Another Successful feat in Alaska IronKids Triathlon Event


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She may not have gotten the title but the smile on her face is proof enough that she enjoys and love the game and winning is extremely a bonus.

Congrats sis!


” Finishing third in their division was Everly Janarie Macalalad in 37.54. “




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cto: BIke King

Sprint Event Champion: Edward Vince Jared Macalalad 2nd place: Julius Constantino 3rd place: Justin Chiongbian

Another successful feat for my brother, Edward Vince Jared Macalalad, as he emerge as the overall top in Tri United 2 Sprint Event. He may struggle a bit in swim but he definitely outmatched everyone in the run part.



2014: Showing Real Prowess


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Huelgas reclaims PNG title

ASIAN Game-bound Nikko Huelgas capped a strong showing from start to finish and reclaimed the national title in the triathlon competitions of the 2014 Philippine National Games at the Ayala, Alabang Village in Muntinlupa City.

Huelgas, who finished third in last year’s edition of the PNG, pulled away in the first 500 meters in the run leg to establish a commanding lead over his counterparts and completed the race in the over-20 men’s division with a time of one hour, 20 minutes and 25 seconds in the annual National Games organized by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC).

“Three out of four ako sa PNG, last year ay natalo ako dahil nasira ang kadena ng bike ko. I’m happy to have won the race again,” said Huelgas after dominating the 900-m swim, 27.1-k bike and 5.2-k run race.

Huelgas, along with PNG triathlon defending champion John Chicano, will be the country’s representatives in the Asian Games in September.

Chicano skipped this year’s triathlon event in the PNG because of fever.

“This is part of my training for the Incheon Asian Games and my goal for Incheon is to be in the Top 10,” said Huelgas.

Rising triathlon athlete Banjo Cabalero Norte of Cagayan de Oro came in second with a time of 1:21.26 while Deo Timbol placed third with a 1:27.32 clocking in the tournaments also supported by Summit Natural Water, Forever Rich Philippines, Bala Energy Drink, Milo, Standard Insurance, SM Marikina and PLDT-My DSL.

Not to be outdone, Kim Mangrobang came virtually unopposed in the women’s over-20 division to wrest her fourth straight triathlon title in the annual sporting events aimed to discover new talents at the grassroots level.

Mangrobang clocked 1:36:54 to beat closest rivals Noemi Andra Galeos of General Santos City (1:49:27) and Baguio City’s Bic Ferreira (1:50:49).

“Gusto ko talagang mauna agad para wala akong iniisip kung may hinahabol ba ako o may nauuna sa akin. Kontento ako sa performance lalo na dahil four-out-of-four na ako sa PNG,” said the 22-year-old Mangrobang.

National training pool member Edward Jared Macalalad (1:26:33) and Mariah Villegas Garcia (2:14:12) ruled the male and female 16-19 divisions.


Robeno Javier (1:14:43) and Nancy Papaya (1:34:40) emerged victorious in the debuting duathlon event in the PNG, winning the gold in the male and female divisions.

James Allado claimed the male 16-19 division.

In the taekwondo competitions at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, Baguio City bets dominated juniors’ taekwondo with its girls’ team collecting five of the 10 gold medals at stake.

Keyya Arizza David opened up the gold medal haul for Baguio City when she ruled the bantamweight class with Colleen Heria and Leslie Agyamoc adding the featherweight and lightweight division gold medals.

Ma. Kaye Shannelle Romuar  and Brighty Rio Salazar completed Baguio’s  dominating performance in the welterweight and heavyweight classes.



2014: First STCAA (Southern Tagalog Calabarzon Athletic Association) Appearance


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A not so successful first time appearance but still a great accomplishment.

Two more years to shape up for the better.

Event 2 Girls 6-12 200 LC Meter Freestyle Elementary)

Name                                  Age   Team               Seed Time  Finals Time

16 Macalalad, Everly Janarie  12      Laguna Prov   2:45.20      2:56.69


Event 42 Girls 6-12 100 LC Meter Freestyle Elementary

Name                                     Age      Team               Seed Time    Finals Time

20 Macalalad, Everly Janarie      12        Laguna Prov    1:14.66        1:23.92


Event 58 Girls 6-12 400 LC Meter Freestyle 4×100 Free Elem Relay

Team Relay                    Seed Time          Finals Time

4 Laguna Province A        5:40.98                5:28.69
1) Macalalad, Everly Janarie 12 2) Adalin, Nicole Daniele 12 3) Yanong, Honny May 12 4) Plaza, Lauren Justine 12

2014: Starting the New Year Right


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Santiago, Breen top national age group triathlon

MANILA, Philippines – University of the Philippines student Mervin Rendel Santiago and Aileen Breen ruled yesterday’s kickoff leg of the 2014 National Age Group Triathlon series at Dungaree Beach at the Subic Bay Freeport.

