PATAFA Participants in the PATAFA Weekly Relay Series take off for the 110m Hurdles Open/Hurdles . In photo are John Christian Cresencia of FEU, Gio Gonzales of UE Manila, John Rick Marcos also of FEU, Ruther dela Cruz representing UE Manila, Jose Mateo Crisostomo of ADMU and Samuel Pedral Jr of FEU

UP bet takes limelight

September 14, 2022 People's Tonight 251 views

THE action resumed at the PATAFA Weekly Relay Series Week 5 sponsored by the Philippine Sports Commission and CEL Logistics at the Philsports Track and Field Oval.

Elite and collegiate athletes took to the field anew as they pitted their abilities against each other in preparation for the upcoming UAAP, NCAA and National Open.

One of the more promising performances of the day was a 16:10.89 by Edward Flores of UP Diliman in the Men’s 5,000 meter run.

When asked what his personal target was, Flores said “Target ko po talaga is around 15:20 or below. So far po ng personal best ko is 15:36, pero alam ko po na kakayanin ko pang ma-improve yun.”

Top performances for the day in other events are as follows:

Ma. Jonna Abutas – FEU – 5,000m – 20:01.5.

Karl Arvin Aquino – NU – Men’s Triple Jump – 14.25m.

Abcede Agamanos – Team Iskolar – Women’s Triple Jump – 12.98m (surpassing the current Philippine record)

Ariel Legaspi – Mapua – Men’s Discus – 39.22m.

Daniella Daynata – Independent – Women’s Discus – 43.40m.

Alana Julliane Halaguena – UP Diliman – 3000m Walk – 16:41.7.

Tochukwu Okolo – FEU – 110m Hurdles – 15.18.

Jelly Dianne Palagile – Phil. Army – 100m Hurdles – 15.03.

Jerry Vasques – Tarlac Agri Univ – 1500m Men – 4:10.87.

Bernalyn Bejoy – Team Iskolar – 1500. Women – 5:07.58.

Tochukwu Okolo – FEU – 400m Men – 50.02.

Charlaine de Ocampo – NU – 400m Women – 59.99.

“It was great to see the participants of the PATAFA Weekly Relay Series continually improving in their performances through this event. We expect more improvements from them in the weeks to come as we move toward the culmination of this series,” PATAFA President Terry Capistrano said.

The Weekly Relay Series is made possible thru the cooperation and sponsorship of the Philippine Sports Commission, CEL Logistics, Milo, Cignal TV, Wireless Link Technologies, Casio G-Shock, Cellife Cellular Nutrition, Masiv Sports, Dr. J Alcohol, Pencer Q, Chooks-To -Go, Puma and Silver Bullet Productions.