Prima continues support for Athletics PNG

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Prima Smallgoods is continuing its support of Athletics PNG training programmes around the country with fortnightly donations of their products.

A small group of distance runners based at Utmei Secondary School in East New Britain received their third donation of the year in Kokopo on Saturday. The group includes 2019 Pacific Games representatives Monica Kalua, Mary Tenge and Siune Kagl all on hand to receive the products from Prima Sales staff.

Athletics PNG President Tony Green thanked Prima for its ongoing support of training programs both at Utmei and in Kerowagi, Simbu Province. Green also acknowledged the support of K Central in transporting the product from Lae.

Mary Tenge was one of the star performers at the PNG Air Athletics Grand Prix in Port Moresby in July this year, winning the 3000m and 5000m, with Kagl setting a huge personal best in the 1500m and contributing to some very good times in the mens 3000m and 5000m setting a strong pace in both races.

Kalua was the winner of the womens 1500m and the three athletes, along with their training partners and school collegaues Adolf Kauba,  Sialis Passinghan and Israel Takap are looking forward to the second part of the series in Kimbe from November 26 to 29. This will be followed by the PNG Air National Championships from December 3 to 5.

Photo: Athletes Monica Kalua, Siune Kagl and Mary Tenge with Prima staff Geraldine Pipite, Ellison August and Thomas Kiiga. Credit: APNG

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