Monday, February 21, 2011

Karkar Island to host athletics event

The National - Monday, February 21, 2011
VOLCANIC island of Karkar in Madang, is likely to host the popular Highlands Momase regional championships in May.
The popular regional athletics championship is part of the packed programme for the PNG Athletics Union this year as it sets to celebrate its 50th anniversary.
The Karkar Island championships will be a minor event but the highlight of the domestic calendar will be the Pacific Games selection trials in Lae during Easter weekend, the national championships in July and a special 50th anniversary meet in Port Moresby, also in July.
PNGAU president Tony Green said the year’s calendar was packed with events both home and abroad.
He said a number of overseas competitions had been identified to assist squad members prepare for the Pacific Games in Noumea, New Caledonia, the Philippines Open championships in May, the Oceania regional championships in Apia and the Asian championships in Japan in July.
Green said that individual squad members would be selected for competitions appropriate to their own needs and not all squad members would go to each event.

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