UAAP Highlights: Sarah Dequinan Breaks UAAP Record

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Due to errors in Scoring for Heptathlon used by officials. I have had to pend this article for review. It was reported prior that Sarah Dequinan,along with Judy Almasa both of UST and Josefa Ligmayo of FEU. Had hit above the 4798 bronze medal standard for SEA Games. After being alerted by Asian Athletics Chief Statistician Heinrich Hubbeling i was informed the scoring was incorrect. After checking with PATAFA it was verified the official had made an error in calculating the Multi Events and it wasnt due to bad encoding.

The actual points of Sarah Dequinan was infact 4573 points, which breaks her personal best and UAAP Record of 4507 points set last year. But is still behind the 4798 points required for SEA Games qualification. wishes the three girls mentioned above and the coach of the two Nars Atienza all the best in the upcoming National Open next month in Isabella in their goal to qualify for the 2017 SEA Games in Malaysia. They have until June to hit the 4798 points standard. Nars as reigning bronze medalist unless surpassed may have an automatic slot.

Pinoyathletics has used this calculator from USATF to amend the results and has got the same end results as Mr. Hubbeling.

Edited Article – all points not valid removed

In the 2015 SEA Games the bronze went to the now 37 year old Narcisca Atienza (Nars). Gold was 5396 pts and Silver was 5280 pts. Dequinan is beggining to show she is coming of age is the true heir apparent to Nars. In fact Nars a former UST graduate, currently became coach of Dequinan when she was removed from the national team and also coaches Almasa.

This mperformance also catapults Dequinan to 6th on the all time list of Filipina Heptathles (not 4th). Headed by the Great Elma Muros-Posadas who holds the national record at 5346 points, Atienza with 5285 points, and former SEA Games Heptathlon Champion Nene Gamo-Pellosis with 5125 points. Only these four have ever scored over 5000 points.

Almasa, Coach Nars, and Dequinan

Judy Almasa, Dequinan team mate (4310 points) #8 all time list (not 6).  Josefa Ligmayo (FEU) got 4269 points. #9 all time list (not 7).

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