Five PNG athletes competed in Canberra

Five PNG athletes competed in Canberra



Five PNG athletes competed in Canberra last Saturday in very cold conditions including Toea Wisil and Mowen Boino. Wisil clocked a time of 11.48 seconds in the 100m in placing second behind Melissa Breen (11.40). Wisil's aim was to get back into race mode and have a hard hit out against Breen , and the pair will meet again this coming weekend in Townsville. Boino clocked a time of 52.52secs but was disqualified for stepping on the line on his inside. Eighteen year old Ephraim Lerkin clocked a time of 54.23secs in the 400m hurdles whereas Nazmie Lee Marai ran a personal best 10.93sec in the heats of the 100m and won the 200m in 22.26. With a compressed programme Marai found the three races in the space of two hours quite a challenge but he and Lerkin can now look forward to running in a more familiar climate in Townsville. Miriam Peni also made the trip to Canberra and clocked times of 12.69secs and 25.85secs respectively. Wisil , Peni , Lerkin and Marai will all be in action again this weekend at an All Comers Meet being held in conjunction with the North Queensland Student Games.


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