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Cray leads 13 PH tracksters in 2019 Asian championship

Apr 20, 2019 - 4:21 PM

National team star Eric Cray looks to defend his 400-meter hurdles title in the 2019 Asian Athletics Championship

HIGHER GOAL. Eric Cray and the Philippine athletics team vie to surpass their medal haul in the 2017 edition. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Eric Cray: 'Worst race in my career'

Aug 31, 2018 - 11:57 AM

The Philippine hurdles king has been juggling training and a full-time job in Texas

RACE TO THE TOP. Eric Cray starts anew with his goal to back on top his game. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Hurdlers Medina, Unso strike gold in Vietnam Open

Jul 28, 2018 - 5:11 PM

Philippine bets Francis Medina and Patrick Unso shine in the last major athletics event before the Asian Games

CHAMP. Philippine bet Francis Medina (center) rules the 400m hurdles at the Vietnam Open. Photo from Medina’s Facebook account

Eric Cray leads Philippine bid in national athletics meet

May 30, 2018 - 6:27 PM

The two-time Olympian, along with Trenten Beram, Marestella Torres-Sunang and Aries Toledo, head the local bets taking on a crack foreign field

INCENTIVE. Cash rewards from the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association await national athletes like Eric Cray (center) if they break the national record. File photo from Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP

Injuries, crammed schedules hurt athletics team at 2017 SEA Games - PATAFA

Aug 31, 2017 - 2:46 AM

Philippine athletics looks to resolve issues from the 2017 SEA Games in preparation for the 2018 Asian Games and 2019 SEA Games

SETBACKS. SEA Games Athletics chief Philip Guijo looks to improve the situation of Philippine Athletics based on problems experienced int he 2017 SEA Games. File photo by PSC-POC Media

Eric Cray disqualified for false start at IAAF World Championships

Aug 06, 2017 - 9:25 PM

Eric Cray s year best time of 49 50 would have been good enough to send him to the semis but a false start cuts his London 2017 stint short

DISAPPOINTMENT. Filipino sprinter Eric Cray is disqualified from the 400-meter hurdle preliminaries for jumping the gun. Screenshot from YouTube

Eric Cray wins 400m hurdles gold at Asian Athletics meet

Jul 09, 2017 - 1:45 PM

Cray timed 49 57 just a month before the Southeast Asian Games

STILL THE FASTEST. Eric Cray wins the Philippines' first gold at the Asian Athletics Championship since 2009. Photo by Dibyangshu Sarkas/AFP

Cray looking forward to future; Sunang unsure of what's next

Aug 17, 2016 - 6:02 PM

What s next for Eric Cray and Marestella Torres Sunang after the Rio Olympics?

SHORT OF THE MARK. Marestella Torres-Sunang equals her longest jump at the 2012 Olympics but bows out in the preliminaries for the third straight time. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Duterte vs drugs, Marcos burial, PH in Olympics | 12PM wRap

Aug 17, 2016 - 1:04 PM

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Olympic road ends for Eric Cray in 400m hurdles semis

Aug 17, 2016 - 8:47 AM

Cray fails to qualify for the final after coming up 7th in the first semifinal heat with a time of 49 37 seconds

END OF THE ROAD. Eric Cray's Rio Olympics road ends as he fails to qualify into the men's 400m hurdles final. Jewel SAMAD / AFP

Dela Rosa, Marcos burial, Duterte | 6PM wRap

Aug 16, 2016 - 7:46 PM

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Eric Cray's next mission: make the Olympic finals

Aug 16, 2016 - 3:49 PM

After posting his second fastest time Filipino American trackster Eric Cray is hoping to break the 49 second barrier to make the 400m hurdles finals

GONE WITH THE WIND. Eric Cray finished third in his heat with a time of 49.05. Photo by Olivier Morin/AFP

WATCH: PH Olympian Eric Cray speeds to 3rd place finish in hurdles heat

Aug 15, 2016 - 11:42 PM

Eric Cray finishes just 07 over his personal best to advance to the men s 400m hurdles semifinals

GONE WITH THE WIND. Eric Cray finished third in his heat with a time of 49.05. Photo by Olivier Morin/AFP

PH Olympic bet Eric Cray advances to 400m hurdles semifinals

Aug 15, 2016 - 11:02 PM

The 27 year old finishes third in heat 4 of round 1 of competition with a time of 49 05 seconds

SEMIS-BOUND. Eric Cray moves on to the semifinals of the men's 400m hurdles. File photo by Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

