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McDonald’s, PSS, NMA honor top young athletes

THE young athletes who topped in the McDonald’s-Public School System All-School Athletics Championships on Monday received their awards from the main sponsors and the Northern Marianas Athletics.

NMA President Ramon Tebuteb also expressed gratitude to the Department of Fire and Emergency Management Services for the awesome job in assuring safety of the athletes during the three-day event.

Tebuteb noted how this event came up “a little bit unique because there were a lot of kids who had difficulties during the course of their respective event.”

He was referring to significant number of young athletes who fell at the finish line due to cramps and over fatigue.

“We want to acknowledge the assistance of DFEMS personnel, who for the past nay years have been very supportive for their safety of the kids,” Tebuteb said.

Main sponsor McDonald’s Restaurant Branch Manager Joe Ayuyu Jr. congratulated the athletes for their stunning performances. He noted how excited everybody was about this year’s event being held on the newly repaired track at the Oleai Sports Complex.

For his part, co-sponsor PSS athletics program director, Nick Gross thanked McDonald’s for the untiring support to kids.

He also expressed gratitude to all those who took part in the event. He congratulated all the athletes for being the best in their age groups.

McDonald’s Restaurant Branch Manager Joe Ayuyu Jr. second right, Public School System athletics program director, Nick Gross, right, Northern Marianas Athletics President Ramon Tebuteb, second left, back row and NMA development officer Elias Rangamar left, join the 12 top athletes during the awards-giving at the McDonald’s Middle Road branch on Monday.  Photo by Emmanuel T. EredianoMcDonald’s Restaurant Branch Manager Joe Ayuyu Jr. second right, Public School System athletics program director, Nick Gross, right, Northern Marianas Athletics President Ramon Tebuteb, second left, back row and NMA development officer Elias Rangamar left, join the 12 top athletes during the awards-giving at the McDonald’s Middle Road branch on Monday. Photo by Emmanuel T. Erediano

Those who received their awards are Koblerville Elementary School’s Jephda Hong who got three gold medals and one silver medal in the seven-and-under boys; Tinian Elementary School’s Ysabella Lenteja who got three gold medals in the seven-and-under girls; Tinian’s Christopher Cruz who got three gold medals and one silver medal in the nine-and-under boys; Brilliant Star School’s Fiona Regan who got three gold medals in the nine-and-under girls; Koblerville’s Ronerson Sorey who got two gold medals and one bronze medal in the 11-and-under boys; Koblerville’s Becky Walter who got three gold medals in the 11-and-under girls; Saipan International School’s Rintaro Miyawaki who got three gold medals in the 13-and-under boys; Tinian’s Casey Cruz who got three gold medals in the 13-and-under girls; Agape Christian School’s Arthur Liang who got two gold medals and two silver medals in the 15-and-under boys’ Hopwood Middle School’s Kiana Aldan who got three gold medals and one silver medal in the 15-and-under girls; Southern Saipan High School’s Traven Quitugua who got four gold medals in the 18-and-under boys and Marianas High School’s Jaime Pangelinan who also got four gold medals in the 18-and-under girls.