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Men’s 100m Dash under the microscope CSB Boys aim for SEA Relay Team

2015 Philippines NCAA Athletics

The Use of Electronic timing will utterly important at this meet. Also several athletes aiming for records and SEA Games qualification.

Preview 2015 Philippines NCAA Athletics Men’s 100m Dash: CSB Boys aim for the relay team

At the forefront of this event our two team mates from CSB, trying to qualify for the 4×100 at the SEA Games. This and the national open championships will be part of close screening on there performances. Hence determining if they have enough speed to join the relay team.

Daniel Noval chases after his SEA Games Dreams.

Daniel Noval chases after his SEA Games Dreams.

Daniel Noval (CSB) who has helped himself to every title the Philippines has to offer from Milo Little Olympics, Palarong Pambansa, NCAA, Uni Games, Weekly Relays, National Games title.

The 22 year old Noval who holds the National Junior Record at 10.74 has a personal of 10.65 from 2013. Noval knows that this type of shape is required again to fulfill his dream and secure a spot on the 4×100 relay team for SEA Games.

Anfernee Lopena (green shorts) holds of Maullon in the 100m at the NCAA the two clashed again at the Weekly Relays.

Anfernee Lopena (green shorts) holds of Maullon in the 100m at the NCAA the two clashed again at the Weekly Relays.

Also his team mate Anfernee Lopena has the same ambition. Lopena who hails originally from Bohol near Cebu were Noval is from.Broke Noval’s NCAA Record last year with a PB of 10.73. Also Lopena is the 2013 National Junior Champion in the 100 and 200.

Lopena has drawn the second heat while Noval is in the third heat.

The two athletes who are coached by Joseph Sy. They have both had a string of fine consistent runs during the PSC-PATAFA Weekly Relays.

Also athletes to watch out for include Ronald Canaria (SSC) in the first heat who was second in the boys division last year. Lopena is also accompanied by last years NCAA Bronze medalist ‘The Great’ Rodquem Maullon (AU) in the second heat (PB 11.02). Also Pearnel Lobos (JRU) a former junior stand out and the uncle of Isidro Del Prado Jr.

In heat 3 with Noval is Roi Vince Resposo (AU) who showed alot of promise making the 100 Final at the weekly relays. Peter Padal (JRU) the 2011 PRISAA Champion formally from Davao. And fellow Cebuano and surprise 2011 Palaro Champion Jonas Etuille (MIT).

Heat 4 has former NCAA High school record holder John Willie Jules (SSC), and weekly relay standouts Roy Gammag (UPH) and John ‘Renzo’ Capangian (MIT).

Heat 5 features the NCAA High school record holder Jomar Udtohan, 19 (SSC) (PB 10.88). Udtohan has now represented the Philippines at the Thai Open and ASEAN School Games. He is joined by Rey Aldrin (JRU) the defending 400m NCAA Champion.

Preview 2015 Philippines NCAA Athletics Men’s 200m Dash: Battle of the Record Holders

The slight pre-race Favorite in the 200m Dash Jomar Udtohan.

The slight pre-race Favorite in the 200m Dash Jomar Udtohan.

At the 2014 NCAA Championships a very occurrence happened with the High school boys record holder Jomar Udtohan(SSC) breaking the high school record in a time of 22.05 seconds. This was faster than his senior counterpart Anfernee Lopena (CSB). Now the two members of the national training pool will go head to head.

Udtohan, who was the MVP of the 2014 Palarong Pambansa breaking the 100, 200, 400 meet records. He is the new kid on the block with his first year at College. Under the guidance of coach Jec Gando. Coming off a very nasty calve injury that saw him hospitalized after the 2014 PNG. Hence he recovered several months later in December of 2014 to clock 22.12 for fourth place at the ASEAN School Games.

Lopena on the other hand has enjoyed somewhat success in the 200m winning the 2013 Uni Games title, 2013 National Junior title, NCAA title and string of at the weekly relays.

Newly instated into the national team Lopena, 21 is yet to compete overseas. Lopena is in heat 2 while Udtohan is in heat 3.

The first heat has NCAA 400m Champion Rey Aldrin (JRU). The second Heat Lopena, former junior stand out Pearnel Lobos (JRU). The third heat Udtohan and Uni Games 200m Champion Daniel Noval (CSB) and Weekly Relays Finals Youth Champion Roy Resposo (AU). Heat 4 is between Fernan Lopez (MIT) and Intertas (LET). While Heat 5 has former PRISAA Champion Peter Padal (JRU), Canaria (SSC) and REYMOND! Alferos (MIT) the 2013 National Junior Champion in 400m.

