AJHS is 2015 PRADA Track and Field champion!

February 26, 2015
By: 
Paul Daza

With a medal haul of four gold medals, six silver medals and five bronze medals, the Ateneo Junior High School Track and Field Team emerged as the undisputed champion of the 2015 PRADA Track and Field championship. Among the schools they competed against were Marist, International School Manila (ISM), Pasig Catholic College (PCC), and Brent. The competition was held on February 14, 2015 at Brent School in Mamplasan, Laguna.

Here is the medal tally of the AJHS athletics team:

Augusto Cruz* (8 Faber): 2 gold medals (4x100m relay + 4x400m relay); silver, 200m dash (25.38 secs.); bronze, 400m run (1:2.81)
Miggy Restor (8 Kostka): 2 gold medals (4x100m relay + 4x400m relay); silver, 50m dash (6.28 secs.); silver, 400m run (1:01.63)
Nathan Fernandez (8 Pignatelli): 2 gold medals (4x100m relay + 4x400m relay)
Raym Vicente (8 Gonzaga): Gold, 800m walk (5:00.75); gold, 4x100m relay  
Jose Maria Sison (8 Bellarmine): Gold, 1500m (5:20.52); bronze, 800m (2:33.31)
Javier Sale (8 Kostka): Gold, discus throw (20.91m); silver, shot put (9.74m)
Mikka Mendoza (7 Luna): Gold, 4x400m relay
Lorenzo Garcia (8 Berchmans): Silver, long jump (4.78m)
Mark Bangui (8 Kostka): Silver, 800m walk (5:03.12)
Lucas Reyes (7 Rizal): Bronze, 800m walk (5:03.46)
Thirdy Runas (8 Berchmans): Bronze, shot put (9.35m)

Javier Sale of 8-Kostka won a gold medal for the discus throw (20.91m) and a silver medal for the shot put (9.74m) event.

Jose Ma. Sison of 8-Bellarmine won a gold medal for the 1500m run and a bronze medal for the 800m run.

Thirdy Runas of 8-Berchmans won a bronze medal for the shot put event with a throw of 9.35m.
RELAY EVENTS
4x100m relay (53.38 secs.), GOLD: Nathan Fernandez (8 Pignatelli), Augusto Cruz (8 Faber), Miggy Restor (8 Kostka), Raym Vicente (8 Gonzaga)
From left: Nathan Fernandez (8 Pignatelli), Augusto Cruz (8 Faber), Miggy Restor (8 Kostka), and Raym Vicente (8 Gonzaga) finished first in the 4x100m relay.
4x400m relay, GOLD: Nathan Fernandez (8 Pignatelli), Augusto Cruz (8 Faber), Mikka Mendoza (7 Luna), Miggy Restor (8 Kostka)

From left: Nathan Fernandez (8 Pignatelli), Miggy Restor (8 Kostka), Augusto Cruz (8 Faber), and Mikka Mendoza (7 Luna) won a gold medal in the 4x400m relay.
The AJHS students who competed at the PRADA track and field championship for school year 2014-2015 were Mark Bangui (8 Kostka), Augusto Cruz (8 Faber),*  Nathan Fernandez (8 Pignatelli), Lorenzo Garcia (8 Berchmans), Mikka Mendoza (7 Luna), Miggy Restor (8 Kostka), Lucas Reyes (7 Rizal), Thirdy Runas (8 Berchmans), Javier Sale (8 Kostka), John Kenneth Sandiego (8 Bellarmine), Jose Maria Sison (8 Bellarmine), Jose Angelo Tutor (7 Jacinto), and Raym Vicente (8 Gonzaga).
  
They were coached by Ricky Olfato.

*team captain