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Davao City-Team Blue Knights Monthly Track Meet Aims for raising the Culture in Athletics

Nov 29, 2014

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For the first time, Ateneo de Davao University Athletics Office in cooperation with Davao City Sports Development Division organized the Davao City-Team Blue Knights Monthly Track Meet at the Fr. Martinez Sports Center Track Oval, Ateneo de Davao University Matina Campus whose first and second leg was done last November 29and December 06

Teams from different public and private schools including freelance runners in Davao City and Davao Region as a whole including Digos and Tagum Cities joined the meet which is set to raise the program of Athletics by providing a regular and sustainable meet that will set as a training program for promising athletes in Davao. Powered by Scotch, Post-it by 3M, the meet is done once a month that leads to the grand finals in February 07, 2015. So far aside from Manila, Davao is the only city in the Philippines with a continuous event in Athletics.

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 “Nasa probinsya ang pag-asa sa Track and Field”- This is the statement of Asia’s Sprint Queen Lydia de Vega Mercado in her conversation with ADDU University Athletics Director Noli Ayo during his personal meeting with the Filipino track champion in Singapore. With that belief, the ADDU Athletics team and Davao City Sports Development Division is passionately pursuing this meet and looking forward on its second season on mid-2015.

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ADDU Monthly Track Meet First Season Ends With a Bang

Feb 7, 2015

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The monthly meet organizers headed by Coach Airnel T. Abarra, Mark Samante,  and Noli Ayo is looking forward for the second season of the monthly track meet which will be open on June, 2015 with Philippine Long Jump Icon Elma Muros-Posadas as guest of honor. During the season break , the ADDU Athletics is planning to stage a National Technical Officials Workshop on April, 2015. Through this, the sustainability of the Athletics program in Davao can be assured and will provide greater experience and new heights for the Athletes of Mindanao as a whole.
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 Blue Knights Track League Season 2: It’s About Experience

July 5, 2015

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From its humble beginnings last year, the Blue Knights Track League is back for its second season with its opening ceremonies fired off at the Fr. Martinez Sports Center Track Oval, Ateneo de Davao University Matina Campus on 05-July. As it continues to strive to give better experience and activities for the athletes of Davao and Mindanao as a whole, Philippines’ Women’s Track and Field icons Elma Muros-Posadas and Katherine Khay Santos joined in and spend time with athletes of Davao Region.

Believing that changing culture of Athletics as a sport in the “peripheries”, the Blue Knights Track League not only serves as an alternative venue for athletes in the region to get fully exposed on a regular and consistently run meet, but also to learn from their idols in Athletics through a “track clinic” led by Coach Elma and Khay during the afternoon warm-up.

On top of this the two national athletes shared their challenges, experiences, and struggles as national athletes. So that athletes can realize they must be strong both in mind and body to reach their goals. “Huwag kayong sumuko, yang ating mga paa, malayo ang mararating nyan, sipag, tiyaga, at tiwala kay Lord” this was the ecstatic message of Coach Elma Muros-Posadas to almost 150 athletes with their coaches, chaperons, and trainers.

After hearing their messages, athletes were taught by Khay Santos on proper ways of doing warm-ups and drills before the afternoon session. On top of this, organizers make sure that all athletes will be given snacks and refreshment during the whole event so that their nutrition will not be compromised. Powered by 818 Sports and individual benefactors, simple incentives were given to the winners after the event as bigger prizes will be given on the first conference finals set on October 2015.

With the success of the first leg of Blue Knights Track League Season2, the Ateneo de Davao Office of the Athletics is firmly poised on its next edition this 01-August.

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