplace: Hopewell Junction, New York
  • College: University of Connecticut
  • Location: Connecticut
  • Coaches: Head Coach Greg Roy (Ucon), Sprint Coach Moose Akanno (Ucon) Club Coach Amado Lambert
  • Philippine Team from 2016-2018.
  • Became the First Male Filipino to win the 200m Dash at the SEA Games and also the first-ever medalist.  In the Philippines 40 year participation in the SEA Games. 

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Trenten Anthony Beram Personal Bests

  • 55m 6.40 (2014)
  • 60m 6.83
  • 100m 10.52 +1.4
  • 200m 20.84 +0.1 (Phi Record)
  • 400m 46.01
  • 200m indoor 21.27
  • 400m 46.77 (indoor)
  • 800m 1.59.27

Trenten Anthony Beram Achievements

  • 2017
    • National Champion 200m
    • Asian Games 200m Finalist 5th
    • SEA Games 200m Gold 
    • SEA Games 400m Gold
  • Philippine National Record Holder 200m

Trenten Beram First Filipino Below 21 seconds

  • He is also the first Filipino to ever run below 21 seconds. Having improved the national record to 20.96 he placed a credible 5th in the Finals at the Asian Champs in India. 
  • In the 2017 SEA Games, he clocked another Sub 21 20.99 in the Heats. And then further lowered the national record to 20.84. 
  • He has also had run 46.39 to win the SEA Games double. Which is the 2nd fastest time in the countries history. 
  • Beram is a Fil-Heritage athlete having grown up in the States his mother is from Cebu. He is from New York.

Athletics body to sack Fil-Am runner

By Bong Pedralvez

THE Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association will sack Fil-American runner Trenten Beram, a double gold medalist in the 2017 Malaysia Southeast Asian Games, for failing to compete in the recent Ayala Philippine Athletics Championships in Ilagan, Isabela.

“We tried to communicate with Trenten several times before the National Open but he failed to reply,” a PATAFA insider, who requested anonymity, told Malaya-Business Insight. “We are not interested in an athlete with this kind of attitude.”

Athletics president Philip Ella Juico had said that he would not condone prima donnas on the national team even if they were as skilled and talented as Beram, who topped the men’s 200 and 400-meter races in Malaysia two years ago.

In his SEA Games debut, the Scarsdale, New York native set new a national standard in winning the men’s 200-meter run in 20.84 seconds while ruling the 400-meter race the next day in 46.39 seconds.

On top of his golden double, the former University of Connecticut varsity ace also won a bronze medal by anchoring the PH men’s 4×100-meter relay squad to a new national mark of 39.11 seconds.

Beram received a windfall of P660,000 from the Philippine Sports Commission for his accomplishments in the Malaysia Games.

** We Know who the Anonymous Person is. It was not difficult to figure out due to the language and tone used.

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Trenten Anthony Beram  cleared by PATAFA to join Asian Champs, Cray investigated

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Beram and Cray Photo Credit: Manila Bulletin

MANILA, Philippines — Trenten Beram will remain in the Asian Games-bound Philippine track and field team while fellow Fil-Am track star Eric Shauwn Cray will have to find the right words to stay in the squad.

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Trenten Beram – Asian Games 2018 200M Chances

The Philippines very own Trenten Beram will have a tough task his PB is 20.84. The SEA Games 200m Champion and Philippine Record Holder in this event.

Beram finished 5th at the Asian Championships last year in India.

He is ranked 15th in 2018 Asian Rankings for 2018 so far, but with Muthumuni out 14th, and based on PBs he is ranked 12th.

Which still leaves 3 he needs to get through to make the top 8. Last Asian Games it didn’t take sub 21 times to make the finals, as Beram is good at backing up and conserving through rounds of competition that is in his favor.

For Other Athletes Reviews in 2018 Asian Games 200m 

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 Beram, Cray Asian Games stint in jeopardy

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by Jerome Lagunzad

If they want to maintain their precious slots for this year’s Asian Games in Indonesia, prized Fil-Am runners Eric Shauwn Cray and Trenten Beram need to convince the Philippine Amateur Track and Field Association on why they failed to see action in the Korean Open last week which is a clear violation of team rules.

PATAFA disclosed to Tempo-Bulletin yesterday that the local governing body has given Cray, 29, a maximum of 10 days that started last Wednesday to make a concrete response as to why he didn’t take part in the said event which was part of the national team’s buildup for the August 18-Sept. 2 Asian meet.

