Two days left before the start of the Philippine National Open for Track and Field which will be held at the Rizal Memorial Oval. A lot of people are asking what records are in danger of falling during the 3 day meet.
Among the men’s records, only the long jump, triple jump, hammer throw and the men’s 10k and 20k walks have a long shot chance of getting broken, depending on the conditioning of the following athletes: Henry Dagmil, Joebert Delicano, Arniel Ferrera and Michael Embuedo.
For the women’s side, the 800m record has a high chance of being broken as Serenata Saluan, the 17 y.o. Thomasian sensation is tipped to break the seniors record of 2:07.01 held by Nenita Dungca since 1985, or at least break her own junior record of 2:09 set last March during the CHED Games.
Another one is the long jump – but it will all depend on the conditioning of record holder Marestella Torres.
The 3 oldest individual records for the mens are the following:
1. 400m HH, 51.26s, Renato Unso, 6/4/83
2. 400m, 45.47s, Isidro del Prado, 12/1/84
3. 3,000m steeplechase, 8:35.90, Hector Begeo, 9/28/88
While for the women’s side:
1. Javelin Throw, 54.51 meters, Josephine Dela Vina, 7/10/71
2. Shotput, 13.92 meters, Consuela Salibong-Lacusong, 6/22/75
3. 400m, 54.74s, Lydia De Vega – Mercado, 12/13/81
How I wish this year’s Open produces talents that will break the above records in the coming years.
Below are the complete Rp records for Seniors as of May2010: