Junior athletes continued to flock to the PhilSports track and field oval in Pasig City as action heats up in the Philippine Athletics and Track And Field Association’s Weekly Relay Series Week 10 sponsored by the Philippine Sports Commission and CEL Logistics, Inc.

Athletes continue to come in droves at the PhilSports track and field oval as the PATAFA Weekly Relay Series nears its finals on Nov. 19 and 20. (PATAFA image)

Coming in by the busloads, young municipal and academic sportsmen and women who came from as far as Aklan continued to display top-notch performances in the different disciplines to be part of the series finals scheduled Nov. 19 and 20.

Several promising performances highlighted the day such as the ones coming from John Michael Fajardo (under 20) of Mapua University who surpassed the 50-meter mark in javelin throw and just fell short by about two meters against the standing boys national record in the discus throw.

A close finish was also seen in the 5,000 meter event where John Mark Martir of Adamson University just out-lunged Cris Jay Pasion with only .31 seconds separating them.

PATAFA president Terry Capistrano said, “It heartens us at the PATAFA to see these athletes take advantage of the opportunity to pit their talents against others while aiming to be part of the finals come November.”

“The top sixteen in track and top twelve in field events for each category will meet in those finals, not to compete with each other, but to compete with themselves as the top performers in each event will be declared winners,” he added.

The PATAFA Weekly Relay Series is made possible with the cooperation and sponsorship of the Philippine Sports Commission, CEL Logistics, Milo, Cignal TV, Wireless Link Technologies, Casio G-Shock, Cellife Cellular Nutrition, Masiv Sports, Dr. J Alcohol, Pencer Q, Puma and Silver Bullet Productions.

Source: Manila Bulletin (https://mb.com.ph/2022/10/24/race-for-the-finals-continues-in-patafa-wrs/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=race-for-the-finals-continues-in-patafa-wrs)