Overseas Athletes hit top form
Sharon Kwarula is hitting top form as the Indoor track and field season heads towards its climax early in March, setting a personal best and Lone Star Conference Record of 8.48 seconds in the 60m hurdles at the University of New Mexico , Albuquerque last weekend. Other PNG athletes in action at this Meet were Cecilia Kumalalamene , Poro Gahekave and Richard Dotaona in the 800m , Shirley Vunatup in the 200m and Andipas Georasi in the 3000m. Meanwhile over in the mid west , Adrine Monagi , Rellie Kaputin and Sharon Toako all continued their recent good form at the University of Platteville , Wisconsin. Monagi set an indoor personal best of 26.15secs for the 200m whilst Kaputin cleared 1.65m in high jump and Toako set a personal best 11.71m in the weight throw.
Several athletes were also in action in Brisbane with Peniel Richard setting a good personal best of 14.31m in the triple jump and clearing 1.90 in high jump. Nelson Stone won the 400m in 48.94secs and Toea Wisil the 100m in 11.87 secs. Wisil and Betty Burua head to Adelaide this weekend for the Australian Relay Championships where they will represent Queensland in the 4*100m and 4*400m relays respectively.