PNG duo at XC Champs!
Sapolai Yao and Cecilia Kumalalamene both had a successful trip to Marshaltown last weekend for the Iowa State Regional Cross Country Championships. The Iowa Central team including Kumalalamene made a clean sweep in the womens event by taking out the top 8 places in the 5km race to retain the title they won last year.
In the mens division, Sapolai Yao assisted his team to win the mens trophy by finishing tenth overall in the race from a total of 65 competitors, clocking an impressive time of 26 minutes 53 seconds on the 8km course.
Commenting after the race Yao said he was very happy with his form and was looking forward to the National Cross Country Championships at Ina, Illinois next week and the National Half Marathon Championships at Levelland (Texas) on November 17.