Along with homegrown Anfernee Lopena and fellow Fil-Am trackster Clinton Bautista, Cray and Beram were supposed to vie in the men’s 4×100-meter relay to boost the team’s International Amateur Athletics Federation rankings in time for the Asian Games.

Cray has to submit his response

“He has to submit his response and then we will have to assess that,” said Juico of Cray, a four-time Southeast Asian Games gold medalist and once considered as the fastest man in the region for ruling the century dash in record-breaking style in 2015.

As per Beram, who topped the 200m and 400m events in the Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia SEAG last year, Juico admitted that “we already talked to his father (Glen). We just cross-checked what they’re doing and also the reason for his non-participation in the Korean Open.

“Trent has his own coach, nutritionist and strength and conditioning coach, all of which they pay for. But we just want to know if they’re in sync with our schedule since we also have our own nutritionist, sports psychologist and strength and conditioning coach,” he added.

The sorry development, according to Juico, could leave his earlier plans in the disarray of fielding entries in the 4x100m and 4x400m events in the world’s continental sporting spectacle which will be co-hosted by Jakarta and Palembang.

“But how could I justify their inclusion to the country’s Asian Games screening committee and the POC (Philippine Olympic Committee) if they were not able to participate?” lamented Juico.

For now, Juico is not taking some drastic measures over the erring Fil-Am runners.

“Technically, they are still part of the national team and all of them who we included in the final Asian Games roster. We just have to wait and see if their reason, especially of Cray, is valid enough,” he said.

Track and field Fil-American stars Eric Shauwn Cray and Trentem Beram could face sanctions, or worse, be dropped from the national team by the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association if found guilty of intentionally missing the 2018 Korean Open last week.
Athletics’ chief Philip Ella Juico on Tuesday revealed the PATAFA is currently investigating the two sprinters after finding out that they did not compete in the Korean Open, which was a very crucial part of their preparation for the coming Asian Games campaign in Indonesia.

Cray and Beram were supposed to suit up in the men’s 4×100-meter relay with Anfernee Lopena and Clinton Bautista to improve their International Association of Athletics Federations’ ranking and boost their campaign for the coming Asiad.

But the duo never did.

They just submitted a two-paragraph letter to the Patafa office

Expressing regret about their failure to compete due to miscommunication, an act which Juico deemed unfair and unacceptable.

“The Korean Open is a very crucial tournament because we need to gain points for their IAAF ranking, which I would use in justifying their participation in the 4×100 event of the Asian Games,” Juico said. “They didn’t even notify me. All they did was sent our secretary a two-paragraph explanation, saying that it was a simple case of miscommunication. I think it was very unacceptable and unfair.”

The athletics’ chief said he already informed the Philippine Sports Commission and the Philippine Olympic Committee about the possibility of dropping the two from their Asian Games’ roster, considering the Indonesia Asian Games Organizing Committee’s deadline for the submission of names is still on June 30.

“We will have a teleconference tonight with their  parents,” said the former PSC chairman, minister of Agrarian Reform and dean of De La Salle University Graduate School. “I want to know if they are still willing to play for the country because it seems that they’re no longer interested based on their recent action. But whatever happens, they will receive an email from me to inform them of what disciplinary action we would make.”

Full Article sourced here

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Trenten Anthony Beram closes in on Sub 46 second 400m Mark

May 26, 2018

With clockings of 46.01 and 46.07 at the NCAA East Preliminary round Champs in Tampa, Florida over the last few days. Trenten Anthony Beram the SEA Games 200 and 400m Champion. Hence began closing in on one of the most famous and oldest standing records in Philippine Track and Field.

Most noteworthy is the 45.57 mark of the legendary Isidro Del Prado set 34 years ago at the ASEAN Cup in Manila on December 1, 1984. While Del Prado never won the Asian Games but he was the Asian 400m Champion in 1983 and 1985.

Hence the 22-year-old Beram time improves on his 2017 SEA Games gold medal time of 46.39, Trenten Beram had registered the season lead before with a Philippine Indoor record of 46.77 on March 3 at Boston. At the Thai Open, he had been overtaken by Dinh Son Tran of Vietnam who ran a PB of 46.70 to win the Thailand Open.

