West Texas A&M University

Kaputin makes A&M Hall of Fame

The Athletic Hall of Champions, established in 1987, recognizes outstanding student-athletes, coaches and administrators for their significant achievements. Kaputin made the move to United States in 2017 after winning goals in the 2015 Pacific games.

The PNG National Record Holder was an integral part of the program at West Texas, winning their first two NCAA Division II National Championships as well as opening international recruiting for the track and field team to a whole new level.

Kaputin graduates

Athletics PNG President Tony Green witnessed the graduation ceremony along with a number of Kaputin’s fellow PNG team members, including Sharon Kwarula, herself a graduate from the same University.

Coach Green said that they were all proud of Kaputin for what she has achieved, highlighting her hard work to get this far.

Proud coach Green says Kaputin has shown what determination, hard work and sacrifice can do.

Rellie Kaputin stars again on the US track events

Kaputin led her West Texas A&M University team to their fourth consecutive Lone Star Conference Indoor Championships as she won all three jumping events, setting two PNG National records in the process.

First up was the long jump where her last effort of 6.27m  was not only a record for the Conference but the eleventh best mark in the entire history of NCAA Division Two indoor competition.

Next was the high jump where Kaputin won the event on countback in a seasons best 1.71m.