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2015 PSC-PATAFA Weekly Background, Relays Rules, Schedules, Registration

Andrew Pirie – PSC-PATAFA Weekly Relays Meet Statistician / Team Manager of Philippine Air-force Alliance


The Weekly Relays actually pre-dates both the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) and The PATAFA  (Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association, previously the Philippine Amateur Track and Field Association until 2014).

According to a pile of Philippine Athlete magazines buried in the collection of former long time PATAFA Secretary General Benjamin Silva Netto. Which once belonged to a long deceased Filipino statistician Col. Constantino. The romance and mystery of this meet stretch back nearly 60 years in-bedding it very deep within the tradition of Philippine Athletics. Then handled by the Philippine Athletics Association (predecessor to the POC and PSC), the first Incarnation of this meet actually began in 1956 at the Rizal Memorial stadium with schools such as Torres High school, Univ of the Philippines, Univ of Santo Tomas participating.

Colgate eventually became the host of the event for many years. In 2009 Colgate ended there partnership of the weekly relays with PATAFA. It was Relive Founder and entrepreneur Jolly Gomez who in 2010 became the sponsor and patron of the weekly relays. Gomez would become PSC Commissioner the next year and an ongoing partnership between the PSC and PATAFA allowed this event to survive and grow. The event was always held at Rizal Memorial, but in 2012 as the oval was now considered unsuitable for the growing numbers the event was moved to Ultra in 2012. However due to rennovations of the Ultra, the event shifted out of town to DLSU Dasmarinas, Cavite the following year.

Although I had competed as an athlete in this event for many years 2013 was the first year i got actively involved as an organizer. Having started work with the PSC I go to work with the challenges of an out of town meet. Despite the number of challenges numbers were still fairly decent.

Future SEA Games Champion Christopher Ulboc and others enjoying the PATAFA Weekly Relays

Future SEA Games Champion Christopher Ulboc and others enjoying the PATAFA Weekly Relays

In 2014 the event moved back to Ultra. After observing how well handled the UAAP was i highly recommended Coach Renato Unso as tournament manager to manage this event. Unso had worked with the weekly relays in previous years on a rather limited budget.

As a comparison on how successful registration was due to promotion done by social media, pinoyathletics.info, and the PATAFA staff working in tandem one the first day of competition there was 1,300 entries. The event eventually swelled to 2,500 entries in total which was a record in the meets nearly 60 year history.

In comparison at Dasmarinas we had 400 entries at the start and a total of 1,100 entries in total.

On one day there was 449 entries in the 100 meters in the six age categories and the queue for the 60 meters went from the 60 meter line to the 200 meter start. Introduced as well via pinoyathletics was the concept of using stats to assemble quality Invitational ‘A’ Races which pre-arranged fast entries and some good performances in laned events.

‘The Weekly Relays Franchise’ even spread out on a monthly basis to Isabella and Bacolod.

59 Heats of the 100m, here in the blocks is Heat 1 of the Mens A Race.

59 Heats of the 100m, here in the blocks is Heat 1 of the Mens ‘A’ Race.


This competition will be held for 20 weeks starting July 12 up to the Finals on November 14 – 15.   It is open to all male and female athletes with the following age grouping.  This means that an athlete must be at this age within the year.


                                Youth             16 – 17 years old

                                Junior             18 – 19 years old

                                Senior            20  years old and above.

An athlete must compete only in the division that she/he is qualified.  Kids who want to join the games will be bracketed with the Youth group but they must not be less than 13 years old.

Participants must register at PATAFA before they can participate in the games. They will have to fill up the Registration Form backed up by their Birth Certificates for authentication of their age. They will be issued a permanent BIB number for the duration of the competitions.  An athlete who uses a BIB number not his/her own will be barred to join the meet.  Walk-in competitors will not be allowed to compete.  There will be no on-the-spot registration.

The following are the schedule of the Games.  (Dates are subject to change, and may change due to use of venue)

Schedule A                            Schedule B                            Schedule C

August                        2, 23                                         9, 30                                         16

September                  13                                              20                                         6, 27

October                      4, 25                                           11                                           18

November                    22                                           8,29                                          15

December                                                                                                                       6  

December          12   (Finals)                                 Morning                              Schedule A 

                                    (Finals)                                Afternoon                            Schedule B                                                                                    13   (Finals)                                 Morning                              Schedule C        

For more information please visit


Schedule A

Schedule B

Schedule C


Please send your entries to PATAFA office.

