A star is born

PNG has discovered a new potential sprint star who has made significant improvement throughout 2014.
She is 15-year-old Miriam Peni who is living in Ipswich, Queensland with her family.
At the beginning of the year her personal best performances were 12.95 seconds in the 100m and 26.71 seconds in the 200m.
She also registered 10.77m in the Triple Jump.
Under the expert guidance of respected Queensland coach, Vic Pascoe, Miriam has regularly improved on these personal bests and earlier in November she improved on these performances to 12.30 seconds in 100m (to rank 9th on the PNG All Time Best Lists), 25.42 seconds 200m (to rank 13th on the PNG ATB Lists) and 11.11m in the Triple Jump (to now rank 5th on the PNG ATB Lists).
Miriam will turn 16 years old just weeks before the 2015 Pacific Games in Port Moresby.
For one who only made the decision in September 2013 to take the sport seriously she has come a long way in a short time.


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Port Moresby 2015

On 27 September 2009, the Pacific Games Council, at its meeting coinciding with the 2009 Pacific Mini Games, elected Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea as the host of the 2015 Games. The final vote was 25-22 in favor of Port Moresby over Tonga to host.

The Games will be held from 4 to 18 July 2015.