The Philippines continued its medal haul in the 2013 Thailand Track and Field Championships in Bangkok, earning two golds, three silvers and three bronzes on the event’s third day.
Veterans Edgardo Alejan Jr. and Archand Christian Bagsit made it a one-two finish for the Filipinos in the men’s 400-meter run. Alejan topped the race in 46.95 seconds and Bagsit, 47.11 seconds.
Riezel Buenaventura added another gold in the women’s pole vault, clearing 3.85 meters.
The silvers 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).
The Philippines has eight golds, eight silvers and four bronzes so far.
The other golds were contributed 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).
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).
EMIL C. NOGUERA