Fil-am track athlete Eric Shauwn Cray showed perfect form in the morning heats of the Men’s 400m hurdles event, as he broke his own Philippine national record and entered the finals in the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, Korea.
Cray finished 2nd in the Men’s 400m Hurdles Heat 3 event with a time of 50.00; which reset his previous national record of 50.74 set last year.
By virtue of top 2 place in the heats, Cray has advanced to the finals today having the second fastest time among all finals qualifiers.
Cray will give his all tonight to win a medal for Philippine athletics, which has not won a medal in the Asian Games since Elma Muros took the bronze medal in the Women’s Long Jump in 1994 Asian Games, Hiroshima, Japan.
Decathlete Jesson Ramil Cid failed to sustain his great showing at the start of the Men’s Decathlon event, and ended on 8th place after the fifth event.
Cid’s campaign will continue today, seeing action in the remaining decathlon events : 110m Hurdles, Discuss Throw, Pole Vault, Javelin Throw and 1500m Run.
The quartet of Archand Christian Bagsit, Edgardo Alejan Jr., Julius Felicisimo Nierras and Isidro del Prado Jr. failed to advance to the Men’s 4x400m Relay after finishing 9th in heat 1 with 3:07.56 clocking.
Long jumper Henry Dagmil leapt 7.43m in the Long Jump finals, enough to finish on 11th place.