One of the younger members of the ‘Fil-Heritage Program’ 18 year old Marisa Kwiatkowski continued to show impressive improvements. Kwiatkowski who studies at Stanford followed up on her 12.63m National Junior Record, with an improved leap of 12.67m tieing the National Record of Marestella Torres.
The Women’s Triple Jump was the toughest event at the 2013 SEA Games with 14.07m only good enough for a bronze. Alot of work for the Polish-Filipino Jumper who may ensure the legacy of Marestella Torres and Kath Santos continues.
Kwiatkowski who is not bound for the 2015 SEA Games in Singapore, next goal is to break the 6.11m junior record of ‘The Great’ Elma Muros which was set 30 years ago. She improved her long jump also from 5.83m to 5.89m this weekend also.
PB’s from various athletes
After putting himself on the world ranking lists with a wind aided 7.90m (+4.8). National Champion Donvant Arriola had a legitimate outdoor PB of 7.64m (-0.1) at El Paso. This improved on his previous outdoor best of 7.59m at the Philippine National Open. Arriola holds the National Indoor Record at 7.64m.
Donovant showed good form with 7.61, 7.59 and 7.50.
This showed consistency for Donovant who is going to the SEA Games with defending champion Henry Dagmil next month.
Another SEA Games bound athlete Jessica Lynn Barnard brought down her 1500m time to 4:29.27 at UC Irvine, Los Angeles again a new personal best the second week in a row and another bronze medal standard for SEA Games.
Bryan Mercado who had opted out of SEA Games to focus on NCAA Finals knocked down his 100m PB to 10.51 at a UCLA vs USC meet. Mercado who clocked 10.56 at the top end of his season last year, also had run a slighty windy 10.47 (+2.1), he also clocked a 21.47 200m which was outside his PB earlier this year of 21.35.
Alyana Nicolas, 20 of California State Northridge also increased her pole vault PB dramatically from 3.55m to 3.75m. Nicolas performance is ranked first in the Philippines this year however she will not be lining up for SEA Games as the deadline for SEA Games is already over and the qualifying mark was 3.80m.
Big Caleb Continues Dominance
Although not quite a PB Big Caleb Stuart had the second best throw of his life in the Hammer Throw with a mark of 67.99m at the Steve Scott Invitational. Just outside his National and South East Asian Record set at the Ben Brown Invitational of 68.66m.