Ann Katherine Quitoy of Western Visayas sets new mark in secondary girls javelin throw

Palarong Pambansa medal tally (0:21)

Here's the medal tally in the Palarong Pambansa after Day 1 of games. (0:21)

BANTAY, Ilocos Sur - On the same day the games in the 2018 Palarong Pambansa unfurled, a one-year old record was shattered.

Western Visayas bet Ann Katherine Quitoy dazzled on Monday after breaking Sylvian Faith Abunda of Bukidnon's previous record in the secondary girls javelin throw.

Quitoy set a new meet record of 45.72 meters, which easily broke Abunda's old mark of 42.85 meters.

The soft-spoken athlete was almost at loss for words but her feat did much of the talking. The 17-year-old captured her second medal in five years playing in the annual showpiece. And her latest feat was enough to call the attention of several scouts.

The student from the Romanito P. Maravilla National High School revealed to a handful of reporters that Ateneo de Davao athletics development coach Airnel Abarra approached her after her conquest.

The Bacolod City native refused to divulge details, though.

When asked which Manila-based school she wants to play for, Quitoy gave a vague response.

"It depends. I can't really tell you my plans, I'm sorry," she said politely.