Four PNG Athletes qualified to take part in the USA National Junior College Championships

Four PNG athletes have qualified to take part in the USA National Junior College Track and Field Championships in Mesa, Arizona this weekend and three others will participate in various relay events.   Theo Piniau will represent South Western Community College Iowa in the 400m after posting an excellent personal best time of 48.17 secs in the 400m at the Regional Championships a week ago.  Rellie Kaputin  (jumps)  Adrine Monagi (Heptathlon and Javelin)  and  Sharon Toako (Javelin) will all  represent Northern Iowa Area Community College at the Championships.VeherneyBabob , Kalama Towarap and Priscillar John will represent  NIACC  in the Relay events.

Sharon Toako has improved   her javelin throw to 41.87 metres and tops the National Junior College rankings. With Monagi 4th in the javelin rankings a great competition is expected between the two PNG girls. However eighteen year old Monagi will have a busy weekend as she will also contest the seven event Heptathlon and the 4*100m relay.

“Adrine has been impressive in the outdoor season, scoring 4011 points in her first heptathlon competition and throwing (co incidentally) 40.11 m in the javelin“said APNG President Tony Green  


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