The Rise of Rosales
Jenny Rose Rosales (UE) continued to establish her dominance in the UAAP. The 17 year old rookie from Batangas, had won the 100-200-400 at the Palarong Pambansa (setting the UAAP 400 record at 57.4 on the way). But she went on to clear house of her much older opponents and achieved the rare feat of winning the trifecta sprint womens 100-200-400 titles. The first year student clocked times of 12.34 and 25.33 in the 100 and 200. The 200m time makes her the #8 fastest junior of all time for the Philippines. The petite Rosales is coached by Legendary Athlete Elma Muros is looking like a candidate for the coveted Womens MVP and is the overwhelming choice for the female rookie of the year.
Meanwhile Dato-on of UST added a second silver int he 200m dash in a personal best 25.90s time and Former UAAP Sprint Queen Hanelyn Loquinto was 3rd in 26.17s.
One of the best performed athletes of the UAAP Dalyn Carmen (yellow) leads Jilla Dela Rosa (black) in the womens 1500m. Photo by Joey Ming Lao UST Coach.
Dalyn claims sole ownership of Steeple Record
FEU’s Carmen Dalyn has erased the UAAP Record of Serenata Saluan (11.56.12 in 2010) so now has complete ownership of the UAAP Record. Her time of 11.50.62 adds to her mark from last year of 11.43.8 (hand timed).
Dalyn earlier added the 1500m UAAP title to her resume aswell as the 10k title. And if is able to clinch the 5k aswell will overtake Jennyrose Rosales on the medal count. Unless of course UE pulls off a surprise gold medal in the womens 4×4.
Meanwhile with the absence of last years champion Felyn Dolloso of DLSU in the Triple Jump there was some spectacular performances with Joeann Bermudo of FEU jumping 12.05m which is the 5th best triple jump of all time by a Filipino woman and Michelle Loterte of UST improving her best jump from 11.70 to 11.96m which is the 8th best triple jump of all time by a Filipino woman.
ALL TIME LIST OF FILIPINO WOMEN TRIPLE JUMP BELOW
|12.67m||Marestella Torres||20/2/1981||1f||Manila||National Open||3/6/2004|
|12.56m||Percela Molina||22/10/76||1f||Manila||National Open||2002|
|12.35m||Felyn Dolloso||9/3/1993||Tarlac||Palarong Pambansa||2010|
|12.09m||Katherine Khay Santos||1990||2f||Bacolod||National Games||2011|
|12.03m||Maricel Sibog||84||Naga City||Palarong Pambansa||6/8/2002|
|12.02m||Mariz Cotoner||86||Naga City||Palarong Pambansa||6/8/2002|
|11.92m||Rochille Corpuz||12/4/1988||Lingayen||National Open||2009|
Not the Sioson for Ferrera
Kenneth Grace Ferrera of FEU the younger sister of mutiple sea games champion Arniel Ferrera was denied a record in the womens Hammer. Ferrera whose career best of 38.06m outside the uaap actually is on par with the record. KG Through a credible 37.74m to claim the gold. However FEU alumini Annabell Sioson got to hold onto her record tonight.
Penepona and Cimatu burst onto the Javelin scene
UAAP defending champion Jennefer Penepona of FEU defended her title in the womens javelin despite a strong challenge from the much fancied Stephanie Cimatu the Palaro Record Holder. Peneopona actually bettered her pb by throwing 41.66m #7 all time of Filipino women and continued the FEU cleansweep of the womens throwing events at the UAAP. UP’s Cimatu who hails from the Ilocos Norte region threw a credible 40.18m although 2m shy of her personal best of 42.42m.
Unso claims second title of games
Meanwhile in the mens 200m, DLSU’s Patrick Unso turned the tables on Ateneo’s Carlo Soriano by . Unso who finished second to Soriano in a close 3 way finish in the 100m on day one. Took his second title of the games to go with his victory in the 110m Hurdles at the expense of the UAAPs defend champion in the event he timed 22.13. Soriano won silver in 22.36 and UE Abraham Alzona got the bronze with 22.45.
Smith and Baron
Forget about Smith or Baron?. It was Smith and Baron at the UAAP with Alexandra Morrica Smith of DLSU winning on count back with 2.70m, while Baron also tied the mark. The two training partners sparked a series of vaults last year which ended with Baron stealing away the womens junior polevault record.
El Cid strikes in the 400m
After skipping the decathlon event this year Cid finally claimed his title of this years UAAP with a win in the Mens 400m in 49.17 secs, last years gold and silver medallist as result were pushed back a placing with FEU team mate Jhonrey Bhardos 2nd and UE Abraham Alzona finishing 3rd. Cid had placed 2nd in the pole vault on the first day and also second in the long jump.
Layumas secures the double
DLSU rookie Gerlad Layumas secured the Mens Triple jump (14.04m) and Mens Long Jump (6.61m). The 17 year old Palarong Pambansa champion from Bacolod who is also a member of the DLSU soccer team was expected to dominate these events.
By the look of things as the UAAP wraps up the DLSU Men and the FEU Women are certain to emerge the victors.