Trenten Anthony Beram 14th Overall at NCAA Qualifiers

Running for the University of Connecticut Beram qualified 14th after the heats in a new PB of 46.07, and then improved to 46.01 the following day. While Trenten finished 13th and the Top 12 qualify through to National NCAA Finals in 2 weeks in Oregon. So he missed the qualification by 1 spot.

While Dwight St. Hillaire (Kentucky) led the qualifying with 44.55, with two other guys under 45 seconds. And Australian Olympic finalist Stephen Solomon (Duke) also made it through with 45.41. While Beram won heat 5. Yet the qualification for NCAA Finals was based on times.

Trenten Anthony Beram Focus on Asian Games

Beram did not contest the 200m at this meet. While his attention now turns towards the Asian Games which will be held in August in Jakarta. Trenten Anthony Beram who holds the National Record in the 200m at  20.84. He was 5th at the Asian Champs in India last year. Beram will lineup in 200 and 400 individual events. While at this stage having clocked 20.96 this year

Beram is ranked 9th on possible Asian Game entries(considering there is 12 Japanese ahead of him and only 2 can be entered at Asian Games).

While in 400 Trenten ranks 6th in possible entries (considering 4 Japanese and only 2 can run). 

Trenten for most of his career has worked with Coach Amado Lambert, who was the coach that originally touch-based to get him involved in Philippine Track and Field.  Beram was originally in Baseball before starting athletics late in high school.

#4 Trenten Beram beats Eric Cray

May 30, 2018

One of the biggest drawcards at the nationals was the anticipated matchup between two SEA Games super starts. Trenten Beram the SEA Games 200m and 400m Champion vs Eric Cray the Asian Champion in 400 Hurdles. The two Fil-Heritage athletes went at it with Beram winning heat 2 in 21.62 and Cray winning heat 3 in 21.73. 

Beram winds up to chase the veteran Cray coming off the curve. 5 Spectacular Performances at the 2018 Philippine National Athletics Open. In the Final Cray led off the bend, but Beram wound up and pulled away quite a big gap in the last 50m. The 22-year-old Beram winning over the 29-year-old 3x SEA Games 400 Hurdles Champion 21.11 to 21.79.

Although it was not his 20.84 he ran at the SEA Games. The track oval at Ilagan seemed .2 to .3 slower. So Beram time of 21.11 was actually quite relative to the 20.8 due to it being a slow hard track.

The timing in the 200m appeared quite accurate as well as video software came up with 21.11 for Beram and 21.74 for Cray. Which was exact and within .05 of the official times. Unlike in some other ways where the electronic official time seemed out of sync with video software times.

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2018 March Weekly Roundup Philippine Athletics – Sub 47 Indoors for Beram, continues to lower Philippine Record (several videos)

March 4, 2018

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SEA Games 400m Champion Trenten Anthony Beram, for the third time in 2018. Lowered the Philippine Indoor Record int he 400m. This time Beram dipped under the 47-second mark. Clocking 46.86 at IC4A Championships in Boston. And easily taking out his heat. Beram then lowered the mark further with a 46.77 to place 3rd in the Finals.

February Week 3 Weekly Roundup in Athletics – Beram Breaks 400 indoor record

Feb 24, 2018

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Beram, Photo Credit: Sunstar

Fil-Heritage athlete Trenten Anthony Beram, who is SEA Games 200 and 400 Champion. 

Running for the University of Connecticut with a 47.59 at the American Indoor Champs at Birmingham, USA. 

He Broke the Philippine Indoor Record of Romeo Gido which was set at the World Indoors in Budapest in 1989. Beram then took the record down even further with a 47.11 run and 3rd place finish in the final of the same event. He was behind Top 10 US Collegiate runner Kahmari Montgomery 45.53 and Jarred Pasley 47.06.

Beram currently leads the 400 in South East Asia, and the time improved on his seasons best of 47.81 in Boston a few weeks ago. Trenten outdoor PB of 46.39 at the last SEA Games is the #2 all-time behind Isidro Del Prado National Record of 45.57.

2018 February Week 1 Athletic Roundup – Beram Improves Seasons Bests (Video)

Feb 10, 2018

Beram Improves on Season Best

Trenten Anthony Beram the SEA Games Champion in 200 and 400. Coming off flu improved on his 21.83 from last week. He ran 21.64 to win his heat at the New England Championships. He then placed second in the Final equalling his time of 21.64. Eric Cray currently holds the Philippine Indoor Record at 21.31 for the 200m from 2015. Trenten had run faster but this was before obtaining his Filipino Passport in 2016.

