Indoor Season underway in USA
With the USA in mid winter, athletes compete indoors from January to early March and the PNG athletes in Texas had their first outing last weekend. Peniel Richard and Adrine Monagi travelled to Wichita Kansas with their Angelo State Team where Monagi made a great start with a big personal best of 8.81 secs in the 60m hurdles, her first sub 9.00 second clocking in this event. Richard made a good start with a 6.72m long jump and won the triple jump in 14.41m. The South Plains College Team travelled to the University of Oklahoma in the city of Norman. Poro Gahakave continued her good form from the cross country season with a 2 min 24 second clocking for 800m followed an hour later by an 11min 7 secs 3000m. Shirley Vunatup competed in some odd distance events, clocking 1min 34.75 secs for 600 yards and split 59.6 secs running the 4*440 yard relay for her South Plains College Team. Rellie Kaputin will have her first competition this weekend at the Albuquerque Convention Centre , New Mexico.