Email entry forms to phi@mf.iaaf.org or patafa_nsa@yahoo.com

Fil-Heritage Sprinter Bryan Mercado debuts at the PATAFA Weekly Relays, Invite race fields, and Details

Article by Andrew Pirie ATFS Statistician, Weekly Relay Statistician and Manager of Philippine Air-force Alliance. For those saying I don’t do anything at these meets read this great write-up.

Bryan Mercado highlights Pinoyathletic’s Mens 100 Meter Invitational ‘A’ Race


Fil-Heritage Sprinter Bryan Mercado will highlight the opening leg of the Weekly Relays on August 2. Mercado, 22 who has just graduated from USC (University of Southern California) holds  Personal best times of 10.47 and 21.35 from earlier this year. His team mates on the University of Southern California team included Pan American and Canadian Champion Andre De Grasse and played in the NCAA for the 4×100.

Mercado was selected for the SEA Games but was not able to attend due to NCAA commitments but he had informed the PATAFA President Dr. Philip Ella Juico in advance out of courtesy regarding the situation. Bryan is ranked #2 in the Philippines in 100 and 200 behind SEA Games Champion Eric Cray who holds the national record at 10.25 and has ran 21.31 indoor.

Bryan Mercado

Bryan Mercado

Mercado will be joining the very powerful ‘Philippine Air-force Alliance’ team which will have four runners of the seven entered in the ‘Pinoyathletics’ Mens Invitational ‘A’ Race with six other runners. For the first time the Weekly relays will be very likely to have the service of electronic timing for more accurate evaluation of athletes.

The Men’s 100m also features Fil-Canadian Jonelle Halog, 20 also running for Air-force Alliance team who has a PB of 10.90. Mercado was tapped through former PSC Foreign coach for athletics Ryan Flaherty in 2013, which Halog in 2012 had contacted pinoyathletics.

I want to get my name out there with Philippine Athletics Community. I have been training on and off but hope to have a good run on Sunday.
Bryan Mercado

I haven’t trained for a while just got back from visiting family in Davao lets see how this goes.
Jonelle Halog

The Duo will team up PAF Alliance team mates SCUAA Champion and PNG Luzon leg 200, 400 runner Aries Toledo who is making the trip from Nueva Visacaya to run and UAAP Silver medalist in 100 Isidro Del Prado Jr. (member of the national team and former 2013 SEA Games champion in the 4×400).

Also in the final will be UAAP Champion Clinton Kingsley Bautista who was at the Singapore SEA Games in 110 Hurdles as-well as PRISAA Champion Alvin Valdenaro.

hope to bro don’t work on 100 yet but i know my body is prepare for that.
Clinton Kingsley Bautista.

It was disappointing to see a lot of the top local sprinters such as Cid, Noval, Lopena, Udtohan, Maullon and Noli Torres withdraw from this event citing lack of preparation. As a result the Mens A+B races had to be combined into one super race.

The weekly relays will serve as part of the ongoing evaluations of the PATAFA to try and tap new talent for the national team. As it was announced to the Tribune earlier in the week that athletes who have two consecutive SEA Games with no medal would be removed from the national pool.

Pinoyathletics 100 Meter Men’s Invitational A+B Combined Race
Lane Draw
2 Alvin Valdenarro (DLSD) (PB 11.09)
3 Jonelle Halog (PAF A) (PB 10.90)
4 Bryan Mercado (PAF A) (PB 10.47, 10.37w)
5 Clinton Kingsley Bautista (FEU) (PB 10.91, 10.85w)
6 Isidro Del Prado Jr. (PAF A) (PB 11.01)
7 Renzo Capingian (MIT) (PB 11.14)
8 Aries Toledo (PAF A) (PB 11.20)

Women’s 100 Meter Dash

UST Sprinters Salcedo, Luzon, Janario and Loterte.

UST Sprinters Salcedo, Luzon, Janario and Loterte.

