Philippine Records for Athletics – Seniors

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:

Philippine Athletic Records – Mens

Philippine Athletic Records – Womens

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6 Responses to Philippine Records for Athletics – Seniors

  1. pirieandrew says:

    These records listed above are not accurate. I will publish a new ammended list shortly on the website.


    REYNALDO M. GERMAN, now at 67 years was the Record Holder of the 400m low Hurdles, EVRAA/Interscholastic Games before Renato Unso or Isidro Del Prado broke the record.sometime in the 80’s. You guys should have to dig more info regarding the greatest runners of the past.

    • @reynaldo: Thanks for the tip. We’d love to do stories about the record holders of the past. all we need are leads. just like this one. i will email you sir within the next week…regards

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    • pirieandrew says:

      Its not surprising really, as the Philippines is a developing nation with very limited resources when it comes to its Track and Field program. Infact probably half the Philippine records are still held from the Gintong Aloy athletes of yester year or if not they havent been broken by a significant margin like in most countries with sports programs, sports academies, and a credible domestic season.

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