Melissa Breen

Wisil in quest for world qualifying times

Wisil, the Pacific’s golden girl of the track, will have to eclipse times of 11.26 seconds and 23.10 sec respectively in the 100m and 200m qualifying times.

PNG’s sprint star will face her strongest competition of the season yet with Australian Rio Olympians Melissa Breen, Ella Nelson and Morgan Mitchell, out to test their speed and challenge for honours in the Summer of Athletics Grand Prix Meet.

Wisil sets new national record in 200m heats

On her way to completing the sprint double at the ACT Championships, Wisil set a new national record of 23.23 secs in the 200m heats and equaled her personal best of 11.29 seconds in the 100m, edging out Breen who ran 11.33. 

Breen is said to be a little behind where she normally is at this stage of the season, following some hamstring concerns but was very happy with her races at the weekend.

Toea Wisil to race against Australia’s top Melissa Breen

Wisil will hit the track to compete in heat seven of round one in the 100m sprints event against Breen and seven other runners.

Her race is confirmed to take place at 12.22pm PNG time.

Wisil’s coaching staff on ground report that the sprint Queen is a more confident athlete than in 2012 and has worked really hard on being able to finish her races better.

Wisil, who ran an Olympic qualifying time of 11.29 seconds in Fiji last month, is exempted from the preliminary round through to round one.