PATAFA Participants battle it out down the stretch during the PATAFA weekly relay series at the PhilSports Complex in Pasig. PATAFA photo

Collegiate athletes join PATAFA weekly relay series

August 29, 2022 People's Tonight 859 views

THE big boys were on the field at the Philsports Complex during last Sunday’s Week 3 of the 2022 Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association’s Weekly Relay Series sponsored by the Philippine Sports Commission in cooperation with World Athletics and CEL Logistics.

The Open/Elite Division comprised of those 20 years old and above attracted athletes from FEU, Adamson University, University of Makati, UE, UP Diliman, UST, Ateneo, PCCR, NU, Pateros Tech and even a four-man contingent from Sabah who were on hand to strut their stuff in the day’s events.

Coach Ronald Corot of Adamson University mentioned that they use the Weekly Relay Series as a tune-up for future competitions and to see where their team could improve as other UAAP and NCAA athletes are also present to showcase their stuff.

“This is a venue where we could see if our players have improved or declined in their performance so that we, as coaches, can make the necessary adjustments in our training,” added Corot.

Tochukwu Onoura Timothy Torres Okolo who specializes in the 110-meter hurdles had this to say of the event, .“It makes me realize that there are a lot of strong athletes in this meet and I need to improve more in order to reach my goal.”

“We at the PATAFA welcome all the participants to the Weekly Relay Series. This is PATAFA’s way of developing grassroot athletics and for these aspiring athletes to test their mettle against some of the best in the country,” PATAFA President Terry Capistrano said in an interview.

The Weekly Relay Series which runs until November 20 is also being sponsored by Milo, Cignal TV, Wireless Link Technologies, Casio G-Shock, Cellife Cellular Nutrition, Masiv Sports, Dr. J Alcohol, Pencer Q, Puma and Silver Bullet Productions.