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PNG Distance Runners finished on a high note

Nine days after competing in the World Cross Country championships in Bathurst , NSW, five PNG athletes participated in the Queensland 3000m Championships on Wednesday evening in Brisbane.Torrential rain put paid to any hopes of running the times that the athletes are capable of, however coach Brett Green was pleased to see that the athletes are learning to race. Aquila Turalom as expected was the first PNG runner home in a quality field of 17 runners with a time of 9min 07 secs, followed by Siune Kagl, Abel Siune and James Kuadu. Mary Tenge also competed well in the open womens division and had a great tussle with local athlete Jessica Sammon over the last lap with the pair dead heating in the end with 11min 43.02 secs

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