Meanwhile the women’s 100 meter Dash will be an All UST event with some of the better sprinters opting to not participate or go into the later heats due to lack of preparation. UST Coach Manny Calipes however came to the rescue with his wards filling the A-Race.
Pinoyathletics 100 Meter Women’s Invitational A Race
Lane Draw
2 Happy Denuyo (UST) (PB 12.61)
3 Michelle Loterte (UST) (PB 12.43)
4 Eloiza Luzon (UST) (PB 12.10)
5 Karen Janario (UST) (PB 12.44)
6 Glaiza Salcedo (UST) (PB 12.32)
7 Katherine Khay Santos (Guest) (PB 11.99)
Highlighting the first heat is UAAP Champion and ASEAN School Games Bronze medalist Eloiza Luzon, 19 who is the third fastest of the local sprinters in the 100 Meter Dash. Luzon from Bukidnon is christened as ‘The Mini Griffey’ due to her similar running form to 2014 PNG Champion Princess Joy Griffey).
At the UAAP Luzon’s team mates Salcedo and Hurdles veteran Michelle Loterte swept the podium with a 1-2-3 finish.  Also featured will be Palaro and Batang Pinoy Champion Karen Janario formally of the Leyte Sports Academy. PNG Luzon Leg Champion Happy Denuyo completes the lineup.
The lineups for next weeks invitational races will be drawn soon in advance with entries closing on Friday 7th of August.
Also to look out for is the Men’s 4×400 and Women’s relay teams which have some good entries. With the Air-force going up against Mapua and FEU. And in the Women’s UST up against PLDT and RTU.
Schedule A for August 2 is here.
Chilling out in Green Hills with Bryan Mercado.

Chilling out in Green Hills with my buddy Bryan Mercado.

Mercado narrowly wins the 100 meter Invitational Weekly Relays (Aug 2) Report

Sunday August 2, Weekly Relays

Report by Andrew Pirie, ATFS Statistician, Editor of Pinoyathetics.info

Bryan Mercado

Bryan Mercado

Phil Sports, Pasig – A thrilling Pinoyathletic’s Men’s 100 meter invitational dash with Bryan Mercado fastest out of the blocks in lane four. However it was Isidro Del Prado Jr. (better known as a SEA Games gold medalist in the 4×400 in 2013 Myanmar) who was the surprise as he tried to hunt down the stocky Mercado in the last 30 meters of the race closing down a 3m deficit.

Filam Bryan Mercado, 23 threw his barrel shaped chest over the line to narrowly hold off the fast finishing Isidro Del Prado Jr. 10.72 to 10.73.

When asked about the outcome of the race Mercado of the race.

I didn’t get a good as start as I usually do but I was happy I managed to hold on and win that race

Mercado from Los Angeles who has a personal best of 10.47, is visiting the Philippines with his father/coach Joe Mercado and looking at joining the national team.

It was a clean sweep for the Philippine Air force who took the top four spots in the seven man race with SCUAA Champion Aries Toledo third in a new PB of 10.99 (from 11.20) and visiting Fil-Canadian Jonelle Halog fourth in 11.05 (PB 10.90) after not having trained for two months.

Mercado and Del Prado were just outside the Philippine Air force Record of 10.67 which was set by SEA Games Champion The Great Eric Cray at the 2014 Philippine National Games at the same stadium.

Isidro Del Prado Jr.

Isidro Del Prado Jr.

Del Prado who was on the verge of being dropped from the National Pool before finding his strength in another event was ecstatic having lowered his PB from 11.01 to 10.73 in a big return to form. He now is a serious contender for the National 4×100 Relay team and has the fastest time of any Philippines based runner in this event.

I am very happy with how I ran. I just wanted to run a good time and run 11 seconds. But I just followed Bryan and he pulled me through to a good time. I now am quite confident I can bring down my 200 Meter best time in two weeks’ time. And after that I want to run at the Thailand Open in September

(\(that time was 21.88 when he won the 2013 UAAP and Del Prado had ran 11.0-11.1 when he ran that).

The race was the fastest since the 10.67 of Eric Cray last year. And this places Del Prado 5th on the Philippine Ranking lists for the 100 meter dash.

