Athletes showing good progress

A number of young athletes are showing good progress as the athletic competition season gets underway in Port Moresby and other centres.

David Guka who attended the Athletics PNG training camp in Goroka in January has shown a big improvement since moving up to the longer sprints, recording 50.7 seconds clocked in the 400m after running an 800m race earlier.

New Irelander Morgan Tobeno has also shown significant improvement this year.

Nineteen-year-old Roland Hure has been impressive in the long jump in the two competitions held so far.

Nelson Stone is also preparing for the Oceania Championships and has started running 100m and 200m races to gauge his progress.

To the other centres, group of 12 athletes from West New Britain are planning to travel to Kokopo this week to test their form against athletes from East New Britain.

Sprinters Lyenne Nilmo and Delwin Aiuni who have shown good form in national competitions in the past two years are looking forward to the competition.

Over in Lae, Nancy Malamut and Leonie Beu will gauge their training progress in trials at the Sir Ignatius Kilage stadium.

A small group is travelling from Popondetta and another promising young sprinter who attended the January Camp, Jobbie Kinzu will travel from Madang to run with the Lae based athletes.

Athletics PNG will soon finalise the selection of its team for the Oceania Championships.



Troy Taule