PH tracksters win 8 more medals in Thailand


The Philippines earned two golds, three silvers and three bronzes on the third day of the 2013 Thailand Track and Field Championships being held at the Thammasat University Stadium in Bangkok.

Veterans Edgardo Alejan Jr. and Archand Christian Bagsit led the charge of the Filipino tracksters when they dominated the men’s 400-meter run. Alejan topped the event with a 46.95-second showing while completed a 1-2 punch for the Philippines as Bagsit secured the silver in 47.11 seconds.

Riezel Buenaventura added another gold in the women’s pole vault. She registered 3.85 meters in the tournament sanctioned by the International Athletics Associations Federations and Asian Athletics Association.

The silver medals were from Josie Malacad in the women’s 400m run (56.43 seconds) and Rosie Villarito in the women’s javelin throw (49.08 meters) while the bronzes came from Loralie Sermona in the women’s hammer throw (49.13m), Eliezer Sunang in the men’s shot put (16.74m), and Hanelyn Loquinto, Katherine Kay Santos, Jennyrose Rosales and Princess Joy Griffith in the women’s 4x100m relay (46.63 seconds).

Overall, the Philippines has eight golds, eight silvers and four bronzes,

The other golds were earlier claimed by Santos (women’s long jump), Mary Lyn Avila (girls’ 400m hurdles), Jessa Mangsat (women’s 3000m steeplechase), Rosales (women’s 400m), Evalyn Palabrica (girls’ javelin throw) and Arniel Ferrera (men’s hammer throw) while the silver medals were delivered by Ernest John Obiena (boys’ pole vault), Mervin Guarte (men’s 1,500m), Junrey Bano (men’s 400m hurdles), Malacad (women’s 400m hurdles) and Julian Reem Fuentes (boys’ long jump), and one bronze courtesy of Reyvieth Peñarubia (girls’ 400m hurdles).


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