We are still waiting on a video of this race to be provided by the Mercado Family.

The introduction of Electronics provided by the PSC at the Weekly Relays is a big help as the hand timers thought Del Prado had won and without the electronics we would never have known the real result of this race.  As I had campaigned for Electronics for 2 years in a row. It brings the following benefits.

  1. More accurate timing. So athletes take this event more seriously as its now a proper meet
  2. Invitational races are good because the better quality races athletes are in the faster they will run.

The Pinoyathletic’s women’s 100 meter Dash was an all UST affair after National Champion Katherine ‘The Dude’ Santos did not show up. The winner was UAAP Champion Eloiza Luzon who won three strides over Palaro Champion Karen Janario 12.42 to 12.70. Hurdler Michelle Loterte was third in 12.88. In Heat three Jenny Rose Rosales the UAAP Record Holder won in 12.58, after no training for 7 months!.

Jomar Udtohan who was invited to compete in the Mens Invitational instead ran in the Juniors and clocked 11.08 (outside his personal best of 10.88)

The Good Times continue for the Philippine Air-force Alliance



The Men’s High Jump saw National Champion and former National team member Manuel Lasangue Jr. (Phil Airforce Alliance) win in 2.00m, from UAAP Champion Keith Quilo, 17 1.95m, SEA Games Decathlon Bronze Janry Ubas 1.90m, Hurdler Clinton Baustista 1.90m and then National Record Holder 39 year old Sean Guevarra 1.80m.


Notching the third win for the Airforce was PNG Luzon Leg Champion Lany Cardona who improved her PNG time to 19:27.9

Former Palaro 3000m Record Holder Joida Gagnao won the girls Steeples in 12:27.7 and Palaro stand out Joneza Sustitiedo was second in 12:46.9. Both girls now studying at FEU and trying the steeple chase for the first time.


Audrey Yorac (UP) strengthened her candidacy in the ASG High Jump with a 1.55m leap. UE Dianne De Jesus threw 12.73m in the shotput but was unfortunately in the wrong age grade playing youth instead of Junior.

Week 2 Weekly Relays (Aug 9) Karen , Kingsley, MDP win Invitationals

The second week of the Weekly Relays, was not as much of a glamorous event as the first week.

While much of the first weeks issue with PATAFA running out of BIB numbers and having to issue a massive amount of temporary numbers seemed to have subsided by this stage.  Still several athletes competing in the wrong age grades was a big issue, and this ruling was also going to effect the Invitational Races. The ruling is if an athlete will play in the wrong category (playing up, playing down is not allowed at all) they will forgo any points or qualification for finals while playing in the wrong category.

However some schools and coaches were aware of this and chose to forgo the points to give there athletes exposure. 

As of now only unfinalized results of week 1 and week 2 (Aug 2 and Aug 9) are available. 

16 year old Janario wins the Hurdle Invitational

Janario wins the National Games Luzon Leg.

Janario wins the National Games Luzon Leg.

National Junior Record Holder Karen Janario got the better over her UST team mate 2014 UAAP Champion Michelle Loterte in the 100 Hurdles 15.15 to 15.34. .63 seconds off her national junior record. Multiple UAAP 100 Hurdles Champion Jeny Togle (formally of FEU, competing for the Phil Airforce) ended up 4th in heat 2 after not having competed for 3 years.

With the absence of SEA Bronze medalist and national record holder Patrick Unso, the Mens Invitational was won by Clinton ‘Kingsley’ Bautista (FEU) a SEA Games finalist who clocked 14.75 (about .5 second off his PB). He was nearly a whole second clear of former PRISAA Champion Robert Francisco (DLSD) and Ian Delos Santos (FEU) the UAAP Bronze medalist.

Women’s 400m Invitational

Jinky Obanon doing up her shoes at the weekly relays.

Jinky Obanon doing up her shoes at the weekly relays.

With the absence of UAAP Record Holder Jenny Rose Rosales. Jinky Obanon (RTU) who had just competed at the World University Games won in 58.60. 2 UST Girls took 2nd and 3rd UAAP 100m Champion Eloiza Luzon was second in 1:00.21 with Palaro Champion Feiza Lenton in 1.01.12. UAAP Silver medalist Neslee Angco came fourth in 1:02.03 and Michelle Loterte 5th in 1:03.66.

