By: Andrew Pirie
SEA Games Bronze Medalist Loralie Amahit-Sermona again erased her National Record in the womens Hammer Throw. The jolly 30-year-old from Binalbagan, Negros Occidental heaved the Hammer 50.30m to secure a silver medal at the ‘Hong Kong Summer Invitational’ last week (finished behind Kang Na Ru of Korea 57.42). This further improved on the 50.03m throw Amahit had thrown at Dumaguete during the National Games last month. Amahit previous best was 49.79m in the 2007 SEA Games, she won the bronze in the 2011 sea games in 49.69m. The score easily secures Amahit a berth on the 2013 sea games team as she surpassed her bronze record, the silver medal standard criteria is 51.95m.
National Record Holder Loralie Amahit-Sermona in action
photo supplied by Roselyn Hamero & The PATAFA
SEA Games Heptathlon Silver medalist Narcisca Atienza, 1.73m was good enough to win the a]gold medal from the team in the Womens High jump, albeit off her best performance and national record of 1.81m. The other gold was won by sea games silver medalist Rosie Villarito in 48.84m in the womens javelin.
Meanwhile another athlete who has made the bronze medal standard for the sea games. Manuel Lasangue finished fifth in the Mens High Jump in a credible 2.09m. Lasangue who jumped a solo 2.10m at the National Games last month had a prior best of 2.07m dating back to 2010. Lasangue who due to work commitments started to specialise in the high jump after dropping the decathlon has shown consitency in the high jump.
Edgardo Alejan Jr. one of the members of the 4×4 relay squad improved his personal best time to 48.41 in the final behind a Japanese sprinter to take the silver medal in the event. Isidro Del Prado Jr finished 7th in the final in 49.95.
Rounding out the contigent was Olympic bound Rene Herrera who ran 15m01 in the 5k to get the silver medal, (14m51 last national games in bacolod 2011).