US Base Athletes 2020 1st Indoor Season competition
A number of PNG track and field athletes based in the USA began their 2020 competition programmes last weekend as the Indoor season got underway in earnest. Benjamin Aliel and Roland Hure began their season for Southwestern Community College with a Meet in Maryville Missouri. Aliel clocked a very solid 49.13 seconds for the 400m which is a great start to the season for him. Hure was also in good form , clocking 7.06secs for the 60m dash and recording a best long jump of 6.81m . Annie Topal also started her 2020 campaign last weekend in Albuquerque, competing in the 4*400m relay and long jump. New Ireland track Athletes Wesley Logorava and Esther Boram have this year joined up at Union College, Kentucky after completing their respective Junior College Programmes last year.The team competed at the KMS Indoor Invitational Meet at Birmingham Alabama last weekend where Logorava clocked 7.13secs in the 60m and 22.94 in the 200m. Its early in the season and the New Irelander is happy training with sprints coach Andrew Kidd and hopes to clock some good times this year. Logorova is aiming to complete his degree in Human Performance next year and hopes to stay on to take a Masters. Esther Boram joined Logorava at Union College after graduating with an Associates degree in Liberal Arts from New Mexico Military Institute. She competed in the infrequently run 600m event last weekend and clocked a time of 1min 42.74 , then followed this up later with a 2min 24 clocking in the 800m.