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Close battle in U14 girls track championships

ALL schools were evenly matched during the finale in the U14 Girls division of the 2019 Public School System/McDonald’s All Schools Track and Field Championships held at the Oleai Sports Complex last Friday and Saturday as the first place medals were spread out making it anyone’s game.

Agape Christian School was one of the top contenders as they bagged three gold medals in the running categories. Starting off at the 800m it was Emma Pang that earned a gold medal as she sprinted her way to the top with a time of 2:58.28. She continued to up the odds for her school as she showed her endurance during the 3000m clocking in a time of 13:51.07 while schoolmate Jenny Lin topped the long jump event with a distance of 3.38 for the school’s third gold medal.

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A HMS student leaps during the long jump event during last Saturday’s finale of the 2019 Public School System/McDonald’s All Schools Track and Field Championships held at the Oleai Sports Complex.  Photo by James F. Sablan Jr.

Hopwood Middle School also shined as they earned four first place titles.

Angel Roligat saved the day as she dominated the distance events. Her arm strength was unmatched as she claimed the high jump with a distance of 1.20 and the shot put reaching 7.41. She did not slow down as she also topped the discus throw with a distance of 18.40 and the javelin throw at 18.86 to keep her school as one of the schools to beat.

Saipan International School also made the list as they earned two gold medals thanks to Hyeyoon Kim who bagged the 400m with a time of 1:12.54 and the 1600m with a time of 6:12.51.

Dandan Middle School and Tanapag Middle School grasped the last two gold medals as Casey Cruz and Filomenaleonisa Iakopo topped the 100 and 200m at a time of 13.43 and 28.85 respectively.

As for the U14 Boys division it was HMS who held the lead as they claimed six events.

Craig Padayao was a force to be wrecking with as he showed his speed in the sprints. Starting from the 100m he came in first with a time of 12.75. He kept his pace as he also topped the 200m with a time of 25.51 and the 400m at 1:01.88. Jim Maniago also added to HMS’ favor as he claimed the 3000m with a time of 12:09.59 alongside Taisei Desebel who dominated the long jump at a distance of 5.10. He earned two more gold medals taking the shot put at 10.66 and the javelin throw at 36.36.

ACS made the honorable mention as Caleb Dai bagged the 800m at a time of 2:32.44 while SCS’ Chalie McDonald took the 1600m clocking in at 5:19.19 and TJHS’ Hombre Hocog at the high jump with 1.45.