The Philippines’ track and field delegation that competed at the Singapore Open Track & Field Championships brought glory to the country after bagging 10 gold, 13 silver, and six bronze medals in the annual meet.
The international sporting event—held in Kallang Sports center’s Home of Athletics in Singapore from April 16 to 17—is part of the national team’s preparation for the upcoming 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA) in Hanoi, Vietnam this May.
Leading the country’s medal haul were reigning SEA Games champions Natalie Uy, Sarah Dequinan, and Melvin Calano who topped their respective events.
Uy placed first in the women’s pole vault with 4.20 meters, Dequinan dominated in the women’s heptathlon with 5008 points, and Calano outmaneuvered his foes in the men’s javelin with 66.23m to snag the top spot.
However, the national team’s gold-winning streak doesn’t end there. Jessel Lumapas came out on top of the women’s 400m, Kat Santos became victorious in the women’s long jump, Albert Mantua received gold through his personal best in men’s shotput, Evelyn Palabrica outthrew her competitors in women’s javelin, Harry Diones leaped to first place in the men’s triple jump, and the men’s 4x400m relay and the women’s 4x400m relay teams both won gold through their amazing teamwork.
Meanwhile, here’s the complete list of the national team’s Silver medal and Bronze medal winners:
- Women’s 4×100 meter relay
- Men’s Discus throw – ALBERT MANTUA (Personal Best)
- Men’s 800 meters – EDWIN GIRON
- Men’s 400 meters – FREDERICK RAMIREZ
- Women’s 400 meters – MAUREEN SCHRIJVERS
- Men’s Long jump – JANRY UBAS
- Men’s 5000 meters – ALFRENCE BRAZA
- Men’s Shotput – WILLIAM MORRISON
- Men’s 1500 meters – ALFRENCE BRAZA
- Men’s 110-meter hurdles – ALVIN VERGEL
- Women’s 100-meter hurdles – MELISSA ESCOTON (Personal Best)
- Women’s Javelin throw – SARAH DEQUINAN
- Men’s High jump – JANRY UBAS
- Men’s Triple jump – RONE MALIPAY
- Heptathlon – JOSEFA LIGMAYO
- Men’s 400 meters – ALHRYAN LABITA
- Women’s 100 meters – ELOIZA MEDINA
- Men’s 110-meter hurdles – JANRY UBAS
- Men’s 400-meter hurdles – FRANCIS MEDINA
The Singapore tournament will be the track and field team’s final foreign contest before seeing action at next month’s SEA Games.
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