Toea Wisil won the sprint double at the ACT Championships in Canberra last weekend, setting  a new PNG National record of 23.23 secs in the process and equalling her personal best of 11.29 seconds. In the 100m Toea edged out home town favourite and Australian Record holder Melissa 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. “With the Australian Championships only five weeks away these two athletes are expected to push each other, which will be good for Toea’s aim to qualify for the World Championships and secure invitations to high level meets overseas” said APNG President Tony Green. Wisil is expected to face 2012 Olympic 100m hurdles Champion and ex training partner Sally Pearson this Saturday in the 100m sprint at the Queensland Championships, and is likely to race Breen again in Canberra on March 11.

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