Afure Adah

PNG athletes in USA in top form

Both Peniel Richard and Rellie Kaputin registered very significant performances in the long jump last weekend in Texas, leaping 7.57m and 6.41m respectively.

Although both performances were marginally wind assisted and therefore not recognised as national records, they are both well over the national record marks of 7.21m and 6.27m respectively.

Four PNG athletes to take part in US Indoor Track and Field Championships

Rellie Kaputin is having a record breaking season for West Texas A&M University and heads the National Rankings in both Long Jump and Triple Jump.

She will also be hoping for a podium finish (top eight placing) in the high jump.

Another PNG athlete making waves is 20 year old sprinter/hurdler Afure Adah representing Minnesota State University Mankato.

Adah, who represented PNG in the 100m hurdles and 4x400m relay at the 2015 Pacific Games has shown significant improvement this year and is ranked 5th  in the 200m sprint going into the Championships.