Michael Del Prado (DLSU) the UAAP Bronze medalist brought his PB down from 49.89 to 49.70 to win the 400m. There were notable times as no other athletes ran below 51 seconds. Because of the lack of quality entries this event was not given invitational status like the women’s.

In the 400m Palaro Bronze medalist Jessel Lumapas (DLSD) was the fastest in the youth girls with 1:00.6. While Orly Orongan, 16 led the youth boys with an impressive 51.5, the boys youth division had 162 entries.

Palaro Champion John Keneth Nodos (DLSU) had the fastest time in the juniors but his mark of 52.61 (was nearly 3 seconds off his personal best of 49.62). Palaro 800 Champion Maverick Machino (RTU) was second.


Philippine Airforce Melvin Calano won the mens Javelin with a throw of 60.84m, from UAAP Champion Kenny Gonzales (FEU) 57.81m and PRISAA Champion Efraem Gesulgon (DLSD) 56.60m.

In the girls Javelin 2014 Palaro Champion Zeanne Cabrerra (FEU) narrowly held off ASG Bronze medalist Jenelyn Arle (UP) 37.61 to 37.60. UAAP Silver medalist Jeremy Rubias (FEU) could only manage third in 36.72m. Meanwhile in the womens National team athlete Evalyn Palabrica (FEU) won in 39.93m.

UAAP Champion Pamatian (UST) won the 1500 in 4:58.9, while Jomar Angus (FEU) took the men’s in 4:02.6

SEA Games Decathlon Bronze medalist Janry Ubas (FEU) took the mens Long Jump in 7.07m from Domingo Cabradilla (JRU) 7.04m.

National Junior Record Holder Emily Obiena (UST) cleared 3.10m in the girls pole vault.

Week 3 Relays  (Aug 16) Obiena and Del Prado highlight

The 3-5 Weeks have now been released by our hard working Encoder from PATAFA. I will do write ups for the following over the next few days.

Obiena equals National Junior Record

A National Junior Record for Siobe.

A National Junior Record for Siobe.

Emily Obiena equalled her National Junior Record from the PNG with 3.30m. The 17 year old finished ahead of SEA Games bronze medalist Riezel Buenaventura 3.20m. Obiena UST team mates Abotolmo and Dequinan both registered 2.90m. In the Mens former national athlete Jerome Margallo took the win with a 4.00m leap.

Del Prado notches up first win 200m Invitational

Isidro Del Prado Jr.

Isidro Del Prado Jr.

2013 UAAP Champion Isidro Del Prado Jr. of the Philippine Airforce Alliance continued to show his commitment and support to the PATAFA weekly relays when he came back to win the Mens 200m Dash. Del Prado who two weeks before had nearly ran down Bryan Mercado in the 100 narrowly 10.72 to 10.73et. Took the Men’s 200 Invite in 21.7ht, just outside his PB of 21.88 (=equiv 21.6).

Del Prado running in lane 3 was 2 strides down from Clinton Kingsley Bautista the UAAP Champion coming off the curve but very quickly smashed down the hammer to pull away from Kingsley in the dying stages of the race. Kingsley of FEU was second in 21.9 and Michael Del Prado (dlsu) was a surprising third place in a new PB of 22.1, beating Gabriel Soriano the UAAP 400m Champion who registered 22.4

Del Prado who is coached by triple SEA Games gold medalist Ernie Candelario, is the son of the famous 400m Record Holder was a SEA Games gold medalist in the 4×400 relay. He shifted his focus to the shorter sprints to give his body a rest from back to back years of the 400 and has been awarded with some good performances.


Full Results Pinoyathletics Mens 200m Invitational Race

  1. Isidro Del Prado Jr. PAF Alliance 21.7
  2. Clinton Kingsley Bautitsa FEU 21.9
  3. Michael Del Prado DLSU Taft 22.1 (PB)
  4. Gabriel Soriano UP 22.4
  5. William Galceran FEU 22.6
  6. Ronald Canaria SSC 23.1
  7. Aaron Intertas LET 23.8

Rosales takes the Women’s 200m Invitational

1-2 Rosales and Eloiza Luzon after the 2013 UAAP at Dasmarinas.