At Albuquerque New Mexico Classic Eric Cray improved his indoor 200m from 2 weeks ago from 22.07 to 22.02. While Cray also clocked a 50.29 in the 400m. And Marc Nicolas improved his pole vault from 4.63 to 4.81m indoors for 2018. Furthermore, Nicolas outdoor PB is 4.97m.

At the famous Ann-Arbor (outdoors where Jesse Owens set world records in 45 minutes back in the 1930s). Marisa Kwiatkowski at the indoor facility Power Five Invitational long jumped 5.48m and 12.43m. Bringing to an end her two-week streak of Philippine Indoor Records. In the same meet, Singapore Zubin Muncherji timed 49.32 in the indoor 400. Tiring after having run 400m every week for the last month.

Any Other Results of Filipino athletes Local or International please email

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PLEASE NOTE WE ARE AWARE OF OTHER FIL-HERITAGE ATHLETES. BUT WE WILL ONLY WRITE UPON THOSE WHO CAN PRESENT PINOYATHLETICS WITH COPIES OF FILIPINO PASSPORTS. WE DO THIS AS TO NOT CONFUSE THE ATHLETIC COMMUNITY OVER NATIONAL RECORDS. AND THIS IS ALSO FOR MY REPORTS TO THE ASIAN ATHLETICS ASSOCIATION STATISTICIANS REGARDING DATA AND ASIAN RANKINGS. IT IS A MINIMAL PREREQUISITES  THAT ATHLETES MUST OBTAIN A FILIPINO PASSPORT AS WELL AS ADHERING TO OTHER RATIFICATION’S SUBJECT TO PATAFA WHICH FOLLOWS THE IAAF GUIDELINES ON RECOGNISING NATIONAL RECORDS.

2017 Pinoyathletics.info Athletes of the Year in Athletics

December 23, 2017

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It is that time again. The announcement of the Pinoyathletics.info Athlete of the Year in Athletics for 2017. Pinoyathletics has announced its Athlete of the year award for Philippine Athletics.

Male Athlete of the Year – Trenten Anthony Beram

For 4 years 2013,2014,2015,2016, Eric Cray was the male athlete of the year. However, it was a tough call as Cray still had a brilliant season with an Asian Title in the 400 Hurdles which itself is a major feat in itself.

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Beram, Photo Credit: Sunstar

It was the progression of a fellow Fil-Heritage athlete and newcomer Trenten Anthony Beram onto the forefront of Asian Athletics which was a welcome development the past year.

Beram emerged in 2016 breaking the Philippine record in the 200m several times lowering it from 21.17 to 20.84.

He became the first man to break the 21-second barrier.

First doing so at the Asian Championships making it all the way to the finals and placing 5th in 20.96.

At the SEA Games Beram took 2 Golds 20.84 in the 200m, taking the Gold at the SEA Games in Malaysia.

The  Philippines had never even won a medal in the SEA Games in its 40-year history. Beram

also joined a long tradition of Philippine Champions in 400m at SEA Games in taking the

400m also in 46.39 the second-fastest time ever in the Philippine All-Time Lists. Behind only the National Record Holder of Former Asian Champion Isidro Del Prado

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2017 SEA Games Beram takes second Gold in 400m (Video)

Aug 28, 2017

US-based Trenten Beram beat the much-favored Quach Cong Lich (5th in Asian Champs) to win the SEA Games 400m by the narrowest of Margins. Running in Lane 7 (explained at end of the article). Beram added the 400 to the 200 titles he had won earlier in the SEA Games. The 5th Gold Medal for the Philippines.

The 21-year-old was out fast, but the field started closing in around the 300m mark. It was Luong Van Thao of Vietnam who struck first challenging Beram around the 250m mark.

Then the Big legs of Quach tried to reel in Beram in the last 80m. 18 Year old Pitchaiya Sunthortuan of Thailand who had just run 46.87 to break the SEA School Games Record by a second a few months back also was closing in strong.

In the end, Beram held off the challenge and just hung onto a win in 46.39 from Sunthortuan who improved his best time again to 46.46 (which may have been a Thai Junior Record?),

Quach who stills had the fastest time of the year (46.35) could only cling onto bronze in 46.48.

The Other Filipino in the race, the ever-smiling Edgardo Alejan the 2015 SEA Bronze medallist and 2017 SEA Silver medallist, this time finished outside of the medals in 7th in 47.68. Perhaps at 30 looming towards the end of his 8-year career in the national team.

