PNG National Championships Wrap Up

Monday, 29 September 2008

 

PNG's elite athletes delivered some very good performance at the recent 2008 National Track & Field Championships, especially in the womens spints.

Toea Wisil blew away the opposition in the 100m including Mae Koime with an emphatic victory in 11.6 seconds. However the highlight of the Championships was a tremendous battle in the 400m between Wisil and Salome Dell. Although Wisil has barely run any 400m races this year her experience over the distance told as she edged out the 800m specialist Dell, 55.3 seconds to 55.4.

In the men's division the highlight was also the 400m the battle between Mowen Boino and Australia's Peter Tuccandidgee when Boino just edged out Tuccandidgee with a time of 48.5 seconds. However the Australian gained some consolation by coming out on top in a close tussle with Nelson Stone in the 200m (21.7 seconds to 21.8). Kupun Wisil was a clear winner of the 100m in a time of 10.7 seconds but he missed a wonderful opportunity to get a very fast time in the books as he slowed down towards the finish.

Four members of Australia's "Jump Start to London" squad attended the Championships which was again well attended with teams from all regions of PNG.

A small group of PNG athletes (Salome Dell , Kupun Wisil , Nelson Stone and Vanessa Bilei) has returned to Brisbane to continue their training under coach Lloyd Way in preparation for the Australian season. They will be joined this week by Toea Wisil and Kevin Kapmatana.

The full results from the National Championships are available on the OAA Website. Go to Competitions on the left hand side of the Homepage and Click on PNG National Championships 2008 - Results.

Picture: Salome Dell

Toea Wisil blew away the opposition in the 100m including Mae Koime with an emphatic victory in 11.6 seconds. However the highlight of the Championships was a tremendous battle in the 400m between Wisil and Salome Dell. Although Wisil has barely run any 400m races this year her experience over the distance told as she edged out the 800m specialist Dell, 55.3 seconds to 55.4.

In the men's division the highlight was also the 400m the battle between Mowen Boino and Australia's Peter Tuccandidgee when Boino just edged out Tuccandidgee with a time of 48.5 seconds. However the Australian gained some consolation by coming out on top in a close tussle with Nelson Stone in the 200m (21.7 seconds to 21.8). Kupun Wisil was a clear winner of the 100m in a time of 10.7 seconds but he missed a wonderful opportunity to get a very fast time in the books as he slowed down towards the finish.

Four members of Australia's "Jump Start to London" squad attended the Championships which was again well attended with teams from all regions of PNG.

A small group of PNG athletes (Salome Dell , Kupun Wisil , Nelson Stone and Vanessa Bilei) has returned to Brisbane to continue their training under coach Lloyd Way in preparation for the Australian season. They will be joined this week by Toea Wisil and Kevin Kapmatana.

The full results from the National Championships are available on the OAA Website. Go to Competitions on the left hand side of the Homepage and Click on PNG National Championships 2008 - Results.

Picture: Salome Dell