DUMAGUETE, October 27, 2016. The highlight of the University Games came from local favorite 23 year old Felyn Sausa Dolloso (DLSU Dasmarinas). Dolloso leapt a big improvement on her personal best to win the gold medal with a 6.02m effort.
The mark improved on Dolloso 5.70m from Bangkok, Thailand from way back in 2013. Also Felyn defended her title and improved on her winning mark of 5.63m last year in Bacolod. She hopes to hit the SEA Games qualification of 6.41m for the Kuala Lumpur SEA Games in 2017. Currently Dolloso ranks third in the country. She is behind three time Olympian Marestella Torres (from San Jose nearby town to Dumaguete) 6.72m, and SEA Games 4th placer Katherine Khay Santos 6.03m.
Dolloso is a former member of the national training pool. Her performance has been yoyoing around the last few years. She hopes to gain some consistency from her coach Marestella Torres who has been guiding her development the last few years.
Unfortunately as the University Games is not sanctioned by the national body for athletics PATAFA. So her performance cannot be held valid for qualification purposes. Dolloso had surpassed the National Record in the Triple Jump at the PRISAA in Koronadal back in April with a 12.69m jump, but the performance could not be counted as the meet was not sanctioned by PATAFA.
Felyn hails from hilly town of Escalante City which is in the far North of Negros Occidental some five hours from Dumaguete. How fitting was it that this was done in Dumaguete as Dolloso had four years ago at the National Games established what was then the National Junior Record in Triple Jump until 2015.
Dolloso performance even out shadowed the Men’s Century Dash. Where another Visaya athlete Anfernee Lopena (CSB) fresh off his 10.47 #3 all time clocking took an easy win in 10.4 to defend his title. Ahead of Romnick Nor (UST) 10.9, and William Galceran (FEU) 11.0. Lopena is a member of the national training pool and coached by former national coach Joseph Sy.
In the Womens 400m Louielyn Pamatian (UST) dethroned Jingky Obanon (RTU) the champion for the last two years. Pamatian also won the 800m.
Article by Andrew Pirie
ATFS Statiscian for the Philippines
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