Athletics team ends SEA Games campaign with 5 golds

By Jean Malanum

August 27, 2017, 7:36 pm

KUALA LUMPUR -- The men's 4x400-meter relay team of decathlete champion Aries Toledo, Archand Bagsit, Mico del Prado and Edgar Alejan won the bronze on Saturday night as the Philippines ended its campaign in the 29th Southeast Asian Games athletics competition with five golds, three silvers, and 10 bronze medals.

The Philippines' men’s relay clocked 3:08.42 to finish third behind gold winner Thailand (3:07.25) and silver medalist Vietnam (3:07.40) at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil.

Clinton Kingsley registered 14.15 seconds to win the bronze medal in the men’s 110-meter hurdles while Christopher Ulboc and Reah Joy Sumalpong finished fifth place in their respective events.

Two-time champion Ulboc lost the men's 3,000-meter steeplechase title to Indonesian Atjong Tio Purwanto, who captured the gold medal with the best time of 9:03.24. Vietnam’s Pham Tien San was third with 9:06.63 followed by Do Quac Luat (9:08.72).

Ulboc clocked 8:59.07 to win the 2015 SEA Games gold in Singapore. He won the 2013 gold with a time of 9:01.59.

Sumalpong, on the other hand, was fifth in the women’s discus throw with a heave of 43.91 meters.

The gold medal winners were Fil-Americans Trenten Anthony Beram (men's 200-meter and 400-meter) and Eric Shauwn Toledo (men's 400-meter hurdles), Aries Toledo (men's decathlon) and Mary Joy Tabal (women's marathon).

Those who won the silver were Cray (men's 100-meter), Marco Vilog (men's 800-meter) and Mark Harry Diones (men's triple jump).

The other bronze medalists were Clinton Kingsley Bautista (men's 110-meter hurdles), Marestella Sunang (women's long jump), Melvin Calano (men's javelin throw), Janry Ubas (men's long jump), Mervin Guarte (men's 1,500-meter), Arnel Ferrera (men's hammer throw), Evalyn Palabrica (women's javelin throw), and the men's and women's 4x100-meter relay teams.

The Philippines athletics team won five golds, seven silvers, and nine bronzes in the 2015 edition of the SEA Games in Singapore. (PNA)