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Jomar Udtohan

Jomar Udtohan

Jomar Udtohan

  • Born: 06-August-1996
    College: San Sebastian Recoletos, Manila (Current)
  • Coach: Jec Gando
  • Philippine Team since 2014 onwards

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Personal Bests

  • 100m – 10.62 (0.8) Manila Meet, Pasig 24-Jun-16
  • 10.59 (+2.4) NCAA, Pasig 25-Feb-16
  • 200m – 21.86 National Open, Santa Cruz 21-Mar-16
  • 400m 48.76 NCAA, Pasig 27-Feb-16

International Caps: 3

  • Thailand Open 2013
  • Taipei Open 2016
  • Asian Beach Games 2016

Discovery

One of the most exceptional finds  through the ranks of Junior Men’s Sprints in the Philippines was Jomar Udtohan.

Born August 6, 1996 from Bulucan. Is a graduating student from San Sebastian High School who will be moving onto San Sebastian College of the Philippines NCAA.

Since emerging in the 2012 Palaro Udtohan took the silver behind Jonas Etuille (now of Mapua) in 11.1, he also finished 5th in the 400m in 51.8. Hence noticed by Jec Gando of San Sebastian he was quickly recruited and mentored to some good improvements by the veteran NCAA coach.

NCAA

At the NCAA he broke the 100m High school record with 10.99. Also won the 200 with 23.00 and 52.24 in 400 completing the treble.

In 2013 moving up through the ranks of the Palaro, he was Bronze in the 100m behind Lirazan and Nor and silver behind Lirazan in the 200m in 22.4.

At the PNG he won the treble in the youth division at the PNG in the 100 (11.15), 200 (22.72) and 400 (50.41) he took the scalp of 2011-2012 PNG JR Champion Romnick Nor in the 100.

Most noteworthy Jomar experienced his first international meet finishing seventh in the Junior Final at the prestigious Thailand Open. Hence lining up  against some of the best Juniors in Thailand in a time of 11.04.

Yet it was a record breaking 2014 for Udtohan who timed 10.88, 22.05, and 50.18 all NCAA high school records. Furthermore his time of 22.05 was actually faster than the Philippines NCAA College record (22.15).

However the Ultimate dish came in Laguna when he broke all three records in his final year at the Palarong Pambansa he timed 10.8 in the 100m breaking a record shared between Daniel Noval and 3 other previous champions. Also 21.8 in the 200m a record held by Noval and one other former champion and broke the long standing record of Jimar Aing (2005 SEA Games Champion) in the 400m with a time of 48.7.

Unfortunately at the PNG the hard work took its toll and after qualifying in the 100 Meter heats he suffered a quadricep tear in the 100m finals about 15 meters out from the finish and limped home last. Finally after intensive therapy he made a return to the Weekly Relay Finals clocking 11.0 very close behind Romnick Nor in the Junior Division.

After Injury

An incoming alternate for the mens 4×100 and member of the training pool. Is idols are other members of the relay squad Anfernee Lopena and Daniel Noval who are a few years older than Udtohan.

Also Udtohan goal is to be a senior national champion one day. He certainly has a good batch of older sprinters to help lead him to that eventual goal one day.

Also Udtohan showed a fine return to form in 2015 with a win at the National Open in the Junior 100 (10.93) and 200 (21.86) he was just .02 seconds off the Junior Record of Raul Abangan set in 1987.

Jomar claimed the weekly relay Junior 100/200 titles with runs of 10.5 and 21.8.

2016

Jomar had several meets in 2016. His first in February was the NCAA he clocked an NCAA record of 10.66 (0.4) in the heats. Breaking the mark of Anfernee Lopena set previous year in 10.73. In the final he went onto defeat Lopena with a time of 10.59 (2.4) this was not allowed as an NCAA record due to the wind reading.

Udtohan broke his best time from the 2014 Palaro getting silver in the 400 in 48.76 behind Reymond Alferos of Mapua this time also surpassed the previous record of Archand Bagsit 48.82.

Jomar clocked 21.94 in the heats (0.8) and then 21.89 (nwi) to win the finals. His time of 21.94 tied the electronic record of Henry Dagmil for the NCAA.

Jomar missed the PNG in March due to injuries.

In the National Open in April Udtohan was a very credible fourth place in the Final with a new personal best time of 10.65 behind Top Asian Juniors Manap 10.38 & Jantan 10.41 of Malaysia and Fil-Heritage sprinter Brandon Thomas (Phil Airforce) 10.60.

He went onto better this time again at the Manila Open with 10.62 (0.8), finishing a close second behind Fil-Heritage sprinter Bryan Mercado (10.59).

 

 

 

NCAA College

Achievements:

  • Palaro Record in 100m,200m, 400m (current 200m and 400m 21.8 and 48.7)
  • NCAA Junior Record in 100, 200, 400
  • NCAA Record in 100

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