Records shatter in NCAA athletics opener

ABS-CBN Sports on Mar 01, 2017 05:44 PM
Records shatter in NCAA athletics opener
Three standards were reset in the opening day of the 92nd NCAA athletics.

A discus thrower and the pair of long jumpers came through with record-breaking performance to start the 92nd NCAA track and field competition with a bang at the Philsports Complex in Pasig City.

Emilio Aguinaldo's Tyrone Execquiel shattered the 11-year meet record of 40.00 meters Letran's Randolph Hernandez set in 2006 by heaving a 42.69 meter heave in secondary boys discuss throw.

San Beda's Gideon Arellano and San Sebastian provided the serious challenge by throwing 42.67 and 41.68m but Exequiel's effort was just too much as the two settled for the silver and bronze medals, respectively.

Jose Rizal's Miller Manulat and St. Benilde's Julian Seem Fuentes likewise rearranged the juniors and seniors long jump mark.

Manulat rewrote the 6.77m mark San Sebastian's John Resty Lorenzo set three seasons back by leaping 6.83m while Fuentes jumped to 7.59m to erase the 7.42m he himself set a year ago.

Arellano U's Alberto Ubando (6.49m) and Jose Rizal's John Wilfred Laguna (6.38m) wound up second and third to Manulat while Arellano U's Aristeo dela Pena (7.44m) and San Beda's Joshua Tero ended up second and third to Fuentes.

In other results, Letran's Harvey Unico took the pole vault gold in the seniors' division in 4.10m, besting Arellano U rivals John Ray Mabuyao (4.00) and Christopher Gonzal;s (3.80m).

The three-day centerpiece event unfurled with San Sebastian's Management Committee representive Fr. Glyn Ortega, OAR, and fellow members officially ushering in the meet.

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