1-2 Rosales and Eloiza Luzon after the 2013 UAAP at Dasmarinas.

UAAP Record Holder Jenny Rosales took the womens 200m Invitational. Rosales (pldt) won in 25.0, from PNG Luzon leg winner Michelle Loterte (UST) 25.5, and SCUAA Champion Jingky Obanon (RTU) 26.2.

In the divided fields Palaro Champion and ASG Silver medalist Karen Janario (ust) won the girls in 25.7 from Palaro 400 Bronze medalist Jessel Lumapas (dasma) 26.3. The youth boys had 173 entries led by  Victor Balbuena of Adamson 23.2. UAAP Silver medalist Eloiza Luzon (ust) won the girls 200 in 25.4, ahead of Palaro silver medalist Elrica Guro (dlsu) 26.2.

Full Results Pinoyathletics Womens 200m Invitational Results

  1. Jenny Rose Rosales PLDT 25.0
  2. Michelle Loterte UST 25.5
  3. Jingky Obanon RTU 26.3
  4. Jessica Bautista PLDT 28.1 (note: need more training buddy)
  5. Two other athletes 29.0 and 29.5 no names specified

Age Grade rules dividing fields

Karen Janario leads the Guro in the girls 100 Meter Dash Photo Credit: Airnel T. Abarra copyright 2015, pinoyathletics.info

Karen Janario leads the Guro in the girls 100 Meter Dash
Photo Credit: Airnel T. Abarra copyright 2015, pinoyathletics.info

Due to the age grade rules the top 800 runners were divided. Palaro 800m Silver medalist Feiza Lenton (ust) was put in the youth 800 which she won easily. Her team mate ASEAN School Games silver medalist Louielyn Pamatian won the Juniors. National Champion Janelle Silvoza of RTU won the senior womens 800m.

With the absence of most of the countries major half milers another UST athlete had a win. Ebren Neri the 2014 ASEAN Uni Games silver medalist won in 1:54.2 nearly 2 seconds away from his best time. Michael Icao formally of JRU now at UE was a distant second in 1:57.5. While National athlete Roldan Verano (PLDT) was third in 1:59.2.

Mae Ann Gongob ran a fairly decent time of 12:35.7 to win the womens 3k steeples, from her FEU team mate Mary Grace Dela Torre.

FEU clocked 42.2 in the 4×100 with Ubas and Bautista spear heading the team.

ASEAN School Games hopefuls

Kaylene Mosqueda

Kaylene Mosqueda

Kaylene Mosqueda the Palaro Champion took the girls High Jump with 1.60m.

ASEAN School games hopeful Angel Carino leapt 11.53m to win the girls Triple Jump, while another ASG hopeful Vincent Ramos won the boys in 14.37m.

National Champion Felyn Dolloso won the womens in 11.51m. While UAAP Silver medalist Rone Malipay took the mens in 14.97m.

Week 4 Relays (Aug 23), Obiena and Guarte highlight

In a performance trial Ernest Obiena leapt 5.20m in the Men’s Pole Vault.

Airforce Alliance Grabs 5000m Wins



Mervin Guarte of Airforce better known as a middle distance runner with two silvers in the 800 and 1500 at the SEA Games had a solo victory in the Mens 5000m. Guarte who sprinted away with a few laps to go held off NCAA Steeple Champion Immuel Camino who was a distant second. Rowell Galvero of Lyecum took third. Guarte winning time was 15:11.4

Its Better that Buenavista, Sermona, Panique, Ulboc, Herrera, Castenato and Raquin show up for the next 5k race.

Said Guarte who welcomed the challenge from the more established veteran athletes as he wants to run below 15 minutes. Guarte best is 15:07 from the 2014 NCAA.

Lany Cardona grabbed another consecutive win for the Philippine Airforce Alliance in the Womens 5000m with a time of 19:48.1. Cardona travels from Pangasinan to participate in the weekly relays.