Santiago, 21,  who topped the Anvaya Cove Invitational last November, made up for his poor showing in the swim leg with big finishes in the bike and run legs to top the male division in  two hours, 13 minutes, 56 seconds.

“This is a good way to start the triathlon year. I knew I would be left behind in the swim but my strength is in the biking and running, so I was confident I would catch up with the early leaders,” said Santiago, a physical education senior who won the gold medal in the 20-24 age class.

Breen, who has fully recovered from a fractured right shoulder, was the  fastest lady triathlete in 2:49:40 to also claim the gold medal in the 35-39 bracket.

“I’ve been injured for six weeks but it’s getting back now. It’s a good start to train again and I love competing in the NAGT because it’s a well-organized race,” said Breen.

The one-day race was organized by the Triathlon Association of the Philippines in cooperation with the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, Asian Centre for Insulation Philippines, Inc. (ACIP), Gatorade, Standard Insurance, Green Triathlon, Lifestyle Subic Bay and Philippine Sports Commission (PSC).

Other winners in the standard distance (1.5K swim-40 K bike-10 K run) were Juan Gabriel Velasco (25-29), Jet Ramos (30-34), Jessie Jay Calara (35-39), Hiroshi Takei (40-44), Keita Hasegawa (45-49), and Joey Andaya (50-54) in the men’s side and Chloe Jane Ong (25-29), Richelle Hizon (30-34) and Elaine Andaya (40-over) in the women.

The event drew 200 triathletes, including  national athletes prming up for the Asian Games in Incheon, Korea.

Nikko Huelgas brushed off the  challenge of last year’s top triathlete John Chicano with an impressive 1:59:21 clocking.

“My priority this year is to qualify for the Asian Games. What is important today was to see my fitness level and not my time. It’s about competing at a high level and finishing the race with still a lot of energy,” said Huelgas.

In the sprint distance,  Jan Louise Obena, Gerald Asiado and Philip Rynn won in the male category and Marge Hizon in the ladies.

The super TriKids winners were Brent Valelo and Maria Margarita Delos Reyes (mini-sprint), Vonn Destiny Luy (9-10), Juan Francisco Baniqued (11-12) and Everly Janarie Macalalad (female 11-12).


2013: My Sister Did It Again


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Santiago, Ottiger surprise seasoned rivals in Bataan

 October 21, 2013
MERVIN Rencel Santiago and Fiona Ottiger debuted in style yesterday by ruling the 6th Anvaya Cove Invitational Triathlon in Morong, Bataan, beating seasoned rivals.
Santiago, 20, a UP badminton varsity player, rallied from a nearly four-minute deficit to Mark Douglas Weis in the swim leg to top the 1.2K swim, 32K bike and 6K run event in two hours and 2:27.
“Malakas ako ang bike kaya doon ako bumawi. Inabot ko siya sa third and last loop at sa run pinagtiyagaan kong i-maintain ang lead ko,” said the sports science graduating student.
Weis settled for second place in 2:04:36 while Romeo Marquez was third in 2:11:13.
Like Santiago, Ottiger also competed for the first time in the event but that hardly mattered as she worked her way back from a fifth place showing in the swim leg to clam the title in the race jointly organized by the Anvaya Cove Beach and Nature Club and the Triathlon Association of the Philippines.
“I didn’t have any expectations since this is my first time here and I heard it’s very challenging because you have to do the hills three times so I was just really happy to come first,” said the 46-year-old veteran who clocked 2:36:42.
Ottiger’s son, Michael, ruled the 9-10 event in the Supertrikids last Saturday while husband William took the bronze medal in the male 45-49 class.
Defending champion Vanessa Aguirre was relegated to second with a time of 2:43:34 while Nylah Rizza Bautista finished third in 2:55:08 in the event also supported by Globe Business, Ayala Land Premier, Gatorade, Fitness First, Courtesy Point, Pacsports-Club Car, Globelinens, Veda Spa, A.C. Lazaga, Folded & Hung, Dream Cable, Powel Chen, Philippine Sports Commission, Asian Centre for Insulation Philippines, Standard Insurance and Subic Vantage Point Camera Club.
“The race has grown bigger and bigger since we started this in 2008. We are planning to hold an exciting race next year with a new race course that will bring the triathletes to our newly opened golf course,” said George Bernard L. Cadhit, general manager of the ACBNS who, along with Resident Manager Jovie Reyes, presented medals and gift packs to the winners.
Other age-group champions in the men’s division were Mark Anthony Dulmam (16-24), Jeremiah Isip (25-29), Aristotle Cajucom (30-34), Mark Hernandez (35-39), Junrox Roque (40-44), Jamie Leather (45-49), Anthony Welsh (50-54) at Brigilio Balaba (60 over) while the female champions included Leizl Cervantos (25-34), Lyke Leather (35-44) and Debbie Yabut (45-over).
A total of 250 triathletes competed, with 55 seeing saw action in the STK.
The STK winners included Anton Vince Castillo and Justicia Marie Earl Tan (8-under), Michael Ottiger and Everly Janarie Macalalad (9-10), Juris Aaron Earl Tan and Nicole Eijansantos (11-12), Julius Alfred Constantino and Vicky Deldio (13-15) and Luis Antonio Barangan and Magali Echauz (16-17).