Eric Cray's mission: run faster than ever in Rio

Aug 14, 2016 - 1:43 PM

Filipino Olympian Eric Cray hopes to set a new personal best to make it out of the preliminaries

EYE ON THE PRIZE. A personal best or close to it should get Eric Cray into the next round. File photo by Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

PH hurdler Eric Cray not intimidated by Olympic competition

Aug 12, 2016 - 6:00 PM

After acceding to his mother s request to try and change the athletic culture in the Philippines the Filipino American hurdler is in Rio to give it his all

OPENING DAY. Eric Cray has set his goal on making the finals. File photo by Singapore SEA Games Organizing Committee/Action Images via Reuters

PH hurdler Eric Cray aims to replicate SEAG success on world stage

Aug 06, 2016 - 4:50 PM

The Fil Am hurdler finds it funny that he traveled 17 hours for a 50 second race

OPENING DAY. Eric Cray has set his goal on making the finals. File photo by Singapore SEA Games Organizing Committee/Action Images via Reuters

Rio 2016: Eric Cray

Aug 04, 2016 - 3:12 PM

Eric Cray proved himself the fastest man in Southeast Asia Now he wants to prove himself the fastest in the world

There are high hopes for Filipino-American Eric Cray as he has performed well on the international stage. File photo by Singapore SEA Games Organizing Committee/Action Images via Reuters

13 Olympians, 13 Filipino superheroes

Aug 03, 2016 - 12:14 PM

UPDATED Every 4 years Filipino athletes dare to dream big even in the direst of circumstances In 2016 there will be 13 of them

Nerves, excitement as PH athletes leave for Rio

Jul 24, 2016 - 12:59 PM

Members of the 12 strong PH athlete delegation depart from Manila as first timers and veterans alike approach the 2016 Olympics with nervous anticipation

PH STRONG. From left: Jessie Lacuna, Ian Lariba, Marestella Torres, Nestor Colonia and Hidilyn Diaz at NAIA Terminal 3 on Saturday night. They departed for Dubai before catching a connecting flight to Brazil. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Filipino runner Eric Cray nabs IAAF gold in Sweden

Jul 01, 2016 - 5:25 PM

Cray will head to the 2016 Rio Olympics with momentum

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN. Eric Cray earned the Philippines another gold medal in athletics. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

High hopes for Rio gold after Eric Cray's World Challenge silver

Jun 28, 2016 - 3:43 PM

Cray smashes the Philippine national record at 48 98 in the 400 meter hurdles at the IAAF World Challenge Cup in Madrid

OLYMPIC HOPE. There are high hopes for Filipino-American Eric Cray to bag a gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. File photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

Philippine Olympic delegation taking shape

Apr 03, 2016 - 1:11 PM

Other potential athletes who may make the Philippine delegation include swimmers Jessie Lacuna and Jasmine Alkhaldi and weightlifters Hidilyn Diaz and Nestor Colonia

OLYMPICS-BOUND. With boxers Charly Suarez (L) and Rogen Ladon qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympics, the Philippine contingent is now up to 5. Suarez file Photo by Indranil Mukherjee/AFP, Ladon photo a screenshot from AIBA livestream

PH hopes to send more athletes to 2016 Rio Olympics

Feb 03, 2016 - 2:22 PM

Boxing athletics and taekwondo are among the sports that will most likely have Philippine representation in Rio

PHILIPPINE TEAM. Eric Cray, who was born in Olongapo but lives in Texas, is one of the Filipino athletes set to compete at the Rio Olympics this August. File Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

Olympic watch: PH looks to athletics for medal hope

Jan 04, 2016 - 8:30 PM

With the Rio Olympics still 7 months away the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association is putting its pieces in place for a strong showing

OLYMPIC HOPE. Filipino-American Eric Cray is one of two Filipino athletes who have so far qualified for the 2016 Olympics. File photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

Olympics still a distant dream for Philippines SEA Games medalists

Jun 18, 2015 - 6:52 PM

The Philippines has the dubious distinction of being the country with the most Olympic medals without a single gold

Eumir Marcial lands a straight left on Jia Wey Tay of Singapore en route to winning the welterweight title at this year's SEA Games. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

Philippines finishes 2015 SEA Games in sixth place

Jun 16, 2015 - 6:29 PM

PH officials had predicted 50 gold medals and a top 5 finish but end up with the same tally as 2013

The Philippines topped the men's basketball event once again. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

SEA Games lists top 5 things it loves about the Philippines

Jun 12, 2015 - 1:25 PM

The Southeast Asian Games lauded the Philippines on Independence Day with a list of 5 things they love about the country

