Abcede Agamanos of Team Eskolar and Edward Flores of University of the Philippines emerged as two of the best performers in the recent Patafa Weekly Relay Series Week 5 at the Philsports Track and Field Oval.
Agamos leapt to a distance of 12.98m meter to better the PH mark of 12.92 registered by Fil-American Marisa Kwiatkowskiin 2018 in Sacramento, USA. Agamos’ record, however, has been disallowed by Patafa, meaning no record was shattered.
Patafa said there was a big difference as the measurement still has to be ratified before it becomes an official PH record.
Flores, on the other hand, topped the men’s 5,000 meter run in a personal best of 15:36 as they led the march of the favorites to the podium in the event sponsored by the Philippine Sports Commission and CEL Logistics
“Target ko po talaga is around 15:20 or below. So far po ng personal best ko is 15:36, pero alam ko po na kakayanin ko pang ma-improve yun,” said Flores.
The weekly relay series is part of the elite athletes’ preparations for the upcoming UAAP, NCAA and National Open.
Other top performers are Ma. Jonna Abutas – FEU – 5,000m – 20:01.5; Karl Arvin Aquino – N.U. – Men’s Triple Jump – 14.25m; Abcede Agamanos – Team Iskolar – Women’s Triple Jump – 12.98m (surpassing the current Philippine record); Ariel Legaspi – Mapua – Men’ Discus – 39.22m; Daniella Daynata – Independent – Women’s Discus – 43.40m;
Alana Julliane Halaguena – UP Diliman – 3000m Walk – 16:41.7; Tochukwu Okolo – FEU – 110m Hurdles – 15.18; Jelly Dianne Palagile – Phil. Army – 100m Hurdles – 15.03; Jerry Vasques – Tarlac Agri Univ – 1500m Men – 4:10.87; Bernalyn Bejoy – Team Iskolar – 1500. Women – 5:07.58; Tochukwu Okolo – FEU – 400m Men – 50.02; and Charlaine de Ocampo – NU – 400m Women – 59.99;
“It was great to see the participants of the PATAFA Weekly Relay Series continually improving in their performances through this event. We expect more improvements from them in the weeks to come as we move toward the culmination of this series,” Patafa president Terry Capistrano said.
The Weekly Relay Series is also made possible thru the cooperation and sponsorship of Milo, Cignal TV, Wireless Link Technologies, Casio G-Shock, Cellife Cellular Nutrition, Masiv Sports, Dr. J Alcohol, Pencer Q, Chooks-To-Go, Puma and Silver Bullet Productions.