 2015 Philippines NCAA Athletics Mens Previews Mens 400m Dash: Dance of Death First Heat


A stacked first heat see’s a good match up. Arguably three of the four fastest men in the meet are lined up. In Lane 2 is Rey Aldrin (JRU) the defending NCAA Champion (PB 49.06). Lane 4 Jomar Udtohan (SSC) the Palaro Record Holder (PB 48.7 ht) . Lane 5 is Reymond Alferos (MIT) the 2013 PNG Junior Champion (PB 49.12). Uni Games 800m Silver medalist Franklin Onukogu (CSB) might be a good chance for fourth.

With a tough heat Rey Aldrin Dizon is out to defend his title at the NCAA.

With a tough heat Rey Aldrin Dizon is out to defend his title at the NCAA.

Heat 2 has Peter Pol Padal (JRU) (49.5 during weekly relays) who was bronze medalist last year as this event,\.Rodquem Maullon (AU) who is more comfortable running the 100, 200. Aaron James Intertas (CSJL) 49.9 during weekly relays. Francis Medina (UPHR) the NCAA 400 Hurdles Champion.

Heat 3 features Anfernee Lopena more of a 100, 200 meter runner these days but second in this event last year with a PB of 49.62. Lopena began his career off as the Palaro Junior Champion in 2011 at Dapitan in the 400m Dash. He will face Pearnel Lobos (49.5 during weekly relays), part of the strong Del Prado Dynasty. And Mapuan Whizz Kid John Renzelle Capingian (50.0).

Heat 4 will feature Mapua’s very own Fernan Lopez (50.0) against a bunch of unknown athletes.

Heat 5 will see Mark Harry Diones who is better known as a triple jumper but has now dabbled with the quarter mile recently improving his best time to 48.7. This was good enough for a bronze medal at the weekly relay finals. Perhaps a distance second will be Duanne Lim (MIT) among another band of unknown athletes with no titles of any note.

2015 Philippines NCAA  Athletics Mens Previews Mens 800m: Stacked heats eyes on Castanares


The first heat is quite stacked. In the first heat the favorite is Rudyfer Hernandez (JRU) (PB 1.55.0).

With John Rued Acanto (UPH) (PB 1.57.0). Fil-Nigerian Franklin Onukgu (PB 1.57.4) the Uni Games Silver Medalist and Christian Traje (PB 1.57.7). All probably scrambling for second place.

But the dark horse in this race is REYMOND! Alferos (MIT) who has the best 400 PB of 49.12 out of all the entries now giving it a GO over the 800m.

Alvin Castanares wins the PNG Junior 800m title

Alvin Castanares wins the PNG Junior 800m title

The Second heat has Alvin Carpenteros Castanares  (JRU) (PB 1:55.4) the silver medalist from last years NCAA and 2014 National Games Junior Champion. Now with many time champion and SEA Games Silver medalist Mervin Guarte (SSC) graduated goes in as the expected favorite. A fairly easy heat for Castanares. with  Rico Refia (CSJL) with 1:58.50 the only other man with a PB under 1:59 minutes in this heat.

The fastest man in heat 3 is Joe Marie Jouelo (1.56.4 during the weekly relays) (UPH), its a fairly plane field with no other athletes below 1:59.0 in this heat.

The fourth heat Nicko Cortes (1.57.27 PB) with a bunch of unknown’s.


2015 Philippines NCAA Athletics Day 1 Morning Review – Perpetual Delta Boys Steal two Meet Records

Mighty Mabuyao smashes 27 year old meet Record

Johnrey Mabuyao of University of Perpetual Health Delta erased the oldest record in the NCAA Record books. His leap of 4.31m in the men’s pole vault added another centimeter onto the old mark of 4.30m. This mark was set in 1988 by former SEA Games bronze medalist in the Decathlon, Edward Obiena of Mapua. Coincidentally Edward Obiena is actually his coach.

Medina does away with his record easy in heats

Another mark also fell in the 400 Hurdles courtesy of his team mate Francis Medina. The 18 year old Medina blew away his opponents in the first 300m, before hitting cruise control with 100m to go stopping the clock in a new meet record and big personal best of 53.47. This mark improves on his winning performance last year of 54.40 set last NCAA and on his personal best 54.09 last December which was good enough to win Bronze for the Philippines at the ASEAN School Games.

