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Pangelinan, Quitugua named May Student Athletes of the Month

JAMIE Pangelinan and Traven Quitugua were named student athletes of the month after last Thursday’s NMSA Monthly General Membership Meeting was concluded at the Gilbert C. Ada gym.

Jaime Pangelinan competed in the recent 2018 PSS/McDonald’s All School Athletics Championship dominating the all sprint events in her age group. She finished first in the 60m, 100m and 200m with no one even close to matching up to her speed. And to top it all off, she was named the U18 female top performer in her respective age group. She will also be competing in the upcoming Oceania Micronesian Athletics Championship.

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Jamie Pangelinan
Traven Quitugua

Fellow colleague Traven Quitugua shared the spotlight as he was named the male Student Athlete of the Month.

Quitugua is currently the top runner in the CNMI in both the open and U18 division. He shared similar titles claiming the 60m, 100m and 200m and led his team in the relay. He was also named the top male athlete performer for his respective age group in the All School Athletics Championship.

He is currently ranked number one in the upcoming Oceania Micronesian Athletics Champinship.

Aika Watanabe was a runner up for this month’s honor.

Aiko participated at the Guam Swimming Championships held May 18th and 19th.

She participated in eight events and was the High Point winner for the 13-14 Female division.

This was a considerable accomplishment as the second and second place winners were Guam swimmers.

During the meet Aika also achieved a new NMI Swimming age group record time. She swam a 35.07 50m back, breaking the 35.10 previously set by Angel Tan in 2012.

Swim mate Juhn Tenorio was a contender for the male Student Athlete of the Month.

Juhn, like, Aika, had a stellar performance at the Guam Championship in May.

He was the High Point winner for the 13-14 Male division. He out swam seven other Guam swimmers in his age category.

Juhn will also be representing the NMI this summer at Micro Games and the Oceania Championships in Papua New Guinea.