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Nauru, Chuuk lead U18 sprints; NMI’s Tan tops long distance

NAURU’S Melanie Ribauw and Chuuk’s Miaky Midaen emerged as the fastest sprinters among 18-and-under boys and girls in the opening day of the 2018 Micronesian Area Championships at the Oleai Sports Complex track and Field on Thursday.

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Long jump gold medalist, NMI’s Tyviean They goes airborne during the Micronesian Area Championships U18 girls’ long jump event on Thursday.  Photo by David Butterfield

NMI’s Tania Tan led the U18 girls’ 3,000-meter run with a 12:20.99 while Zarinae Sapong was the fastest female sprinter in the senior division clocking in at 13.25 in the 100-meter open. Also winning gold medals for the NMI in the U18 division were Tyviean They who had 4.22 meters in long jump and Jamie Pangelinan who threw javelin 24.72 meters.

Ribauw beat her own first heat time in the finals with a 13.56 to win the gold in the 100-meter sprint in the U18 girls. Guam’s Kiana Rivera won the silver medal with a 13.70 and NMI’s Jamie Pangelinan took the bronze medal with 13.81.

In the boys U18, Midaen clocked in at 11.46 to win the 100-meter sprint with NMI’s Traven Quitugua taking the silver medal with an 11.65, and Guam’s Joseph Aguon, bronze with am 11.68.

Guam’s Madison Packbier led the 800-meter with a 2:29.97; NMI’s Therize Millare won the silver medal with a 2:38.12 and Jerlyn Castillo, also of NMI, took the bronze with a 2:39.04.

NMI’s Cassandra Camacho was the lone wolf in the U18 girls’ hammer throwing 17.15 to win the gold medal.

Guam’s Genina Criss led the senior 800-meter race with a 2:24.50 to win the gold medal and Richelle Tugade, the senior 400-meter hurdle, with a 1:10.29. Tugade also bagged the gold medal in the long jump senior leaping 4.9 meters.

Guam’s Genie Gerardo won gold medal in the women javelin senior with a 29.73 meters edging Narissa Blaz who took the silver with a 28.72 meters.

Variety will report the complete results on Monday.