This is a Full Report on the NCAA in detail.with highlights.
Bunny Andaya Fulfills his fathers legacy
Bunny Andaya the son of the late Rosito Andaya, Fulfilled the legacy of his father finally winning his first NCAA title a job that his father had set out to do for Arellano before he passed on. The 27 year old coach who is one of the many sons of Andaya was expecting his team would be strong next year, with lots of new transfer students from Perpetual but was surprised and delighted to secure the title this year.
Bunny’s Boys at Arellano secured 692 points, well ahead of National Head Coach Sean Guevarra Mapua team 575.5 points.The Team of JRU which was last years winner and dominant for several yeras headed by veteran coach Noel George Posadas was third with 470.50 points.
Fernando Dagasgas took the High school title for EAC with 759 points, San Sebastian Recoletos headed by Jec Gando was second with 656 points and Butchoy’s Lyceum of Philippines took third with 341.50 points.
Medina Breaks NCAA Record
UPHR Francis Medina who was newly added to the training pool improved his NCAA Record to 53.28 in the heats of the NCAA. This was a new personal best and new meet record for him breaking the 53.47 record he set at last years NCAA. The 20 year old Medina has some way to go before being competitive with the likes of SEA Games Champion The Great Eric Cray. In the Finals however Medina won but was not able to match his heats time with 54.35.
As the SEA Bronze is 51.36, this is 1.92 seconds to reduce off his time before 2017 SEA Games.Medina improvements have been 54.09 (2014), 53.47 (2015), 53.28 (2016).
Medina also won the 100 meters in a smart 14.99. outside his PB of 14.82.
Another Record for Udtohan tidying up the 200m
Jomar Udtohan (SSC) erased two of the three joint records in the NCAA with a time of 21.94 (+0.8) in the 2nd heat of the Mens 200. The time erased the 21.94 (nwi) of Henry Dagmil (MIT) from 2005 and Anfernee Lopena (CSB) 22.15 from 2014. Archand Bagsit 21.4 ht from 2011 remains as a join record as its et. equivalent is 21.64.
Udtohan has now has all the sprint records in NCAA and NCAA Junior except the Mens 400 which was set by Alferos during the NCAA.
Lopena the former record holder and national team athlete along with Jomar was in the same heat and broke his PB with 22.09 also under his old record. Alferos another member of the training pool in the same heat had the #3 best time in the heats with 22.27.
Udtohan won the finals in a swift 21.89, however has no wind reading was provided in official results cannot be recognized as a meet record until such details are provided if they are in fact available. Lopena took silver in 22.07 and Alferos bronze in 22.21.
The Kauf wins Boys Century Dash
After a disappointing close third place at the NCR meet and failing to qualify for the palaro in any event. Sean ‘The Kauf’ Kaufmann (La Salle Green Hills) took the boys 100m title in 11.34 +2.8, the 2015 Weekly Relay youth champion held off the strong challenge of Batang Pinoy Record Holder Veruel Verdadero (EAC) 11.37, and Christian Cabral (LPU) 11.42.
Verdadero who also holds the Batang Pinoy Record in 200 got the better of Kaufmann with a time of 23.24 to 23.33.
For Full Details on the Mens 400m please read this (Alferos also took Bronze in 800m)
New National Athletes below par performances
National team member Immuel Camino (Arellano) won the 5000m run in 15.52.62 well below his 15.08.39 from 2014 NCAA, Camino also won the 3ksc in 9.37.98 below his 9.19.74 clocking in 2014 NCAA.His team mate 2015 Palaro Champion Gilbert Rutaquio was second. Camino time of 4.01.54 was just outside his 4.01.19 best from 2014.
Dave Albarico (JRU) the Javelin in 55.87m well below his PB of 61.16m from last year.
Ronne Malipay and Jojo Bermudo both at LPU took gold and silver with 15.23m and 14.64m. Last year at the NCAA they had leapt 15.39 and 14.71m. Malipay also won the High Jump in 1.93m.