Last Updated on April 18, 2023 by Andrew Pirie

Trenten Beram was Inducted into the Legends of Philippines Track and Field

24th of February 2020.

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

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

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

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

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

Passport Securing

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 Beram, I have included several ‘golden’ articles over the last few years.

Trenten Beram’s 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 the many friends he made in the sport.

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

And his coach Amadeo Lambert identified him from Baseball. This is an excellent example of an athlete who did not specialize at an early age.

Trenten Beram’s coach Amadeo Lambert 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.

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


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


Trenten 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 Amadeo Lambert
  • Philippine Team from 2016-2018.
  • Became the First Male Filipino to win the 200m Dash at the SEA Games and the first-ever medalist.  In the Philippines, 40 years of participation in the SEA Games. 


Trenten 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

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 run 46.39 to win the SEA Games double, which is the 2nd fastest time in 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, to compete in the recent Ayala Philippine Athletics Championships Ilagan, Isabela.

“We tried to communicate with Trenten Beram 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 Trenten 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 a new national standard in winning the men’s 200-meter run in 20.84 seconds while ruling the 400-meter race the next day at 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.


PATAFA cleared Trenten Beram to join Asian Champs, and Cray investigated

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.

Read the Full Article Here

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.

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

He is ranked 15th in the 2018 Asian Rankings 2018, 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.

East Asian Games didn’t take sub 21 times to make the finals, as Trenten Beram is good at backing up and conserving through rounds of competition in his favor.

For Other Athletes Reviews in 2018 Asian Games 200m 


 Beram, Cray Asian Games stint in jeopardy


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 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 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). So we just cross-checked what they’re doing and also the reason for his non-participation in the Korean Open.

“Trenten Beram 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 Jakarta and Palembang will co-host.

“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 Trenten Beram could face sanctions or 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.
On Tuesday, Athletics’ chief Philip Ella Juico revealed that the PATAFA is currently investigating the two sprinters after discovering that they did not compete in the Korean Open, which was a crucial part of their preparation for the Asian Games campaign in Indonesia.

Eric Cray and Trenten 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 complete 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.

Trenten 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. Trenten Anthony Beram is 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, he was an Asian 400m Champion in 1983 and 1985.

Hence the 22-year-old Beram’s 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. However, 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 with a new PB of 46.07 and then improved to 46.01 the following day. At the same time, Trenton 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, two other guys under 45 seconds, 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 holds the National Record in the 200m at  20.84. He was 5th at the Asian Champs in India last year. Beram will line up 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 12 Japanese ahead of him) and can enter only 2 at Asian Games).

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

Trending for most of his career, he has worked with Coach Amado Lambert, the coach who was 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 at the 2018 National Open

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

March 4, 2018


SEA Games 400m Champion Trenten Anthony Beram, for the third time in 2018. Lowered the Philippine Indoor Record in the 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


Beram, Photo Credit: Sunstar

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

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

He Broke the Philippine Indoor Record of Romeo Gido, set at the World Indoors in Budapest in 1989.

Trenten Beram took the record down even further with a 47.11 run and 3rd place finish in the same event. He was behind Top 10 US Collegiate runner Kahmari Montgomery at 45.53 and Jarred Pasley at 47.06.

Beram currently leads the 400 in South East Asia, and the time improved on his season’s best of 47.81 in Boston a few weeks ago. Trenten’s outdoor PB of 46.39 at the last SEA Games is the #2 all-time behind Isidro Del Prado’s 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, the 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 Beram 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 in 2018. Furthermore, Nicolas’s 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.

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The season Start in Armory

While Fighting Flu for the last 2 weeks of 2017. SEA Games 200/400m Champion Trenten Beram reluctantly started his season at the Armory. Consequently, opening the 200 with a time of 21.83 (indoors) at Dr. Sanders Invite in New York. 

We are happy with the start he ran a 600 in December (Philippine Indoor Record). And he got stronger in the legs in the gym over the winter (150 kg Box Squat).

 He was literally still coughing up a bit on the track due to getting over the Flu for the last few weeks. 

He has a lot of good meets coming up. I don’t think we will compete overseas before Asian Games as he will be a busy kid this semester. said Trenten’s Dad.


Trenten Beram 2015-2017




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. And Currently is Consultant Coach with VMUF 2021- Current editor and chief of, 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] You can find more information on Coaching here

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