GOLD RUSH. The Philippine Volcanoes men's rugby team added to the country's gold tally early on. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

Aquino meets Poe, AFP in Negros, Cray breaks hurdles record | 12PM wRap

Jun 11, 2015 - 12:39 PM

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Cray finally gets flag corrected in time for second gold

Jun 10, 2015 - 7:28 PM

Eric Cray says the inverted flags were hurriedly covered up or re stamped and he apologized to his fellow countrymen for the mistake

Eric Cray rushed out to get his uniform fixed in time for a second big photo opportunity. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

Eric Cray breaks SEA Games record for 400m hurdles, wins gold

Jun 10, 2015 - 5:10 PM

Eric Cray added to his many accomplishments by breaking a 20 year old Southeast Asian Games record for the men’s 400 meters hurdles

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN. Eric Cray earned the Philippines another gold medal in athletics. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

SEA Games flag gaffe puts Filipino-Americans on war footing

Jun 10, 2015 - 1:20 PM

The gaffe is particularly unwelcome for Eric Cray and Kayla Richardson who are at pains to point out their Filipino heritage despite their US upbringing and American accents

Women's 100-meter gold medalist Kayla Richardson was one of several athletes whose uniforms featured inverted Philippine flags. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

Fil-Ams buck criticism to mine gold in SEA Games athletics

Jun 09, 2015 - 9:17 PM

Some critics question the Philippines policy of recruiting overseas talent with Filipino heritage but Eric Cray said it was an honor to represent his mother s country

Double golds for Philippines as Cray, Richardson top 100-m runs

Jun 09, 2015 - 6:52 PM

Eric Cray and Kayla Richardson added two gold medals to the Philippines SEA Games tallies to push the Pinoys past Myanmar for sixth place overall

SPEEDSTER. Eric Cray is the fastest man in Southeast Asia. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

IN PHOTOS: All Philippine gold medal wins at 2015 SEA Games

Jun 07, 2015 - 10:10 PM

View photos of all 29 of the Philippines gold medal wins at the 28th Southeast Asian Games

Gilas Cadets celebrate their 17th SEA Games basketball gold medal. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

Tabal grabs silver, Buenavista stumbles in SEA Games athletics

Jun 07, 2015 - 3:50 PM

Misfortune befell veteran Eduardo Buenavista in the rain and wind but Cebuana Mary Joy Tabal grabbed silver in the women s marathon

Philippines’ Mary Joy Tabal (L) holds her silver medal in the women’s marathon event. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

SEAG contender Cray sets 100m national mark

Apr 26, 2015 - 5:47 PM

Cray ran 10 33 seconds in the Bob Cat Invitational in Texas Saturday He was third in this event

Fil-Am Eric Cray is expected to boost the Philippines' chances of medalling in the SEA Games. Photo from Cray's Facebook profile

Two Filipinos win gold at Singapore Track Championships

Apr 04, 2015 - 9:55 PM

Philippine tracksters picked up gold medals at the 77th Singapore Open Track and Field Championships

PH runner Cray finishes sixth in Asian Games 400m hurdles

Oct 01, 2014 - 10:31 PM

Incorrect race tactics cost Eric Cray in the 400m hurdles finals after he set a new Philippine record in the previous round

Eric Cray of the Philippines fell short of the Philippines first medal in track and field in 20 years. File photo by Yuri Kadobnov/AFP

PH runner Eric Cray enters 400m hurdles finals at Asiad

Sep 30, 2014 - 5:06 PM

Eric Cray set a new Philippine record to become the first Filipino to reach the 400m hurdles finale at the Asian Games since 1982

Eric Cray of the Philippines competes during the men’s 400 meters hurdles event at the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Moscow. File photo by Yuri Kadobnov/AFP

Philippines wins 3 golds at Singapore Open

Aug 24, 2014 - 7:09 PM

The Philippines won three gold medals in the first day of the Singapore Open Track and Field Championship as Marestella Torres came up with her best leap since giving birth

Filipino long jumper Marestella Torres, seen during her SEA Games gold medal performance in 2005, registered a 6.42 meter leap. Photo by Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

SEAG: PH athletics, archery, golf, cycling wRap

Dec 17, 2013 - 10:05 PM

UPDATED A Filipino American hurdler and a trio of archers gave the Philippines two gold medals

TEAM PH. The Philippine Archery team (composed of Earl Yap, Dean Adriano and Ian Chipeco) were three behind Malaysia in the last three arrows but they hit the bullseye for a perfect 30. Photo courtesy of Rio Chipeco