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Sprint queen to lead PNG contingent to Fiji

PORT MORESBY, (THE NATIONAL) - Toea Wisil will lead another strong Papua New Guinea athletics contingent to the Oceania Championships in Fiji this week.

The region’s leading female sprinter and multiple Pacific Games gold medal winner was in Townsville fortnight ago where she clocked an impressive 11.36 seconds for the 100m.

Wisil currently holds the Oceania women’s 100m record with a time of 11.29 which she set at last year’s championship in Suva.

Athletics PNG named a final team of 36 athletes (24 male and 12 female) for the event.

President Tony Green described the squad as a “strong all-round team” which would cover all disciplines including hurdles, long distance runs, jumps and throws in the open division as well as sprint and middle distance squad.

The also includes four junior girls and five junior boys.

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