I strided out the last 80m, i think i can go below 53 seconds in the final

said the teenager who is coached by Leyte Sports Consultant and UPH Coach Trece Academia (aka. Power Trece).

JRU duo Aldrin Gonzales and last years silver medalist Domingo Cabradilla clcoked 55.13 and 55.83 to go through next fastest for the finals.

In the boys it was good to see Weekly Relay standouts all from EAC Wilbert Santiana, Valenzuela and Ilam all sweep the top three qualifying spots for the final 59.00, 59.47 and 59.54.

Lopena leads the way

NCAA Record Holder Anfernee Lopena (CSB) looked the most comfortable in the heats with a winning time of 10.81 in heat 2. Just .08 seconds outside his meet record from last year. Lopena blasted away from the field at the mid way point and then looked around with 20m to go easing up. He held off last years bronze medalist Rodquem Maullon (AU) (11.06) and Pearnel Lobos (JRU) (11.11).

Lopena’s team mate Uni Games Champion Daniel Noval (CSB) had a sluggish start but quickly made up ground on the field to win by four strides looking back over his shoulder with 15m to go in 10.99.

Nico Gangan (AU) was the surprise winner of the first heat (11.23) after Ronald Canaria (SSC) was disqualified for two false starts.

Renzo Capingian (MIT) won the fourth heat in a PB of 11.12. Looking very relaxed and easy the second half of the race comfortably clear.

While in the last heat NCAA High school record holder Jomar Udtohan won the heat in 11.13 but didn’t really get away from the field with Fernan Lopez of Mapua also getting through in 11.25.

All the names mentioned above have qualified to the finals at 2.30pm.

Reymond! is fastest in heats

In the Mens 800 a stacked first heat. The lead was taken early by Franklin Onokugu (CSB). The Uni Games silver medalist with a first lap of 54 seconds. Followed closely by Hernandez (SSC), Traje (AU), and Alferos (MIT). On the second lap Hernandez started to pull away from the field with the other three chasing. With 200m to go Reymond went past Onokugu with Hernandez still have a good lead. With 100m to go. Traje started pushing past Onokugu aswell who started to fade badly. In a neck to neck sprint out Alferos won his first ever 800m in a respectable 1:54.76, from Hernandez 1:54.82. Traje clocked a big personal best from 1:57 to 1:55.64 for third. And Refia clocked a 1 second best to run 1:57.28. Onokugu faded to 2:00.00 and lucky to qualify through to the final in last place.

The second heat was won comfortably by last years silver medalist Castanares (JRU) in 1:55.44 from Acanto (UPH) 1:57.38. Jovelo of UPH took the third heat in 1:58.00. Cortes of UPH who won the last heat in 2.01.13 was unlucky not to qualify as only the top eight times made the final.

Ronil Gonda of JRU had the fastest qualifying time of the boys with 2.00.88.

2015 Philippines NCAA Athletics Day 1 Afternoon Review: Lopena defends NCAA title

As evaluations for the SEA Games mens 4×100 continued. Anfernee Lopena (CSB) helped himself to another NCAA title. His time of 10.83 however into a stiff head wind was exactly .1 away from his meet record. The 20 year old Lopena pulled away at the start. He held off for a win grimacing with a quad strain the last twenty meters.


Starting a bit behind but mowing down the other runners in the race was Jomar Udtohan (SSC) the Philippine High School and NCAA high school Record Holder who clocked in second at 11.00 just outside his PB of 10.88 to snatch the silver in his first year in senior competition. It was a close affair for third place with Uni Games Champion Daniel Noval (CSB) barely holding onto third place in 11.14 (over .5 seconds from his PB of 10.65), Pearnel Lobos (JRU) 11.14 was fourth and Renzo Capingian (MIT) fifth in 11.14. Last years bronze medalist Rodquem Maullon wound up seventh with a hamstring strain.

Ezra Gonzales (SBC) who recently won the STCAA Palaro Champs took the boys title in 11.35 seconds.

Mens 4×100 Evaluation

After seeing the performances of Lopena 10.81 and 10.83. It will be interesting to see how he goes in the finals. Also Fil-Heritage athletes Brandon Thomas and Bryan Mercado will both run the 100 on Saturday. Thomas who has not ran in 3 years has a PB of 10.59, while Mercado has a PB of 10.56 from last June. Eric Cray who recently broke the SEA Record in the 60m is expected to run the 100m this coming month.

