Youth discus throw mark set  

The Philippine Star
Youth discus throw mark set   
Kira Elis.
STAR / File

MANILA, Philippines — A Philippine record in the discus throw for the Youth Category (using a 1.5 kg implement) was set at Week 6 of the PATAFA Weekly Relay Series at the PhilSports Track Oval sponsored by the Philippine Sports Commission and CEL Logistics, Inc.

Denver Tacay of the University of Baguio, in his third attempt, achieved a distance of 49.69 meters, besting his competitor by a little more than 17 meters.

Another promising performance for the day was recorded by a 16-year-old stunner in the 5,000 meter event.

Kira Elis of the Get Coach’d team literally ran rings around her opposition, lapping them twice with a time of 19:05.92 and surpassing last week’s 20:01.5 by collegiate athletes.

“I’m really very happy about my performance today, especially since I achieved a personal best after just coming off a race last Friday,” the high school junior said.

Pole vault world No. 3 EJ Obiena was at the venue to lend support to the Weekly Series where his rise to international stardom started in 2014.

“I’d like to congratulate all participants in this event. Dito din po ako nagsimula. With hard work and determination, I believe that you all can do it,” Obiena said.



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