PNG middle distance runner Tuna Tine left Port Moresby on Sunday afternoon for the USA where she will join her teammate and friend Esther Simon Boram at New Mexico Military Institute in the city of Roswell New Mexico. Tine, who completed her Grade 12 last year at AOG Christian Academy in Lae has a full scholarship to run cross country for NMMI in the National Junior College programme. “Tuna is only 21 years of age but already has a lot of international experience, said Athletics PNG President Tony Green. Her humble nature makes her a great role model to younger athletes and she is fully deserving of this wonderful opportunity”. Tine flew out to Brisbane on Sunday afternoon and is expected to arrive in Roswell on Monday afternoon local time (Tuesday morning PNG time) after overnight in Los Angeles.