5th Annual Women and Sport 5K Walk/Run a Success
The 5th annual FSMNOC Women and Sport 5k Walk/Run was held the morning of Saturday, April 18 at the Palm Terrace Shopping Centre. Close to 240 people of all ages walked and ran the 3.1 mile course starting at Palm Terrace around the PICS High School loop, down Main Street and returning to the finish at Palm Terrace. The overall male and female winners were Tim Smith, with a super fast time of 16 minutes and 43 seconds, and Meghan Orgeman with a time of 19.35 (new record time by more than 1 minute). The other division winners were: youth division - Joshua Kiapreil (25.43) and Shawn Adams (38.04), 18 years and under division - Dionisio Augustine (22.23) and Margret Damarlene (28.31) and master division - Nebtor Navariosa (26.43) and Jasmin Gonsalez (49.35).
Also receiving awards were the top 10 finishers: 1st - Tim Smith (16.43), 2nd - Albert Meyer (19.04), 3rd - Dexter Rain (19.30), 4th - Meghan Orgeman (19.35), 5th - Mechaela Orr (21.40), 6th - Solomon Goldman (21.56), 7th - Dionisio Augustine (22.23), 8th - Maynard Serey (22.47), 9th - Leweulel Jim (23.03) and 10th - Mick Weldin (23.14).
The major sponsors of the event were: Pohnpei Cancer Coalition, FSM National Olympic Committee, Palm Terrace Shopping Centre, Island Food Community of Pohnpei, Western Union and CTSI. The event was organized by the FSMNOC Women and Sport commission as a fundraiser for the 4 FSM swimmers who will travel to Rome, Italy in July to compete in the 2009 FINA Swimming World Championships. The next scheduled walk/run is the 13th annual COM-FSM 5k to be held on Saturday, May 02.
All of the walk/runs are open to the general public. Our goal is to improve the fitness and health of our community. For more information contact the FSM National Olympic Committee office at 320-8914.