Second-fastest ever time by a Filipino Athlete

Beram time of 46.39 was the second-fastest ever time by a Filipino Athlete only Isidro Del Prado  45.57 National Recordset in the 1984 ASEAN Cup in Manila is faster. Beram also improved on his 46.56 PB set at the American Outdoor Champs, in Houston on 13 May.

Unlike the 200m, The Philippines has a proud tradition of Quarter Mile Champions. Del Prado, Romeo Gido, Ernie Candelario, Jimar Aing, Julius Nierras and Archand Bagsit also have been champions in this event.

Beram may have a greater potential in this event than the 400m, as he could probably be a low 45 or high 44 runners one day in this event with more emphasis on this event which would be world-class. Beram is currently at the University of Connecticut.

Below is an Article by Manolo Pedralvez

KUALA LUMPUR – Despite cramps and drawing an outer lane, Treten Beram hurdled both obstacles for the country’s first athletic golden double in the 29th Malaysian Southeast Asian Games with a heroic win in the men’s 400-meter run at the National Stadium here Thursday night.

The top-notcher in the qualifiers earlier in the day, the cramp-stricken Beram was inexplicably drawn in the more difficult lane No. 7, while hometown rival Muhammad Azam Masri, who was fourth in the prelims, was placed in the favorable inside lane No. 5.

But the apparent ploy to by the Malaysian hosts to give their athlete an added edge backfired as the gallant Fil-Am runner accelerated in the last 10 meters in winning the gold in 46.39 seconds to follow-up to his triumph in the men’s 200-meter race on Wednesday.

In what seemed like poetic justice, Thailand’s P Sunthontuam took silver (46.46), Vietnam’s Quach Cong Lich, the 2015 Singapore SEAG silver medallist in the event, bronze (46.48) while Masri wound up fourth (47.24)

It marked the first time in recent memory that a Filipino runner was able to sweep both the men’s 200 and 400-meter runs in Southeast Asia’s premier sports showcase. In the only other night results, Janry Ubas could only muster a leap of 7.75  meters in the men’s long, good for bronze.

Cramps

“I felt the cramps just an hour before the race,” the University of Connecticut student bared while breathing heavily from the . “We did a lot of massage and hydration because I really felt heavy entering the race.

“I knew I had to give my 100,000 percent to win. I just thank God that he gave me the strength to do it.”

Fuming on the sidelines was national team manager Edward Kho, who questioned track technical officials why Bertram had been relegated to the outer and more challenging lane.

“They seemed to have played around with the international track rules that the top four qualifiers can be assigned to lanes No. 4, 5, 6 and 7,” Kho said. “Our athlete was the top qualifier so why should he placed in the outer lane.”

Though taxed to the hilt by challenging conditions he faced, Bertram merely shrugged them off, saying: It’s still 400 meters all around. I just couldn’t see my competitors. But it still sprint so you have to run as fast you can.”

After two straight gruelling days of racing, he had only one thing on his mind: “Time to get me much-needed sleep.”

My Response to the Lane Ruling

  • Please note I have been informed that the matter of the lanes assignments has now been corrected as follows.
  • If its an 8 lane track, it’s 3,4,5,6 for the four fastest qualifiers based on random lane draw
  • This is a lane 9 lane track 1 isn’t used. so it should be 4,5,6,7 as the middle lanes.
  • Beram is lane 7, which is like lane 6 on an 8 lane track.
  • In IAAF Rule 166 it states lane 3,4,5,6 correctly
    however
Note (iv): When there are more lanes than athletes, the inside
lane(s) should always remain free.
  • thus this forces out 4,5,6,7 to become the middle lanes. I believe the rule was followed right.  I am very happy to see Trenten doing well at these championships.

 

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Beram, Photo Credit: Sunstar

Trenten Beram wins the Philippines first-ever medal in SEA Games 200m (video)

Aug 24, 2017

Trenten Anthony Beram is not only the First Filipino to win the 200m Dash at the SEA Games. But he is the first-ever medallist in this event in the 40-year history of the Philippines at the SEA Games. Beram sped to a very comfortable 3 stride victory in a time of 20.83 shattering his 20.96 National Record. The 20.96 was when he placed 5th at the Asian Championships in Bhubaneswar, India in June.

