2014 NCAA Athletics Schedule and Report
89th NCAA Philippines Track and Field Athletic Championships
Schedule and Details
Courtesy of Patrick Faderogao
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Day 1 (27.02.14)
Day 2 (28.02.14)
Day 3 (01.03.14)
2014 NCAA Report
Here are some updates from Day 1 of the NCAA. 20 year old Anfernee Lopena (CSB) won the 100m, from his team mate Daniel Noval (who is graduating this year). Lopena broke Noval’s record with a time of 10.73, the former being 10.84 set last year.
In the 400m Lopena who trains more for the shorter sprints finished second clocking a new best time of 49.62. Rey Aldrin of JRU improved his PB from 49.3 to 49.06 to win his first NCAA title.
The other impressive performance was from SEA Games 800m Silver medalist Mervin Guarte of San Sebastian who narrowly held onto the NCAA 5000m title with a run of 15.07.47, this was a personal best for Guarte,22 who had ran 15.08.2 way back in 2010.
Despite this it was only just enough to hold off the fast finishing 20 year old, Immuel Camino of Arellano 15.08.39 whose best time last yer was 15.34.9. Arellano is a protege of veteran gintony alay coach Rosito Andaya. Rudyfer Hernandez of JRU took bronze with 15.36.33.
Both the 5000m times were faster than the fastest time in the Philippine Ranking list of Rafael Poliquit 15.21 (PNG) for 2013. And all three medal times were faster than the winner of the UAAP.
Meanwhile another gold medal came for CSB in the Discus with Oscar Pasia Jr., took the mens title from John Albert Mantua of JRU.
In the Mens Long Jump it was a close fight with JRU Domingo Cabradilla winning on countback from UPHR Patrick Faderago on countback both men registering 6.89m. JRU national training pool athlete Harry Diones was third in 6.86m.
Diones made up for his loss by winning the men’s Triple Jump in a new personal best of 15.53m.
Former FEU sprinter Rolando Uberas, ruled the pole vault for San Sebastian with 3.70m.
Some new and exciting performances from the NCAA.
Lopena and Udtodohan dominate sprint events
In the Mens 100m Anfernee Lopena of CSB won the 100m and 200m double with times of 10.73 and 22.15 he broke both NCAA Records (just outside his pb of 22.05 at the PNG). However the NCAA records which had been reset after 2008 Henry Dagmil of Mapua had ran a 21.94 back in 2004 edition. Lopena completed the set with a silver in the 400m in a personal best of 49.62.
Last years champion and fromer record holder Daniel Noval also of CSB was second in 10.95.
The surprise package was pint sized Jomar Udtodohan of San Sebastian who broke all three records in the high school boys 100m 10.88, 22.05, and 50.18. The 18 year old goes to the Palaro has the favorite sprinter in all three events. Udtohan is closed to the record for 18 year olds which is held by Ralph Soguilon (10.82 100m, 2001), The time of Udtohan was the fastest wind legal time by an 18 year old in the countries history with 22.05, Ralph Soguilon did run a 21.80 with no wind reading back in 2002. This was a big improvement for Udtohan who reduced his best time from 22.64 to 22.05. The JR Records for the 100m and 200m are held by two Cebuano’s 10.74 (Daniel Noval, 2012), and 21.84 (Raul Abangan, 1967, Abangan was 17 years old back then).
Also the 400m with the absence of PNG Junior Silver medalist Reymond Alferos of MIT. The winner was Rey Aldrin of JRU who reduced his personal best from 49.3 to 49.06 ensuring he is likely to make the final in a strong 400m field at the PNG.
Guarte retains dominance, fast mens 5K
The Middle distance was won by SEA Games 800m silver medalist Mervin Guarte in 1.55 and 4.00. Times for Guarte to just do what he needed to win the events. However Guarte was more impressive this time round in the 3k steeples and 5000m clockign new personal bests of 9:17 and 15:07 both NCAA Records. Guarte stuck behind Camino in the 1500,3ks and 5k and over powered him in the last 50m of these races. Camino of Arellano clocked 9:18 and 15:08 giving Guarte a much needed push, while in the 5k Rudyfer Hernandez ran 15:11.
Impressively all of the 5k participants ran below the fastest time of last year of PNG Champion Rafael Poliquit who registed 15:21 at the PNG.
Diones shows some improvement
After finishing just third in the Mens Long Jump with 6.85m, National Champion Harry Diones held a 3cm pb and new UAAP Record with a 15.53m leap in the Triple Jump he also recorded a smart win of 1.98m in the mens High Jump. Diones who is at JRU trained by coach George Posadas has improved every meet he has competed in starting with 14.44m pb in 2012, he leapt 15.26, 15.38, 15.50, and then 15.53 PNG, Vietnam Open, Thai Open (2013) and then NCAA (2014).