Rich medal harvest for national athletes in Thailand track and field meet

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The national track and field team scooped six gold, five silver and one bronze medal in the 2013 Thailand Track and Field Championships at the Thammasat University Stadium in Bangkok.

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Middle-distance runner Jessa Mangsat timed 11 minutes and 10.08 seconds to rule the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase, beating South Korean Lee Hyeon Ok (11:11.46).

Palarong Pambansa standout Jenyrose Rosales took the gold in the girls’ 400m with a 55.87 second time, while Mary Lyn Avila dominated the girls’ 400-meter hurdles in 1:04.44.

Southeast Asian Games veteran Katherine Kay Santos reigned in the women’s long jump with a 5.99-meter showing while Arniel Ferrera (men’s hammer throw) and Evalyn Palabrica (girls’ javelin throw) added to the gold harvest.

The silver medal winners were Junrey Bano (men’s 400m hurdles), Josie Malacad (women’s 400m hurdles), Julian Reem Fuentes (boys’ long jump), Indonesia SEA Games silver medalist Mervin Guarte (men’s 1,500 meter run) and Emerson John Obiena (men’s pole vault).

The lone bronze came from Reyvieth Penarubia (girls’ 400-meter hurdles).

The tournament is sanctioned by the International Athletics Associations Federations and Asian Athletics Association.

EMIL C. NOGUERA

 

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