Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times

2021 SEA Games

SEA Games: Eric Cray remains in 400m hurdles throne

Eric Cray remained as the king of the 400-meter hurdles in the Southeast Asian Games.

The 33-year-old track star collected his fifth straight Games gold in the said event in dramatic fashion with 50.41 seconds, Tuesday at the My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Cray had to work for this one as he needed to edge out hometown bet Cong Lich Quach, who finished with 50.82.

Singapore’s Jun Jie Calvin Quek bagged the bronze with 51.19.

The result was a little slower than the 50.21 the Filipino-American standout ran in 2019 and definitely way behind his SEA Games record of 49.40, but it resulted in a gold nonetheless — the country’s 33rd and third of the day.

Cray competed in a single outdoor competition prior to the Games, finishing the 400-meter hurdles of the USATF Golden Games with 49.86.

Two silvers were also added to the medal haul of the Philippine athletics team as Harry Diones finished second in the men’s triple jump with a best jump of 15.87 meters and Sarah Dequinan ended as heptathlon runner-up with combined 5,381 points.

William Morrison III also added another bronze with a third-place finish in the men’s discus throw with a best heave of 50.44 meters.

On the women’s 400m hurdles, Robyn Brown pocketed a back-to-back SEA Games bronze with a time of 56.44, just 0.03 seconds behind silver medalist Thi Lan Quach of Vietnam’s 56.41.

#ReadMore  Kapampangan trio sees no problem in adjusting to NU

Grew to appreciate various sports from tennis to judo. True-maroon kiddo since the new millennium. Fanboy. Singer. Occasional sports writer.

You May Also Like

2021 SEA Games

Christine Hallasgo could not defend her Southeast Asian Games marathon tiara. Despite not having any competition since January of 2020, the 29-year-old native of...

2021 SEA Games

Kayla Richardson delivered another golden performance after seven years. After missing on the gold in the 200 meters, the 24-year-old standout reigned as the...

2021 SEA Games

Clinton Kingsley Bautista wasn’t expecting to win, but still went on to keep a firm stranglehold on his 110-meter crown as the Philippines’ athletics...

2021 SEA Games

William Morrison retained his shot put title with a heave of 18.14 meters for the Philippines’ second gold in athletics in the 31st Southeast...

2021 SEA Games

EJ Obiena proved that he is the region’s best pole vaulter right in his first leap, retaining his title with ease in the 31st...

2021 SEA Games

The Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (PATAFA) will be parading a star-studded squad when it shoots for glory in the 31st Southeast Asian...


National athletes and coaches have signed a manifesto throwing their support for the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association in its dispute against star...

2020 Tokyo Olympics

Kristina Knott has contracted COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated. Philippine Amateur Track and Field Association president Philip Juico shared the development moments after Knott...