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2013: Because they are a tandem


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CSA runner shows way in PSC aquathlon

MANILA, Philippines – Aris Angelo Lico banked on his superb running skills to account for the best overall time in yesterday’s Philippine Sports Commission Aquathlon held at the Philsports Complex in Pasig.

Despite his limited preparation for the race organized by the Triathlon Association of the Philippines in cooperation with the PSC, Lico, 17, showed staying power in ruling the 2K run, 1K swim and 2.5K run in 36 minutes, 29 seconds.

“This is my second time to join this race and I came in fifth last year. I was not that confident of winning because this is exam week in school. I just did my best and I’m happy with my performance,” said the Colegio San Agustin (Biñan, Laguna) high school senior who bagged the gold medal in the 16-19 age bracket.

Jose Arcega was second in 37:37 while Alex Carinan clocked 38:21 to claim the top spot in the 30-34 and 35-39 age brackets.

Other winners were Patrick John Ramirez (43:48) in the 20-24, Carlo Peña Chua (48:26) in the 25-29, Japanese Keita Hasegawa (40:02) in the 40-44, Gabriel Anaya (44:47) in the 45-49 and Eduardo Francisco Jr. (44:07), in the 50-and-over.

Pamela Banawa (1:23:36), Jossette Tanghal (55:16) and Rosalina Joson (50:26) emerged winners in the 25-34, 35-44 and 45-and-over in the female category.

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Ninety-two aquathletes joined the race. Half of them competed in the SuperTri Kids with Everly Janarie Macalalad, Nicole Eijansantos and Jose Nobles IV leading the winners.

Ten-year-old Macalalad and 12-year-old Eijansantos, younger sisters of national pool members Edward Vince Macalalad and Kevin Lyndonn Eijansantos, showed their class by surpassing the time in the boys’ class.

Macalalad (5:08 ) and Eijansantos (10:01) bettered the winning times of Jacob Idan Balanag (5:50 ) and Fernando Diaz (11:11).


Champion, 9-10 girls

Fifteen-year-old Nobles from Zambales submitted 15:49 in the boys’ 13-15 while Regina Marie Paz Castrillo topped the girls’ class in 17:53 to complete the list of winners in the STK.

TRAP’s next race will be held next Sunday with the opening leg of the 2013 National Age Group Triathlon Series in Subic.



2012: Brother-Sister Nailed It


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Briton denies PH teen in Anvaya triathlon

Briton Lee McMeekin proved too much in the run to deny Filipino teen Edward Vince Jared Macalalad and rule the 5th Anvaya Cove Invitational Triathlon on Sunday at the scenic Anvaya Cove Beach & Nature Club (ACBNC) in Morong, Bataan.

Macalalad, 15, topped the swim and managed to stay in the lead pack of the bike race but 40-year-old McMeekin made up for his slow start in the swim leg by submitting the fastest bike (1:17:39) and run splits (24:08) to win the 1.2-km swim, 32-km bike and 6-km run sprint race in two hours, 05 minutes and 45 seconds.

“This is my second race this year and I’m basically a runner. But I’m also good in the bike especially in a technical race course like this. It was okay going up the hill and I had no breaks going downhill,” said a smiling McMeekin, who moved to the country a year ago from London and is the currently vice-president at Deutsche Bank.

Macalalad got out of the water in 18:54, managed to race side by side with McMeekin in the bike only to lose steam in the run for a second-place finish with a time of 2:09:27.

