Last December 23, I posted an article regarding the 3k results of the Philstar Celebrity Run (Philstar 3k article) held last December 20 at the Fort. I was beaming with excitement as I wrote that post because of the fast times the top 3 finishers registered in that particular event.
The top 3 runners with their official times were:
1st: Wenly Maulas (UE) – 8:41
2nd: Michael Bacong (San Sebastian) – 8:49
3rd: Ferdinand Corpuz (San Sebastian) – 8:52
Considering that the Philippine Record for the 3,000m (track oval) is 8:17, the times aforementioned above were really fast. And as I promised in that article, I will be monitoring their progress.
So how did these young lads fared during their wars in the UAAP and NCAA athletics championships?
Wenlie Maulas (UE):
UAAP: 10,000m (bronze) 34:16.04
UAAP: 800m (gold) 1:55.09
UAAP: 5,000m (4th) 16:02.15
UAAP: 10,000m (gold) 4:03.56
CHED Games: 1,500m (gold) 4:06.0
Michael Bacong (San Sebastian):
NCAA Seniors: 800m (8th): 1:59.6
NCAA Seniors : 3,000m steeplechase (5th) 9:59.17
NCAA Seniors : 1,500m (4th) 4:03.63
NCAA Seniors : 5,000m (bronze) 16:09.19
Ferdinand Corpuz (San Sebastian):
NCAA Juniors : 800m (gold) 2:02.82
NCAA Juniors : 3,000m (gold) 9:35.57 (new NCAA record)
NCAA Juniors : 1,500m (gold) 4:15.55 (New NCAA record)
NCAA Juniors : 2,000m steeplechase (gold) 6:44.39
NCAA Juniors : 4x400m (gold) 3:35.04
Indeed, these three lads have the potential to be big in the running circuit for the years to come.
Keep it up guys!