Trenten representing the Philippines beat out the 2013 SEA Games Champion Jirapong Meenapra 21.22, and the surprise on the night was Arevin Gunasegaran of Malaysia in 21.26. 100m Champion Khairul Hafiz Jantan of Malaysia was locked out of medal with 21.28 and was found to be injured afterward

Trenten was the only athlete at this championship to break 21 seconds, having led the heats in 20.99. So his best and third-best time ever at these championships.

Trenten is currently at the University of Connecticut participating in the NCAA Divison 1. He hails from New York and his mother is from Cebu.

Beram should be able to break into the Mid 20 sec range in the next year or so which would put him at a world-class level.

Bhubaneswar, India Asian Championships Day 4

July 10, 2017

Fil-Heritage sprinter Trenten Beram clocked 20.96 to again break the National Record. Beram who came into this competition with a PB of 21.12. Clocked 21.05 in the heats, 21.07 in the semis and then 20.96 in the finals. The 20.96 eclipsed his record in the heats with 0.0 wind.

Starting in Lane 2 in the finals Beram came off the bend ahead. But was quickly swamped by the bigger sprinters in the inside. But it was the tall Yang Chun-Han who came through in lane 8 to steal the gold in the last 10 meters clocking 20.66, well outside the Meet Record of 20.28.  Park Bongco of Korea held on for silver in 20.71, and defending champion Femi Ogunode lost his 200m title in bronze with 20.79. Bie Gie of China was 4th in 20.85, and Beram 5th in 20.96.

The mark sets Beram well for the SEA Games where he now has the 3 fastest times in South East Asia 2017 in the 200m with 20.96, 21.05, and 21.07. Vietnam’s Le Trong Hinh who won the 2015 SEA Games in 20.89 has not run yet this year.

Beram who is from New York is competing for the University of Connecticut in NCAA Division 1. His mother is from Cebu.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02SOtMqdWdg

Although this was the only Filipino athlete in action on the last day of the Asian Championships. Other South East Asian Nations showed signs of things to come.

Trenten Beram !!! breaks National 200m Record advances to Semis (video included)

Jul 9, 2017

Bhubaneswar, India

Fil-Heritage sprinter Trenten Beram broke his own Philippines National Record with a clocking of 21.05s to finish third in heat 1. The result, however, took a back seat to his fellow Fil-Am’s performance yesterday. Eric Cray won the 400 Hurdles earlier. The time was also a leading time for his event in South East Asia for 2017.

Beram who is a scholar at the University of Connecticut with a Filipino mother from Cebu. Beram previously broke the National record at the Manila Open in June 2016 with 21.12.

This mark erased the 21.17 mark of Ralph Waldy Soguilon from 2007.

Beram finished third in heat 1 behind Bie Gie (China) 20.92, and Park Bongco (Korea) 20.97. He qualified fifth fastest into the Semi-Finals which will be held this morning.

Nigerian born Femi Ogunode (Qatar) who was a shocking second in the 100m after losing his title to Taftian of Iran led the 200m easing up with a 20.79 run.

The only other South East Asian there Aravinn Thevar of Malaysia equaled his SB of 21.33 placing 13th also qualifying for the Semi-Finals.

Beram currently leads Meenapra (Thailand) who had run 21.09 but only ran in the 4×100 at Asian Champs. Also, 18-year-old Thai Siripon Panpa had run 21.18 will undoubtedly see action in the ASEAN School Games in a few weeks.

Beram also has 400 times this year of 46.56 but decided to focus on the 200m.

Beram bunched up in the Top 3.

*Beram has now supplied Pinoyathletics.info a copy of his passport confirming his 200m mark as a new national record

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Beram officially surpasses 200m record of Soguilon

PATAFA held Time Trials on June 24 at Pasig. Using there new electronic timing device. Anyone who made the meets qualifying standards were welcome to join. It was, however, a very small turnout but did attract two Fil-Heritage athletes and members of the national team.

The Highlight of the meet was Fil-Heritage sprinter Beram from New York. Surpassing the Philippine Record of Ralph Waldy Soguilon (21.17, 2007).  However, apart from this, the mark meets all the criteria of a Philippine Record. 20-year-old Beram recorded a time of 21.12 with a (-0.1) headwind.

This improved on Trenten’s season-best of 21.22 (1.3) from May in Orlando. He had also run a wind-aided 21.08 (4.4) in April at Baton Rogue. His official personal best is 21.09 (1.3) in Jacksonville last year. Beram is currently a scholarship athlete at the University of Connecticut.

