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Phi Athletics – Weekly Roundup- June- 2014

Phi Athletes – Weekly Roundup -1st Week of June-


Weightlifter Colonia performance of PNG

Nestor Colonia Photo Credit: Bandera Inquirer

Nestor Colonia Photo Credit: Bandera Inquirer

For me this must be the performance of the PNG. Nestor Colonia equalling the 2010 Asian Games mark in weight lifting. This performance is a credible reward for all the hours of sacrifice put in by the hardest working man in Philippine Sports today.

Full Article Here

Corrales-Nelson record recognized

Pinoy pride Zion-Corrales-Nelson

Pinoy pride Zion-Corrales-Nelson

With all the hype being on the Philippine National Games, One athlete stole a national record in the weekend in meets outside the Philippines. 15 year old Zion Corrales-Nelson became the youngest open record holder in Philippine Track and Field when she broke the open and junior record of Jenny Rosales in the heats with 54.64 in the heats of the 400m at the British Colubmia high school championships by .01 seconds. Nelson then came back and smashed that record further with 54.18s in the finals. The Fil-Canadian now has presented an official photo finish to the PATAFA so her record is now ratified.


Video and 54.64

You can view all Filipino Athletics Record in the Stats Menu of our main page.

Meanwhile the other  athlete qualified for World Juniors Kayla Richardson edges in on Griffeys Record in 100m improved her best times in the 100 and 200 to 11.78 and 24.03.

Other Athletics Results

Jonelle Halog

Jonelle Halog

Meanwhile coming off injury another Filipino-Canadian sprinter Jonelle Halog, 18 clocked 11.08s and 22.61s which place him 8th and 9th on the National Ranking Lists. Halog last year had best times of 10.90 (+1.8) and 22.41 (+2.0) and was ranked 6th and 7th on the 2013 Ranking Lists.

Article on Jonelle Halog

Meanwhile the Richardson twins and several other athletes will seek action at the California High School state championships.

While two athletes will be representing the Philippines in mid June at the Asian Juniors

Article Here

Swimming: Hall moves up to #1 in South East Asia

Josh Hall

Josh Hall

Fil-Heritage swimmer Joshua Hall swam 1:03.28 in the 100 Breaststroke at the recent MN Twin Jump to June at Minneapolis, Minnesota. The 23 year old who was the bronze medalist at the 2013 SEA Games in this even now moves to #1 in South East Asia for 2014 Rankings.

For a full list of 2014 Swimming Rankings

*Please note the SEA Youth Championships are in progress and we will be updating this list soon.

His time was actually slightly better than his 1:03.32 bronze effort in Myanmar last year. The Performance gives Hall the bronze medal sea games standard.

Meanwhile Hall may be promoted to silver medal as his opponent Indra Gunawan (INA) was announced to have a two year doping ban.

Other Sports News

Triathlete Vicky Del Dio has qualified to the Asian Youth Games

Phi Athletics Weekly Round up Week 3: 2 New Fil-Heritage obtain passports and EJ Obiena targets world Juniors


Two New Fil-Heritage athletes have presented and obtained Passports. Meanwhile Ernest John Obiena who is training in Italy targets the world junior qualification.


The new addition to the Tall Skinny guy club Marc Nicolas now eligible to represent the Philippines.

The new addition to the Tall Skinny guy club Marc Nicolas now eligible to represent the Philippines.

18 year old Pole Vaulter Marc Nicolas who has a personal best of 4.90m in the pole vault and is from Mt Pleasant High School,San Jose trains under 3 time SEA Games Champion, Olympian and National Record Holder Edward Lasquette. Lasquette is the most successful Fil-Heritage athlete in Philippines Track and Field History.

Marc Nicolas is certain to add depth as he joins National Junior Record Holder Ernest John Obiena (18) and Fil-Heritage Paris Pijuan (18) in a new emerging group of young vaulters.

Marc sister Alyana who has a best this year of 3.39m and personal best of 3.47m was also trained by Lasquette prior to entering college.



Also sprinter Brandon Thomas a friend of Eric Cray’s has acquired a Phi Passport also.25 year old Thomas who is a graduate of Texas State has a personal best in the 100m from 2012 of 10.59 (0.0) San Marcos, TX and has ran a wind aided 10.56. He has ran a 22.00 (-0.8) Houston and a wind aided 21.67 (3.0).

Thomas who has been in training but not competed since 2012, may show up for the National Open end of November. He would definitely boost the ranks of the re-emerging Mens 4×100 relay team. Who recently clocked 40.70s with no passing practice at all at the National Games.


The acquisition of the Filipino Passport allows Nicolas and Thomas and the others who came before them the right to

1) Be Included on the Philippine Ranking Lists

2) Eligibility for National Records

3) Eligibility to represent the Philippines, according to the selection process.



Now officially a 5.00m jumper EJ Obiena (left) takes the national indoor record. Coach and father Emerson Obiena (right).

Now officially a 5.00m jumper EJ Obiena (left) takes the national indoor record. Coach and father Emerson Obiena (right).