Good Day for Diones

Harry Diones (JRU) took the mens long jump in a new PB of 7.27m, ahead of team mate Domingo Cabradilla 7.11m and Thom Jasper Claudio (UPH) was third with 6.99m. Although he finished sixth Mark Vincent Ramos of Mapua (6.78m) who was fourth at the ASEAN School games earned one tick for the ASEAN School Games 2015. Ryan Ornales of EAC won the boys long jump with 6.79m.

In the Mens 400 Diones (JRU) took the fastest time in the heats with 49.57 winning the fifth heat the 6’1 Diones said goodbye to the rest of his heats in the first 250 meters. In the first heat 2013 PNG Junior Champion Reymond Alferos won in 49.91 from NCAA Champion Rey Aldrin 50.23 and Palaro Record Holder Jomar Udtohan 50.47.

Francis Medina who broke the 400 Hurdles NCAA record took the second heat in 49.85. Pearnel Lobos who was fourth in this event last year won the third heat in 49.85.

2015 Philippines NCAA Athletics Day 2 Review: NCAA Records Fall

NCAABig Harry breaks NCAA Record  certain for MVP


The highlight of the second day was ‘Big’ Harry Diones (JRU) new meet record in the Triple Jump. The 6’1 Diones who is in his final playing year in the NCAA took his third gold in the competition and securing his status as this years MVP.

He is a prodigy of veteran coach Jojo Posadas.

Starting off with three 14 meter jumps, Diones then progressed to 15.50, fouled his fifth jump. Then on his last jump he powered away to a 15.92 meter leap (+2.9). Albeit wind aided NCAA Records have not considered the wind factor in the past for jumping.

According to jumps technical official Joebert Delicano, Diones was 30cm away from the board. Which puts him in contention to hit the SEA Games standard of 16.26m at the National Open next month. Diones will be in action again next month. Only two Filipino jumpers have ever leapt further than his mark. The retired Delicano who holds the National Record with 16.12m, and former national record holder Benigno Marayag 15.96m who still is active.

A brilliant set of results saw two athletes from under dog LPU finish with silver and bronze Ronne Malipay who hails from Antique leapt a personal best of 15.39m, his team mate Jojo Bermudo took bronze in 15.32m. Its the first time in an NCAA meet in the Philippines the top three all hit over 15 meters. Fourth place went to 17 year old Mark Vincent Ramos (MIT) who had a PB of 14.86 (-2.1).

Diones also took the 400m title in 49.38, he held off 400 Hurdler Francis Medina 49.76 and Reymond Alferos 49.84. Palaro Record Holder Jomar Udtohan faded to fifth in 50.92 and defendingr champion Rey Aldrin was sixth in 51.19.

Last but not least Diones took another meet record in the Mens 4x400m relay heats clocking 3:19.66 teaming up with Pearnel Lobos and alternate 4×400 runners Domingo Cabradilla and Ramil Toledo. The quartet broke their meet record.

Records switch Captain’s in the 110 Hurdles twice

Domingo Cabradilla (JRU) broke the NCAA record of Mark Larry Basa (UPHR) 15.17 lowering it to 15.06 in the heats. Pre-event Francis Medina was third fastest qualifier in 15.43. Cabradilla record quickly disappeared when Medina helped himself to the record with a 14.82 (-1.4) clocking in the final. Just outside the National  Junior Record for 5 holes 14.58 Patrick Unso, 2011 SEA Games. Medina holds the four hole record at 14.52 when he finished second at the ASEAN School Games last December. An honors student at UPH Medina is looking forward to the national open next month he already set the meet record in 400 Hurdles.

Another meet record broken was that of Elbren Neri (went onto becoming UAAP Champion and member of training pool) then of Arellano now of UST in the Boys 800m (2:00.90).  Ronil Oranda of JRU clocked 2:00.88 in the 800m then he improved his in the final to 1:59.69. The challenge from weekly relay stand out Junel Gobotia (EAC) 2:00.62 also dipped under the old record.

While in the Mens 800m Alvin Castanares (JRU) upgraded his silver to a gold this year winning a slower tactical race than the heats in 1:55.24, Reymond Alferos (MIT) better known as a 400m specialist was second in 1:55.76 and Rudyfer Hernandez (JRU) third in 1:55.69.

Albarico brings the fight to the Junior Division at National Open



Dave Albarico of JRU hurled the Javelin to 61.16m, just outside the meet record of former team mate Melvin Calano (61.44m, 800 grams). This sent a very strong message for the national open to Palaro Record Holder and PNG Junior Champion Bryan Jay Pachecho (FEU) and ASG Champion Joshua Patulud (DLSZ). Albarico is born in 1996 so is eligible for the junior division next month in Laguna at the National Open.