Divided Age Grades lower level of quality in events

The implication of Age Grades on the Invitaional Races produced much lower results. As well as the fact the electronic is no longer being used saw a huge decline in sprints after week 1.

Warm Bodies Lopena and the Tilosaurus

Warm Bodies Lopena and the Tilosaurus

Anfernee Lopena (CSB) won the Pinoyathletics Mens 100m Invitational in 10.9, a time good enough to rank him #7 to the finals with the other qualifiers in the top eight all coming from Week 1.  Lopena beat Maullon 11.0, Galceran 11.0 and Manjares 11.0 of which times did not make the top 8 for the finals.

Pinoyathletics Mens 100m Invitational

  1. Anfernee Lopena CSB 10.9
  2. Rodquem Maullon ARE 11.0
  3. William Galceran FEU 11.0
  4. Ivan Manjares CSB 11.0
  5. Gabriel Soriano UP 11.1
  6. Jerwen Ebcas FEU 11.3
  7. Mark Ian Delos Santos FEU 11.3
  8. Pearnel Lobos JRU 11.4

The Quickest time in the Womens actually came in the Juniors with UAAP Champion Eloiza Luzon (UST) clocking 12.3. The winner of the seniors was Michelle Loterte (ust) 12.6, while Karen Janario won the youth in 12.8. The divided age grades caused the cancellation of the womens invitational which had a huge bearing on the quality of the meet.

In the Junior Mens Udtohan (San Sebastian) clocked 10.9 to win over Romnick Nor (ust) 11.1.

ASEAN Progress

Angel Carino (dlsu) checked another tick for ASEAN with a 5.53m long jump to win the Junior women. Meanwhile #3 youth athlete Aristeo Dela Pena (arellano) leapt a new PB of 7.00m to win the junior men. Audrey Yorac (up) registered 1.55m to get 2nd in the High Jump, while PNG Junior Champion Keith Quilo (feu) , 17 won the mens High Jump in 1.95m.

Louielyn Pamatian (ust) and Jhanine Mansueto (ust) won the Junior and youth Steeple Chase in 12.18.7 and 12.22.9 two relative newcomers to this event.

In the Mens Discus Airforce Mantua got the better of FEU assitant coach Joel Sta. Mina in the mens Discus 40.23m to 39.66m.

Weekly Relays Week 5 (Aug 30) Review

30 August 2015


Mervin Guarte

Now with this report we are now upto date on the back track of weekly relay results provided by the PATAFA encoder.

National Junior Record Holder Francis Medina (UPHD) took the Boys 100 Hurdles easily in 14.6. The ASEAN School Games silver medalist was a whole second in front of second place.

2014 Palaro Champion Melissa Escoton (DLSU) took the girls 100 Hurdles in 15.3, Renalyn Aguirre (FEU) was second in 15.5, with UAAP Silver medalist and ASEAN School games hopeful Audrey Yorac third in 15.5.

ASEAN Uni Games Silver medalist Clinton Kingsley (FEU) took his second win in a row in the Mens 110 Hurdles in 14.8.

In the Mens 400m Jomar Udtohan had the fastest time in 49.7 winning the third heat, from William Galceran. The first heat was won by NCAA Champion 100-200 Record Holder Anfernee ‘Warmbodies’ Lopena (CSB) in 50.4, from UAAP Champion Gabriel Soriano (UP) 50.5 and SEA Games 800,1500 Silver medalist Mervin Guarte (Team PAF) 51.0.

Guarte came back later to easily win the 1500 in 4:01.4 from Immuel Camino the NCAA Champion from Arellano (4.04.1) and Jomar Angus (FEU) (4.04.6) who had won the event in the first week.

In the girls Javelin it was the 2nd to 4th at the UAAP battling it out. Jeremay Rubias (FEU) the silver medalist won in 39.56m, she is heading to the ASEAN. 2014 Palaro Champion Zeah Cabrerra (FEU) was 2nd in 38.53m and 2014 ASEAN Schools Bronze medalist Jenelyn Arle (UP) well beaten with a 35.20m throw. While in the womens UAAP Champion Evalyn Palabrica (FEU) won in 43.03m.

In the Long Jump National silver medalist Julian ‘Happy Clowns’ Fuentes won in 7.14m from SEA Games Bronze in Decathlon Janry Ubas 7.02m.

