Katherine Khay Santos
also known as THE DUDE.
College: University of Baguio (Graduated)
Coach: Jerry Cablayan and Dario De Rosas
Currently based in California
- Long Jump- 6.40m Singapore SEA Games 04.Apr-15
- 6.40m Los Angeles (2015)
- 100m: 11.99 (2015 National Open)
- Triple Jump: 12.62m (2012 National Games)
- High Jump: 1.63m
60m 7.73 Seattle, 16-Jan-16
Long Jump 6.03m Seattle 16-Jan-16
2011 Bronze Medal Long Jump SEA Games
Originally from Baguio, Santos burst onto the radar of the Philippine Track and Field Association. Due to Khay finishing second behind Marestella Torres at the 2011 National Games in Bacolod.
In conclusion this was an incredible initial breakthrough in performance. Khay being a mediocre collegiate athlete with 5.49m to now a serious contender at the SEA Games. Also Santos leap of 6.09m was good enough to get her special consideration for selection for the 2011 National Games.
Consequently she did not waste this opportunity when she took the Bronze medal. Due to finishing behind Marestella Torres and Maria Londa of Indonesia. While Marestella focused on the bigger meets and then taking leave from the sport to give birth, Santos stepped out of the shadows to capture two Long Jump national titles. Despite having finishing runner up the previous two years.
Also Khay was a member of the 4x100m women’s relay squad. They took a bronze medal behind Thailand and Malaysia’s national team at the 2013 Thailand National Open.
Furthermore family has always been very important to Kath. Some setbacks and family issues hindered her performance the past year. but now she is back on track and very focused in getting back to the 2015 SEA Games. Also Khay has again been named in the very potential relay squad as she is both a long jumper and sprinter.
However at the 2015 SEA Games Khay was a very close fourth in the Long Jump with a leap of 6.40m tying her personal best but just missing out on the Bronze medal (6.41m) taken by her team mate Marestella Torres.
-Andrew Pirie, author of pinoyathletics.info, PSC Research Assistant, and Association of Track and Field Statisticians.