Ateneo HS is first runnerup in UAAP 76 Track & Field championship!

December 18, 2013
Paul Daza & Rabbi Villanueva; Photos by Norman Macasaet, JR Castor & Mark Operario

Ateneo de Manila High School placed second overall in the junior boys division of the UAAP Season 76 Track and Field Championship held from December 5 to 8, 2013, at the DLSU campus in Dasmariñas, Cavite. University of the East (UE) was the winner in the junior boys division.
Of note is the fact that in the pole vault and hammer throw events, the top three slots were all won by AHS athletes.
Here is individual medal summary of the AHS tracksters: 
Rabbi Villanueva (4D) – team captain
400m hurdles: Silver
4x400m relay: Silver
4x100m relay: Bronze
100m run: Bronze
110m hurdles: Bronze
400m run: Bronze
Mari Villarin (4H)
Hammer throw: Gold
Javelin: Silver
 The quartet of (from left) Paulo Macasaet, Leo Valera, Henry Gonzales and Rabbi Villanueva finished in third place in the 4x100m relay. Photo courtesy Norman Macasaet.
Nestor Castor (4A)
Pole vault: Gold

Leo Valera (4F)
High Jump: Silver
4x100m relay: Bronze
Paulo Macasaet (4D)
Javelin: Bronze
4x100m relay: Bronze
Henry Gonzales (4H)
High jump: Bronze
4x100m relay: Bronze
Martin Yuzon (4H)
Hammer throw: Silver
Matt Untalan (4H)
Shotput: Bronze
Renz Bangui (2M)
3k walks: Gold
5k walks: Silver
Andrei Sioson (3J)
4x400m relay: Silver
Nigel Ganzon (3L)
4x400m relay: Silver
Tobi Sales (3M)
4x400m relay: Silver
James Magpoc (2L)
Pole vault: Silver
Ardy Mercado (2F)
Hammer throw: Bronze
Mark Operario (1E)
Pole vault: Bronze
The other members of the team who competed and contributed points to the AHS’ first runnerup finish are Jr Pineda (4E), Enrique Gomez (4K), Vince Tumala (3I), Gelo Capinpin (2F), and Abi Sandalo (2I).
The AHS Track and Field team is coached by Enrico Quodala and Jok Cobar. Jerro Perater is the throwers' coach, while Emerson Obiena and his team coached the AHS pole vaulters.
 Mari Villarin (4H) won a silver medal for the javelin throw and a gold medal for the hammer throw (distance was 35.75 meters). Photo courtesy Norman Macasaet.