“Hirap niyang habulin, hindi ko kaya. But masaya pa rin ako dahil first time ko at ngayon ko lang nakita ang ruta,” said Macalalad, a freshman from FEU who will turn 16 on Wednesday. (It was hard to catch up with him, I can’t do it. But I am still happy since it is my first time and this is the only time I have seen the route.)

In the women’s race, Vanessa Aguirre’s rigid preparation paid off particularly the three-kilometer uphill climb from the clubhouse to the gate, winning in 2:38:42.

“I trained really hard for this event especially the climb. I was the runner-up last year and was really expecting to be better this year. I want to bag the title,” said Aguirre.

A far second was Katherine Marie Hernandez in 2:43:38 in the event that attracted a record field of 250 triathletes including showbiz personalities Kim Atienza, Gabriel Valenciano, and Isabelle Daza.

“This is my first time to compete in a triathlon event. Ang hirap ng ruta pero ang ganda ng place,” said Daza, who won the silver medal in the female 16-24 age group.

“This is our fifth year and we take pride in the fact that participants continue to grow. We’ll be preparing hard to ensure a bigger and better race next year,” said ACNC general manager George Cadhit.

Other winners in the male age groups were Aris Angelo Lico (16-24), Gabriel Juan Catapang (25-29), Aristotle Cajucom (30-34), Gregy Pamakid (35-39), Alexander Isip (40-44), Larry Ocampo (45-49), Anthony Welsh (50-54), Alvin Alindogan (55-59) and Killy Kunimoto (60-over).

Chrysoberyl Francisco won the female 16-24 age group, Leizl Margareth topped the 25-34 bracket and Rowena Roca ruled the 35-44 class.

The SuperTriKids triathlon winners were Juris Aaron Earl Tan (11:28) in the boys’ 9-10 group and Everly Janarie Macalalad (12:33) in the girls’ side; Brent Valelo (19:25) in the boys’ 11-12 bracket and Nicole Danielle Eijansantos (20:13) in the girls’ division; and Jose Nobles IV (26:24) in the 13-15 boys and Victorija Astor Deldio (31:45) in the girls’ section.

Ganden Sebastian Po (1:03) and Rainna Cruz (1:10) ruled the boys’ and girls’ 8-under aquathlon.


2012 Successful Endeavor


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Macalalad sparkles in Animo sprint triathlon

MANILA, Philippines – Fresh from his stint in the Philippine National Games (PNG), 15-year old Edward Vince Jared Macalalad dominated his older rivals to rule the male adult super mini sprint distance that highlighted yesterday’s Day 1 of the Century Tuna Animo Sprint Triathlon 2012 held at the Narra Park inside the plush Ayala Alabang Village in Muntinlupa.

The SMS is the longest of the three distances raced yesterday in this event presented by Century Tuna and organized by the De La Salle Brothers with La Salle Greenhills Batch 81 spearheading that activity, which aims to generate scholarship fund for the St. Jaime Hilario Integrated School-La Salle in Bataan.

The FEU freshman, who will be taking up medical technology, atoned for his second place in the swim leg by zooming away in the bike race. He was too way ahead of his close pursuers that the final run leg turned into a victory run.

“Malaking bagay po ang nakuha kong karanasan na makalaro sa PNG dahil mas tumaas ang kumpiyansa ko na kaya kong mag-excel sa triathlon,” said Macalalad, PNG silver medalist, who negotiated the 600m swim, 15.2k bike and 3.4k run in 52 minutes, 26 seconds.

A far second was 34-year old Ryan Aquino at 58:03 while Angelo Diaz, 21, came in third at 58:45.

A total of 245 triathletes saw action in the race held in cooperation with the Triathlon Association of the Philippines (TRAP), Ayala Alabang Village Association (AAVA) and Philippine Sports Commission (PSC).

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Leading the winners in the SuperTriKids was 11-year-old Nicole Danielle Eijansantos whose time at 16:55 was faster than the boys’ 11-12 champion Nathan Nalo at 19:28.

Javier Ocampo (26:58) and Christianne Noelle De Vera (33:49) topped the adult Mini Sprint.

Aquathlon was also held as a side event in the race also supported by ARENA, Gatorade, David’s Salon, South Mall, Goldilucks with Mickhaella Tablada (female 13-15), Martin Ralph Laureano and Hanna Miel Sanchez (adult male and female) winning their respective categories.

The competition that also drew the support of Philippine Star, One Sport, Multisport and SBR as media partners ends today with 240 triathletes seeing action in the sprint distance.