With the World Juniors IAAF deadline set at July 7 and held in Oregon, US the following week. The gauntlet has been set for National Junior Record Holder in Pole Vault Ernest John Obiena. Obiena is also the indoor record with a PB of 5.00m. But to surpass the required 5.05m standard for the World Juniors he must also break the 18 year old record of Ed Lasquette set at the 1996 Barcelona Olympics. Lasquette mentioned above was a 3x SEA Games gold medalist. Obiena is currently training in Italy under Vitaliy the former coach of Sergei Bubka and will have a couple of meets to try and hit the World Junior mark.

Fil Heritage spirnters Kayla Richardson (100,200) and Zion Corrales-Nelson (200,400) who hail from United States and Canada have both hit the standards. With Zion becoming the youngest open age record holder at 15 (54.18) breaking the recent senior 400m record of Jenny Rose Rosales (54.65) which was previously held by Lydia De Vega Mercado (54.75, 1982).

Full Listing of Asian Juniors Qualification Marks

Phi Athletics – Weekly Roundup- June Week 4 2014 – Cid gets Gold in Malaysian Open

Cid does enough to win Gold in Vietnam

Jesson Cid Malaysian Open champion also.

Jesson Cid Malaysian Open champion also. Photo Credit: Sean Guevarra

Jesson Ramil did enough to add the Malaysian Decathlon Open Championship title to his extensive resumee. Cid the SEA Games champion and Philippine Record Holder with 7069 pts at the recently concluded PNG last month bet all the Malaysian athletes to score

After the 8th event of 10 in the Decathlon where our lone decathlete and lone entry Mr. Cid Jesson Ramil taking part here at Perlis, Malaysia, Jesson manage to take a lead from the start of the first event yesterday until this morning with a big margin of around 500 points. In spite of knee pain he fell on his left knee since during the long jump yesterday, he still determined to finish the event for the glory of our country. 100m-10.56s, Long Jump-6.82, Shot put-11.41m, High Jump-1.83m, 400m-48.20, 110h-15.41, discus throw-30.15, pole vault-3.80m..

The last 2 events has been so tough for our athlete Cid Jesson Ramil having knee pain, it is a heart attacking action in javelin where he got fouled in the first 2 throw but still manage to set a good mark on his last throw with a distance of 40+ meters, In 1,500m he did all the energy he left and made a 4.41.16s. taking a GOLD Medal and setting a total points of 6,736, Malaysia got the SILVER with 6276 points. CONGRATULATION TEAM PHILIPPINES

-excerpt from Coach Sean Guevarra (Cid’s coach)

Cid wins the Decathlon 100 in 10.86 secs. Just outside his best of 10.83.

SEA Games champion Cid wins the Decathlon 100 in 10.86 secs. Just outside his best of 10.83. Photo Credit: Sean Guevarra



Long Jump-6.82

Shot put-11.41m (PB?)

High Jump-1.83m



discus throw-30.15

pole vault-3.80m (hurt knee)

javelin- 40m+

1500m – 4:41.16

Ernest John Obiena, 4.80m in Rieti

Ernest Obiena clears 4.80m at Rieti, Italy.

Ernest Obiena clears 4.80m at Rieti, Italy.

Meanwhile National Junior Record Holder Ernest Obiena won his first meet under coach Vitaliy in Rieti, Italy. At the high altitude of Rieti Obiena registered 4.80m. Obiena who has a personal best of 5.00m indoors and 4.95m outdoors needs to hit the IAAF criteria of 5.05m before July 7 to qualify for the World Junior championships in Oregon near the end of July.

Fil-Heritage Report, North American Sprinters doing well


Keeping fit and trying ensure selection to the Asian Games. National 100,200m champion Princess Joy Griffey clocked 11.86s at a club meet. Griffey who has ran 11.62 and 23.93 this season is hoping for a slot in the Asian Games were she is within the top 5 criteria set by the POC.

Phi Athletics -Weekly Roundup June Week 4 Part 2-


The Richardson twins ran against the 2011 World Champion in 100m Carmelita Jeter on Wednesday at San Diego summer series.

The 16 year kid Richardson twins were both in action this Wednesday at the summer series San Diego. Even Kyla (PB 11.93) clocked an opening time of 12.31. While Kayla who has already qualified for world juniors with 11.78 and 24.03, clocked 12.09. The duo were up against the fastest women in the country (USA) 34 year old Carmelita Jeter the Olympic Silver Medalist and 2011 World Champion in the 100 Meters who clocked 11.32.  Karoline Kohl 30 year old clocked 11.91. With Kayla and Kyla in 3rd and 4th.

*Please note Jeter ran with the men, but it was exciting for the girls to see her run.

Also Bryan Mercado, whose father Joe was born in the Philippines and has Filipino Dual-Citizenship is yet to acquire a Filipino Passport but has ran 10.56 this year, clocked 10.67 here to finish third. Mercado had been trained a lot by US coach Ryan Flaherty. Mercado would definitley boost the strength of the 4×100 for the Philippines.

Full Results Here

The Richardson twins then ran at the Region 15 USATF JR Olympic qualifiers with Kyla winning the 100 in 12.34 and Kayla in 24.85. And they will compete next week.

Region 15 Qualifier

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One thought on “Phi Athletics – Weekly Roundup- June- 2014- (merged) Cid gets Gold in Malaysian Open

  1. We all know that the Philippine government are not in equal in terms of athlete and athletics specially in PSC, Sana pantay pantay yong pag trato nila sa mga atlita natin hindi lang sa isang sports kundi sa lahat,

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