National Junior Record Holder Emily Obiena continued her good form with a 3.20m win in the girls Pole Vault. While her cousin Francis Obiena won the boys in 3.40m.

ASEAN hopeful and Palaro champion 14 year old Gianelli Gatinga of SFAC won the Triple in 11.54m. Just outside her best of 11.79m.

Joida Gagnao (FEU) the former Palaro Record Holder in the girls 3000m clocked the fastest time of the series with a 11.05.3. Well off her former Palaro mark of 10.26


PSC-POC PATAFA Weekly Relays (Sept 13) Invitational Races 100 Meter Luzon vs Rosales

1-2 Rosales and Eloiza Luzon after the 2013 UAAP at Dasmarinas.

1-2 Rosales and Eloiza Luzon after the 2013 UAAP at Dasmarinas.

A star studded lineup in the Womens 100m Invitational tomorrow. Going head to head in Rematch from the UAAP will be the returning UAAP Record Holder Jenny Rose Rosales (formally of UE now of PLDT) up against the UAAP Champion Eloiza Luzon. Rosales who opened the season with 12.58 and won the third heat a few weeks ago after no training for months hold a PB of 11.90. It was Luzon who opened with 12.42 to win the Invitational Race in the first week of the weekly relays who ended the winning streak of Jenny Rosales at the UAAP. Jenny who had just ran the 800 heats 30 mins earlier was so exhausted in the finals she ended up fourth in the final of the 100.

Joining them in the final will be Palaro Champion Karen Janario, 16 now also  at UST. UAAP Silver and Bronze medalists Salcedo and Loterte. It will be Jenny, Marimar and Jingky vs 5 UST Girls.

In the Men’s UAAP Champion Clinton Kingsley Bautista will take on NCAA Silver medalist Jomar Udtohan with PRISAA Champion Alvin Valdenarro, SCUAA Silver medalist Allan Plana and National Bronze medalist Rodquem Maullon also lining up.

I will not be here on Sunday Sept 13, as i’m in Pagadian and will be back on Monday. However here is a list of the athletes for the weekend. All women confirmed.

Pinoyathletics Womens 100m Dash
Sept 13
‘Lane Draw’

1 Marimar Ervera Amarga (FEU) (12.6ht)
2 Jinky Obanon (RTU) (12.4ht)
3 Jenyrose Hernandez De Rosales (12.58, 11.90)
4 Eloiza Luzon(UST) (12.42, 12.10)
5 Karen Triste Janario (UST) (12.70, 12.44)
6 Michelle Loterte (UST) (12.88, 12.40)
7 Glaii Salcedo (UST) (12.60, 12.32)
8 Happy Denuyo (UST) (12.88, 12.6ht)

(all confirmed)
*please note that athletes youth or senior competing here will not be eligible for points
*as im in Mindanao coach Ernie Candelario this sunday will be looking after event. i will be back tuesday

Pinoyathletics Mens 100m Dash
Sept 13.

100m Invitational A

‘Lane Draw’

1 Allan Plana RTU (11.10) (confirmed)
2 Janry Ubas FEU (11.10)
3 Clinton Kingsley Bautista FEU (10.91, 10.85w) (confirmed)
4 Jomar E. Udtohan San Sebastian (10.93, 10.88) (confirmed)
5 Rodquem Quejada Maullon Arelano (10.94) (confirmed)
6 Vin Llames Valdenarro DLSD (11.09) (confirmed)
7 Pearnel Lobos JRU (11.11)
8 William Galceran FEU (confirmed)

*Noli Torres DLSD (10.97) withdraws
*Del Prado PAF (10.73) withdraws
*Daniel Noval PAF Alliance (10.99, 10.65) withdraws

* Aries Toledo PAF Alliance (10.99) (out)

Please confirm your availability or unavailability

*I will be in Mindanao until Tuesday,
*Coach Ernie Candelario please coordinate.
*CSB Boys not available coach Joseph informed me they will be having team building
*if your not available for this event please inform me asap and i will give the lane to the next strongest athlete
*junior and youth athletes that run in this event will not be eligible for points

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