Filipino National 200m Record Holder Trenten Beram, 21 grabbed the lead time for South East Asia in the 400m with a time of (46.56). The performance was done at the American Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships in Houston last weekend. Beram mark took the lead from 2015 SEA Games silver medalist Quach Cong Lich (Vietnam) who registered (46.66) at round 3 of the Asian Grand Prix in Taipei last month.
Beram opening time this year was 47.62 and his previous best of 47.00 was established at Jacksonville last year. Beram broke the time in the heats in 46.90, before surpassing it again in the finals.
46.56 is the third fastest time ever by a Filipino. Behind the National record of Isidro Del Prado 45.57 (1984) and tied with Julius Nierras 46.56 which he ran in 2007 to win the SEA Games. As of now Thailand’s Kunanon the SEA Games Champion has not registered at time yet this season.
In the 200 Beram clocked 21.14 (+2.4) and then 21.01 (+2.1) both times slightly wind aided and both underneath his National Record of 21.12.
With Cray and Beram down for the 4×400 relay. The fight and evaluation for the other spots continued. At the Time Trial in Pasig yesterday. Edgardo Alejan the 2015 SEA Games bronze medalist won in 48.17, (48.60 3rd at national open), from 2013 SEA Games Champion Archand Bagsit 48.31 (49.44 4th at national open) Mico Del Prado 48.44 (48.47 2nd at national open), and Ryan Bigyan 49.10 (48.37 1st at national open). Apart from Cray, the next four fastest times are Beram 46.56, Alejan 48.17 and Bagsit 48.31 and Bigyan 48.37.
The Deadline for selection of SEA Games is first week of July as the SEA Games will be held at the end of August.