SEA Games

Last SEA Games Le Trong Hinh of Vietnam won in 20.89, from Jathon Sathoengram of Thailand 21.05. And Jirapong Meenapra of Thailand 21.13. Apart from possibly Eric Cray, who competed in the 100 and 400 Hurdles last SEA Games. Beram is the only athlete who is a strong medal candidate in the SEA Games 200. An event in which we have never secured a medal since joining the SEA Games in 1975.

However Beram won over 2013 SEA Games 400m Champion Archand Bagsit (21.68),  Fil-Heritage sprinter Bryan Mercado (21.72) and national athlete Isidro Del Prado Jr. (22.29). Beram had participated before during a leg of the weekly relays with a 48.3 400 meter jog in his offseason last year.

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Beram takes SEA lead in 400m for 2017 #3 all-time, other members sort out 4×400

May 18, 2017

Filipino National 200m Record Holder Trenten Beram, 21 grabbed the lead time for South East Asia in the 400m with a time of (46.56). The performance was done at the American Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships in Houston last weekend. Beram mark took the lead from 2015 SEA Games silver medalist Quach Cong Lich (Vietnam) who registered (46.66) at round 3 of the Asian Grand Prix in Taipei last month.

Beram’s opening time this year was 47.62 and his previous best of 47.00 was established at Jacksonville last year. Beram broke the time in the heats in 46.90, before surpassing it again in the finals.

46.56 is the third-fastest time ever by a Filipino. Behind the National record of Isidro Del Prado 45.57 (1984) and tied with Julius Nierras 46.56 which he ran in 2007 to win the SEA Games. As of now, Thailand’s Kunanon the SEA Games Champion has not registered at the time yet this season.

In the 200 Beram clocked 21.14 (+2.4) and then 21.01 (+2.1) both times slightly wind-aided and both underneath his National Record of 21.12.

Above all with Cray and Beram down for the 4×400 relay. The fight and evaluation for the other spots continued. At the Time Trial in Pasig yesterday. Edgardo Alejan the 2015 SEA Games bronze medalist won in 48.17, (48.60 3rd at national open), from 2013 SEA Games Champion Archand Bagsit 48.31 (49.44 4th at national open) Mico Del Prado 48.44 (48.47 2nd at national open), and Ryan Bigyan 49.10 (48.37 1st at national open). Apart from Cray, the next four fastest times are Beram 46.56, Alejan 48.17 and Bagsit 48.31 and Bigyan 48.37.

The Deadline for selection of SEA Games is the first week of July as the SEA Games will be held at the end of August.

Apr 23, 2016

Beram applying for a Phi Passport.
Beram applying for a Phi Passport.

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Fil-am visitor Beram easily jogged to win the 400 in 48.8 officially. 48.3 on a more reliable stopwatch. The 19-year-old Beram has a personal best of 21.05, 47.00. Beram was well ahead of Wiliam Galceran (FEU) 50.2, UAAP Champion Gabriel Soriano (UP) 50.4, and Palaro Silver Medalist Russell Galleon (UE) 505.

Beram who is a freshman at the University of Connecticut is in the general phase of his training. His coach had advised him not to run 200m at this point in the year.

He is in the Philippines applying for a Filipino passport. His mother hails from Cebu. Aiming for a spot on both relay teams and individual events on the national team.

Julian ‘Happy Clowns’ Fuentes (CSB) the National silver medalist. Leapt 7.17m to win the Men’s Long Jump. This was very far behind the 7.53m he registered at the University Games last month.

While Narcisca Atienza threw 42.31m (Army) to have a surprise win over UAAP Champion. And Junior Record Holder Evalyn Palabrica (FEU) who could only manage 41.81m. Nearly 7 meters below her PB. Atienza the SEA Games Silver Medalist in Heptathlon has a PB of 45.52m.

National pool athlete Melvin Calano representing the Phil Airforce Alliance continued to impress with a comfortable win over his opponents in 60.03m.

In addition, National Pool athlete Clinton Kingsley Bautista won the men’s 110 Hurdles in 14.7. While NCAA Champion Francis Medina (Perpetual) ran to qualify in 14.6 in the Junior 110 Hurdles.

By Andrew Pirie

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. 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 working towards his Level 3 Athletics Australia Coaching Certification in Sprints and Hurdles. He can be contacted on [email protected] You can find more information on Coaching here https://www.pinoyathletics.info/coaching-2/

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