Melanesian Championships off and Running

Friday, 22 April 2005

PNG made a great start to the Championships this morning with a clean sweep in the womens 400m. Mae Koime, Toea Wisil and Maria Kaupa all ran personal best times of 56.26,57.28 and 58.08 seconds respectively to claim gold silver and bronze respectively. Mereoni Raluve of Fiji was fourth.


In the mens 400m semi finals,Joshia Sasanui, Fabian Niulai, Chris Bais and Kupun Wisil all qualified for tomorrows final along with Peter Tuccandidgee of Australia Sam Kaiapam of Vanuatu and Fijians Waisea Finau and Isireli Naikelekelevesi.


The programme continues this afternoon with the first round in the mens 100m and the open mens 10000m