Also known as ‘The Juice’ still currently holds the Philippine Junior Record at 2.16m for nearly 30 years.
Born June 16, 1969. And part of the very prominent Juico family.
In March 30.03.1985 at Stanford Invite aged 15 he cleared 6.88m in the Long Jump and won the High Jump in 1.85m. He came back on the second day to compete against the older boys and leapt 1.93m to finish fifth.
Luis debuted in the 1985 SEA Games at the age of 16. Held in Bangkok in December of that year. He came very close to becoming the youngest High Jump champion in SEA Games history when he leapt 2.07m to capture the Silver medal behind Nairu Lal Ramjit of Malaysia only losing by count back with an equal mark of 2.07m. 2.07m tied the Mens National Record of Arniel Inocando which had been set in Brunei in 1983.
The Major feat of his career came in 1987 when Juico broke the mark he shared with Inocando and set a new Philippine Record with a leap of 2.16m, this still stands as the national Junior Mark. This was a new senior and junior record. It stood for 18 years and was not broken until Sean Guevarra leapt 2.17m in 2005 National Open. By then standing 6’1 on June 5, at the CCS School Championships in California. 2.16m is still #3 all time for CCS.
In the 1987 SEA Games in Jakarta, Juico who by then was focusing on Decathlon as per the instructions of his US Coaches finished fifth of five competitors in the long jump in 6.66m. Juico best was 7.01m in 1987.
Luis also ran 14.4 for 110 Hurdles.
Juico younger brother Nick leapt 1.93m in High Jump at Piedmont.
On another note Piedmont Hills High school also had some other famous names come out including former world champion in 200m and 2000 Olympic Silver Medalist Ato Boldon of Trinidad and Tobago who still has the school 100m & 200 record of 10.54 & 21.17 as a 16 year old.
*NB Some figures were converted from feet to meters. As US uses Feet to measure.
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