Bryan Pachecho makes a return to the ASEAN School Games. Last year in his international debut he was the only athlete in the five strong team to come home with a medal. This was a bronze in the mens Javelin.
Born Feb 20, 1997, from Aurora province where soccer and basketball are the prefared sports and would one day produce a Palaro champion in the Javelin.
Pachecho first participated in the 2010 Palarong Pambansa. In his last year of elementary who could only manage 9.38m and placed fifth in the shotput. In his first year of college he failed to land top 8 in the throwing events against the older athletes in the Palaro.
The following year 2012 Pachecho landed Silver in the shotput behind Richie Cabanyog of WV, and silver in the Javelin with a throw of 51.44m behind Abarra of IRAA who broke the palaro record.
In 2013 Pachecho shattered Abarra’s record by more than 6 meters heaving the Javelin to 57.81m. Amazingly the top four in this event all broke the previous record. He finished second again to another WV athlete Remzie Gemoga with a throw of 13.37m. Again he finished 7th in the Discus for a second year in a row.
Pachecho prefared Javelin to Shotput and Discus as it seemed more natural for him.
It was his record breaking stint that earned him a place in the ASEAN School Games team in Vietnam. There he threw the Javelin over 58 meters and broke his personal best and he captured the Bronze medal the only medal for the whole team that year.
It was a the 2014 Palarong Pambansa the best was yet to come. One of two multiple records holders with NCR Udtohan. Pachecho again shattered his own record and set a new personal best to record 62.47m. It was just aswell because second place Patulud also threw well over the old record of Pachecho established the previous year.
But not just content with being the Javelin Record Holder, Pachecho threw a hefty 15.32m which shattered Richie Cabanog 2012 effort of 13.90m. And was just outside the junior record of 15.56m set by 2007 SEA Games Bronze medalist Eleazer Sunang.
He finally medalled in the Discus taking second in 36.94m.
At the National Championships Pachecho again defeated Patulud improving his persona best to 62.91m. He comes in with a very strong chance of climbing the podium for gold in Javelin and also in Shotput were he finished fifth at this event last year.