FORMER Brokenshire College standout Criselyn Jaro registered three hours, 25 minutes and three seconds (3:25:03) to place second in the women's event of the centerpiece 42K of the recently-concluded 39th National Milo Marathon Manila qualifying held at Seaside Boulevard, Mall of Asia in Pasay City.
The 23-year-old Toril runner, however, didn't beat her best time of 3:16:00 she recorded in last year's Milo national grand finals.
"Gi try nako akong best pero kailangan pajud nako ug training (I did my best but I really lacked training)," Jaro revealed in a Facebook chat with Sun.Star Davao Monday.
She said, "Kusgan pud jud tong nag-una. Taas akong time kay kulang ko ug training. Bag-o lng man gud ko nagdula sa Tinalak after atong sa Borneo marathon (The champion was really fast. My time was longer now because I wasn't able to train after competing in the Tinalak race following my stint in the Borneo marathon)."
Jaro, who was first in women's 21K in the Manila leg last year, was pertaining to Luisa Raterta of Laguna who topped the race in 3:10:36.
Jaro, representing Team Soleus Philippines, finished third in the Tinalak Festival held recently in General Santos City and second in the Borneo International Marathon 2015 held Sunday in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia last May.
She received a cash prize of P30,000 for her runner-up finish.
"Ipadala nako kay Mama diha akong premyo kay naa man miy gamay nga gipatukod nga tindahan sa Toril tong pagdula namo sa Tinalak Festival (I will send the prize money to my mother since we put up a small sari-sari store in Toril after we ran in the Tinalak Festival)," she added.