SEA Games Day 3: Two teens shatter RP Athletics records

The Philippine Athletics team scratched and clawed their way into the 3rd day of the 2011 SEA Games (2nd day of athletics), and in the process, brought home 4 silvers, 1 bronze and 2 new national records.  The two records are courtesy of two teeners – one 18 and one 19 year old.

Men’s 110m high hurdles: Patrick Ma. Unso, son of Gintong Alay protegee Renato Unso, placed 6th in the finals with a new National Record  of 14:58s. Thailand’s Jamras Rittidet won the gold with a timeof 13.77s.  Earlier in the heats, the 18-year-old Patrick submitted a time of  15.05s to get the 8th and last berth for  the finals.

Men’s 110m HH results

Women’s 1o0m high hurdles: Veteran Sheena Atilano settled for 5th place with a 13.85s effort.  Thailand’s Wallapa Punsoongne won the gold with a 13.51s mark.  Sheena earlier registered 13.98s in her round 1 heat to qualify for  the finals.

Women’s 100m HH results

Patrick Ma Unso: receiving one of his UAAP golds when he was still part of the UST High School Team in 2009

Men’s 10,000m: Julius Sermona placed 5th  with a disappointing 32:25.14. What is even more disappointing was Eduardo Buenavista’s DNF.  Buenavista isthe defending marathon champion and the current SEA Games record holder of the 10,000m at 29:19.97 set in 2003.  Indonesia’s Agus P won the gold with a time of 30:10.43.

Men’s 10,000m results

Men’s 400m: Archand Christian Bagsit settled for a silver with a time of 47.71s.  He yielded to Indonesia’s Heru T (47.53s).  Second Pinoy finals entry, Julius Nierras, checked in 5th with a mark of 48.62s.

Men’s 400m results

Men’s 1500m: San Sebastian’s Mervin Guarte surprisingly battled his way to silver with a new national record of 3:47.65.  Erasing the 18-year-old record of 3:49.00 of the legendary Hector Begeo.  The 19-year-old lad actually was just .02 seconds off the gold medal effort of Indonesian veteran Ridwan (3:47.63).

Men’s 1500m results

Men’s Shotput: National record holder Eliezer Sunang threw the steel ball at 16.36m to settle for 4th place.  Thailand’s ChatChawal Polyiam shattered the Games record with a heave of  17.74m.

Mervin Guarte (1021) during the University Games last August 2011

Men’s Shotput results

Women’s Javelin Throw: Defending champion Rosie Villarito lost her title and settled for 2nd place with a throw of 47.35m.    Thailand’s Natta Nachan easily won the gold with a throw of 48.80m.  Rosie’s effort was 2 meters short of her winning throw in 2009 of 49.69m.

Women’s Javelin Throw results

Men’s Long Jump: 2007 SEA Games champion Henry Dagmil leaped 7.78m to settle for a silver medal.  Young protege Benigno Marayag clawed his way into 3rd place with a final jump of 7.61m, edging a Vietnamese by .06m to snatch the bronze.  Thailand’s Supanara Sukhasvas won the gold with a 7.86m effort, missing Dagmil’s Games record of 7.87m by .01 meters.

Men’s Long Jump Results

Photocredits: PATAFA Multiply / International University Sports Federation

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