Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association - updates

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Marestella Sunang, PH athletics team find new home

Jun 30, 2018 - 7:54 PM

The country's long jump record holder becomes the first national team member to train at the Vermosa Sports Hub

REDEMPTION. Long jump specialist MarestellaTorres-Sunang is looking to bounce back from her lackluster 2014 Asian Games finish. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Milo Marathon champions to represent PH in 2019 SEA Games

Jun 07, 2018 - 4:02 PM

Laoag hosts the 42nd edition where the winners will get more than just cash rewards

Athletics president Philip Juico gives his full confidence to the Milo winners along with Milo consumer marketing manager Meg Panopio, business executive officer-senior vice president Joey Uy, brand ambassador Solenn Heussaff, business unit manager-vice president Willy de Ocampo, general manager Laurent Boisdton, national finals local race organizer Faivo Bartolome, and national race organizer Andrew Neri. Photo by JR Isaga/Rappler

Philippine athletics chief thumbs down Palarong Pambansa 2018 records

Apr 23, 2018 - 1:44 PM

The national athletics federation nullifies the records set by Veruel Verdadero, Eliza Cuyom, and Ann Katherine Quitoy as DepEd fails to follow protocol

SPEEDY STAR. Veruel Verdadero, a 16-year-old bet from Cavite, impresses in the 100-meter dash. File photo from Rappler

Athletics chief says SEA Games 2017 performance 'good build-up' to Asiad

Aug 26, 2017 - 4:09 PM

The Philippine athletics team already has 5 gold medals 3 silvers and 8 bronzes heading into the final day of athletics competition

GOLDEN BOY. Trenten Beram claims two gold medals for the Philippine athletics team in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games. Photo from POC/PSC Media

PATAFA sets conditions for Tabal's reinstatement

Jun 10, 2017 - 5:01 PM

PATAFA wants Tabal to meet several conditions in order to compete at the SEA Games including where and whom she trains with and withdrawing her letter of complaint

MARATHON QUEEN. Among the conditions being requested for Mary Joy Tabal's reinstatement are that she trains with a national coach in Manila or Baguio, and that she withdraws her complaint letter to the PSC. Photo from Tabal's Facebook

Tabal denies PATAFA claim she had resigned a second time

Jun 08, 2017 - 5:07 PM

Mary Joy Tabal says she won t admit she had resigned saying she was instead cut from the national team by PATAFA

SEEKING REINSTATEMENT. Mary Joy Tabal says she did not resign from the national team as PATAFA is claiming, and had assumed their disagreements were a matter of the past. Photo from Tabal's Facebook page

Mary Joy Tabal seeks national team reinstatement for SEA Games

Jun 07, 2017 - 12:57 PM

I’m still hoping they can accept me to represent the country for the SEA Games said a tearful Tabal

SEEKING REINSTATEMENT. (From L-R) Motorace Philippines Inc president Jonel Borromeo, coach John Philip Dueñas, Olympian Mary Joy Tabal, and PSC commissioner Ramon Fernandez during a press conference. Photo by PJ Estan

Athletics coach Griffin lauds PH athletes' work ethic

Jun 06, 2017 - 11:20 PM

They re like a family here They train together and work as a team adds coach Roshan Griffin who is training the Philippine athletics team for the upcoming SEAG

ALL SET. The Philippine team to the 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games are set to leave for Nanjing on August 13. Photo by David Lozada/Rappler

PATAFA’s Juico on marathoner Tabal: ‘We don’t like you'

Jun 05, 2017 - 5:35 PM

This is issue has been going on for too long it is now time to take stop says PATAFA president Philip Juico

OUT OF FAVOR. PATAFA officials aired their grievances against marathon champ Mary Joy Tabal at a press conference on Monday. File photo

PATAFA to send athletes to Hong Kong, Ubas surpasses SEAG record

Jun 05, 2017 - 4:22 PM

Janry Ubas showcased a sneak peak of what may be to come by jumping further than the SEA Games record

Olympian Mary Joy Tabal dropped by PH national team

Sep 08, 2016 - 10:08 PM

Tabal the first Filipina to qualify for the Olympic marathon is no longer part of the national team

LONG DISTANCE. Mary Joy Tabal says being dropped by the Philippine national team is "painful." Photo from Tabal's Facebook page

High hopes for Rio gold after Eric Cray's World Challenge silver

Jun 28, 2016 - 3:43 PM

Cray smashes the Philippine national record at 48 98 in the 400 meter hurdles at the IAAF World Challenge Cup in Madrid

OLYMPIC HOPE. There are high hopes for Filipino-American Eric Cray to bag a gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. File photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

Aiming for Rio, Tabal agrees to return to PATAFA

Jun 07, 2016 - 1:15 PM

Long distance runner Mary Joy Tabal wants to move on and focus on her dream of competing at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro

GRASSROOTS PROGRAM. Mary Joy Tabal with coach John Philip Duenas together with the kids from Guba, a mountain barangay in Cebu where Tabal came from, who they are training under the running grassroots program of the Cebu City Sports Commission. Photo by Mars G. Alison/Rappler

PATAFA bares Olympic hopefuls and challenges of regaining lost glory

Feb 10, 2016 - 3:33 PM

PATAFA president Philip Ella Juico admits the Philippines must harness Fil foreign talent but remains hopeful with homegrown development

US-based track athletes Kayla Richardson (L) and Eric Cray (R) were among the brightest spots for the Philippines at the 2015 Southeast Asian Games. File photos by Reuters