200m Heats

STCAA Champion Ezra Gonzales continued to show fine form after winning the boys 100m in 11.28 with a time of 23.00 in the 200 heats. Defending Champion Anfernee Lopena was the fastest through the heats in 22.31 (-1.1) winning heat 2, followed by NCAA High school record Holder Jomar Udtohan 22.52 (-0.5) winning heat 3, in the same heat Daniel Noval led with a very strong first 100 but with 120m his hamstring blew out and he hopped home last. In heat 5 last years silver medalist Peter Padal was a little bit too excited and was disqualified for a false start.

In the Boys 400m Aldrin Valuenzuela of EAC made it a 1-2 finish for EAC edging his team mate Wilbert Santiana 52.15 to 52.18. Both boys are products of the PSC-PATAFA weekly relays and it looks like EAC will win the overall title this year in the boys.

It was Immuel Camino of Arellano who won the 5000m in 15:23.68 outside his 15:09 PB from last year. But it will be exciting to see how Camino who is recovering from a knee injury will cope at his main event the 3000m Steeples. Albert Valencia (JRU) who was sporting a hand on head hair cut was second in a PB of 15:32.52. And his team mate Rudyfer Hernandez retained his bronze medal position from last year with 15:46.78.

2015 Philippines NCAA Athletics Day 3 Review: NCAA ends JRU overall champion 5 peat


JRU Wins Again

JRU took the title for the 5th year in a row in the NCAA. Coaches Elma Muros and Jojo Posadas again triumphed with 892.50 points. Coach Trece UPH were a distant runner up with 482.75. The JRU dynasty continued largely unopposed despite several injuries, well clear of the opposition for another year.

Mark Harry Diones (JRU) was the MVP he won the Long Jump and 400 and set a new meet record in the Triple Jump.

Diones later helped the JRU 4×400 team break the NCAA Record again with a time of 3:19.01.

John Albert Mantua (JRU) broke his NCAA Record from two years ago with a throw of 14.04, improving on his 13.90m mark from 2 years ago.

EAC Sweeps Junior Title

EAC helped themselves to the overall title in the Boys Division. Coach Fernando Dagasgas boys swept the podium in the boys 400 Hurdles. Junel Gobotia was the overall MVP for the Boys, he won the 1500, 3000 and 2000 Steeples. John Paul Rafanan broke his junior record last year in the Shotput improving it from 13.45 to 13.54m.

In the Mens 400 Hurdles Francis Medina (UPH) who had broken the record in the heats, strode out the first 200 paced by his tema mate Claudio the first 200. He took the lead with 150 to go and ran to win in 54.15. Medina 54.15 was faster than his winning time of 54.40 from last year but not below his meet record of 53.47 set in the heats.

Camino takes three golds in total

I am the champion now. Camino raises his hand in victory after taking the 3000m Steeple Chase title.

I am the champion now. Camino raises his hand in victory after taking the 3000m Steeple Chase title.

Immuel Camino (AU) added the 3000m Steeples and 1500m NCAA titles with his 5000m title from the other day. Camino who was second behind the now graduated Guarte. Was the second most valuable athlete after Harry Diones. His time of 9:25.41 in the Steeple chase was outside the 9:19 PB he set last year, but showed somewhat return to form which will hopefully see an improvement next month at the national open. Nicko Cortes (UPH) was second in a PB of 9:28.53.

Camino also ran a personal best in the 1500m of 3:59.70. Rudyfer Hernandez (JRU) who has a PB of 3:57.8 a sea games bronze medal standard during last years weekly relays was second in 4:00.75 and team mate Alvin Castanares who won the 800 clocked 4:02.54.

It was a close fight in the boys 200m with STCAA champion Ezra Gonzales (SBC) only edging out Christian Cabral (LPU) 23.12 to 23.14.

In the 200m defending champion Anfernee Lopena (CSB) was out good but after 30m, started to fall behind the field. More than 15m behind them at 120m he tried to increase his speed to catch up to the field but his hamstring gave way about 30m to go. NCAA High school record holder Jomar Udtohan (SSC) went onto win in 22.19, with Fernan Lopez (MIT) 22.46 and John Renzelle Capingian (MIT) 22.48 both posting personal best times and  beating some of the more established names of the NCAA.

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